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Of all of the sports that have become popular across Canada, there isn’t any doubt that hockey is king, with baseball coming in as a close second some might argue. From the NHL to the international competitions, hockey earns an avid following across the country. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that fans seek hockey betting markets, with one of the most intriguing being that of Asian Handicap hockey betting.

Asian Handicap betting is a type of spread betting, with the bettor being able to get enhanced odds by accepting a handicap on the betting line. It’s now found across sports betting markets, and, as the name suggests, it hails from Asia – or more specifically, Indonesia. It’s particularly prevalent in football and soccer betting but is also common in hockey betting.

Asian Handicap betting origins

Asian Handicap betting is a type of spread betting, with the bettor being able to get enhanced odds by accepting a handicap on the betting line. It’s now found across sports betting markets, and, as the name suggests, it hails from Asia – or more specifically, Indonesia. It’s particularly prevalent in football and soccer betting but is also common in hockey betting.

the asian handicap

Ties be damned!

Ever found your hockey bet to come crumbling down because regulation, and sometimes overtime, finishes in a tie? This is where the Asian Handicap can come into play as the betting line disregards the draw. Instead, you’ll only be offered odds on either team to succeed under a handicap, so even a tie can result in a win.

cutting out the draw

How Asian Handicap betting work?

Asian Handicap odds are formulated based on the strengths and form of each team, with the perceivably better team being given a disadvantage such as needing to score more goals to win. This balances the playing field in the eyes of the oddsmakers, giving both teams a near-equal chance of winning along that betting line. Asian Handicap lines are shown as a plus or minus decimal, but as these can change rapidly as news develops, it’s wise to track the latest odds at Mr Green.

how asian handicap work

What does zero Asian Handicap mean?

Consider a zero Asian Handicap line at Mr Green to be the same as a result no-draw bet; neither team gets a handicap, but if the result is a tie, you’ll get a refund on your bet. So, you’re essentially just betting on either side to beat the other on the day while having the insurance of a refund should the result be a tie.

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whole balls betting

1 or Whole balls betting

Anyone familiar with football betting will know the standard handicap system well: this is the groundwork of whole-ball Asian Handicap betting. These odds are shown as a whole figure with a plus or minus, such as -2 or +2, to indicate the handicap amount. Betting on an NHL team like the Montréal Canadians to win +1 against the Boston Bruins in regulation would result in a return if the Habs win or draw in that game.

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0.5 or half-balls betting

As teams can’t score decimal goals, for example, they have to win by a total that still exceeds the other team’s count plus their own handicap. For example, taking the Calgary Flames with a -1.5 Asian Handicap to win on the night means that they have to win by two goals, such as 2-0 or 3-1. If you were to take the Ottawa Senators at +1.5, though, you win if they lose 1-0, tie, or win with any scoreline. It’s important to remember that when you take Asian Handicap odds at Mr Green, you’re only reliant on the outcome of your specific bet, and don’t need to worry about the other side of the line that you don’t take. With half-ball Asian Handicap betting, the result will never be a tie.

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quarter-ball bets

0.25 or quarter-ball bets

Quarter-ball Asian Handicap betting, shown as 0.25, puts half of your stake on the quartered handicap and the other half on a whole-ball handicap at zero (a zero-ball bet, +0). It essentially works as a direct cover for the tie. As an example, backing the Toronto Maple Leafs to win at +0.25 only to see a tie would win your handicap half of the bet and return on your zero-ball half of the bet.

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0.75 or three quarter ball bets

Three-quarter-ball Asian Handicap betting, shown as 0.75, puts half of your stake on a half-ball (.5) handicap bet and a whole-ball handicap bet. To demonstrate, let’s say that we have the Winnipeg Jets at a +0.75 handicap against the Seattle Kraken in the NHL betting; this would place half of your stake on the Jets to win +0.5 and the other half on the Jets to win +1. So, a win or a tie would win your bet, but a loss by one goal would only lose half, the +0.5 half.

If you want to try your hand at Asian Handicap betting, we also recommend reading up on hockey betting strategies.

Understand Asian Handicap lines first

As interesting as it is to back Asian Handicap lines when betting with Mr Green, the variations don’t follow convention, and so can be confusing. So, it’s important that you know what you’re betting on with a +1, -1.5, -0.25, or +0.75 wager, particularly in regards to the quarter and three-quarter-ball bets that split your wager.

Making the most of Asian Handicap betting

While Asian Handicap betting at Mr Green can be a great way to cover for or ignore the possibility of a tie, you can also use your knowledge of your chosen sport to leverage these handicap odds. This approach is known as looking for false favourites, with it involving you looking for teams that you consider to be overrated in the odds.

For example, if a fatigued Tampa Bay Lightning are heavily favoured in a game against a Vancouver Canucks side that’s rested, you can back the underdog with one of the decimal Asian handicaps to balance the field. So, in this case, you’re backing the underdog at shorter odds but in a market that gives you more chances of winning. Odds overestimations are frequent in hockey betting and can be taken advantage of in the Mr Green Asian Handicap lines.