When betting on MMA fights, there are several types of wagers available. For example, you can choose to bet on who will win by knockout or by submission. Regardless of how you decide to win, the betting odds on each outcome will differ. In the UFC, for example, you can bet on whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will win by submission in Round 2 or if McGregor will win by submission in Round 3.
Before betting on MMA fights, it is important to understand how sportsbooks set their odds. The reason they do this is that they need to balance the amount of money bet on both sides of the line. Depending on the public’s sentiment, this can force sportsbooks to adjust their odds. Understanding how public sentiment affects betting prices will help you determine which sides are worth betting on.
Another popular type of MMA betting is over/under betting. If you want to maximize your profits, you must bet on the finisher of the fight. This is because betting on the winner doesn’t always provide good value. It is far better to bet on the finisher than on the underdog.
In addition, you must be familiar with the styles and tactics of each fighter. An aggressive fighter is likely to win a bout, while a passive one will likely lose. By knowing these traits, you can better predict the outcome of a MMA fight. A passive fighter, on the other hand, may be better suited to fend off initial attacks and prime themselves for the later rounds.
If you prefer betting on MMA fights that are scheduled to go over a certain number of rounds, you can place an Over/Under bet on either fighter. Unlike the moneyline, this bet is more precise and has better odds. You can also bet on the fighter who will win through submission or knockout.
Besides moneyline bets, MMA betting also includes over/under bets, props, and parlay bets. However, moneyline bets are the most straightforward to place and are recommended for beginners. Basically, you need to pick a winner of a match and hope that you are right.
You can also bet on the number of rounds the fight will last. This is a popular MMA betting market. The fight must last at least two rounds in order for you to win. You can also bet on how long the fight will last by betting on the Over/Under. For example, if you bet $100 on the Over/Under, you will win $175 if the fight goes over 2.5 rounds. In MMA betting, over/unders are available at most online sportsbooks.
Another type of MMA betting involves the use of handicaps. This type of wager uses a point system when the fight goes the distance. You can bet on the fighter with a margin of error, with a + sign for the fighter that will lose within a certain margin of error.