16-1 Betting Odds

If you are wondering what 16/1 means in betting you have come to the right place.

The 16 to 1 odds of an event happening is the likelihood or probability of that result. 16-1 odds are popular in football betting and for horse racing events in the UK and are a shade shorter than 20-1 odds in the betting market.

As a knowledgeable sports bettor, if you like to wager bets on horses at a big price like 16-1 you should check the list of top bookmakers for EW betting online.

In our 16-1 horse racing betting odds guide, we explain what 16 to 1 odds mean?, what is the 16 to 1 probability and show you what a 16 to 1 odds payout would be.

16-1 Betting Odds

What does 16 to 1 odds mean?

16-1 Betting Odds means that out of 17 possible outcomes, the 16/1 odds are that there will be 16 of one kind of outcome and 1 of another kind of outcome.

The 16-1 odds calculation means for every 17 betting events your selection should win 1 time and on 16 occasions the selection will not win.

16-1 Odds Calculator

Here is a 16/1 odds calculator to work out the potential winnings of a 16-1 priced winner.

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How To Use The 16/1 odds payout calculator?

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to use the free online 16-1 odds calculator:

  1. ‘Bet Type’ will already be selected as a single bet
  2. Select the ‘Outcome’ of “Winner”, “Placed”, “Lost”, “Dead Heat”, “Void” or “Non-runner”
  3. Select the ‘Odds’ of 16-1
  4. Select the ‘Stake’ wagered
  5. The 16/1 odds payout calculator will then work out total outlay, total return and total profit

16 to 1 Implied Probability

The 16-1 betting odds probability is a 94.12 per cent probability of a particular outcome and a 5.88 per cent probability of another outcome.

The 16/1 odds implied probability means your selection has a 5.88% chance of winning and a 94.12% chance the selection will lose.

Convert 16-1 Odds to American Moneyline Odds?

The conversion of 16-1 odds to American Moneyline odds is 1600.

  • Conversion to American Odds is calculated by (17.0 – 1.0)* 100 = 1600

Money line odds (aka “American” odds or “U.S.” odds) of 1600 is the equivalent to 16-1 Fractional odds (aka “British” odds, “U.K.” odds, or “traditional” odds).

16 to 1 odds payout

If you wager a bet on a 16/1 betting odds selection and you win, your total payout will be 17.00 which is your stake back plus 16.00 profit.

Here are some examples of 16-1 odds payouts:

  • £1 bet on a 16/1 pick returns a total return of £17.00
  • £5 bet on a 16/1 pick returns a total return of £85.00
  • £10 bet on 16/1 returns a total return of £170.00
  • £40 bet on 16/1 betting odds returns a total return of £680.00
  • £100 bet on 16/1 odds returns a total return of £1700.00
  • £400 bet on 16/1 odds returns a total return of £6800.00

Popular Questions

Are 16/1 Odds Good?

16/1 odds are great because for every £1 winning bet you will return £16 profit.

The 16-1 odds reflect the chances of your selection and bookmakers will think it has a good chance at 16/1.

At 16-1 horse odds you could look to bet each way and still show a good profit if the selection is only placed.

Many punters ask if 16/1 odds good or bad and the boring answer is it depends on whether it is value for money in the betting market. A 16-1 winner is good odds and a 16/1 loser is bad odds.

What is 16-1 odds in decimal?

16/1 fractional odds is 17 in decimal.

The fractional odds of 16 to 1 in decimals is 17.00 which means for every £1 win stake you get £17 returns if it wins.

Facts About 16 to 1 Betting Odds

  • 16-1 are fractional odds
  • 16-1 betting odds are slightly shorter than 20-1
  • 16-1 betting odds are slightly larger than 14-1 odds
  • 16-1 odds have a 5.88 per cent of winning
  • 16-1 fractional odds in decimal odds is 17.00

UK Bookmakers Free Bets

When new customers sign up to UK bookmakers they usually receive a free bet welcome bonus.

If you are wondering how the 16/1 odds work when placing bets on sports betting markets with a free bet we can work out your winning bets potential outcomes.

When you have placed a qualifying bet to receive free bets it is worth understanding on any free bet wins you do not get your stake back.

  • £1 free bet on a 16/1 returns a winning bets total return of £16
  • 16/1 odds £5 free bet returns £80 win bets total
  • 16/1 odds £10 free bet returns £160 bet wins total
  • £20 free bet on 16/1 odds return £320.00 winning bets total
  • £40 bet on 16/1 odds returns a total return of £640.00

Summary of 16 to 1 Odds

If you have placed a bet on a 16-1 pick and it has won then we have an odds calculator you can use to work out your returns on a 16/1 winner.

Fraction Odds Decimal Odds American Probability
16/1 17 1600 5.90%

The bet calculator allows you to work out winnings on some of the following bets where you might have a 16-1 shot in the bets:

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If you are looking to place a bet then understanding the betting odds market is important as you want to choose your picks based on the value in the betting ring.

Here are all the betting odds guides we have created at British Racecourses.

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We hope your 16 to 1 odds pick is a winning selection and please always gamble responsibly.

As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.