After a hiatus of over two years in the sport, the UFC’s biggest celebrity Conor McGregor is back in action, looking to reclaim his lightweight title from undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 in vegas on October 6. The champ, Nurmagomedov, started as the betting favorite at -160 together with the challenger, McGregor, coming back since the +120 underdog.
Both of these warriors have a lot of bad blood coming from an altercation between Khabib and Conor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov earlier UFC 223 at New York in April. Now the highly anticipated struggle is official and sportsbooks like BetOnline happen to be accepting wagers with this forthcoming bout.
How to bet McGregor vs Khabib
If it comes to gambling for the first time, the odds you commonly hear are about the moneyline. While McGregor came back as the +120 underdog the opening moneyline had Khabib since the -160 favorite. Basically, moneyline is a fancy term for who is going to win.
But what exactly can -160 and +120 mean? Well, for your minus-money, you would have to wager that much to make $100 so in the case of this scrap, you would bet $160 to make a gain of $100 for a total of $260. Betting on McGregor in +120 means that in case you bet $100, you could profit an extra $120 for a total of $220. On a smaller scale, for each dollar you bet on McGregor, you can profit $1.20, whereas you would have to bet $1.60 to gain $1 if you bet on Khabib.
The cause of this is oddsmakers give the edge to Khabib to win and they want you to bet more for a smaller benefit. On the other hand, if you bet on Conor, that oddsmakers believe will lose, you can make more of a gain when he pulls off the upset.
So far this season when it comes to underdogs versus favorites, the underdogs have won 36.1 percent of conflicts, with the biggest upset by Paul Craig at +535 (for every dollar you wagered, you would have gained $5.35) over Magomed Akalaev.
With the introduction odds of -160 for Khabib and +120 for Conor, sportsbooks expect a close fight. For contrast, when Conor fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the past year’s superfight, the undefeated fighter opened at -800 together with the UFC celebrity coming back at +500, which reveals a massive disparity and a more lopsided perspective of the bout.
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