MMA betting is different from other sports because there are many factors to consider. It is important to understand how these factors work together to help you make a better bet. There are three main ways to bet on a fight: a money line, a round bet, or a parlay bet. Each of these options has its own set of risks and rewards.
The money line is the wager that is made on a fighter to win a given fight. It pays out if either fighter wins via a knockout or submission. This is a more risky bet than other MMA betting options. You may also want to check out a fighter’s performance history before making a bet.
If a fight ends in a draw, you can also earn money by placing a fight prop bet. These are bets that are placed on an event that happens in the fight, such as how many punches are thrown, the color of the fighter’s shirt when walking into the ring, or the number of punches that the fighter throws. Some of these bets can be very lucrative, but they require a lot of knowledge of the upcoming fight.
An MMA fight can be decided by a knockout, submission, or points. While a draw will usually happen less often, there are times when it does happen. A parlay bet, on the other hand, is an MMA betting option that combines several bets into one.
To understand the odds of a fight, you need to know how to handicap a match. The main implication is that the fighter who is considered a favorite has more odds to win than a fighter who is considered an underdog. However, there are also other factors to consider.
For example, a younger fighter has a higher win percentage than an older fighter. In fact, in the last eight years, younger fighters have beaten older fighters 64% of the time when they have been 10 years or more apart.
There are other factors, such as home advantage and fighting styles. A fighter with a great reach and a long arm can keep his opponent at bay with long punches. On the other hand, a fighter with a passive style may have a better chance at defending themselves before being able to attack.
Another important element of MMA betting is taking advantage of underdog opportunities. When a fighter has a close loss or is coming off a knockout loss, they can change their approach. They may be more prepared and have faced better competition. Moreover, they might have experienced a change in their training staff.
Finally, you can bet on a bout’s duration. Usually, a fight goes on for at least two rounds. Depending on the type of fight, it can go for a long time. Be sure to research the length of the fight before making your bet.
One of the most popular MMA betting markets is the Over/Under Rounds bet. Generally, the Over/Under is a bet that is based on how many rounds the fight is supposed to last. Often, you will see an estimated number of rounds listed, like five or six.