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Thread created on Sun Sep 16, 2012 21:01:34
Last replied to on Sun Sep 16, 2012 22:56:48
Short exact desctiption: rl events conflicts with TC's bookie statements.


In the events:

16/09/12
10:19:10 AM You have placed a bet of (...) on Cincinnati (-7.5). The match starts: 16 September 18.00 BST.

16/09/12
9:28:09 PM You have lost the bet you made on the NFL- Cleveland at Cincinnati (HANDICAP) American Football match.

According to
http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012091606/2012/REG2/browns@bengals#menu=highlights&tab=recap
Cincinatti won (34) against Cleveland (27).

Obviously 34 is more than 27.
In this case I'd like this misunderstanding issue to be resolved.

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Posted on Sun Sep 16, 2012 22:56:48
Understanding handicap bets

Sometimes when a team/player is so heavily favoured then there will usually be a Handicap placed on it (sometimes shortened to H/C) this means that the team less favoured to win are given an advantage to help balance out the result and (hopefully) make the betting more interesting.

For example;

Team A (-1)

Team B (+1)

Handicap Draw

In layman terms, this means at the start of the match/race Team B has a 1-0 advantage automatically.

Team A can only win the bet if they win by 2 or more goals/points.

Team B can win the bet if they either win or draw (as they already have the 1-0 advantage at the start of the match/race)

Handicap draw will win if Team A wins by just 1 goal/point.

Sometimes in the bookies you will see handicaps of -3.5, this means that the team who are the favourites will have to win by 4 or more.

For example;

Team A (-3.5)

Team B (+3.5)

Team A can only win if they win by 4 or more goals/points.

Team B can win if they draw or are up to 3 goals/points behind

As .5 in sports is very rare and only used in a minority of sports these type of handicaps never have a draw option.

In some cup competitions (mainly in soccer (US), football (everywhere else)) where extra time can be involved, if there is an option for a draw then that means only the score up to the regulation time counts. Extra time does not factor in these games. If, however there is no option for a draw then the winner is the one who wins the game at the final whistle(whether it be in regulation time or extra time).



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