While putting down a wager on any MMA fight may seem easy enough, there is a big difference between a random bet and a smart one. Mma betting involves more than just analyzing the matchups; it also includes researching the fighters’ fighting styles and skills, as well as how often they fight a year. By doing this, you can make more educated decisions about which underdogs to back and which fights to place moneyline bets on.
When making a moneyline MMA bet, you are basically choosing a specific fighter to win their fight. In this type of wager, the oddsmakers at a sportsbook will set a number that indicates how much a bettor can win for every $100 wagered. The larger the number, the more likely a fighter is to win their fight. The oddsmakers at a sportsbook will also set the Over/Under total rounds in which a fight is expected to last. The Over/Under number is based on the style of both fighters and how long they typically last in a round.
A MMA moneyline bet is placed before the fight begins and pays out depending on the outcome of the fight, including methods of victory. You can choose to place a moneyline bet on the winner of the entire fight or you can select a specific method of victory, such as knockout, submission, or disqualification. This type of bet is popular amongst MMA fans and can lead to large payouts.
Besides traditional moneyline bets, MMA betting also offers a variety of prop bets. These bets involve placing wagers on specific aspects of the fight, such as how many rounds the fight will last or whether or not a fighter will score a knockout in a given round. These bets are dynamic and change throughout the fight based on how the action unfolds, which makes them an exciting and fast-paced way to place wagers.
Another type of MMA betting is parlay bets, which are multiple bets on individual parts of a fight. This is a more risky type of bet, but it can offer a higher payout than single-fight wagers. In a parlay bet, you’re betting on several things happening in the fight and need to be right on all of them for the bet to pay out.
Mma fights are divided into different weight classes, and the fighters in each class compete against other fighters within their same division. When you bet on an MMA fight, you’ll see the odds of each fighter listed with their respective weight class. The underdog’s odds will have a plus (+) sign and the favorite’s will have a minus (-) sign. The bigger the minus (-) sign, the less likely the sportsbook believes that a fighter will win their fight.
You can find MMA fight odds on the DraftKings sportsbook and make your picks before each bout. You can also bet on live events and watch the fights on their website. However, if you’re interested in betting on MMA, you should be aware that the MMA community has a problem with gambling and that some coaches, managers, and fighters are making hundreds of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in wagers.