How to Spot Value Bets in MMA Betting

How to Spot Value Bets in MMA Betting

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Mma betting is a newer addition to many online and land based sportsbooks but it has already become quite popular and accounts for a good percentage of the overall wagering handle. MMA betting options include standard bets like money lines and point spreads, parlays (accumulators), over/under, round bets, method of victory, inplay and more. While most MMA bettors are focused on placing bets on a specific fighter, it is also important to know how the odds work and how to spot a value bet.

Odds that are accompanied by a negative sign, are called American odds and they indicate the amount of money you have to wager in order to win $100. Similarly, positive odds are known as decimal odds and they represent how much you can win on a bet of $100. To calculate a bet’s payout, simply divide the total payout by the odds and multiply it by your initial stake.

Method of victory – The method of victory is a key factor when it comes to making a winning bet. This bet includes a variety of methods including a knockout, technical knockout, disqualification, submission and judge’s decision. Taking the time to study both fighters’ style and the way they end their fights can give you an advantage in this type of bet.

Rounds – A total rounds wager is similar to an OVER/UNDER bet on any other sport except that it is based on the number of rounds a match will go for. For example, if you’re betting on the fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, the over/under is set at 2.5 rounds. To win the over/under, the match must last less than 2.5 rounds or more than 2.5 rounds.

Age – In MMA, as in other combat sports, the younger fighter usually wins more often than the older fighter. This is because young fighters are more agile and have higher punching power, which is a major component in MMA. However, it is still important to do your research and look at past performance when placing a bet on the age of a fighter.

In the event of a tie, a judge will decide the winner of the fight based on various factors such as fighting style, technique, aggression and defense. The judges will score the fight using a ten-point system. In most cases, a (10-9) round will be awarded to the winner of the bout and a (9-10) for a draw. The judges’ decision will be announced at the end of the fight. Fights typically last three rounds, but main events and bigger fights can last up to five rounds of five minutes each. A fight can be stopped at any time by the referee or one of the fighter’s cornermen who throws in the towel. In the event of a stoppage, the fight is considered a win for the team that won the first period. The other team must win two consecutive periods to win the fight.