These are the most common form of handicap betting. In a whole-ball handicap, one team is given a one-goal advantage. For example, if you a bet on Hull +1 in a Premier League game against Arsenal would be successful if Hull won or the game was drawn.
The ½ handicap is also known as the ‘half-ball’ handicap and is fairly simply. For example, if Arsenal have a ½ handicap advantage in a Premier League game against Chelsea, simply add ½ a goal to Arsenal’s final score and compare it with Chelsea’s. The highest scoring team is the winning bet, and in this case, a draw is not possible.