I Don't Fully Understand Betting Odds, Someone Help Me Out

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  1. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    If someone is a -140 favorite and I bet one thousand on them to win, how much would I make? How much would I make if I bet five thousand?
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    You'd make $ 1714.29 and $ 8571.43, respectively.
     
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  3. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments I'm on the prowl... for sexy attachments! Yellow Card

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    $1,000 on a -140 fighter would win $714.29

    $5,000 on a -140 fighter would win $3,571.43

    Think of it like this, you have to bet $140 to win $100 in this case. If it were +140, you'd win $140 for every $100 bet.
     
  4. UkraineFreightTrain

    UkraineFreightTrain Blue Belt

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    $140 on a -140 fighter would win $100

    $100 on a +250 fighter would win $250
     
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    Post 2 Decision Yellow Card Yellow Card

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  6. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    $1000 on a -140 favorite means that you'll get $860 in return. The minus is there for a reason.

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  7. GOATER

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    you gotta bet $1.40 to get $1....

    If it was the opposite +140...you bet $1 to get get $1.40


    The site does the math for u.
     
  8. Why So Serious

    Why So Serious Purple Belt

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    Isn’t it

    $1000 bet

    +140

    1000 x 1.4 = 1400 win + total 1000 you bet = 2400 return including the 1000 you bet

    -140

    1000 / 1.4 = 714.29 win + total 1000 you bet = 1714.29 including the 1000 you bet


    Or you lose an s you are out 1000


    I don’t bet so I may be completely out to lunch.
     
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  9. markys00

    markys00 Black Belt

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    Mma betting is the easiest and most difficult thing ever
     
  10. Sawred

    Sawred White Belt

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    you are 100% correct with your math here.
     
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