When it comes to MMA betting, the most common type of wagers are match bets and moneyline bets. These bets are placed on the winner of a match between two MMA fighters. MMA betting lines are usually based on the odds of the fight, so moneyline bets are great for beginners.
The odds of a particular fight are often influenced by the opponent’s record. Often, a fighter has lost to the same opponent in the past. This is called “MMA Math,” and it can mislead bettors. It can also distract bettors from studying fight film or handicapping styles.
The margin of victory and defeat in MMA is usually extremely narrow. Generally, the better athlete will win. But in many cases, the best fighters are better at one particular style than another. Also, MMA has different weight classes and fighters may move up or down depending on their performance. It is often more helpful to back a fighter with a good submission style than a knockout specialist.
In addition to predicting the winner, MMA betting also allows bettors to bet on the method of victory. For example, bettors can place bets on the method of submission, or on the total number of submissions. However, this is more risky than simple betting. In addition, MMA betting is best practiced when a bettors has a solid understanding of the rules of the league they are betting on.
If you want to make a profit from MMA betting, you should learn about each fighter’s style and tactics. A fighter with a more aggressive style will likely win in a fight. The opposite is true if a fighter is a more passive fighter. The best bets are the ones with the least number of KOs.
Another popular form of MMA betting is round and method betting. The goal of this betting is to predict the outcome of the fight. For example, if Tyson Fury is knocked out by Deontay Wilder, you can bet on him to win by KO in round three. The same scenario applies if a fight goes the distance, and it is decided by judges.
In addition to moneyline bets, you can bet on over/under totals. The Over/Under total is set by bookmakers, and the price for this bet is called the vig or juice. In MMA betting, it’s important to understand how round totals work. For example, if the fight ends in a knockout, the over/under total will be higher than the moneyline odds.
One of the most popular MMA betting markets is Over/Under rounds. The Over/Under round betting option predicts whether a fight will last three or four rounds. A round is defined as five minutes. So, the half round listed above occurs at the 2:30 mark of the second round. You can also bet on the length of the fight by grouping rounds.