Alright, boxing fans get a battle of undefeated pugilists on Saturday night. David Benavidez battles Demetrius Andrade for Benavidez’s interim WBC Title. Could this be the springboard for even bigger fights? According to the PBC, that seems to be the case. However, with the Super Middleweight division, one never knows. With the latest chaos, it is Super Middleweight Boxing Picks time.
Numbers have not moved to much of late. We are fortunate to have the best online Vegas boxing betting sites.
|Benavidez vs Andrade Odds|
|Over 10.5 Rounds||-150||-175||-162|
|Under 10.5 Rounds||+115||+145||+136|
Okay, Super Middleweight Boxing Picks, look at a fight that is a week after the “Las Vegas Experience” weekend. Thankfully, this fight is on a Saturday night. However, it will be interesting to see how the atmosphere is after the circus err Formula 1 leaves town. Many expect a more raucous atmosphere because two undefeated boxers are going at it with a potential shot at Canelo Alvarez on the line.
Again, that point may be a debate for another time. On the other hand, the Benavidez Brothers are accomplished fighters. David is a two-time champion who is 27-0 with 23 knockouts. The dilemma is the Super Middleweight has not fought in eight months. His battle with Caleb Plant earned much respect. It showed Benavidez he still has some things to improve on.
This undercard starts at a more accustomed time with the main event believed to begin around 11:00 pm ET (approximately). There is this thought process that the fight is far closer than it looks. Benavidez has been so consumed with trying to gat a fight with Canelo that he might be ripe for the picking. For as good of a fighter and puncher as the American is, there is this belief he left himself vulnerable after the Plant fight.
Normally, Benavidez shows himself well after more questionable fights. He did that in the second battle with Gavril where he pummeled the fighter with all sorts of combinations at various angles. Even there, he did not knock him out. Andrade is a strong pugilist who can cause some problems.
This bout headlines two fighters at the 168-pound weight limit. Shakur Stevenson remains a big Super Middleweight Boxing Picks favorite for this bout on Saturday. The young American fighter (27 years old) thinks he can use his power and angles to wear down Andrade. Now, Super Middleweight Boxing Picks believe the favorite might need to settle for a decision on the 25th.
Could this fight go the distance? Now, that answer is to the affirmative err yes. The Over of 10.5 Rounds moved from -120 early to -150 now. Also, when looking at some of the decision numbers, Benavidez strangely saw a shift from +115 to +160. That seems to be a contradiction. Honestly, what might happen here? Does the Phoenix, Arizona native play a little more defense to insure his potential shot with Alvarez or whomever else?
The greater than 80% knockout rate is going to entice a lot of bettors to go for the knockout and round props on Saturday. Instead, we opt to play it safe here. Something tells us this could be a slugfest like the Plant bout. Benavidez expects to get his shots in. There is this big but that is lurking.
Consequently, let us take a shot at that decision number which rolls in at +160. Spreads and other props do not seem lack the normal juice. Even a Round 11 or 12 knockout prop lays in the +2200 to +2800 range. That seems to indicate a decision number of -120 which might lengthen a little more. Take the decision to Benavidez for a better number on Saturday night.
Super Middleweight Boxing Picks and The Southpaw count on expecting the unexpected. After all, the De Los Santos-Stevenson fight taught us a little something as Stevenson almost looked afraid of being hit. Demetrius Andrade can tag fighters. His 32-0 record is no accident. He is a two-time World Champion for a reason. Left-handers possess the ability to cause some headaches and frustrations for the best of Orthodox fighters.
Again that knockout ratio of almost 59% drew some jeers. However, Andrade can throw power when he has to. While he does not lay out his opponents 85% of the time like Benavidez, he can hurt the younger American fighter just the same.
Okay, the biggest concern may be do these fighters get tired out? Both of them throw a ton of action and yet maybe we get another Benavidez-Plant or unexpected gem. Considering how cheap the PPV is in some parts of the world ($19.99 in pounds – UK), this is one that could deliver. His experience could become a difference later in this fight.
So, while a knockout may not be in the cards. A decision to Andrade is still coming in around +450 and that is enough to bite with a small wager for Saturday from Mandalay Bay.
Who wants a fun prop? Now, those online boxing odds did find a way to sneak in a flier on a Benavidez knockout if he can catch Andrade early. It’s not likely but Rounds 6,8, and 9 are +1400. We like the 8 or 9 in this case.
Readers inquired about a few other props but expect some more say later in the week.
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