After a hiatus of more than two years in the game, the UFC’s largest star Conor McGregor is back in action, trying to reclaim his lightweight title from undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 at vegas on October 6. The champ, Nurmagomedov, opened as the betting favorite at -160 with the challenger, McGregor, coming back as the +120 underdog.
Both of these warriors have a good deal of terrible blood stemming from an altercation involving Khabib and Conor’s buddy and teammate Artem Lobov earlier UFC 223 at New York in April. Now the highly anticipated struggle is official and sportsbooks like BetOnline happen to be accepting wagers with this forthcoming bout.
To wager McGregor vs Khabib
If it comes to betting for the first time, the chances you commonly hear are about the moneyline. While McGregor came back since the +120 underdog the opening moneyline had Khabib as the -160 favored. Basically, moneyline is a fancy word for who is going to win.
However, just what does +120 and -160 mean? Well, for your minus-money, you would need to bet that much to make $100 so in the instance of the scrap, you would bet $160 to earn a gain of $100 for a total of $260. Betting on McGregor at +120 means that in case you wager $100, you would profit an extra $120 for a total of $220. On a smaller scale, for every dollar you wager on McGregor, you can profit $1.20, whereas you would need to wager $1.60 to profit $1 if you wager on Khabib.
The cause of this can be oddsmakers give the advantage to Khabib to win and they would like you to bet more to get a smaller reward. On the other hand, if you bet on Conor, who oddsmakers believe will lose, you can make more of a profit when he pulls off the upset.
So far this year when it comes to underdogs vs favorites, the underdogs have won 36.1 percent of conflicts, with the largest upset by Paul Craig in +535 (for each dollar you wagered, you’d have gained $5.35) over Magomed Akalaev.
With the opening chances of -160 for Khabib and +120 for Conor, sportsbooks anticipate a close fight. For comparison, when Conor fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the past year’s superfight, the undefeated boxer opened at -800 together with the UFC star coming back at +500, which shows a huge disparity plus a more lopsided perspective of the bout.
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