Even a line of handicap 4.5 basketball or handicap 5.5 basketball can really boost your odds when compared to the money line. At the end of the game, if things are tight and your team is winning narrowly, the opposing team will likely try to foul and get the ball back.
The handicap bet could be offered as a ‘Handicap- including Overtime’ bet, meaning you are predicting that the Warriors will win by a margin of at least 6 points (-5.5) or that the Lakers will not lose by more than 5 points (+5.5). The handicap basketball betting number often displayed as either – or + a figure, such as the ones in the example, is factored into the final match results to determine the winner of the bet.
If a bettor selects Team A -5.5, Team A must win by at least six points for the wager to be a winner. If a bettor selects Team B, the wager is a winner if Team B wins outright or loses by five points or less.
Handicap Betting is a bet in which the bookmaker equips the house-high favorite with a fictitious lead. In basketball, this is done by adding a certain amount of points to the weaker side. At the end of the match, the points will be added to the match outcome. In some cases, the normal betting markets of 3-way bets can be used as well.
With handicap basketball betting, to counter the perceived bias in ability, bookmakers offer a handicap to level the playing field. The handicap number (displayed as either + or – a value, such as +7.5 points) is factored into the final score to determine the game’s outcome for the purpose of the bet.
For example, a bet on a team with a -5.5 Kill Handicap means that to win the bet the team has to have more than 5.5 kills over the opponents kill score by the end of a game and vice-versa for a +5.5 Kill Handicap. A Kill Handicap is not reliant on the team winning or losing overall and is solely a bet on the kills a team could get in a game.
Handicap betting is common practice in points-based sports like football, rugby, basketball, and tennis, but is also frequently used in racing events, particularly horse racing. Handicap betting ...
Raptors. handicap bet examples: Lakers 19,5 : 0 Clippers. if you bet on lakers, they need to lose by 19 or less, or win, for you to win. if you bet on clips, they have to win by 20 or more. Lakers 0 : 3,5 Rockets. if you bet on lakers, they need to win by 4 or more. if you bet on rockets (lol), they need to lose by 3 or less, or win.
Handicapping College Basketball. College basketball is often considered to be the ultimate betting sport for a number of reasons. There’s hundreds of teams on the betting board, a long regular season with postseason tournaments and a myriad of statistical information available for handicapping purposes. Sometimes, however, it is important to ...