MMA has been explode globally and with that growth comes an increased appetite for UFC sports betting odds, together with lines for promotions like Bellator, WSOF and Invicta. Along with superstars such as Conor McGregor and Brock Lesnar’s appeal only increases the mainstream allure of the game.
In martial arts the type of wagering is that the moneyline. Basically you are betting to win and a value is assigned by the moneyline to the underdog and into the favorite. Like baseball the preferred and the underdog typically has a value that is negative and a positive price, respectively.
Conor McGregor -160
Eddie Alvarez +140
From the example above, McGregor is the betting works like this and the favorite: Picture $100. In order to turn a $100 gain, you need to gamble $160 to wager on McGregor. The bettor should risk more money to bet on him, since he is preferred. That makes it fair to the sportsbook.
For the underdog Alvarez, the sportsbook is inviting you to wager on him by offering a payout that is bigger for the upset. You would risk $100 to earn a $140 profit, to wager on Alvarez. Risk get a bigger reward. For McGregor, you have to risk more to make a reward.
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