There’s nothing better than just identifying a mismatch in which the oddsmakers have made an error and you reap the benefits of an underdog win. However, that’s a lot easier to say than it is to do and sometimes it burns you another way when those apparent cut-and-dry favorites price you cash once the underdog brings off that upset.
Among the most shocking upsets of 2018 had arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson losing by unanimous decision to Henry Cejudo (+350) at UFC 227. This doesn’t mean you should be swinging for the fences on each 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 successes were on the decline lately, as in 2015 dogs had a winning percentage of 38.5, but in 2017 that percentage dropped to 32. However, was a bit of a comeback in 2018 as underdogs completed at a 36 percent and that trend has continued into 2019.
During 19 events this season, underdogs are hitting a rate of 36.8 percent. Most recently, UFC Fight Night Greenville: Moicano vs the Korean Zombie saw puppies win five of the 11 fights, making bettors $205.91 predicated on a $100 wager on each fight. The biggest upset of the day was on the undercard with Molly McCann (+215) beating Ariane Lipski. Overall this year, the largest upset is Allen Crowder (+375) over Greg Hardy.
The records will be updated by odds Shark for underdogs vs favorites broken down per card following each function. Additionally, we’ll break down the gains based on 100 on each underdog vs $100 on every and every favorite.
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