- Canelo Alvarez is heavily favored to beat Billy Joe Saunders with -700 odds.
- The fight has -115 odds to go the distance.
- The total for rounds in the fight is set at 10.5 rounds.
DALLAS—The boxing match between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders has expectations to be the biggest boxing match of the year.
The reason being that Canelo is the pound-for-pound top fighter in the Super Middleweight division as he holds both the WBC and WBA Championship belts.
With that, going into the fight, legal sports betting sites have Canelo heavily favored to beat Billy Joe Saunders.
Saul Canelo Alvarez Vs. Billy Joe Saunders Odds To Win
- Alvarez -700
- Saunders +450
When betting on these boxing odds, bettors can feel more than comfortable betting on Canelo to come out on top. In his 58 fights, he has totaled 55 wins and just one loss that came against an undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Not to mention, of his 55 wins, 37 of them have come by way of KO or TKO.
Not to discredit anything that Saunders has done in his career as he is a whopping 30-0, however, the majority of his fights have come by way of decision. Being that Canelo is one of the most explosive fighters, bettors can expect him to hand Saunders his first loss.
Aside from the normal boxing lines that are available, bettors can also take advantage of other boxing prop bets as well such as betting on if the fight will go the distance and even the total number of rounds that the fight goes.
Will The Fight Go The Distance?
- Yes -115
- No -115
- Over 10.5 -155
- Under 10.5 +125
Looking at the odds on if the fight will go the distance, both sides of the line are sitting at -115, and rightfully so. However, Canelo being heavily favored should have bettors leaning on the fight not going the full 12 rounds.
Backing that up is the fact that in Canelo’s last ten fights, five of them have not gone the distance. As for Saunders, it is a different story as seven of his last ten fights have gone the distance. With Canelo having the upper hand though, he will likely control the pace in this one which could lead to the fight ending early.
Moving on to the total rounds in the fight, bettors could flirt with the Under in this one despite the longer odds and enjoy the nice payout that comes with it. Going back to the pace of the fight, Canelo is fully expected to control it in which he will certainly look to end things early on and has the ability to do so.
Going back to his last ten fights, the five that finished before the 12th round, in fact, saw four of them come before 10.5 rounds.
With that said, bettors could look to cash out on both the fight not going the distance and the Under for total rounds.
The fight is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST and is going to be shown on DAZN.
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