Because everyone has different sized bankrolls for sports betting, using the term unit is a way for us to show your profit or loss in universal terms.
The 1,2, and 3 unit plays are more of the average plays, while the 4, 5 and sometimes 6 and 7 unit plays are the big plays where the handicapper feels they have found a lot of value on a play.
If a handicapper released a 5 unit play and you had a $1,000 sports betting bankroll you would be risking 5% (5 units) or $50 on the play.
I expect to see Lesnar shell up after getting hit with a couple of strikes and Hunt landing a few more strikes to force the ref to step in. Tate is very durable and has a history of rallying after slow starts- Holm, Mc Mann, and Kenzie are perfect examples of that scenario.
Nunes starts like a firecracker, but has a reputation for fading- Zingano, Davis, and to a lesser extent, Shevchenko followed this trend. For us, Tate has to survive the opening round and then she will take over in round 2 and beyond.
Big title defense for Tate and with only 11 fights (as of right now) and a couple of big lines- I’ve got Tate in my Silver parlay. With takedowns and top position strikes over a 5 round fight she will pile up the points.
If she is able to TKO or sub Nunes somewhere between rounds 2 and 5 that will also produce a lot of points.
Using units gives us a tool to keep track of profits and losses without the dollar value.
Because basic sports betting strategy tells us that you should be betting somewhere between 1-5% of your bankroll on each wager, it is generally accepted that a unit is equal to approximately 1% of your bankroll.
Using the bankroll management strategy that recommends 1-5% of your bankroll on each bet you would essentially want to bet between 1-5 “units”.