MMA Betting

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MMA betting is more than just placing wagers on the winner of a particular fight. There are also various MMA prop bets, parlays (accumulators) and round/method of victory betting. Learning how to place these bets is essential for maximizing your profit potential.

Unlike football games where the odds showcase how much a bettor can win for each bet, MMA odds are based on a fighter’s expected performance. This information is displayed in the form of a percentage and is rounded to the nearest whole number. The more a fighter is expected to win, the higher the odds will be. For example, a fighter listed as +200 on the odds board is a strong favorite. Conversely, a fighter listed with -200 odds is an underdog.

When it comes to mma betting, the most common bet type is a moneyline bet. This bet is placed on a specific fighter and is generally easy for beginners to understand. The moneyline odds show the likelihood that a particular fighter will win a fight based on their previous performances. Favorites will always have negative odds, while underdogs will have positive odds.

If you are unsure of which fighter to choose, the Over/Under (O/U) totals are another popular MMA bet type. Depending on the matchup, fighting styles and the number of rounds scheduled, oddsmakers will set an Over/Under on how many rounds a fight will last. Each round in MMA is five minutes long, so bettors can expect to see some action throughout the entire fight.

Some MMA sportsbooks will also offer the ability to bet on exact round bets. These bets are similar to the Over/Under in that you can choose which specific round a fight will end in, but the payouts are often much larger. This bet type is a great way to add some excitement to your MMA betting experience.

Mma spread bets are a great way to make money from your MMA betting. However, be sure to take the time to analyze a fighter’s history and wins/losses before placing your bets. In addition, be aware that a big underdog upset can drastically change the odds on a fight. As a result, be careful not to place large bets on underdogs who are unlikely to win.