MMA Betting

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MMA betting has exploded in popularity over the past few years. The sport is entertaining, the fighters have unique styles and there are a lot of fights each year. The sport can be profitable for a bettor if they do their research and understand how odds are set. There are a few key things that all bettors need to know when placing MMA wagers.

The most common types of MMA betting are moneyline/match bets on who will win a fight, over/under bets on the number of rounds a fight will last and parlays. These bets are easy to place and can be fun to make. MMA is a newer sport than football, basketball and hockey so the oddsmakers don’t have as much experience setting lines for it. This can sometimes lead to less advantageous bets on some fighters.

Another thing to keep in mind when betting on MMA is that one lucky punch can change the entire outcome of a fight. This is different than other sports where a team’s performance over the course of a game determines the winning team. Often, one fighter will be declared the winner of a fight because they scored more points than their opponent.

A bettor should always study a fight’s history and statistics before placing any bets. They should also consider how a fighter’s style and technique will match up against their opponents. This is important because some fighters have better offensive and defensive matchups than others.

An MMA bettor should also pay attention to the history of the fight’s venue and whether it will be an indoor or outdoor arena. An indoor arena will typically have cooler temperatures than an outdoor one, which can affect a fighter’s endurance and energy level throughout the duration of the fight. An outdoor arena will also have a stronger wind that can cause problems for some fighters.

MMA bettors should also take into consideration the number of previous wins and losses each fighter has. This will help them predict how a fighter will perform in their next fight. They should also look at their opponent’s KO/TKO record to see how often they have won or lost by submission or knockout. This can help them decide which fighter to bet on for a KO/TKO bet.

The final thing to keep in mind when betting on a MMA fight is that the odds will shift from one moment to the next. This can happen if a large amount of money is placed on a certain side, or if there is a big name or feel-good story attached to the fight.

Once a bettor has decided which fighters they are going to bet on, they can log into their DraftKings Sportsbook account and choose from a variety of MMA betting markets. The odds displayed on a page show how much a bettor can win for their wagers, per $100. For example, if a fighter has minus odds, they will need to place a bet of $100 to receive a profit of $200.