MMA continues to explode with this growth comes an increased desire for UFC sports betting odds, together with lines for other promotions like Invicta, WSOF and Bellator and worldwide. And superstars like Conor McGregor and Brock Lesnar’s worldwide appeal simply increases the mainstream allure of the game.
In mixed martial arts the conventional form of wagering is the moneyline. Basically you are gambling to win and a value is assigned by the moneyline to the underdog and to the preferred. Like baseball betting, the preferred and the underdog typically has a value that is negative and a positive value, respectively.
Conor McGregor -160
Eddie Alvarez +140
From the example above, McGregor is the works like this and the preferred: Picture $100. To bet on McGregor, so as to turn a $100 gain, you have to gamble $160. The bettor should risk more money to wager on him since he’s preferred. That makes it fair for the sportsbook.
For the Alvarez, the sportsbook is inviting you to bet on him by offering a larger payout . You would risk $100 to make a $140 profit to bet on Alvarez. Risk less, get a larger reward. For McGregor, you need to risk more to make a reward.
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