MMA betting is one of the most popular sports to bet on. Whether you’re placing a bet on the winner of an upcoming fight or you want to bet on a specific round, there are plenty of ways to win. However, it’s important to remember that betting on MMA is a little different than other forms of betting. You need to be able to distinguish between the pros and cons of a particular fighter’s performance.
One of the most common types of MMA betting involves the use of a moneyline. This is similar to a match bet in other sports. To be successful, you’ll need to lay a certain amount of money to get a winning payout. Usually, a sportsbook will try to balance the money bet on both sides of the wager, so the odds are usually favorable.
Another type of MMA betting involves the use of MMA lines. These are used to determine the favorite and underdog in a given fight. There are also some prop bets that can be a good value. Among the most common ones are round bets and Over/Under bets.
An Over/Under bet on a round total allows gamblers to guess the length of a round and whether or not the fight ends. For example, a bet on Kamaru Usman to win by submission in the second round would pay out $400. It will also return $1.30 for every $1.00 a bettor bets.
A method-of-victory bet is a bet that gives bettors the ability to pick the outcome of a fight, but it’s more complicated than a match bet. As with the other MMA bets, the odds will vary due to a fighter’s strength. If you’re unsure of how a fighter can be expected to beat his or her opponent, you should consider the style of the fighter and the type of submission he or she is known for.
Another MMA bet is a parlay bet. This is a bet that requires you to correctly select the outcomes of multiple fights. Let’s say you’re betting on a pair of fighters, Dillashaw and Tate. Both of them must win to keep the parlay intact.
You can also place a bet on an entire fight. If you think the public is favoring a particular fighter, you can bet on them. When a sport’s popularity is high, the general public will tend to bet on the biggest name. Similarly, if an MMA fight is well-received, the public will tend to bet on it. That’s why a bet on the popular fighter will often be the best option.
In addition, you’ll find that some MMA prop bets offer good value. Takedowns are a huge part of MMA betting. They show a fighter’s dominance and how effective they are at striking. The more effective a fighter is at landing significant legal strikes, the more likely they are to land a takedown. Also, fighters who are heavy and strong may have an advantage.