I mentioned a week ago, when your book offers “if/reverses,” you can play those rather than parlays. A number of you might not know how to bet an “if/reverse.” A complete explanation and comparison of “if” bets, “if/reverses,” and parlays follows, combined with the situations where each is best..
An “if” bet is exactly what it sounds like. You bet Team A and IF it wins you then place the same amount on Team B. A parlay with two games going off at different times is a kind of “if” bet in which you bet on the initial team, and when it wins you bet double on the next team. With a true “if” bet, rather than betting double on the next team, you bet the same amount on the next team.
You are able to avoid two calls to the bookmaker and lock in the current line on a later game by telling your bookmaker you want to make an “if” bet. “If” bets may also be made on two games kicking off at exactly the same time. The bookmaker will wait before the first game is over. If the initial game wins, he’ll put the same amount on the next game though it has already been played.
Although an “if” bet is actually two straight bets at normal vig, you cannot decide later that you will no longer want the next bet. Once you make an “if” bet, the next bet can’t be cancelled, even though the next game hasn’t gone off yet. If the initial game wins, you will have action on the next game. For that reason, there is less control over an “if” bet than over two straight bets. When the two games you bet overlap with time, however, the only path to bet one only if another wins is by placing an “if” bet. Obviously, when two games overlap with time, cancellation of the next game bet is not an issue. It should be noted, that after the two games start at different times, most books won’t allow you to fill in the next game later. You should designate both teams when you make the bet.
You may make an “if” bet by saying to the bookmaker, “I wish to make an ‘if’ bet,” and then, “Give me Team A IF Team B for $100.” Giving your bookmaker that instruction will be the identical to betting $110 to win $100 on Team A, and then, only if Team A wins, betting another $110 to win $100 on Team B.
If the initial team in the “if” bet loses, there is no bet on the next team. Regardless of whether the next team wins of loses, your total loss on the “if” bet would be $110 when you lose on the initial team. If the initial team wins, however, you’d have a bet of $110 to win $100 going on the เดิมพันไก่ชนออนไลน์ next team. Because case, if the next team loses, your total loss would be just the $10 of vig on the split of the two teams. If both games win, you’d win $100 on Team A and $100 on Team B, for an overall total win of $200. Thus, the most loss on an “if” would be $110, and the most win would be $200. That is balanced by the disadvantage of losing the entire $110, rather than just $10 of vig, everytime the teams split with the initial team in the bet losing.
As you can see, it matters a great deal which game you place first in an “if” bet. If you place the loser first in a split, you then lose your full bet. If you split however the loser is the next team in the bet, you then only lose the vig.
Bettors soon learned that the way to avoid the uncertainty due to the order of wins and loses is to create two “if” bets putting each team first. In place of betting $110 on ” Team A if Team B,” you’d bet just $55 on ” Team A if Team B.” and then make a second “if” bet reversing the order of the teams for another $55. The 2nd bet would put Team B first and Team A second. This sort of double bet, reversing the order of exactly the same two teams, is known as an “if/reverse” or sometimes just a “reverse.”
If both teams win, the effect will be the same as if you played just one “if” bet for $100. You win $50 on Team A in the initial “if bet, and then $50 on Team B, for an overall total win of $100. In the next “if” bet, you win $50 on Team B, and then $50 on Team A, for an overall total win of $100. The two “if” bets together result in a total win of $200 when both teams win.
If both teams lose, the effect would also be just like in the event that you played just one “if” bet for $100. Team A’s loss would cost you $55 in the initial “if” combination, and nothing would go onto Team B. In the next combination, Team B’s loss would cost you $55 and nothing would go onto to Team A. You would lose $55 on each of the bets for an overall total maximum loss in $110 whenever both teams lose.
The difference occurs when the teams split. In place of losing $110 when the initial team loses and the next wins, and $10 when the initial team wins but the next loses, in the reverse you will lose $60 on a split no matter which team wins and which loses. It works out this way. If Team A loses you will lose $55 on the initial combination, and have nothing going on the winning Team B. In the next combination, you will win $50 on Team B, and have action on Team A for a $55 loss, producing a net loss on the next mixture of $5 vig. The increased loss of $55 on the initial “if” bet and $5 on the next “if” bet gives you a mixed loss in $60 on the “reverse.” When Team B loses, you will lose the $5 vig on the initial combination and the $55 on the next combination for exactly the same $60 on the split..