Big Bets see McGregor’s odds shorten to beat Mayweather

Posted by Sports News First on 25/8/2017
Filled in: Boxing

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au can’t quite believe why no punters want to back Floyd Mayweather, despite the fact his price has drifted from $1.10 out to $1.23, but did get out to as much as $1.27.

  • 75% of money is on Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr
  • 19 times as many individual bets are on McGregor

With three-quarters of the money on Conor McGregor, you’d think he’d be favourite, but the Irishman is the $4.50 outsider (in from as much as $6.00).

Of the 40,000+ bets on McGregor so far, here are the biggest:

$30,000 at $5.00

$20,000 at $5.00

$20,000 at $5.00

$20,000 at $4.75

$15,000 at $4.50

$10,000 at $4.50

“We originally framed the market as if Floyd Mayweather couldn’t be beaten but punters are well and truly against us. The last time we took so many big bets on such an outsider was Donald Trump and that one didn’t end to well for us, did it?” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor

$1.23   Floyd Mayweather Jr

$4.50   Conor McGregor

 

Method of Victory

$3.50   Mayweather Jr Points or Decision

$1.72   Mayweather Jr KO/TKO       

$34      Draw

$21      McGregor Points or Decision

$5.50   McGregor KO/TKO