I mentioned a week ago, that if your book offers “if/reverses,” you can play those instead of parlays. A number of you may 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 just 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 differing times is a kind of “if” bet in which you bet on the initial team, and if it wins you bet double on the 2nd team. With a true “if” bet, instead of betting double on the 2nd team, you bet the same amount on the 2nd team.
You can avoid two calls to the bookmaker and lock in the present line on a later game by telling your bookmaker you wish to make an “if” bet. “If” bets can also be made on two games kicking off at the same time. The bookmaker will wait until the first game is over. If the initial game wins, he will put the same amount on the 2nd game although it has already been played.
Although an “if” bet is obviously two straight bets at normal vig, you can’t decide later that you no longer want the 2nd bet. When you make an “if” bet, the 2nd bet can not be cancelled, even if the 2nd game has not gone off yet. If the initial game wins, you could have action on the 2nd game. For that reason, there’s less control over an “if” bet than over two straight bets. When both games you bet overlap over time, however, the only method to bet one as long as another wins is by placing an “if” bet. Obviously, when two games overlap over time, cancellation of the 2nd game bet is not an issue. It should be noted, that when both games start at differing times, most books will not allow you to fill in the 2nd game later. You need to designate both teams once you make the bet.
You can make an “if” bet by saying to the bookmaker, แทงไก่ชน “I wish to make an ‘if’ bet,” and then, “Give me Team A IF Team B for $100.” Giving your bookmaker that instruction is the same as betting $110 to win $100 on Team A, and then, as long as Team A wins, betting another $110 to win $100 on Team B.
If the initial team in the “if” bet loses, there’s no bet on the 2nd team. No matter whether the 2nd team wins of loses, your total loss on the “if” bet will be $110 once you lose on the initial team. If the initial team wins, however, you would have a bet of $110 to win $100 going on the 2nd team. For the reason that case, if the 2nd team loses, your total loss will be just the $10 of vig on the split of both teams. If both games win, you would win $100 on Team A and $100 on Team B, for a total win of $200. Thus, the utmost loss on an “if” will be $110, and the utmost win will be $200. This really is balanced by the disadvantage of losing the entire $110, rather than just $10 of vig, every time the teams split with the initial team in the bet losing.
As you will see, it matters a good deal which game you add first in a “if” bet. If you add the loser first in a split up, you then lose your full bet. If you split but the loser is the 2nd team in the bet, you then only lose the vig.
Bettors soon discovered that how you can steer clear of the uncertainty due to the order of wins and loses is to make two “if” bets putting each team first. In place of betting $110 on ” Team A if Team B,” you would bet just $55 on ” Team A if Team B.” and then produce a second “if” bet reversing the order of the teams for another $55. The next bet would put Team B first and Team A second. This sort of double bet, reversing the order of the same two teams, is named an “if/reverse” or sometimes just a “reverse.”
If both teams win, the effect is the same just like you played a single “if” bet for $100. You win $50 on Team A in the initial “if bet, and then $50 on Team B, for a total win of $100. In the 2nd “if” bet, you win $50 on Team B, and then $50 on Team A, for a total win of $100. The 2 “if” bets together cause a total win of $200 when both teams win.
If both teams lose, the effect would also be the same as if you played a single “if” bet for $100. Team A’s loss would run you $55 in the initial “if” combination, and nothing would look at Team B. In the 2nd combination, Team B’s loss would run you $55 and nothing would look at to Team A. You’d lose $55 on all the bets for a total maximum loss of $110 whenever both teams lose.
The difference occurs when the teams split. In place of losing $110 when the initial team loses and the 2nd wins, and $10 when the initial team wins but the 2nd loses, in the reverse you will lose $60 on a split up whichever 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 2nd combination, you will win $50 on Team B, and have action on Team A for a $55 loss, causing a net loss on the 2nd mix of $5 vig. The increased loss of $55 on the initial “if” bet and $5 on the 2nd “if” bet gives you a mixed loss of $60 on the “reverse.” When Team B loses, you will lose the $5 vig on the initial combination and the $55 on the 2nd combination for the same $60 on the split..