January 28, 2020 | In: Articles

What are units in bets?

The units in bets are the method of measurement chosen by tipsters and bettors to determine amounts of bets, so it is normal for many people to end up equating it with the stake, although both terms actually present certain references.

In this article, we will know what are the betting units, how to calculate them, differences with the stake and how to learn to manage them.

What are units in bets?
In summary, a betting unit is an amount we decide to invest in a bet and that, in normal conditions, is usually equivalent to 1% of our bankroll (money we have to invest). This term, used very frequently by tipsters, will vary depending on the bankroll we have. Let’s see an example.

If we have a bankroll of € 100. A betting unit can be € 1
If we have a € 500 bankroll. A betting unit can be € 5

Thus, the value of a betting unit will change depending on the money we have available to bet (bankroll).

How to calculate units in bets?
As we mentioned before, a betting unit is equivalent to 1% of our bankroll. Therefore, it is convenient to handle bankrolls of the type € 100, € 200 or € 300, since in these cases a betting unit would be equivalent to € 1, € 2 or € 3, respectively. However, regardless of the amount of bankroll available, it is very easy to calculate how much a betting unit is worth.

Is there a formula to calculate units in bets?
To calculate betting units simply follow a simple rule of 3, taking into account that each betting unit is equivalent to 1% of the bankroll.

So that:

€ 357 (bankroll) = € X (betting unit)
€ 100 (bankroll) = € 1 (betting unit)

Considering we have:

€ X = 357/100 = € 3.57
In this way, we can calculate how much a betting unit is worth, regardless of the bankroll we have.

Is a unit the same as a stake?

Although they are similar concepts, they really must know how to differentiate, since they talk about similar but really different things. Let’s see what each one means:

Betting Unit
It represents a% of our bankroll. A unit usually has an equivalence of 1%, so before bankrolls of € 100 would be equivalent to € 1.

Stake
It represents the number of units that we put into play in a bet. In this case, the stake is directly related to the confidence you have in a given event. So, it is normal to handle a Stake scale from 1 to 10, so that we can play from 1% of our bankroll to 10% depending on the confidence we have in getting it right.

What are the units won in sports betting?
The units won in sports betting is what is known as “yield”, a concept commonly used among punters and represents the% we win or lose for every € 100 wagered.

It is possible to calculate this yield using a simple formula so that we can learn to manage these units earned in a simple way.

How to control the benefit from the inverted units?
To control the profit or losses from the units wagered, we must go back to the yield, although in this case, we will learn how it is calculated and how it is interpreted.

Let’s see below the formula to calculate it:
[Yield = (Profit Units / Inverted Units) * 100]

Thus, if for a month we have obtained a € 36 benefit with a € 100 bankroll, then:

[Yield = (36/100) * 100 = 36%]

If our yield were -8%, it would mean that we are losing € 8 per month for every € 100 invested and, therefore, we should modify our betting strategy. It is in this way how profit or possible losses are controlled by the units invested.

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