In MMA betting, the bettor must understand how to look at the numbers in order to determine the best bet. But the fight stats alone are not enough, and there are many intangibles that must be taken into account to make the best bet. These intangibles include fighters’ fighting styles, their trainers, their previous performances, and their overall record.
In addition to betting on the winner of a fight, there are several other MMA betting markets available. These range from simple moneyline bets to more obscure MMA prop bets. A prop bet is a bet on something specific happening in a match such as how the victory will be achieved (Knockout, Submission, Judge Decision). These are harder to predict than simply who will win the fight but can offer good value if correctly placed.
Another way to bet on a fight is by placing an Over/Under round total. Depending on the matchup, style of the fighters, and how long the fight is scheduled to last, oddsmakers will set an Over/Under round total and price both sides of the bet. The Over/Under will be set higher or lower than the real moneyline depending on how likely it is that the number of rounds will be reached. In addition, the vig is often factored into the Over/Under totals.
MMA spreads are a great mma betting option as they offer a much greater profit potential than a standard MMA moneyline bet. This type of MMA betting wager shows a number next to each fighter that represents the margin of points that the fighter is expected to win by. If the fighter wins by a knockout or submission, you will automatically win this bet. But it’s when the fight goes to a decision that MMA spreads really show their worth. When a fighter wins by a larger margin than their opponent, they are considered to have won by an Unanimous Decision. If a fight ends in a split decision, judges will submit their scores and the scorecards will be compiled. If two of the judges rules for one fighter and one votes for the other, this is a Majority Decision.
Mma Betting is a sport that has always been associated with gambling. In fact, it is very common for MMA fighters to sponsor betting websites and even give hints on how to bet on their fights on social media. Mma coaches are also known to place bets on their fighters and even openly admit to doing so in interviews. The sports media has also reported that MMA fighters will sometimes even shout out their betting sponsors during prefight news conferences.
In short, if you want to be successful with MMA betting, you must research the fights and the fighters before placing any bets. Look at all the statistics and intangibles that can influence a fight and always be sure to check your tickets for accuracy, whether you are betting in-person or online. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain, but don’t blindly follow the crowd – each bet must be thoroughly scrutinized.