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 basketball betting number often displayed as either – or + a figure, such as -6.5 or +6.5 points is factored into the final results to determine the match’s results for the purpose of the wager. This means that the handicap outcome is at times different from the true result.
In a classic basketball handicap, all the markets that can be used for moneyline bets are available for placing handicap bets as well. In a – 1.5 handicap, the bet is won if the favorite wins with at least a two point advantage.
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.
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.
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.
Generally, both sides can be bet at -110 (bet $110 to win $100), and the discrepancy between the two teams is made up by a points handicap. For example, a standard point spread line would look like this: Team A -5.5 vs. Team B +5.5. If a bettor selects Team A -5.5, Team A must win by at least six points for the wager to be a winner.
In a match between Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers we offer you a ‘Handicap – Including Overtime’ bet, where Golden State will win by at least six points (-5.5) or the Lakers don’t lose with more than five points (+5.5).
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.