What is a split handicap bet?

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Asian Handicap is a form of betting that creates a more level betting environment between two mismatched competing teams by giving a "handicap" (expressed in goals or points) to the teams before kick-off. In Asian Handicap, a goal deficit is given to the team more likely to win (i.e. the Favourite) and a head start is given to the team less favoured to win (i.e. the Underdog).

In split handicap betting, your stake is automatically divided equally and placed as 2 separate bets. This means that with a handicap point of 0-0.5, half of your stake is on the 0 point handicap and the other half is on the 0.5 handicap.

Split Handicap Event

As an example, in the event above, Manchester United being the favourite team receives a goal deficit of quarter of a goal (0.25) before event kick-off.

Favourite: Manchester United (0, - 0.50)
Underdog: West Ham United (0, 0.50)

In the case if you place a bet on West Ham United with a stake of $100. Half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0) handicap and the other half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0.50) handicap.

Final Score
(WHU vs. MU)
Actual Score
(Inclusive of Handicap)
Bet Result
Winnings / Loss
Bet on (0) Bet on (0.5)
1 : 0 1 : 0 1.5 : Win $100 x 0.84 = $84
0 : 0 0 : 0 0.5 : 0 Win Half ($100/2) x 0.84 = $42
0 : 1 0 : 1 0.5 : 1 Lose $100

In the case if you place a bet on Manchester United with a stake of $100. Half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0) handicap and the other half of your stake ($50) will be on the (-0.50) handicap.

Final Score
(WHU vs. MU)
Actual Score
(Inclusive of Handicap)
Bet Result Winnings / Loss
Bet on (0) Bet on (-0.5)
1 : 0 1 : 0 1.5 : 0 Lose $100
0 : 0 0 : 0 0.5 : 0 Lose Half $100/2 = $50
0 : 1 0 : 1 0.5 : 1 Win $100 x 1.080 = $108

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