MMA betting is similar to boxing in that it allows you to bet on the winner or loser of an upcoming fight. However, there are many variables and it can be tricky to choose the right bet. Luckily, there are a few key tips to help you make smart bets.
The first thing you should do is make sure you understand the rules of the league. Check out the fighter’s performance history and skills. Also, you need to consider the overall value of each bet you make. Often, you can earn a higher return by betting on an underdog. However, you should also be aware that you will need to make sure the fighter has a strong striking performance to earn a good return.
Another important tip for MMA betting is to be familiar with the odds and betting lines offered by your preferred sportsbook. In addition to the standard outright winner and moneyline bets, there are also prop bets and round betting. These are more advanced types of MMA bets and require a bit more knowledge of the sport.
Prop bets are individual bets made on specific aspects of a fight. These can be very risky, but can also be very rewarding. For example, a round and method bet is a bet on whether a fighter will knockout his opponent in the third round. This bet is also known as an “O/U” bet.
In addition to the standard match betting, you can also place a “parlay” bet. A parlay bet is a group of bets where each member makes a bet on two or more fights. This is the most risky of all MMA betting types, but also offers a greater reward. To make this bet, you need to choose all of the results of the bet correctly. This is an advanced type of bet that should only be used by experienced punters.
The over/under is a popular MMA bet. The under is when the fight is expected to end in fewer than two rounds, while the over is when the fight is expected to last longer than three rounds. A $100 bet on the under will earn you $175, while a $100 bet on the over will earn you $275.
Match betting is also one of the most popular MMA betting types. You can bet on the winner of a fight or the two fighters. There are also “group bet” features that let you invite other fans to join your group and add their selections. This feature is particularly useful if you want to place a bet on a fight that is highly popular.
In-play betting is also a popular MMA betting method. In-play odds are not stagnant, and bookies will often update their odds during the fight. As a result, you have a higher chance of making an informed wager. You can also accept changes in odds when the bookmakers offer a better price. The best MMA sportsbooks also offer in-play betting on smaller events and undercards.