LAS VEGAS: "If you can get this fight at below -400, this is the best bet I’ve ever seen."
That line was said to me off the record over the weekend by a sportsbook operator here in Las Vegas and it’s not that big of a secret. The same thought was also discussed on the Vegas Sports Information Network on Saturday before I made an appearance with them to talk about the upcoming NFL season. Those who waited to bet Floyd are starting pounce.
It seems like -400 was the basement price for Mayweather as most books have started to raise their price from that number on the 49-0 favorite. However, the Irish money hasn’t shown up yet as McGregor’s fanbase is sure to bet him heavy because of their belief in "Mystic Mac".
Wake up Floyd. It's all over. pic.twitter.com/XfssL4HrjV
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2017
As we get closer to the fight, we are seeing what was expected by the Books when this fight was announced. The money on Floyd is starting to finally pour in and while the number of bets still favor McGregor, the money is evening up.
For the 7th straight day our liability on McGregor dropped ever so slightly continuing the slow turn in liability towards Mayweather
— Matthew Holt (@MatthewHoltVP) August 21, 2017
And it’s not just in America that this fight is showing bonkers interest from the betting public. More and more outlets around the sports gaming world are announcing that they are seeing record action on this newest "Fight of the Century" between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.
— Patrick Everson (@Covers_Vegas) August 21, 2017
If you are someone who is positive Floyd wins this fight, you might need some fun things to play. Bovada this morning released a new list of props that might be worth checking out if you are into that sort of thing:
Who will have more people with them during the fight walkout?
Floyd Mayweather -175 (4/7)
Conor McGregor +125 (5/4)
I see that easily going to Floyd given the stars he knows in his home country.
Which fighter will have a longer fight walkout?
Floyd Mayweather -155 (20/31)
Conor McGregor +110 (11/10)
–Calculated from the first note of the entrance music until the fighter gets one foot on the mat.
I will go Conor here given his desire to soak up the moment.
Will Nate Diaz walk out with Floyd Mayweather?
Yes +115 (23/20)
No -160 (5/8)
Love this idea, don’t see it.
Will either corner throw in towel?
Yes +800 (8/1)
No -2500 (1/25)
No. I would be shocked at that ending.
Which fight will end first?
Mayweather vs McGregor -600 (1/6)
Alvarez vs Golovkin +350 (7/2)
I think May-Mac has a real shot of going the distance. I see GGG vs. Canelo ending first.
Will Floyd Mayweather wear a TMT hat when he walks out to the ring Saturday night?
— Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) August 21, 2017
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