“Learning how to read boxing odds is half of the battle. The other half is sitting and watching the struggle to see if you’re in line to win your bet.

Boxing Odds Explained
This page shows odds for moneyline bets. These are bets in which you select the fighter you believe will win the battle.

Boxing odds look something like this:

Apollo Creed -200

Rocky Balboa +180

This means that Creed is your preferred and Balboa is the underdog. Favorites always have a minus sign (-) before their chances and underdogs have the plus sign (+). In this case if you had $300 to play with, you could throw all of it on Creed and when he wins, then you would get a payout of $450 — your own $300 is returned, and your winnings of $150.

On the other hand, if you had faith in Rocky and believe he is going to win, a $300 bet would net you a payout of $840 — you would get your initial $300 back, plus your winnings of $540.

Our Odds Calculator can help you determine how much you would win based on what you choose to wager.

Our boxing odds page shows you the opening line, that’s the first betting lineup by oddsmakers, followed by the lines at popular sportsbooks. It is possible to scroll through to find a sportsbook that has the odds you enjoy best. Having boxing odds explained in much more detail provides you an edge over other bettors who might be taking gambling lines blindly.”

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