Calculating Payouts From Decimal Odds

Decimal odds have slowly become the standard odds format used at sports betting sites. Some sites still use moneyline or fractional formats, but the decimal option is easily the most common. The likely reason is that it's widely considered to be the most straightforward of all three.

On this page, we show the required calculations to work out potential profits and payouts from decimal odds. We include examples of these calculations and provide a chart showing the payouts for several commonly used odds.

Calculations Required

There are two calculations to know to work out the potential profit and total payout of a bet using decimal odds as follows.

Potential Payout and Profit Equations

Using These Calculations

The following examples illustrate how these calculations work in practice.

Decimal Odds Calculations

Decimal Odds Payout Chart

The following chart shows the potential profits and total payouts for various commonly-used decimal odds, based on a $10 stake.

Odds

Potential Profit

Potential Payout

Odds

Potential Profit

Potential Payout

2.00 $10.00 $20.00 1.909 $9.09 $19.09
2.10 $11.00 $21.00 1.80 $8.00 $18.00
2.25 $12.50 $22.50 1.667 $6.67 $16.67
2.375 $13.75 $23.75 1.571 $5.71 $15.71
2.50 $15.00 $25.00 1.50 $5.00 $15.00
2.75 $17.50 $27.50 1.444 $4.44 $14.44
3.00 $20.00 $30.00 1.40 $4.00 $14.00
3.50 $25.00 $35.00 1.364 $3.64 $13.65
4.50 $35.00 $45.00 1.333 $3.33 $13.33
5.50 $45.00 $55.00 1.286 $2.86 $12.86

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