Asian Line Profit Calculator
What are asian lines, how do asian lines relate to normal handicap line betting, and when would I use an asian line bet. All valid questions we will answer.
What are Asian Lines and why do they exist?
‘Asian Line’ is a term that is going out of fashion in many countries, replaced by intuitive terms like ‘draw no bet’ or ‘double chance’. That said, it is still important to understand what the various types of Asian lines represent as they serve a very important purpose for the serious sports better by providing allowing two outcomes to be bet on (ie. draw and win) at the cost of only a single bookmaker’s margin.
At first glance, it is easy to think of an ‘Asian Line’ bet as being the same as a handicap or line bet, however, when we start talking about handicaps of 0.75 it is clear this only tells part of the story.
Asian Line Calculator
Click here to open our simple and easy to use pop-up asian line calculator which will show all the profit scenarios for bets on a particular line, based on the odds and your bet stake.
Asian Line Summary Table
If you’re looking to increase your theoretical understanding so that you won’t need a calculator, here’s a quick summary table of some common Asian Lines, and their bet results according to the result. Further through this article, you can explore some of these scenarios in more detail.
Asian Line Scenarios
Click each scenario below to see a walk-through of how different results for each line corresponds to a given profit. For all examples in this article, we will us the following match odds.
Asian line of 0.0
Other name: ‘Draw no bet’
This line is the equivalent to the ‘Draw no bet’ option where a draw in the match means a refund of your stake no matter which team you bet on. There are thus three outcomes: you may win, lose, or have your bet refunded.
The the odds of the Asian line 0.0 may look like:
To illustrate this example, if you put $100 on Team A 0.0 or Team B 0.0, you can expect the following returns:
|Result||Profit on Team A 0.0||Profit on Team B 0.0|
|Team A Win||$90||-$100|
|Team B Win||-$100||$90|
Asian Line of +/- 0.5
Other names for -0.5: ‘Win’
Unlike the Asian line of 0.0, an Asian line of +/-0.5 is either a win or lose bet.If you’re on Team A -0.5 you will lose in the event of a draw or loss (with 0.5 subtracted from Team A’s score) and win the bet if the team wins – i.e. this is the same as betting on Team A to win.
However if you were on Team B +0.5, you will win your bet if they win or draw as you’re adding 0.5 to your score. This is the same as betting on Team B or Draw in a ‘Double Chance’ market.
Then the odds of the Asian line -0.5/+0.5 may look like:
To illustrate this example, if you put $100 on Team A -0.5, or $100 on Team B +0.5 you can expect the following returns:
|Result||Profit on Team A -0.5||Profit on Team B +0.5|
|Team A Win||$160||-$100|
|Team B Win||-$100||$45|
Asian Line of +/- 1
These lines have three outcomes: Win/Lose/Refund. If you bet on Team A with a line of -1, to win the bet they’ll have to win by 2 clear goals, if they win by 1 the bet is refunded, and if they draw or lose the bet is lost.
If you bet on Team B +1, you’d lose the bet if they lost by 2 or more goals, be refunded your stake if they lost by 1 goal, and win if they managed to draw or win.
Then the odds of the Asian line -1/+1 may look like:
To illustrate this example, if you put $100 on Team A -1 or Team B +1, you can expect the following returns:
|Result||Profit on Team A -1||Profit on Team B +1|
|Team A Win by 2+||$250||-$100|
|Team A Win by 1||$0||$0|
|Team B Win||-$100||$30|
Asian Line of +/- 0.25
Other name for -0.25: ‘-0.5 and 0.0’
The quarter lines indicate that half of your stake is placed on a 0.5 line, and the other half rest on a 0.0 line. Hence there are different types of outcomes, as there may be a combination of win/refund, loss/refund.If you bet $100 on Team A -0.25, that means you will have essentially bet $50 on Team A 0.0 and $50 on Team A -0.5. This requires more calculations for the payoff scenarios. If they win, you’ll win on both bets as described above. If they lose, you lose on both bets. If they draw however, you’ll lose on the -0.5 but PUSH on the 0.0, meaning you will have $50 refunded.Then the odds of the Asian line -0.25/+0.25 may look like:
To illustrate this example, if you put $100 on Team A -0.25 or Team B +0.25, you can expect the following returns:
|Result||Profit on Team A -0.25||Profit on Team B +0.25|
|Team A Win||$115||$0|
|Team B Win||-$100||$75|
Asian Line of +/- 0.75
Other name for -0.75: ‘-0.5 and -1.0’
By similar logic with 0.75 lines, half the stake is at 0.5, and half the stake on 1.Betting $100 on Team B +0.75 means you’ve essentially got $50 on Team B +1 and $50 on Team B +0.5. If they win, you win both bets, if they draw, you win both bets, if they lose by 1, you lose one bet and PUSH on another (getting $50 back), if they lose by 2 you lose both bets.Then the odds of the Asian line -0.75/+0.75 may look like:
To illustrate this example, if you put $100 on Team A -0.75 or Team B +0.75, you can expect the following returns:
|Result||Profit on Team A -0.75||Profit on Team B +0.75|
|Team A Win by 2+||$200||-$100|
|Team A Win by 1||$100 ($50 + $50 x $3.00 - $100)||-$50|
|Team B Win||-$100||$40|