Fractional Odds in Action
Golovkin is the first fighter listed, so he receives the 8/13 odds listed under “Fighter 1.” These odds mean that, if this fight happened 21 times (8 + 13), Golovkin would lose eight bouts and win 13.
To calculate the implied probability of Golovkin winning the fight, take the number of times he is expected to win (13) and divide it by the total number of trials (21). This results in a 61.9-percent chance for Golovkin to win the fight.
To calculate Alvarez’s probability of winning the match, we do the same thing. His odds are 11/8, meaning if the fight happened 19 times (11 + 8), Alvarez would lose 11 times and win eight times.
Therefore, the probability of Alvarez winning the fight is calculated by dividing 8 (the number of times he would win) by 19 (the total number of trials). Alvarez has a 42.1-percent chance of winning the fight.
Finding the Right Online Betting Site
In the early days of the online betting boom it was a never ending struggle trying to keep track of the many places to bet. New sites were coming online every week, many offering very attractive bonuses and other perks. Few, if any, of the sites that offered ‘too good to be true’ bonuses are still around.
Times have changed and the online betting sites that have endured since the early days have for the most part earned the trust and respect of the betting community. Stories of ‘scam books’ that pop up, take players’ money and disappear are few and far between. The majority of the top online betting sites available to players today are decent, with the top tier being as trustworthy as any bank or financial institution.
Here are a few tips for finding an online betting site that provides a great betting experience and that you can trust: