Definition of Alternative Total Rounds

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What does the term "alternative total rounds" mean in the world of MMA or boxing betting? What is meant by the term "alternative total rounds"?

In boxing or MMA betting, sportsbooks will have one main line that they use for round betting.

For instance, that line might look like this:

What type of a bet is Alternative Total Rounds bet when it comes to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts - MMA - The King explains.Total Rounds

Under 2.5 Rounds, -110
Over 2.5 Rounds, -110

The "alternative total rounds" lines, however, allow you to bet on different "total rounds" lines.

For instance - let's say that you believe that a five-round main event fight will end very quickly.

You might seek out this line:

Alternative Total Rounds

Over 0.5 Rounds, -600
Under 0.5 Rounds, +385

If you believe that the fight will end in less than 2.5 minutes, you'd want to bet on the "Under 0.5 Rounds" line in order to maximize your potential payout.

On the other hand, if you think that the fight will go the distance, you'd want to look at the 4.5 Rounds line:

Over 4.5 Rounds, +220
Under 4.5 Rounds, -250