MMA betting is much the same as other sports betting, in that it involves picking the winner of a particular fight. However, in MMA there are a number of different variables that can impact the outcome of a match, making it more difficult for a bettor to win. Knowing these factors can help you make smarter bets.
There are many different types of MMA bets available. These include Over/Under for round totals, three-way money lines, and parlay bets. In addition to these, some sites offer other options. For instance, some MMA betting sites allow you to wager on undercards. In these cases, you’ll want to bet on a fighter that’s not a heavy favorite. This gives you the chance to win more by backing a less popular fighter.
Other MMA bets involve betting on the method of victory. For example, if you’re betting on a specific fighter, you can choose between a “win by submission” bet or a “win by knockout” bet. The difference is that a win by submission bet means that the winner is likely to be able to submit the opponent, while a win by knockout bet simply means that the winner is likely to knock out the opponent.
In MMA, a draw is a rare occurrence. This is because a draw does not have the same payout as a winning bet. In addition, the odds on a draw are higher because the margin of defeat is so small. Similarly, an under bet is one in which you wager that the fight will end in fewer than two rounds. A fighter with a big injury might not be able to fight in the next match.
Another type of MMA bet is the parlay bet. A parlay bet involves placing a wager on several fight outcomes. For instance, you might bet on both UFC fighters Tate and Dillashaw to win. The odds on both of them being winners, and on each of them being losers, will determine your overall return. In this case, you’ll need to correctly pick all of the possible outcomes, so it’s important that you have a good understanding of the sport.
A three-way line is another common MMA bet. If you’re a fan of a particular fighter, you may want to bet on him to beat the other fighters in a certain weight class. Some of the top sportsbooks offer these kinds of bets, and they’re great for the savvy bettor.
Finally, a good MMA betting site should offer a “group bet” option. This allows you to set the number of selections you want each member to be able to add to their bet. This is particularly useful if you’re betting on a larger group of fights. It’s also helpful if you’re using a mobile device. Rather than having to open a desktop browser, you can access your favourite MMA betting site through a downloadable app. You’ll find that most of the best betting sites provide the same functionality as their desktop versions.