I’ve already given you my forecast and betting advice for the primary event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now that the moneylines and props are out for the rest of the card, it is time to get a UFC 218 deep dive.
Which underdogs have worth? Which fights should bettors prevent? How can you put a parlay together in the fights? Let’s have a look.
UFC 219 Odds and Predictions: Cyborg vs. Holm
There is no large’dog calling out at UFC 218 to me. But there’s one man on this card who could withstand some relatively steep odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem might get merked with a larger and stronger puncher in Francis Ngannou, however in the +230, he’s worth throwing a few pennies in the slightest. Normally I would put this struggle from the stay-away category, but this is a big test for Ngannou, a man who really hasn’t been tested yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the sport and, though his chin might be suspect, he has among the greatest fight IQs from the heavyweight division. His smarts and technical kickboxing ability could give a big upset to us together with a nice profit. Do not go crazy with this, however. Ngannou deserves to be preferred. Overeem is worth a wager.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey is not a huge dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a good return and/or promote a parlay. Both fighters have appeared solid, but stylistically, Casey seems to have the strength and size to provide Herrig issues. The single woman that has been able to fit Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and woman is one of the best in the branch. If Casey could pour on the strain, she can overwhelm Herrig and get a small upset win here. Again, don’t go mad and throw your entire bankroll, but Casey is worth a couple of shekels.
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