Please explain how odds work

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  1. TITS

    TITS Proper 12 Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm still having trouble figuring out how the odds work in betting terms. If I place a $6 bet on Darren Till at +150 odds, do I make $156 if he wins? Or will my profit be $144?

    Also, if I bet the same amount on Kamaru Usman to win at -400, does that mean I lose $394 even if Usman wins?
     
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    Please tell me you're taking the piss with this thread.
     
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    It’s obviously a guy who is new to sports betting. No big deal.


    A fighter at plus odds pays back more than your initial bet, and a guy at minus odds is obviously the opposite.


    If a fighter is at +150, you would win $150 if you bet $100, this giving you a total return of $250.

    If you bet on a guy at -150, you would have to bet $150 to get $100 back for again a total return of $250.



    Obviously you can scale the ratio to what you intend on betting, and all books let you preview your potential winnings before officially placing your bets.
     
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    I've been on the internet my whole life, old man. This is a troll.
     
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  7. mkess101

    mkess101 World Series or bust...

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    You damn kids, think you've got it all figured out LOL.

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  8. burge13

    burge13 Blue Belt

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    Great job by TS to point one of may flaws at the stupid american odds system. Use decimals like normal people
     
  9. JimGunn

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    This thread sucks and decimal odds suck even worse.
     
  10. burge13

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    American odds are worse than most diseases
     
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    You are a moron.
     
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    Decimals forever
     
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    mkess101 World Series or bust...

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    'Murica. Fuck Yeah.

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