# Bets with handicap

One of the most popular types of betting, which, however, raises certain questions, is betting with handicap. A few words about the peculiarities of these bets.

If one of the competitors clearly outperforms the other, the bookmakers provide a "handicap" expressed in points, goals, seconds, etc. The handicap may be positive, negative or equal to zero.

The result of the bet with allowance for handicap is determined based on the final result of the game and the value of the handicap. The handicap value is added to the points of the team on which the bet was made. In case the result of the match with allowance for handicap was drawn, all bets made on the handicap are subject to return.

**Example** Dallas-Cleveland. Dallas: Handicap1 +1.5 odds -1.85; Cleveland: Handicap2 -1.5 odds - 1.85

Suppose you bet on the victory of "Dallas", taking into account the handicap (Handicap1) "+1.5". Winning the bet with handicap of "1.5" requires that Dallas does not loose with a difference greater than 1 ball because the handicap +1.5 is added to goals scored by Dallas. Several scenarios:

a) Dallas won or lost with a one point difference. Given the handicap (+1.5), the result will be in favour of Dallas (Cleveland's handicap in determining the result for Dallas bets is not taken into account); the bets wins. With a bet of 100 roubles. your winnings would be 100 * 1.85 = 185 RUR.

b) Dallas lost with a difference of more than 1 point, thus, the handicap does not cover the score difference. In this case, the bets on the victory of Dallas with handicap (+1.5) are lost.

Similar options for bets on the victory of Cleveland, with handicap of "-1.5"

a) Cleveland won by one point, but taking into account the handicap (Handicap2 -1.5) the result is in favour of Dallas. Bets are lost.

b) Cleveland won by 2 points or more. Even considering the negative handicap, Cleveland wins, bets win. With a bet of 100 roubles. your winnings would be 100 * 1.85 = 185 RUR.

If the result with handicap is "draw", bets are calculated with a coefficient of 1, that is, the amount of the bet is returned. Note: in tennis, games are indicated as handicap. In volleyball - goals scored (instead of sets won).

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If one of the competitors clearly outperforms the other, the bookmakers provide a "handicap" expressed in points, goals, seconds, etc. The handicap may be positive, negative or equal to zero.

Bets on total

## Total

Bets on greater/less, often called "Total" – is the type of bet, where the bet is made on whether the final result of the game will be greater than the outcome published by the bookmaker or lesser than this number. The winner of the bet on the outcome is determined by the addition of the final results of both teams. If the final result in the sum will give exactly as much as was supposed by the bookmaker, then the the bet amount is refunded. Note: in tennis, games are indicated as Total. In volleyball - goals scored (instead of sets won).

**Individual Total** - the number of goals scored (pucks delivered etc.) in the match by one of the teams participating in the competition. To win you need to specify correctly, if the number of balls scored by the chosen participant will be over "O" or under "U" (if you hit the total the bet is returned, that is calculated with a winning coefficient of "1").

**Example** Rubin - Lokomotiv M. The individual total of Rubin is 1.5, the odds for "Over" bet is 2.08, "Under" - 1.69. The individual total of Lokomotiv is 1, the odds for "Over" bet is 3.6, "Under" - 1.25.

Thus, 1.5 becomes a kind of delimiter from which the countdown is taken. If you make a bet "Over" in the amount of RUR 100 on an individual total, for example, of Rubin, then if the team scores two or more goals, the bet will win and your winnings will be 100 * 2.08 = RUR 208. But if Rubin scores own goal, then it will be counted as scored by Lokomotiv. In this case, it is not important how many goals are scored by Lokomotiv.

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"Total" – is the type of bet, where the bet is made on whether the final result of the game will be greater than the outcome published by the bookmaker or lesser than this number.

Bets with buy points

As a rule, the handicap or total in the [line] (/account/line/) have such a value that the corresponding coefficients maximize the odds of the outcome of the bet.

But if you doubt that the handicaps ot totals suggested are enough to win a bet, you can buy additional points to the handicap or total.

What can be such a step used for? There are two related reasons for this. The first is the increase in bet coefficient by increasing the handicap/totals on the favourite. This technique can be used if you think that the favourite will exceed the anticipated handicap or the value of the total at the end of the match will be more than the indicated.

The second reason for buying total/handicap points is that you have the opportunity to reduce the handicaps and totals, thereby reducing the bet coefficient, but increasing the probability of winning it.

Buying totals. When buying a total in the bet on "Over", the total is reduced, and in the bet on "Under" - increased. The coefficient of possible payment decreases.

Buying handicap. When buying a handicap its value decreases or increases, depending on the initial value (i.e., positive or negative handicap). The coefficient of possible payment decreases.

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