Full Asian Handicap lines
A full Asian Handicap line will give a whole figure handicap to the pre-game favourite. This could be -1, -2, -3 or even higher if the gap in quality between the teams or players is stark. If you bet on an English Premier League team like Manchester City to win at a -2 Asian Handicap against Fulham, City would need to win by three clear goals for you to win your bet. Similarly, if you bet on Fulham to win at a +2 Asian Handicap against City, you’ll win as long as Fulham lose by no more than one goal.
Half Asian Handicap lines
A half Asian Handicap line will be displayed as +0.5, -0.5, +1.5, -1.5 and so on. Of course, it’s not possible for a team to score half a goal. Therefore, they have to win by a total that exceeds the other team’s score – plus their own pre-game Asian Handicap. If you took Chelsea to beat Manchester United with a -0.5 Asian Handicap, they would have to win by one goal or greater. If you took Brentford to win at a +1.5 Asian Handicap against Arsenal, your bet wins if Brentford avoid defeat by less than a two-goal margin.