“IF” Bets and Reversals
I mentioned last week, that if your book offers an “if/reverse,” you can play that instead of a parlay. Some of you may not know how to bet “if/reverse.” A full explanation and comparison of “if”, “if/then” bets and parlays follows, along with the situations in 토토 which each is the best.
The “if” bet is exactly what it sounds like. You bet on Team A and IF it wins then you put the same amount on Team B. A parlay with two games taking place at different times is a type of “if” bet where you bet on the first team, and if it wins you bet double on the first team. second. With a true “if” bet, instead of double betting on the second team, you bet the same amount on the second team.
You can avoid two calls to the bookie and locking in the current line on a later play by telling your bookie that you want to make an “if” bet. “If” bets can also be made on two matches starting at the same time. The bettor will wait until the first match is over. If the first game wins, he will place the same amount on the second game even though it has already been played.
Even though the “if” bet is actually two straight bets on normal vig, you can’t decide later that you no longer want the second bet. Once you have made an “if” bet, the second bet cannot be cancelled, even if the second play is not over. If the first game wins, you will have action in the second game. For that reason, there is less control over the “if” bet than over two straight bets. However, when the two games you are betting on overlap in time, the only way to bet only if the other wins is to place an “if” bet. Of course, when two matches overlap in time, canceling the second match bet is not a problem. It should be noted, that when the two games start at different times, most books won’t allow you to fill out a second game later. You must designate both teams when you make your bet.
You can make an “if” bet by telling the bookie, “I want to make an ‘if’ bet,” and then, “Give me Team A IF Team B for $100.” Giving your bettor that instruction would be equivalent 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 first team in the “if” bet loses, there is no bet on the second team. It doesn’t matter whether the second team wins or loses, your total loss on the “if” bet is $110 when you lose on the first team. However, if the first team wins, you would bet $110 to win $100 on the second team. In this case, if the second team loses, your total loss is only $10 vig on the split between the two teams. If both games are won, you will win $100 on Team A and $100 on Team B, for a total win of $200. So the maximum loss on an “if” is $110, and the maximum win is $200. This is offset by the full $110 loss, instead of just $10 vig, whenever a team splits with the first team in the losing bet.
As you can see it really matters which game you place first in the “if” bet. If you place the loser first in the split then you lose your full bet. If you split but the loser is the second team in the bet, then you only lose vig.
Bettors soon discovered that the way to avoid the uncertainty caused by the winning and losing sequences was to make two “if” bets by placing each team first. Instead of betting $110 on “Team A if Team B,” you would only bet $55 on “Team A if Team B.” and then make a second “if” bet reverse the order of the teams for another $55. The second bet will place Team B first and Team A second. This type of double bet, reversing the order of two of the same teams, is called “if/then” or sometimes just “turn over”.
An “over” is two separate “if” bets:
Team A if Team B for $55 to win $50; and
Team B if Team A is $55 to win $50.
You don’t need to declare both bets. You simply tell the clerk you want to bet the “opposite”, the two teams, and the sum.
If both teams win, the result will be the same as if you played one $100 “if” bet. You win $50 on Team A on the first “if” bet, and then $50 on Team B, for a total win of $100. In the second “if” bet, you win $50 on Team B, and then $50 on Team A, for a 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 result will be the same as if you played one $100 “if” bet. Team A’s loss will cost you $55 in the first “if” combination, and nothing will go to Team B. In your second combination, Team B’s loss will cost you $55 and nothing will go to Team A. You will lose $55 on each bet for a maximum total loss of $110 whenever both teams lose.