As an MMA sports fan, you likely enjoy placing wagers on the next fight and the bragging rights that come along with crowning your chosen fighter as a king. However, did you know that there is a BIG difference between just throwing down money on McGregor and making a smart bet on the competition?
In fact, there are several ways that you can increase your odds of winning your wager plus more on your next MMA sports bet. Sometimes, you must know when to tap out yourself or when to keep pushing forward.
Below, we will provide you with some awesome, almost fail-proof hacks that can ensure you win your next MMA bet.
1. Know the Sportsbooks
BEFORE you place any MMA bets, you want to get your hands on the sportsbooks BEFORE the odds are not in your favor. What this means is that in the earliest releases, sportsbooks will release what the odds are for each fighter. If you join the game too late, you may be making a HUGE mistake. The reason? The sportsbooks will switch up the odds to help get more money for the other fighter.
You should check in daily to your favorite sportsbooks and keep your eyes on the fighters and their odds. One of the best pieces of advice is to avoid jumping in just because everyone else is or jumping in without doing your homework.
2. Don’t Bet on Everyone
Okay, so you will likely find yourself in the situation where you are ready to place a wager on your favorite fighter as they put their belt up. However, before you get to this stage, there are several underdog fights that need to still play out.
Unless you KNOW these fighters, do NOT put your money up on them. Often, players will get too into the scene and bet on fighters they do not know and end up losing all their money.
Stick to what you know and do what you know well.
3. Put Money on the Underdog
It goes without saying that the underdog gets a bad rap and it happens. To profit from MMA betting, you will need to bet on the underdog at least a couple times, especially when the odds are there.
Don’t be afraid to do it either. If the odds are stacked right and you like the numbers, go against the crowd and you may walk out a couple hundred bucks in your pocket.
4. Additional Bets Don’t Have to Be Scary
When played right, additional bets such as how the fight or match ends can net you some real gold. For example, if your chosen fighter has a high probability of winning and he is a jiu-jitsu master, then you may find it reasonable to make a bet that the fight will end in submission.
Of course, always be confident in your guessing game before you go and lay down the cash for it.
Most Importantly Have Fun
Most importantly, have fun when it comes to MMA betting. If you are scared or not confident in your ability to place a wager, shoot for the lower wagers in the beginning and until you gain confidence.