Jack Dempsey. Floyd Mayweather. Rocky Balboa. One of those boxers is fictional but they are all fierce competitions that boxing bettors look for if wagering with this knockout sport. Pun alert! Or more correctly, because this is boxing and pun(ches) have to property, bad pun alert!
Basic Odds and Betting Options
There are many betting options for boxing and each takes a different strategy. Below we’ll explain the moneyline, approach of victory bets and total rounds wagers.
This is a frequent wager for boxing fans and just needs you to decide on a winner. Everything you win will be contingent on the betting lines. Couldn’t that be an wonderful band name? The gambling line — the real line not the fake ring — is a method for the sportsbooks to ascertain who should win a fight and how convincingly.
Boxing moneyline odds would look something like this:
Apollo Creed -160
In this case Apollo Creed is your preferred and you would need to wager $160 to win $100. Rocky is the underdog so you would just have to bet $100 to win $130.
The above example between Philadelphia’s favourite son as well as The Dancing Destroyer is considered a competitive matchup. However, there are occasions where you are going to see boxers listed as enormous favorites with lines such as -10000. You would have to wager $10,000 to win $100. A good example of a matchup with a huge favorite would be a fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. When they fought in September of 2018, the odds were Joshua -1100 and Povetkin +650.
FYI – Favorites are always symbolized with minus signs (-). Underdogs are constantly represented with plus signs (+). This is consistent throughout every sport. If you find a favorite or underdog with another emblem like a smiley face or poop emoji, eliminate this sportsbook. Just like a puppy in a canoe, they haven’t any idea what they’re doing.
Method of Victory
Another common bet you can create on boxing is the method of victory. Rather than predicting who will win the fight, you’d predict how a struggle will end.
Let us use the exact same Rocky vs Creed instance. Rather than betting on Creed to acquire (-160), you could bet on Creed to win by knockout (+160). If Creed does win through knockout, you’d still win your moneyline bet and you would win your way of success wager too.
If you’re looking for one more take on boxing gambling, attempt complete rounds. This involves betting on the number of rounds a fight will proceed. You will see a line that looks something like this:
O/U 11.5 rounds (-120/+105)
If you think the battle will finish within 11.5 rounds, you’d wager the UNDER (that’s what the U stands for). If you feel the fight goes beyond 11.5 rounds, you’d be that the OVER (that is what the O stands for). The numbers in the brackets work the same as the traces in our other illustrations. The favorite is -120 along with the underdog is +105.