There is nothing better than just identifying a mismatch where the oddsmakers have made a mistake and you reap the benefits of an underdog win. But that’s a lot easier to say than it’s to do and at times it burns you another way when those apparent cut-and-dry favorites cost you money once the underdog brings off that upset.
One of the most shocking flashes of 2018 had arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson losing by unanimous choice to Henry Cejudo (+350) in UFC 227. This doesn’t mean that you should be swinging for the fences on every card with a great deal of underdog bets, but only know that there can be money to be made on a well-placed wager.
2018 was a Bounce-Back Year for Underdogs
Underdog victories were on the decline lately, as in 2015 dogs had a winning percentage of 38.5, but in 2017 that percentage fell to 32. However, was a bit of a comeback in 2018 that trend has continued into 2019 and as underdogs finished at a 36 percentage that is winning.
During 19 events this season, underdogs are hitting at a speed of 36.8 percent. Most recently, UFC Fight Night Greenville: Moicano vs the Korean Zombie saw puppies win five of those 11 fights, earning bettors $205.91 predicated on a $100 wager on every fight. The biggest upset of the evening was about the undercard with Molly McCann (+215) beating Ariane Lipski. Overall this season, the largest upset is Allen Crowder (+375) over Greg Hardy.
Odds Shark will upgrade the records for underdogs vs favorites. Additionally, we will break down the profits based on 100 on each underdog versus $100 on every and every favorite.
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