Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana is a day and change away. The PPV boxing event broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is attracting every one from A-list celebrities to online sportsbooks looking to entice players with betting value for the marquee event. Sportsbook Review breaks down some of the most popular boxing odds markets in this article.
Floyd Mayweather to win by Decision
Online sportsbooks have set this market around -170. At the time of this writing, the clear best line for Mayweather to win by decision is -166 at JustBet Sportsbook. A $166 wager pays $100 for Mayweather to win by decision. If you're betting the flip side, 5Dimes has the best line on any other result than Mayweather by decision at +150.
Marcos Maidana to win by Decision
This market is priced at a whopping +2600. The best available line is offered by 5Dimes Sportsbook. For comparison sake, Bet365 offers +2000 for a bet on Marcos Maidana to win by decision. In other words, a $100 wager at Bet365 on Maidana by decision returns $2,000 in profit, while the same wager placed with 5Dimes nets $2,600 - an additional $600. This is why accepting the best available price is essential in wagering.
Ground Round Betting: Mayweather win
This market hinges on a fighter to win in blocks of specific rounds. For example, Mayweather winning in round 1 through 3 pays +1415 at both 5Dimes and JustBet Sportsbook. This equates to $1415 in profit on a $100 wager. However, a Mayweather win in rounds 4-6 pays more at 5Dimes than JustBet (+1315 vs. +1215)
Fight a draw
Draws are not unheard of in boxing. Close bouts may be seen even by at least two of the judges, prompting the fight to be ruled a draw. While anticlimactic for fight fans, sports bettors have the potential to cash in. Right now, 5Dimes Sportsbook has the market cornered offering the clear best price on both the bout to be ruled a draw AND any other result. 5Dimes pays +3000 on a draw and -5000 on the flip side.
Proposition markets + fight winner odds
The above markets are just a slither of what you can find in the Mayweather vs. Maidana sportsbook odds directory. Also available are real-time updating widgets showing the current best available market price on Mayweather vs. Maidana, as well as the entire PPV undercard of Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo, Adrien Broner vs. Carlos Molina, and J'Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban.
Potential post weigh-in odds movement
SBR analysts predict there is also a significant chance that the results of this afternoon's weigh-in might influence fight odds. For example, if either Floyd Mayweather or Marcos Maidana fail to meet the contracted weight of 147 lbs., there is a chance that bookmakers will swing the betting odds in either man's favor. Handicappers looking to give themselves a reason to pick for or against either fighter might also consider the recent social media firestorm caused by Floyd Mayweather revealing his ex-fiance Shantel Jackson's sonogram and details of an alleged twins abortion.
Make sure to lock in the best available betting odds for Mayweather vs. Maidana prop betting.