Betting Boxing Matches

When it comes to betting boxing matches, it can often be easier for first-timers to sports betting because there isn’t as much to bet on. However, there is still a lot of information to learn about betting on boxing matches, including trends, odds, available bets, and more. Before you start placing your wagers, make sure that you know what you’re doing when you are betting on boxing matches.

Boxing Betting Odds Explained

The odds are the positive and negative numbers at the end of the fighter’s name in a list of boxing betting wagers that are available. These are referred to as “lines” (which we’ll discuss further below). The odds designate the favorite and the underdog, as well as an indication of how much they are favored or not favored for the specific event.

For example, if you have a fight that looks like this:

Otto Wallin (+250)

Tyson Fury (-150)

This means that Tyson Fury is the favorite, at much higher odds than Otto Wallin – the underdog. Instead of having to bet $150 to win $100 with the favorite, you’ll earn $250 if you bet $100 on the undergod. Keep in mind these are examples and not actual odds. These will vary from one fight to the next, which is why you need to stay updated on the boxing season and the fighters involved.

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Boxing Betting Trends

When boxers tell you that “styles make fights,” they probably don’t realize that they’re also talking about betting on boxing matches. Trends are fine for some sports, but the individual nature of the sport makes it hard to predict patterns and trends from limited information. One way that you CAN learn trends is to look at trends in betting.

Boxing betting trends allow you to see the public’s historic betting tendencies to help you determine the line value. For example, in major fights that get plenty of public interest, you can see the line moving a certain way. That tells you what the betting public thinks of the fight and where most of the money is getting placed. In our devastating hypothetical match, if Mike Tyson’s line started at +200 and moved down to +125 and Floyd Mayweather’s line went from -350 to -300, that would tell you most of the money is (correctly) getting placed on Mike Tyson.

Understanding the reason behind trends will help you find the strongest betting position every time.

Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury box during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Boxing Betting Predictions

So, you’ve probably seen predictions out there claiming to have the real statistics to prove that their predictions are right for the upcoming boxing match. What are these predictions, and just how are they made? Some of them are personal opinions; others are published by professional sportscasters or sportsbooks. These predictions are often offered by self-proclaimed boxing betting experts that want to have some kind of “exclusive” angle.

If you do find predictions from reputable sources, such as oddsmakers, reputable sportsbooks, or boxing analysts on respected sports channels, make sure that you take advantage of those. As with anything when it comes to the world of sports betting, you have to make sure that you know what information you’re getting and whether it’s coming from the best source so that you can use the data accordingly and make the most intelligent and lowest-risk wagers.

Boxing Match Betting

Boxing match betting options provide a few different possibilities. While the selection of available bets may not be as vast as it is for some sports, there are still a lot of different ways to win. With match betting, boxing fans can place wagers on things like:

  • Moneylines
  • Round bets
  • Over/Under
  • Props
  • Victory Method

Each fight will have its odds and available wagers presented before the event. You can choose to bet on the entire match, or even put in the fight the distance wager, which is essentially a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ vote as to whether the boxing match will last the entire 12 rounds.

Wrapping Up

Boxing match betting odds are generally released at least a couple of months in advance of the main event, and they will continue to move up until the day of the fight. This is why it’s important to understand odds and betting options because you need to know when the best times to wager are and whether you should hold out for a better selection of wagers or better odds. Keep these things in mind, and you’ll be on your way to winning big with boxing match betting in no time.