We come to a key point when learning to bet: The Handicap. It is important to learn the correct use of the different markets offered by bookmakers. Only in this way will you be able to better adjust the bet you make to the result that you think the event in which you deposit your investment will have in order to obtain benefits.
First we are going to explain the concept of the handicap in sports betting in a theoretical way and then we will tell you in detail about each variety of handicap market that exists. We will explain each type of handicap in particular and we will illustrate its operation with practical examples so that you learn how it works well and have a whole range of tools with which to take advantage of your knowledge of the sport that you like the most and win money at the bookmakers.
From its sports definition we extract that ” Handicap is the system to assign advantages through compensations between different competitors so that their chances of victory in sports competitions are equalized.”
The handicap is to bet on a team starting from a certain disadvantage. Using this market means that you bet on the victory of one team or player over another with a difference in goals or points.
It is a type of bet on the outcome of an event where the payout of the prize is based on the accuracy of the bet, rather than a simple “win or lose” outcome. The point spread is essentially a handicap towards the underdog, and therefore the bet becomes “Will the favorite win by more than this point spread?”.