There’s nothing better than identifying a mismatch in which the oddsmakers have made a mistake and you reap the benefits of an underdog win. However, that is a lot easier to state than it is to do and sometimes it burns you the other way when those clear cut-and-dry favorites cost you cash when 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) at UFC 227. This does not mean that you should be swinging for the fences on every card with a lot of underdog bets, but just know that there can be money to be made on a well-placed bet.
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 completed at a 36 winning percent.
During 19 events this year, underdogs are hitting at a rate of 36.8 percent. Most recently, UFC Fight Night Greenville: Moicano vs the Korean Zombie saw puppies acquire five of those 11 fights, earning bettors $205.91 based on a $100 bet on every fight. The biggest upset of the evening was about the undercard using Molly McCann (+215) beating Ariane Lipski. Overall this year, the largest upset is Allen Crowder (+375) over Greg Hardy.
Odds Shark will upgrade the records for versus favorites. Additionally, we’ll break down the profits based on $100 on each underdog vs $100 on each favorite.
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