MMA Betting

MMA betting offers a wide range of wagering opportunities, from simple moneyline bets to exotic prop bets. Understanding the odds and potential payouts of each is critical to successful MMA betting. MMA odds are usually displayed as plus or minus symbols, and the difference between them reflects the likelihood of a specific outcome. A minus symbol indicates a favorite, while a plus indicates an underdog. In addition to determining the winner of a fight, MMA odds also indicate how many rounds a match is expected to last and whether the fighters will meet in a decision or a knockout win.

Moneyline bets are the most basic MMA betting options and involve choosing which fighter you believe will win the fight. Odds are assigned to each fighter based on their perceived chances of winning, with the higher odds being given to the stronger contenders. A minus symbol in front of the moneyline odds means that the fighter is considered to be less likely to win than their opponent, while a plus symbol means that they are the opposite.

Over/Under bets are a popular form of MMA betting, and they involve predicting the number of rounds that the fight will last. The over/under is set at a sportsbook, and you can bet on whether the fight will go longer than (over) or shorter than (under) that number.

The round total is influenced by the fighters’ styles and how much fighting experience they have, as well as how close their previous bouts were and the strength of their opponents. The fights’ overall records will also be taken into consideration, as well as any injuries or changes in training camps that could affect the fight’s outcome.

Another important factor to consider is the fighters’ ability to make weight before a fight. Fighters who are close to missing their weight limit can use drastic measures to make it in time, including overtraining and starving themselves. This can leave them drained before the fight even begins, which may not be ideal for their performance.

Lastly, be sure to take into account a fighter’s history of finishing fights, as well as their current mental and physical state. A KO loss can take a toll on a fighter, and they may be more cautious in future fights as a result.

Another way to increase your profits is by placing a parlay, which is an accumulator of multiple bets on different events in the same fight. All of the selections in a parlay must be correct to pay out, but the risk is increased with each additional event included.