What are Asian Totals & Asian Handicaps?

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Two of the most popular types of sports bets at Stake.com are Asian totals and Asian handicaps. But what exactly do these types of bet mean, and how do you win with these wagers?

Read on to learn everything you need about Asian betting lines at Stake online sportsbook .

What are Asian Totals & Asian Handicaps in Sports Betting?

Asian totals bets is a betting method that lets you predict whether the total goals or points scored will be over or under a specific number. This is a form of spread betting , that is set apart from an Asian handicap market, where you must determine the margin of victory for one team (or player in single-person events like tennis).

While European totals and handicap bets generally have single numbers or half-point lines, the Asian markets also have quarter-point market options.

To learn more about the differences between Asian and European handicap betting, check out our handicaps sports betting guide .

How Do Asian Totals Betting Work?

Betting on over 1.5 total goals in a soccer game or football match means that your bet will be a winner if there are two goals in the match. But your bet will lose if there is only one goal in the game.

While that’s easy enough to follow, Asian totals can get a little more confusing than this, with quarter numbers being a huge part of the market. This also results in the possibility of a half-loss or a half-win outcome.

Individual Asian Total (Single Asian Handicap Betting)

Individual Asian total betting is concerned with betting on whole numbers, referring to the goals or points scored within a game. For instance, betting on over two total goals means your bet wins if there are three goals or more.

If there are two goals in the match, your bet will grade as a push, and your stake will be returned. If there are one or no goals, your bet loses.

Split Asian Totals (Quarter Goal Handicap Betting)

Using decimals is the simplest odds method for Asian totals betting. Betting on over 1.5 total goals will mean that your bet wins if there are two or more goals in the match. Your bet loses if there are one or no goals in the game. The half point in the total means there can be no ‘push’, so you either win or lose.

Betting over 3.25 goals means half your stake is on ‘Over 3’ and the other is on ‘Over 3.5’. Therefore, If the total goals for the match are four or more, your bet will grade as a win.

If the match has three goals, your bet is graded as a half loss, and you are given half your stake back. Your bet is a complete loss if there are two goals or fewer.

If you are betting on under 3.25 goals, half your stake is on ‘Under 3’ and the other half on ‘Under 3.5.’ So, if there are four or more goals in the match, your bet is a total loss. If there are three goals, your bet is a half-win. If there are two goals or fewer, your bet is a 100% win.

What does 0+ or 0- mean in Asian Handicap?

In an Asian Handicap bet, 0+/- simply means that no advantage has been set for either team. This is a common bet when the bookmaker thinks that both teams are evenly matched, and they can’t decide which team to handicap.

Asian Totals/Handicap Lines & Examples

To help you understand how Asian handicap lines work in practice, here are some examples of calculations with win/loss evaluations:

Asian Over/Under Goals/Points Scored Evaluation of Over Evaluation of Under
0.50 0 Lost Won
1 Won Lost
2+ Won Lost
0.75 0 Lost Won
1 Won Half/Half Winnings Lost Half/Half Stake Back
2+ Won Lost
1.00 0 Lost Won
1 Stake Back Stake Back
2+ Won Lost
1.25 0 Lost Won
1 Lost Half/Half Stake Back Won Half/Half Winnings
2+ Won Lost
2.00 0 Lost Won
1 Stake Back Stake Back
2+ Won Lost

How are Asian Totals Calculated?

Fundamentally, Asian totals bets are divided into two wagers – you can receive 50% of your stake back if you “half lose” or 50% of your winnings if you “half win.” The sportsbook calculates your payout based on the odds presented at the time you placed your Asian total wager.

You can bet on Asian totals in various sports, including football , rugby , and Aussie Rules (AFL) .

Advantages of Asian Totals & Handicap Betting

Asian totals and handicaps are popular bet types as they have several benefits, including:

  • You receive additional coverage when placing an Asian totals bet, as you can half win/lose a wager, helping you to recover some of your stake back.

  • Asian totals and handicaps reduce the occurrence of push bets.

  • You can unlock greater value in your betting slip with Asian totals and handicaps, enabling you to place bets with more attractive odds.

Live Betting with Asian Handicaps

At Stake.com, you can place various Asian handicap bets while the action is live and underway. This helps you respond to soccer matches or other sporting events like American football games and Aussie Rules matches as they unfold, enabling you to research and place your bets according to a team’s performance on the day.

Learn more about the differences between live betting vs. pre-match betting and how to devise the best betting strategy to win at Stake.

Asian Handicap Betting Odds & Payouts

As with all sports bets, you can earn a payout with Asian handicaps or totals wagers when you make accurate predictions. So, for instance, if you bet 100.00 on Manchester City (+2.00) to defeat Liverpool and they win 3-0 at +350, you will receive 350.00 plus your stake back.

All payouts at Stake.com are instant, thanks to our quick deposits and withdrawal process.

How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds to Bet on Sports

Easily deposit funds into your account in order to place handicap bets and other sports wagers by following these simple steps:

  1. Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple cryptocurrencies, from local currency fiat to crypto, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  3. Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

Stake.com offers live support to customers via our support staff for help with issues regarding sports betting.

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to place sports wagers. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation.

You can process you winnings instantly at Stake.com and withdraw via your chosen payment method. Learn more about how to buy crypto , find more information about our local currency options on our community forum as well as our deposit and withdrawal methods to help you get started.

Asian Handicap Betting Tips & Strategies

To help you get started with Asian totals and handicaps at Stake.com, here are some tips to bear in mind:

  • Do your research and ensure you know which team is the favourite (stronger team) and which is the underdog (weaker team) before betting. At Stake, we offer a range of elite betting tips and predictions for upcoming events to help you with your betting slip.

  • Make sure you understand precisely how totals and handicaps work, as they’re not the most straightforward forms of betting for beginners to understand. If you're just starting out your betting journey, check out our sports betting guide .

  • Always bet with your head and not your heart! Sports betting requires logic over passion.

  • Take advantage of our sports betting promotions and bet bonuses to increase your chances of winning big cash prizes.

Final Things to Consider: Sports Betting Rules, Regulations & Security

Sports betting should be enjoyable, so set and stick to your limits. If you’re just getting started with sports betting, check out the upcoming events and discover the various types of sports betting markets you can bet on at Stake.com.