MMA betting is one of the fastest-growing sports betting markets around. It is popular for both casual fans and more serious bettors. There are many ways to bet on MMA, but the most popular include moneyline, method of victory, and total rounds. The odds for a fight are also often published ahead of time.
Oddsmakers set moneyline odds by putting fighters into two categories: favorites and underdogs. Favorites are given a higher implied probability of winning, and their moneyline odds reflect this. An underdog, on the other hand, is given a lower implied probability of winning and is given a smaller moneyline odds. Those odds are then used to establish the head-to-head moneyline.
Method of Victory
A bet on the method of victory involves betting that a particular winner will knockout, submit or win by decision in a specific round. These bets typically come with a better payout than moneyline and over/under bets, because they are more precise.
The way a fighter wins a fight can make or break their chances of winning the match, so it is important to understand how this is done. A number of sites have been set up to help analyze fighters, their previous fights, their form, and their styles.
In addition to this, it is worth examining the history of each fighter’s career. If a fighter has been dominant in their past few fights, then that is a strong indicator of their ability to win the next bout. On the other hand, if a fighter has split their victories and losses in recent fights, then they may not be as good of a prospect as they appear.
The total rounds bet is a popular choice for MMA bettors because it allows them to wager on the number of rounds that the fight will last before a winner is declared. This is especially helpful in a situation where both fighters are aggressive and can be expected to go the distance, and it’s a good option for anyone who doesn’t have a favorite.
A DRAW is another popular type of MMA betting, although this isn’t as common as the over and under. These bets are based on the odds for a win and a draw and can be made at most sportsbooks. Some also offer three-way lines that allow you to bet on a win, a draw or a decision.