MMA betting offers a number of options for bettor. Each option offers a different level of risk and rewards. A parlay bet, for example, is a bet on the outcome of two fights. It is riskier than other bets. However, it offers greater rewards.
In order to make the most accurate wagers, it is important to learn as much as possible about the fighters. Several factors can impact their odds, including their style of fighting, their physical attributes, their recent performances, their divisional ranking, and their home advantage. For instance, a defensive fighter will usually last longer than an aggressive one, and a southpaw will have an advantage over an orthodox fighter.
The UFC ranks the best fighters, which can help you choose which fighters to bet on. You can also research their performance history and injury records. This will give you a better idea of what tactics the fighter will use.
Many sportsbooks will allow you to bet on specific rounds in a fight. There are five main rounds in a MMA bout. These are the first round, half-round, second round, third round, and the fourth round. While a draw does not occur often, it does have a higher payout than betting on the winner.
Another type of MMA bet is an Over/Under bet. This is like an NFL totals bet, as the price of the bet depends on how many rounds the fight will take and the number of points scored in each round. Be careful, though. Most sportsbooks will try to get even money on both sides of the bet. If you bet on the under, you will earn $275 for every $100 you bet.
Some of the most popular MMA betting markets include the method of victory, the amount of time a fight will take, and the number of rounds. Prop bets can offer a great deal of value, but are riskier. Also, there is a lot of speculation around MMA, so be sure to do your homework.
“MMA Math” is a term that some fight fans use to refer to the method of predicting the end result of a bout. This can be helpful, but can divert attention from analyzing the actual fight. To get the most from your MMA betting, however, it is best to focus on a few bets and not all prop bets.
There are a few more types of MMA bets to consider, including a draw match. Often, a draw match will have a higher payout than a win, and it can be a good way to make some extra money. Other prop bets can also be worth looking into, such as whether a fight will be catchweight. Generally, if a fighter is close to the weight limit, they can bulk up after the weigh-in. They can also dehydrate and overtrain in order to avoid being cut.
Finally, a grouped round bet is a bet that involves picking a group of rounds. Grouping involves selecting a group of rounds and then calculating the probability of each one of the rounds taking place.