Rugby handicap betting explained
One question that we are asked over and over again by users of RLBet.co.uk is what is handicap betting? It is something we refer to often in our match previews and is something quite common in Rugby League betting but for those new to the sport or new to betting here is our guide to Rugby League handicap betting.
Handicap betting, also referred to as the spread, is betting on a market when there is a deficit added to the outcome by the bookmaker. This deficit is the ‘handicap’ that must be made up.
In rugby matches the deficit is added points on the score for a team so to win the bet a team must beat the opposition by a score more than the handicap added.
An example of those could be betting on Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors with the Rhinos have a +4 handicap. If the score finishes Leeds 30-33 Wigan, Leeds actually win on the handicap.
Different Types of Handicap Betting
There are 2 different types of Handicap Betting when it comes to Rugby League.
1. Handicap Match Betting: This is where the handicap is given on the amount need to overcome for a team before the game has started.
2. No Draw Handicap Betting: This is similar to the above but teams are given a handicap including half a point so that there can be no draw.
Why Is Handicap Betting Used?
Handicap betting is used to help even up the outcome of a match which is most popular in high scoring sports such as Rugby League.
This come sin useful when a big team is up against a team struggling and if the To Win market offers no value, the handicap market can still keep the excitement alive fans.
So that is rugby handicap betting explained, why not visit one of these bookmakers to place a bet on the action?