MMA Betting Basics

Mma betting can be an exciting and fast-paced way to bet on mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. Successful mma betting requires careful research and thoughtful analysis in order to make informed decisions while using responsible money management by not spending more than you can afford to lose. Furthermore, successful mma betting requires understanding different bet types and betting odds, including knowing how they work; odds change from when sportsbooks open up until fight night depending on the number of bets placed by customers as well as any fighter news or player developments; thus it’s essential knowing how American, Fractional and Decimal Odds work before placing bets on any Mma fight.

Moneylines are the basic form of MMA betting, whereby you select which fighter you think will win the bout and the odds reflect this expectation – with favorites offering lower payouts while underdogs being subject to greater risk. As more bets are placed throughout a fight’s lead-up and through its entirety, odds will shift between initial opening and night of battle odds; additionally they could change further due to any news surrounding fighters that might affect them and may alter throughout its course.

Over/Under bets are another popular MMA betting option, wherein bettors wager on how many rounds will occur during a fight. A sportsbook sets a round total and you bet whether that amount of rounds will be exceeded (over), or decreased (under). For an added twist, bettors can also place specific bets such as who will win via KO/TKO, Submission or Decision.

Prop Bets, or exotic bets, are bets on events or non-events that could alter the outcome of a fight. These bets tend to have higher stakes than standard wagers but could potentially yield lucrative returns if correctly placed. Some popular examples for MMA fight betting include Method of Victory, Round Bets and FOTN bets.

Point spreads in MMA betting are an ideal option for novice bettors looking to test their luck at picking out the victor. This type of bet limits maximum payout to a specific number while decreasing the risk if your favorite wins by decision. Pushes will remove an item from a parlay; in such a case you must select another leg in order to complete it; this strategy can be particularly lucrative when betting against underdogs.