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Old 08-08-2008, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Someone explain the betting odds for me.

I want to throw a few bucks on Herring @ Bodog, what I am not sure how to calculate the odds?

For example.... -400 one guy, and + 200 the other

Sorry for the stupid question.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a stupid question, man. If one guy is -400 he is the favorite and you must risk $400 to win $100, plus your original $400, for a total of $500. Obviously you don't have to bet in incriments of $400. The +200 fighter is the underdog, and if you risk $100, you would win $200, plus keep your original $100. Again you don't have to bet in $100 incriments.

Here's a link with a good beginner's guide to mma betting:
http://mmajunkie.com/news/1500/where...et-mma-now.mma

Hope that helps.
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