Conor McGregor Now 15/4 To Win Saturday Night's Fight

Published on August 23rd, 2017 12:00 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

According to Las Vegas sportsbooks, 95% of the money that is coming in on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight is coming in on Conor McGregor.

These sportsbooks are starting to muse publicly about the hit that they will take if McGregor happens to win on Saturday night. The fact of the matter, however, is that they are likely privately laughing to themselves, as sharp bettors believe that McGregor has no chance of winning on Saturday. This could set up a very big win for the sportsbooks as casual bettors continue to pile money on McGregor.

When the line for McGregor vs Mayweather first opened (before the fight was even announced), McGregor was approximately a 25/1 underdog to win. Even at this number, many people thought that it was favourably priced in McGregor's direction. The true line, many people said, should be 100/1.

This is why sharp bettors are salivating over a line that has Mayweather listed as just a 5/18 favourite. In fact, these sharp bettors are almost certainly waiting on the line to tighten even more before dropping a massive amount of money on Mayweather. You can safely assume that there will be some VERY large wagers on Mayweather in the hours leading up to the fight.

Here are the betting odds as of this moment for McGregor vs Mayweather:

Floyd Mayweather, 5/18
Conor McGregor, 15/4

For people with knowledge of the sport of boxing, this line is pure insanity.

Floyd Mayweather is probably the best boxer of all time (as unlikeable as he is) and Conor McGregor has never boxed professionally in his life.

The promoters behind the fight are doing a great job in pushing the possibility that Conor might actually stand a chance. Is Mayweather not taking the fight seriously? Is Mayweather too old? What about Conor's power with the 8 ounce gloves? Conor's reach and youth?

In the end, the promoters are doing their job, as this fight is expected to reach close to 5 million PPV buys.

In addition, nearly $150 million is expected to be wagered in Las Vegas on this fight.

If the fight goes as expected, the bookmakers and sharps will be laughing all the way to the bank. The more that the line moves in Conor's direction, the more money the sportsbooks will likely make.

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Regardless of what you think about the fight - McGregor at 15/4 is pure insanity.

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