on 27 April 2021. Handicap betting involves giving a team a virtual shortfall (handicap) to overcome at the start of a match. In rugby, online bookies ‘handicap’ the team that’s likely to win so that it has a disadvantage against its opponent; think of it as a way to ‘even the playing field.’. It’s essential to get a solid understanding of this betting type and its odds before considering your online gambling options.
The basic essence of handicap betting in rugby is to make the match a fair contest. So, in the second round of fixtures in the Six Nations , England are hosting Wales at Twickenham. England have won the previous two Six Nations titles and are heavy favourites to win the match with the bookmakers, priced at 1/6 with William Hill .
The Handicap Betting with the Tie works the same way as with the ‘half-point’, but this time, a tie on the handicap is possible. DRAW or TIE. Here is an example. This is the handicap at the beginning of the game: Sharks (-7) 19/20 vs Lions (+7) 19/20 – Draw 25/1. Here is a score line scenario: Sharks 15 – 8 Lions. If the Sharks are (-7), then you would minus 7 points from the Sharks score. The score line is now: Sharks 8 – 8 Lions and the game is a tie on handicap.
When betting on a handicap tie, it is the margin of the win rather than the number of goals scored that is important. If you bet on Manchester United to win, you would win, as they effectively won ...
The 3-way handicap works in a similar way to an outright bet in that you can bet on the home win, draw or away win. You may find the draw is called a tie at some online bookmakers but it means the same thing. The big difference between an outright bet and a 3-way handicap bet is that the teams do not start with the score at 0-0. One of the teams will have an advantage or disadvantage placed upon them for the purposes of the bet.
Handicap / Line Betting. Where no tie option is offered, in the event of a handicap line being a solid line e.g. +7, +8 bets will be refunded if the match results in a handicap tie. Winning Margin. The draw option is always offered, although in other betting options where the draw option is not offered, Dead Heat Rules apply. Quarter/Half Markets
If the match ends in a draw after any extra time, Golden Point or Penalty shootout then dead heat rule applies. Handicap / Line Betting. Where no tie option is offered, in the event of a handicap line being a solid line eg. +7, +8 bets will be refunded if the match results in a handicap tie. Winning Margin.
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