Over / Under Explained

Over/Under

Over/Under: Asian handicap betting is extremely popular among bettors as it can be used to simplify a match result bet. Instead of having to make a choice on a three-way market (1-X-2), you need only predict whether the match favorite will overcome the required goal difference or not.

Asian handicaps are not limited only to match results though, as they are frequently utilized on total goals as well. The well known over/under bet (O/U 2.5), that concerns whether three or more goals will be scored in a match, is simply one of the numerous types of match totals asian bets you can find on online betting sites.

They are typically split in full goal handicaps, half goal handicaps and quarter goal handicaps, however, their essence remains the same: Will there be more or less goals than the line offered?

Total goals

Betting with Asian Handicap total goals (also called ‘Asian Total’) is similar to over/under betting. However, in certain scenarios you get more for your money with Asian Total:

  • Receive 50% of your stake back if you ‘half lose’
  • Receive 50% of your winnings if you ‘half win’

We’ve put together a table outlining how Asian Total bets are settled in different scenarios.

Total Goals Bet Total Goals Match Bet Result Total Goals Bet Total Goals Match Bet Result
Over 0.5 0 Lost Under 0.5 0 Won
Over 0.5 1 Won Under 0.5 1 Lost
Over 0.75 0 Lost Under 0.75 0 Won
Over 0.75 1 Half Won Under 0.75 1 Half Lost
Over 0.75 2+ Won Under 0.75 2+ Lost
Over 1 0 Lost Under 1 0 Won
Over 1 1 Push Under 1 1 Push
Over 1 2+ Won Under 1 2+ Lost
Over 1.25 0 Lost Under 1.25 0 Won
Over 1.25 1 Half Lost Under 1.25 1 Half Won
Over 1.25 2+ Won Under 1.25 2+ Lost
Over 1.5 0 & 1 Lost Under 1.5 0 & 1 Won
Over 1.5 2+ Won Under 1.5 2+ Lost
Over 1.75 0 & 1 Lost Under 1.75 0 & 1 Won
Over 1.75 2 Half Won Under 1.75 2 Half Lost
Over 1.75 3+ Won Under 1.75 3+ Lost
Over 2 0 & 1 Lost Under 2 0 & 1 Won
Over 2 2 Push Under 2 2 Push
Over 2 3+ Won Under 2 3+ Lost
Over 2.25 0 & 1 Lost Under 2.25 0 & 1 Won
Over 2.25 2 Half Lost Under 2.25 2 Half Won
Over 2.25 3+ Won Under 2.25 3+ Lost
Over 2.5 0, 1 & 2 Lost Under 2.5 0, 1 & 2 Won
Over 2.5 3+ Won Under 2.5 3+ Lost
Over 2.75 0, 1 & 2 Lost Under 2.75 0, 1 & 2 Won
Over 2.75 3 Half Won Under 2.75 3 Half Lost
Over 2.75 4+ Won Under 2.75 4+ Lost
Over 3 0, 1 & 2 Lost Under 3 0, 1 & 2 Won
Over 3 3 Push Under 3 3 Push
Over 3 4+ Won Under 3 4+ Lost
Over 3.25 0, 1 & 2 Lost Under 3.25 0, 1 & 2 Won
Over 3.25 3 Half Lost Under 3.25 3 Half Won
Over 3.25 4+ Won Under 3.25 4+ Lost
Over 3.5 0, 1, 2 & 3 Lost Under 3.5 0, 1, 2 & 3 Won
Over 3.5 4+ Won Under 3.5 4+ Lost