Boxing

Boxing bets use a money line to show the odds. As in other sports, a negative money line indicates that boxer is favored to win, and a positive money line indicates the underdog. Remember, money lines show either how much you have to wager to win $100 (a negative line), or how much you win if you bet $100 (a positive line).

A typical boxing betting line looks like this:

<tgroup cols="2" align="center"> <colspec colname="col1" colnum="1" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="1" align="left"/> <colspec colname="col2" colnum="2" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="1" align="left"/> <thead> <tr> <td><p>Boxer</p></td> <td><p>Odds</p></td> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td><p>Lennox Lewis</p></td> <td><p>-280</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>Roy Jones</p></td> <td><p>+240</p></td> </tr> </tbody> </tgroup> </table> <p>Lennox Lewis is favored to win. A $280 bet on Lewis would win $100, plus your original wager. On the other hand, a $100 bet on Roy Jones would pay $240, plus the original wager. If the match is a draw, your bet is returned to you.</p> <p>Sportsbooks usually offer a number of proposition bets on boxing matches, with varying odds. 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