Not sure if you heard or not, but there’s some fight involving UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 T-Mobile Arena. Or is it? As of this writing, there are many odds for Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather.
But the venue is booked that night for the championship game of the new Big3 league founded by rapper Ice Cube. Cube is a smart businessman and already has said he’d be willing to surrender the date for Mayweather vs. McGregor assuming all sides can come to a financial arrangement. Ice Cube will get cut a nice check to give up the date.
Currently, McGregor is a +515 underdog at Mybookie.ag against the 49-0 Mayweather. McGregor has as many professional boxing matches as you and I do in his career, so it’s remarkable he’s not a bigger underdog. A few months back, he was a +950 long shot and Mayweather -2250. So McGregor is clearly taking plenty of action from bettors who think he can win by knockout – there’s just no way McGregor will be the defensively-brilliant Mayweather by decision.
Will McGregor ever fight in the UFC again? UFC president Dana White says he’s “confident” that the Irishman will return to MMA after his mega-money boxing showdown to defend his UFC lightweight title, but many fans don’t believe he would return to the Octagon for a significantly lower paycheck.
“In the conversation that I had with him, he’s fired up for this fight and he’s excited to fight again and defend his title by the end of the year. Nothing is a guarantee. You can’t be guaranteed anybody’s ever going to fight again,” White said.
So my topic here is to find odds moneylines that are close or similar to Conor McGregor’s odds. Here are a few:
How Conor McGregor’s Odds Compare Across Sports Betting Landscape
Houston Astros (+525 To Win First World Series)
Houston has by far the best record and largest division lead in the majors. At 49-24, the Astros are off to their best 73-game start in club history. The previous best of 45-28 occurred in 1998. The Astros lead the American League in team ERA (3.62) and lead the Major Leagues in strikeouts (738). They also lead the AL in runs (396) and slugging pct. (.476) and are T-1st in HR (115). Those 115 HRs are the most in franchise history through 73 games.
The Astros are going to the playoffs, no question. Remember, too, that the All-Star Game doesn’t decide home-field advantage in the World Series any longer so the Astros should have it if they get there.
MLB Betting Trends Compared to Conor McGregor’s Odds
- ATS in the last 6 games
- SU in the last 6 games
- 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona Diamondbacks (+550 To Win NL West)
The Snakes are only third-favorites to win the best division in baseball behind the Dodgers (-250) and Rockies (+300), and while I do believe L.A. takes the division, I think Diamondbacks will get a wild-card spot. Arizona’s 45-27 record is tied for the best 72-game start in club history (also: 20 2).
Arizona starters rank among the NL leaders in ERA (1st, 3.54), strikeouts-per-9.0 IP (1st, 9.30), strikeouts (2nd, 441), WHIP (3rd, 1.26), innings (3rd, 427.0) and wins (4th, 31). The D-backs’ 25 comeback wins are tied for the Major League lead with the Angels. Arizona had 36 come-from- behind victories in 2016.
MLB Betting Trends Compared to Conor McGregor’s Odds
- 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- SU in its last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 10 of Arizona’s last 15 games
Seattle Seahawks (+500 To Win NFC)
Seattle has made the playoffs five years in a row but since blowing Super Bowl XLIX in the final seconds against New England, the Hawks haven’t advanced past the divisional round.
The key for Seattle this year is to protect QB Russell Wilson. He ranked No. 1 statistically from 2012-12 in DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average) on plays in which he’s not pressured, according to Football Outsiders.
Wilson’s numbers suffered a drop-off when pressured, but he was still second leaguewide in that category. Wilson was pressured on 34.9 percent of his dropbacks last year. Only Tyrod Taylor and Jared Goff were pressured more frequently. Whether Seattle succeeds this year may depend on new running back Eddie Lacy. He should be motivated to succeed, with a second chance to play his way into a lucrative contract — something typically tough for running backs to secure.
Lacy missed 11 games for the Packers last season, but he was solid in the five in which he played, averaging 5.0 yards per carry, and he had missed just two career games before that. Seattle is banking on a healthy Lacy in 2017.
NFL Betting Trends Compared to Conor McGregor’s Odds
- Odds to Win NFC Division: -350
- Odds to Win Super Bowl LII: +750
- 2017-18 Regular Season Total Wins: O 8½ -115 / U 8½ -115
- Predicted Super Bowl LII Matchup Odds: Seahawks vs Patriots +1600
Conor McGregor’s Odds & Props
How Many PPV Buys Will Mayweather vs McGregor Have?
- Over 4.99 Million: -130
- Under 4.99 Million: -110
Will Mayweather and McGregor Have a Second Fight?
- During 2018 – Yes: +280
- During 2018 – No: -480
Will Mayweather and McGregor Have a Rematch?
- In The Octagon By 2018 – Yes: +900
- In The Octagon By 2018 – No: +5000
Will Either Corner Throw In The Towel?
- Yes: +353
- No: -585
Will Either Fighter Be Warned For a Low Blow?
- Yes: +140
- No: -190
Will McGregor Kick Mayweather During the Fight?
- Yes: +600
- No: -1200
Will Either Fighter Have Points Deducted By Referee?
- Yes: +210
- No: -320
Mayweather vs McGregor Final Results Odds
- Floyd Mayweather Jr By Ko, TKO Or DQ: -150
- Floyd Mayweather Jr By Decision: +120
- Conor Mcgregor By KO, TKO Or DQ: +500
- Conor Mcgregor By Decision: +3300
- Draw: +2800
Final Thoughts on Conor McGregor’s Odds
As you can see, there are a lot of betting choices to make surrounding this big event. Although many of the teams we mentioned are clearly looking better than McGregor beating Mayweather, there’s still a big gap of comparison. Nevertheless, it’s great to have an idea of what’s going in online sports betting.
In regards to Conor McGregor’s odds to beat Mayweather, I don’t see it happening. As mentioned previously, it’s two different worlds to compare and who’s to say Conor can’t put up a fight? He definitely can, but how well will he do is the real question. We’ll have to wait and see once August comes around. For now, keep checking in for more betting guides and updated odds for the bout.