Sportsbook Review.com has a comprehensive guide for sports bettors interested in the onslaught of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets.
One of the most popular prop wagering markets from online betting sites is the expected number of total PPV purchases for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, with sportsbooks setting the line at a minimum of 3.15 million total buys.
There are prop bets ranging from both fighters to win by KO, certain round stoppages, the number of cumulative points won by each fighter across all three judges' scorecards, and much more. The three judges who will be calling the bout are Dave Moretti, Burt Clements, and Glenn Feldman.
How to Compare Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets
In all instances of comparing prop bets, players should keep in the mind that all lines are not created equal. When you factor in the sportsbook bonus offered by a particular betting site, the value behind each wager can change dramatically. For example, if two betting sites price Mayweather as a 5 to 1 and 6 to 1 underdog to win by KO, but the sportsbook with the smaller payoff has a 50% cash bonus compared to a 15% free play bonus, a player might conclude there is more bang for the buck at the higher bonus sportsbook.
For bettors interested in wagering the outright odds, there has been a sizable amount of line changes since the betting odds opened officially in mid-February: Per the SBR Odds line movement, Mayweather opened as a -330 favorite (meaning you'd have to risk $330 to win $100) before dropping as low as -185.
Mayweather is now trading as a -215 or just over a 2 to 1 favorite, requiring a $215 wager to win $100. The single highest return on Pacquiao as of this publication is the +210 odds offered by online betting site Heritage Sports. With one week left before the fight on May 2, sportsbooks are planning on releasing even more betting props and adjusting their lines on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao as the public and professionals place their wagers.
Richest Fight in Boxing History for Sportsbooks and Cable Providers
One sportsbook manager speaking on condition of anonymity told Sportsbook Review that they have already booked more action on this fight than any fight in their over 10-year history as an online sportsbook. It makes sense when considering that financial pundits are pegging this as the richest fight in boxing history, and is further evidenced by the online betting sites and their PPV buys market.
Sportsbook Review will be updating the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Prop Bets List all week and through fight night Saturday, May 2. The bout takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.