In one of the most anticipated fights of 2021, undefeated welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford faces former two-time champion Shawn Porter on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Crawford's WBO version of the belt is at stake in the main event on the boxing card from Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Coverage of the pay-per-view portion of the card is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Crawford is a -900 favorite (risk $900 to win $100), while Porter comes back at +600 in the latest Caesars Sportsbook boxing odds for Crawford vs. Porter. The over-under for total rounds is set at 10.5, with the over favored at -250 and the under priced at +210. Before finalizing any picks of your own for Crawford vs. Porter, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Brandon Wise.
Before settling any picks of your own for Canelo vs. Plant, make sure you check out the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine combat expert Brandon Wise.
Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing analyst. Just two weeks ago, he accurately called a stoppage between rounds No. 10 and 12 for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez against Caleb Plant in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition selection paid +450 and Wise also correctly called the fight to go over 9.5 rounds (-125) as Alvarez stopped Plant in Round 11. His strong 2021 boxing record also includes calling Jamel Herring (+105) to upset Carl Frampton (-125) in April. Anyone who has followed Wise's combat sports picks is WAY UP!
Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) and Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) are both 34 and looking for another major victory as they head toward the twilight of their respective careers. Crawford is universally considered one of the top active pound-for-bound boxers in the world, but the lone knock on him has been a relatively meager slate of opponents.
He takes a step-up in competition against Porter, who already has shared the ring with some of the sport's biggest names and whose three career defeats all have come to former or current champions.
With Saturday's showdown fast approaching, Wise has studied Crawford vs. Porter from every angle, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released his confident picks.
We can tell you he's going Over 10.5 round, and he's also locked in two other STRONG picks, including a money-line pick and a method-of-victory prop! You ABSOLUTELY need to see Wise's picks before making any of your own!
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