This article outlines the steps to convert decimal odds, commonly used in Europe and Australia, to American odds, the standard format in the United States.
Understanding American & Decimal Odds
Decimal odds are straightforward, representing the total amount returned for a $1 bet, including the stake. American odds, on the other hand, come in positive and negative forms. Positive American odds show how much profit you would make on a $100 bet, while negative American odds indicate how much needs to be bet to win $100.
How to Convert Decimal Odds to American?
The conversion from decimal to American odds varies depending on whether the decimal odds are greater or less than 2.00.
For Decimal Odds Greater Than 2.00 or equal:
- Formula: American Odds = (Decimal Odds – 1) * 100
In other words, subtract 1 from the decimal odds. Multiply the result by 100.
For Decimal Odds Less Than 2.00:
- Formula: American Odds = -100 / (Decimal Odds – 1)
In other words, subtract 1 from the decimal odds. Divide -100 by the result.
Step-by-Step Conversion from Decimal Odds to American
Decimal Odds Greater Than 2.00 or equal:
- Example: Decimal Odds = 2.50
- Conversion: American Odds = (2.50 – 1) x 100 = 1.50 x 100 = +150
Decimal Odds Less Than 2.00:
- Example: Decimal Odds = 1.80
- Conversion: American Odds = –100 / (1.8 – 1) = –100 / 0.80 = –125
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