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Just a stupid question who is the underdog in this fight.And how do bookies/websites decide who is fav/underdog

 

betting websites determine betting odds by money outlayed on each fighter.

FIGHTER A may have started at $2.50 for the fight but as substantial amounts of money gets placed on FIGHTER A it reduces his betting odds while sending FIGHTER B odds up, which then makes FIGHTER A the betting favourite.

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betting websites determine betting odds by money outlayed on each fighter.

FIGHTER A may have started at $2.50 for the fight but as substantial amounts of money gets placed on FIGHTER A it reduces his betting odds while sending FIGHTER B odds up' date=' which then makes FIGHTER A the betting favourite.[/quote']

 

thank you i have always wondered how it worked

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All bookies want 50% of the people to bet on fighter A (or team A), and 50% of the people to bet on fighter B ( or team B). Bookies dont gamble, their not stupid. Half the people who lose pay the other half who win and they collect the vig (the amount they charge you to bet) Once the betting lines open the odds change according to who is betting on who. If too many people are betting on fighter A, they change the odds to make people bet on fighter B.

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Jones is the slight fav and they determine who the fav is by gauging what they believe the average(bandwaggoning) fan believes' date=' hence Bones being the fav.[/quote']

 

He's more than a slight fav now. He opened up favored a little and the spread is just getting bigger and bigger.

 

Currently some places have Jones at -225 and Rua at +185... Having Jones favored 2 to 1 over Rua is laughable.

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