“Learning how to read boxing odds is half the battle. Another half is sitting and watching the struggle to find out if you’re in line to win your wager.
Boxing Odds Explained
This page shows odds for bets. These are stakes where you select the fighter you think will win the battle.
Boxing odds look something like this:
Apollo Creed -200
Rocky Balboa +180
This usually means that Creed is your preferred and Balboa is the underdog. Favorites have a minus sign (-) before their odds and underdogs have the plus sign (+). In this case if you had $300 to play , you could throw all of it on Creed and if he wins, you would find a payout of $450 — your $300 is returned, and your winnings of $150.
On the other hand, if you had faith in Rocky and believe he is likely to win, a $300 bet would net you a payout of $840 — you’d get your initial $300 back, along with your winnings of $540.
Our Odds Calculator can help you determine how much you would win based on what you decide to wager.
Our boxing chances page shows you the opening line, that’s the first betting line set by oddsmakers, followed closely by the lines at popular sportsbooks. You can scroll through to find a sportsbook that has the chances you enjoy best. Having boxing odds explained in more detail gives you an edge over other bettors who might be taking gambling lines ”