When it comes to MMA betting, there are a few things you should know. First, sportsbooks don’t know nearly as much about the sport as they do about American football. Because of this, it can be profitable to place a wager on an undercard fight. The most obvious ways to bet on MMA matches are the straight up winner, the method of finishing, and the number of rounds. However, you can also choose to bet on a single fighter or round.
Another aspect of MMA betting involves predicting the style and tactics of fighters. A fighter who attacks in the first round is most likely to be victorious over his opponent who tries to avoid contact. If the opponent is passive, the fighter will likely be more likely to withstand the initial assault. Similarly, a fighter who has a better defense may win in the later rounds. A thorough study of the fight film is essential when betting on MMA matches.
In addition to the moneyline bet, MMA betting also offers Over/Under and prop bets. These types of bets are great for beginners because you can choose a winner based on the odds, and win if the fighter you choose wins. Other betting markets are Over/Under and futures. The moneyline bet is easy to make and is the most popular in MMA. If you are unsure about how to place a wager, you can also try placing a Parlay bet.
When you bet on the over/under, you can also choose a certain fighter. For example, if a fighter KOs the opponent, he wins. In boxing, the fight goes 12 rounds. So, if you want to bet on Tyson Fury to win, you can bet on his next opponent to finish the fight. By contrast, MMA fights usually last three rounds. You can bet on which fighter will win by KO/TKO, submission, or decision.
There are other factors you should consider before placing a bet on an MMA fight. First of all, you need to know the styles of the fighters. Are they left-handed? Do they fight differently? Do their stances affect the odds? Are they more likely to win? If not, then it is best to bet on a fighter with the advantage. The oddsmakers may be biased against one fighter over the other.
Parlays are another form of MMA betting. Parlays combine several bets in one bet, such as a win-loss parlay. Parlays are riskier, but they also have the greatest reward. Parlays are best for experienced MMA betting enthusiasts. A parlay bet, in contrast, is not a place to start if you’re new to the sport. You can also bet on the fight ending in a knockout.
Over/under is another popular way to wager on the number of rounds in an MMA bout. Over/under bets are generally placed after the bell. If you’re betting on an underdog, you want to make sure you’re aware of the odds before the bell rings. However, you should only place bets on a favorite once you know the results. Most local bookmakers will never take UFC bets. If you do, you should be prepared to deal with ugly odds.