The number of favourites who win varies per weekend, especially with not every favourite being odds-on, but the figure is usually around six out of 10.
Suitably, what does favorite mean in betting?
When someone uses the term “favorite” in sports betting or horse racing, they are referring to the team, individual or horse that is expected to win. Often times, favorites are given odds that reflect the extent in which they are expected to win.
Any way, how often does the moneyline favorite win? That is, between 82% and 85 % of the time the team that wins the game also covers the pointspread. Either the Favorite wins and covers, or the Underdog pulls off the upset and wins straight up. That 15% to 18% figure refers to those times when the Favorite wins but by less than the pointspread.
Aside from that, what percentage of Favourites win?
Do bookmakers prefer Favourites to win?
Bookmakers certainly do not prefer favourites to win! They may pretend they don't like it when 5000-1 shots win, but they're secretly delighted. It's favourites winning that they really hate.