# How to use Asian handicaps in arbs

Asian handicaps are very popular among players in sports betting, as they allow you to equalize the odds of the favorite and the outsider. If the leader is given a coefficient of 1.14, it is extremely unprofitable to take it: the gain will be scanty, and at a distance you can go into a significant minus. With the help of handicaps, you can "raise" the quotes to 1.9 and higher and take the favorite or underdog at an acceptable coefficient. In addition, in some handicaps, there is an option to return the bet if the match was unsuccessful, this helps to insure a number of outcomes that do not suit us.

Despite the fact that ordinary bettors often take Asian handicaps, novice surebettors are afraid to flirt with them. Especially fractional ones, since you can easily confuse something. Today we will tell you how to use handicaps, what is their advantage and give you other useful information.

## What is the asian handicap?

First, consider what the asian handicap is, to refresh your memory or maybe someone else doesn't know about them. Handicap means that we have a preliminary advantage of one of the teams, for example, 0 goals, 1 goal, 1.5 goals, and so on. Handicaps are globally divided into positive and negative, and there is also a zero one. In addition, handicaps can be whole, half, quarter.

### Zero handicaps

This is a handicap of 0. It can't be negative or positive. In fact, it can be considered as an insurance against a draw, since in the case of a peaceful outcome, the bookmaker will return the bet.

### Positive odds

It means that we give a certain team an advantage of 0.5 or more goals. In the bookmkers line, it looks like +0.5, +1, +2.5, and so on. For example, if one of the football teams is given a handicap of + 1.5, it means that it starts the match conditionally with a score of 1.5:0 in its favor. It is enough for her not to lose with a difference of two or more balls to pass the handicap, that is, we are satisfied even with a defeat of 1: 0, since taking into account the advantage, the score will be 1.5:1.

### Negative odds

In fact, the same thing as a positive handicap, only we already give a negative advantage to one of the teams . Let's say that at -1.5 the team starts with the score – 1.5:0. For our bet to go, the selected team must win the match with a difference of at least 2 goals. For example, 2:0 suits us, but 2:1 does not.

### Solid handicaps

Integral odds are expressed as integers. For example, +1, +2, -1, and so on. Their main feature is the ability to return the bet on certain match layouts. Let's say we issued a coupon with +1 for an underdog. For our bet to play, the team must draw or win. If she lost with a difference of 1 ball, the bookmaker will return the bet with a coefficient of 1.0, since the final score is conditionally tied. We lose if the outsider loses with a difference of 2 or more goals.

If we take -1 on the favorite, he must win with a difference of at least 2 goals. If we win exactly one ball, we will get a refund of the bet.

### Half-hearted handicaps

They are written as +0.5, +1.5, -0.5, and so on. If you take + 0.5 for one of the teams, it should not lose at least, that is, we are satisfied with the victory and draw of the selected team. Any loss means that the bet is also lost. If we take-0.5, our team must win for the bet to pass, a draw and a loss do not suit us.

### Quarters handicaps

The most difficult to understand, so they are often ignored, especially by forkworms. They are written as +0.25, +0.75, – 1.75, and so on. In this case, the bet is divided into two parts. For example, 0.25 is 0 and 0.5, and 0.75 is 0.5 and 1. Half of the money will go to one part, half to the other.

Consider an example. We took a bet of +1.25 (+1, +1.5) with a coefficient of 2.0 and allocated 100 euro for it. So our bet will be divided into two parts:

50 euro for +1;

50 euro for 1.5.

If our team does not lose, that is, at least a draw, we get a win on both shoulders, and this is 200 euro. Let's say the outsider lost with a difference of 1 ball, in this case the bet on +1 will return (50 euro), the second one on +1.5 will play (50 * 2.0 = 100), in the end we earned 150 euro. If the team concedes with a difference of 2 or more goals, we lose everything.