Following a hiatus of more than two years from the sport, the UFC’s largest star Conor McGregor is back in action, trying to recover his lightweight title out of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 in vegas on October 6. The champ, Nurmagomedov, started as the betting favorite at -160 with the challenger, McGregor, coming back since the +120 underdog.
These two warriors have a good deal of bad blood coming from an altercation involving Khabib and Conor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov earlier UFC 223 at New York in April. The highly anticipated struggle is official and sportsbooks like BetOnline happen to be accepting wagers with this forthcoming bout.
To bet McGregor vs Khabib
When it comes to gambling for the first time, the chances you most commonly hear are about the moneyline. While McGregor came back as the +120 underdog the opening moneyline had Khabib since the -160 favorite. Basically, moneyline is a fancy term for who is going to win.
However, just what does +120 and -160 mean? Well, for your minus-money, you may have to wager that much to earn $100 so in the instance of this scrap, you would wager $160 to earn a gain of $100 for a total of $260. Betting on McGregor at +120 means that if you bet $100, you would gain an additional $120 for a total of $220. On a smaller scale, for every dollar you bet on McGregor, you could gain $1.20, whereas you would need to bet $1.60 to gain $1 if you bet on Khabib.
The reason for this can be oddsmakers give the advantage to Khabib to win and they would like you to wager more for a smaller benefit. On the other hand, if you gamble on Conor, who oddsmakers believe will shed, you can make more of a gain if he pulls off the upset.
So far this year when it has to do with underdogs versus favorites, the underdogs have won 36.1 percentage of conflicts, with the largest upset by Paul Craig at +535 (for every dollar you wagered, you’d have gained $5.35) over Magomed Akalaev.
With the introduction odds of -160 for Khabib and +120 for Conor, sportsbooks anticipate a close fight. For contrast, when Conor fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in last year’s superfight, the undefeated boxer opened at -800 together with the UFC celebrity coming back in +500, which shows a huge disparity and a more lopsided perspective of the bout.
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