MMA Betting at DraftKings Sportsbook
The MMA betting market is growing quickly and has already surpassed boxing as the most popular of all combat sports. With a wide range of bet types and outcomes, MMA fights can attract as much betting handle as a big-league baseball game or football match.
Betting on MMA requires a combination of careful statistical analysis and experience in order to find the best lines. It is important to remember that each fighter reacts differently in high-pressure situations, so bettors should always take the time to study a fight’s matchup and its history. A good place to start is by reviewing the fighters’ past performances against similar opponents and analyzing their styles.
Moneyline bets are the most popular MMA betting option. A moneyline bet simply states how much a bettor will win for every $100 wagered. For example, Jon Jones is a heavy favorite against Alexander Gustafsson and has odds of -300, meaning that if he wins the fight, a $100 bet will pay out $300. Conversely, Gustafsson is a +240 underdog, meaning that for every $100 bet on him, the bettor will win $240.
Method of victory bets are another popular MMA betting option. These wagers are placed on not only who will win a particular fight, but how they will win it. The different methods of victory include KO/TKO, Decision, and Submission. Bettors can also bet on a “Double Chance” which combines two possible methods of victory.
Lastly, over/under totals are a great way to make a quick and easy bet on an upcoming fight. Depending on the fighting styles of the fighters and the number of rounds scheduled, oddsmakers will set an Over/Under total for the fight. The Over/Under will fluctuate throughout the day, and bettors should check the live betting odds at their preferred online MMA betting site to see if the line has changed.
In addition to standard moneyline and totals wagers, DraftKings Sportsbook offers a variety of in-play UFC bets, including a robust selection of same-game parlays and house parlays. The vig on these bets is higher than standard moneyline and totals wagers, but it’s still relatively reasonable when compared to other online MMA betting sites.