I have given you my prediction and betting advice for the main event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now that the moneylines and props are outside for the remainder of the card, it is time to get a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which fights should bettors prevent? Can you put together a lucrative parlay from the conflicts? Let us take a look.
UFC 219 Odds and Predictions: Cyborg vs. Holm
There’s not any big’dog calling out at UFC 218 to me. But there’s one man on this card who may defy some odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem may get merked with a larger and more powerful puncher at Francis Ngannou, but at +230, he is worth throwing a few pennies in the slightest. Normally I would put this fight from the stay-away class, but this really is a significant test for Ngannou, a man who hasn’t been analyzed yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the sport and, though his chin may be suspect, he’s among the greatest fight IQs in the heavyweight division. Kickboxing capability and his in-cage smarts could provide a large upset to us together with a profit. Don’t go mad on this, though. Ngannou deserves to be favored. Overeem is well worth a little bet.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey isn’t a massive dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a good yield and/or promote a parlay. Both fighters have looked strong, but stylistically, Casey seems to get the size and strength to provide Herrig problems. The single woman that has been able to fit Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and that woman is among the best in the branch. If Casey could pour on the strain, she can overwhelm Herrig and pick up a tiny upset win here. Again, don’t go mad and throw your entire bankroll, but Casey is well worth a few shekels.
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