Whether you plan to watch the mega-fight from Las Vegas or from the comfort of your living room, you may be wondering how you can get in on the action by way of betting. While sports betting can be a bit complicated in general, betting on a boxing match can be even more daunting.
Here are some tips on betting the “Money Fight”:
For a full list of options and reviews of each, click here.
To start, you’re going to see some big numbers with a +/- next to them. A +150 line means that if you bet $100, you will win $150 ($250 total). A -150 line means that you’d have to bet $150 to win $100. The lines listed do not mean that you have to bet that amount. If there is a +150 line and you want to bet $10, it would pay out $15 plus your original $10 bet ($25 total).
The most traditional bet is very straight forward: You bet on the winner. You can put money on McGregor or Mayweather to win the fight. If they win, you win. If they lose, you lose.
As of August 21, 2017, the odds favor Mayweather. He sits at -400 while McGregor is at +300. That means that a $10 bet on Mayweather to win would net you $4 ($14 total). If you bet $10 on McGregor to win, the bet would pay out $30 ($40 total).
Up next, you can bet on the “Method of Victory.” This means that you’re putting money on the way in which the winner beats his opponent. The options are as follows:
–Draw or technical draw
-Mayweather by knockout (KO), technical knockout (TKO), or disqualification (DQ)
-McGregor by knockout (KO), technical knockout (TKO), or disqualification (DQ)
-Mayweather by decision or technical decision
-McGregor by decision or technical decision
You can also bet on the rounds fought. For example, you can bet how many rounds will be played before a victor is declared. You can also bet who will win each round.
Because this fight is so big, you can pretty much find ways to bet on just about anything. According to Forbes, there are several non-fight-related things that you can put your money on — think President Trump will tweet on the day of the fight? You can put money on it.
Things of this nature are called Prop Bets (Proposition Bets). A Prop Bet is based on the occurrence or non-occurrence of something happening or not happening that is unrelated to the outcome of the fight.
As far as Prop Bets go, they are pretty straight forward. You will be asked, “do you think this will happen or do you think this will happen?” and you can select which one to bet on.
To see a list of Prop Bets and their current odds, click here.