The line has now dropped 95¢ in the moneyline market for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
In the 24 hours following the fight being announced by Mayweather on social platform Shots, the market adjusted by 60¢ as reported by Sportsbook Review.
The best odds for wagering Mayweather are -205 ($205 to win $100) per the boxing props & odds page at SBR, while one sportsbook is offering a 2 to 1 return on Pacquiao.
Such sharp line movement is unusual a full two months before a bout taking place, though this is expected to be the richest fight in boxing history and perhaps most significant, so the line movement as well as early onslaught of prop bets is not unexpected.
In addition to covering industry wide props, SBR's exotic lines that sportswriters believe will be offered were quoted on Newsday earlier today. For example, bets on which celebrity is likely to accompany Mayweather to the ring (pound Justin Beiber?), or who is most likely to sing the national anthem.
The below odds widget shows the currently available betting market price on the outright winner:
Fight fans who might be interested in using the boxing prop bets page might be curious on the benefit of using the page, after all, why not navigate to your sportsbook directly?
Line shopping made easy
As all sports bettors know, the average price offered in sports betting is usually not the best one. Lines move often according to volume, and while one book might offer the best return at 3PM, 10 minutes later the line changes or another shop spreads a better line. What this means practically is that if you don't bother to assess the market, you might wager $450 to win $200 on Mayweather, instead of $410 to win $200 by choosing the current best price. Accepting the worst of it costs you the chance to win more for the same amount of money, and hurts your bankroll in both the short and long-term.
The outright winner box on the boxing props bet page updates dynamically. So, if the market reacts suddenly, for sake of argument if Pacquiao is confirmed to be wearing the 8oz Reyes gloves of his choice, the odds flash red on the screen in real-time.
Prop Bets Comparison
A second advantage — and perhaps most significant to some players — of using the prop bets list at Sportsbook Review is seeing the whole wild assortment of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao prop bets. Wagering markets on just about everything you can think of are starting to be released and will be spread prior to the May 2 super-fight. Bookmark the Prop Bets page to never miss an update.