What is an Asian Handicap?
The Asian Handicap is the same as the spread but is most commonly used in soccer. One unique part of the Asian Handicap is that there are 'quarter goals'. Where the Asian Handicap ends with .25 or .75, the bettor is effectively placing two bets, one on each side of the quarter spread. For example, if the spread for Team A was -0.75, this means that there is a bet at both -0.50 and -1.00, each for half the bettors' stake. The result of the match determines the outcome of this market. If Team A wins the match 3-0, then both -0.50 and -1.00 would win. Therefore, -0.75 is a 'full cover'. However, if Team A wins the match 1-0, -0.50 would be a win, but -1.00 would be a push. This means the result would be a 'half cover'. The results in the Asian Handicap market can be a full cover (or full win), half cover (or half win), push, half loss and full loss.