thinking of giving this a go.
I may be back with many questions when i mess it up. lol
I wanted to dutch some offers on my list using SBOBET and was wondering if anyone advised rounding off the pennies at SBO.
I know they don't offer bonuses but wasn't sure if they were likely to restrict my account if I started placing random bets.
Anyone with any experience I'd appreciate it.
You have to round off the pennies at SBO anyway, the software will only accept integers.
Originally Posted by Hawk
SBO won't limit you. Neither will Pinnacle. They make sure the action is balanced on both sides of the market.
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Hi, quick question re 188bet - I'm new to asian handicaps and i've been pointed at a bet that I should place on "Win +0.5" at 1.7 however on the website itself I can only see "Win +0/0.5" at 1.82. I can recalculate the odds no problem but just wanted to check if +0.5 and +0/0.5 is the same thing?
No, I'm afraid +0/0.5 and +0.5 are not the same thing; +0/0.5 is the same as +0.25 in BioBoyBill's post at the start of this thread.
Originally Posted by foxski
What's most likely happened is that 188 has stopped offering 0.5 and moved to 0.25. The reason they do this is because the handicap odds are supposed to level the field, by giving one side an advantage, or handicap, and in a level field the odds on both sides of the bet are almost 2.0. when the odds shift away from being balanced the Asian books tend to shift the handicap to keep things even. Before, the change, one team was getting half a goal handicap advantage, but now the odds have shifted in favour of this underdog, so they are getting less of a handicap.
Makes sense, thanks very much
Originally Posted by CountryLad
im confused as to how to read sbo odds , does the attached screenshot mean the following
valencia -0.25 odds are 2.29 man U +0.25 are 1.70
valencia +0.25 odds are 1.64 man U -0.25 are 2.40
i read this that the red team is the minus handicap in both the dislpays and assume they offer both ways because the game doesnt have a clear cut fav
thanks in advance
You're reading it correctly And when logged in, your betslip clarifies it too.
Originally Posted by johnsmith
another question, if you look at the half time handicap in that same screenshot, it seems to contradict my belief
i thought the team in red indicates that is where the neg handicap is applied, in this game because its considered a coin flip, they have offered both teams with a minus handicap for the full time
am i right in saying that they are only offerering man U -0.25 at half time @ $2.61 and valencia at +0.25 $1.52 , which confuses me as its not showing where man U is red, but rather they have dropped the handicap down to team in blue, being man u for the half time
is this making sense?
What indicates how the handicap is applied is where the handicap number is situated. So for example:
Originally Posted by johnsmith
Valencia ... 0-0.25 1.29
means 'Valencia to win with a -0.25 handicap' (ie half bet on Valencia(0) and half bet on Valencia -0.5).
Yes I see what you're saying, yes they're offering both Valencia -0.25 AND Valencia +0.25, like you say it's probably because the teams are fairly evenly matched (as the odds on the 1x2 for Valencia (2.6) / Man Utd (2.81) show). They're just offering the punter more choice really, sometimes they can offer up to 4 different asian lines for one full time event (ie say for the world cup final they probably had quite a lot of lines up).
because its considered a coin flip, they have offered both teams with a minus handicap for the full time
That said though generally you'll only ever find 2 or maybe 3 at most different asian markets, the main reason being that fundamentally the point of an asian market is to present odds around evens to the punter and there are only usually ever 2-3 different asian handicaps that will produce that kind of pricing. To illustrate this point, for the second half Valencia(+0.25) market, odds of 1.52 are really very low for an asian specialist to offer, you wouldn't generally see odds that low for an asian specialist's asian lines. It's probably only the fact that this is a fairly closely contested match that there are more than just 2 asian markets (and that it's quite a 'big' match as well, two big teams in the CL).
They're also offering Valencia (0) (or Valencia 'draw no bet' or dnb or Pk (short for 'pick em/pick one or the other')). In all, for HT they have Valencia(0)@1.91 vs ManU(0)@1.99 and Valencia(+0.25)@1.52 vs ManU(-0.25)@2.61. They also have two lots of over/under markets for half time, over/under1 and over/under0.75.
am i right in saying that they are only offerering man U -0.25 at half time @ $2.61 and valencia at +0.25 $1.52
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