Main Card Odds and Picks
Money line bets are simple, straight-up bets on who you think will win the fight. Favorites are indicated with negative money lines. A negative money line looks like this: A positive money line bet indicates the underdog.
A positive money line looks like this: Sometimes, the favored fighter will have odds of or worse. Since crazy things happen in the UFC, this is a lot of money at stake for a small potential win. This is called a parlay bet. A parlay bet is a wager where multiple teams or fighters in this case , are picked to win, and combined onto a single ticket. Each fighter on the ticket must win in order for the bet to win, otherwise the entire parlay is lost. At most online sportsbooks, up to 8 fighters or more can be added to a single ticket, offering incredible odds.
This is perfect since all of the big UFC events are held on Saturdays, you can get your parlay bets in on Friday and take advantage of improved odds. While it can be enticing to get odds for an 8-fighter parlay, the chances of winning a parlay like this are very slim.
We recommend that handicappers keep their parlays down to fighters per ticket. If you want to bet on more than fighters, do this with multiple parlay tickets, instead of adding them all to one ticket. If you have 3 heavy favorites on a parlay, versus 3 underdogs, of course the odds on the favored fighters will be less. A lot of handicappers who want to bet on a heavy favorite will parlay that fighter with one other fighter.
You need to determine whether a fight will go over or under the posted round total. As of August , the following states have some form of legalized sports betting: The positions of the four major American sports leagues representing American football , baseball , basketball , and ice hockey have become more complex since their decision to embrace daily fantasy sports DFS in , which are described by those within the industry as "almost identical to a casino" in nature.
With the contention by critics that such activities blur the lines between gambling and fantasy sports, the endorsement of all four major sports leagues and many individual franchises provided a marked contrast to their positions on betting. While the National Basketball Association NBA was once active in preventing sports betting law relaxation, current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver became the first major sports leader to break from previous administrative opposition to gambling.
In he stated in a New York Times op-ed, "I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated. Major League Baseball MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has also advocated the league changing its stance on sports betting, with both Manfred and Silver noting that the scale of illegal sports betting makes opposition to betting meaningless.
He also stated a willingness to "try to shape" any future legislation at federal level. This was noted as a marked contrast to former Commissioner of the MLB Bud Selig , with Manfred going beyond tacit approval and stating, "There is this buzz out there in terms of people feeling that there may be an opportunity here for additional legalized sports betting.
The National Football League NFL remains the only sports league to maintain public opposition to sports betting, however critics have noted that with the move of the Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas in , the NFL has positioned itself for legalization, while simultaneously contradicting its long-held position that sports betting in NFL markets would lead to potential match-fixing.
The American Gaming Association stated in June , that a coalition will advocate for the repeal of the United States' sports betting ban. In February , a lobbying document surfaced advocating a new position held by the NBA and MLB - that sports leagues should be financially compensated for betting activity.
This series would go down as one of the biggest sports scandals of all time. All eight players were banned from playing professional baseball for the rest of their lives. The rule against gambling in baseball is known as "Rule 21," which is publicly posted on dugout walls and states: For instance, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were both banned from baseball in after taking jobs as casino greeters which would have expelled them from the Hall of Fame had it been allowed to stand ; they were reinstated two years later.
Only Rose has yet to be reinstated. A betting scandal between the Massillon Tigers and Canton Bulldogs , two of the top teams in professional American football in the early s, led to the demise of "big-money" professional football for several years.
Modern research has suggested that the claims of betting were unsubstantiated. On December 7, the San Francisco 49ers overcame a halftime deficit of 28 points in what became the greatest regular season comeback victory in NFL regular season history. Rosenthal was able to retain these winnings despite the final outcome of the game due to gambling regulations previously established by the NAGRA. The scheme was discovered when Delhi police recorded illegal dealings between Indian bookmaker Sanjay Chawla and Cronje.
Corruption in tennis has been long considered as issue. In and , Koellerer was banned for six months due to his bad behavior. In addition, on August , he facilitated betting by placing odds for matches and had links for placing bets.
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