What Is an ‘Asian Handicap’?


AH“, short for ‘Asian Handicap‘, is a type of sports betting in which a point spread is used to even out the chances of either team winning or losing.

The handicap is factored into the final score and the bettor will either win or lose depending on which team covers the spread.

For Example

  • A bettor is looking at a match between Manchester United and Chelsea with Manchester United as the slight favorite.
  • The bettor can choose to place an Asian Handicap bet on the match, which would involve the bettor selecting a handicap of half a goal (-0.5).
  • If Manchester United wins the match, the bettor wins the bet. If the match is a draw, the bettor would receive half of their stake back.