A 1 1/4 handicap (also known as 1.25 handicap or 1-1.5 handicap) is a type of handicap bet in football/soccer. In this type of bet, the Upper Team (favored team) is giving a 1 1/4 goal handicap to the Lower Team (underdog team) (meaning the underdog team is given an additional +1.25 goal handicap).
To better understand, you need to know that a 1.25 handicap falls between a 1-goal handicap and a 1.5-goal handicap (above 1 goal and below 1.5 goals). So, the order is: 1-goal handicap < 1.25-goal handicap < 1.5-goal handicap.
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Upper Team: The favored team (represented as -1.25 handicap).
Lower Team: The underdog team (represented as +1.25 handicap).
Calculation of wins/losses in 1 1/4 handicap or 1/1.5 handicap:
Calculating the outcome of this type of bet is quite simple. You just need to apply the following formulas, and after a few bets, you will quickly become proficient.
If the Upper Team wins by a margin of only 1 goal, then the bet on the Upper Team loses half of the stake (loses half the money), while the bet on the Lower Team wins half of the stake.