I have given you my prediction and betting advice for the primary event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now that the moneylines and props are out for the remainder of the card, it is time for a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which struggles should bettors avoid? Can you put together a parlay on tap from the conflicts? Let’s take a look.
UFC Predictions and 219 Odds: Cyborg vs. Holm
There’s not any large’dog calling out in UFC 218 to me. But there is 1 person with this card who could defy some comparatively steep odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem might get merked by a larger and stronger puncher at Francis Ngannou, however at +230, he’s well worth throwing a few pennies at. Normally I would put this fight in the stay-away category, but this really is a big test for Ngannou, a man who really hasn’t been analyzed yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the sport and, although his chin might be suspect, he’s among the greatest fight IQs in the heavyweight division. Kickboxing ability and his smarts could give us a big upset along with a profit. Do not go crazy with this, however. Ngannou deserves to be preferred. Overeem is worth a little bet.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey is not a huge dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a decent yield or boost a parlay. Both fighters have appeared solid, but stylistically, Casey appears to have the strength and size to provide Herrig problems. The only woman who has been able to fit Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and that woman is one of the best in the branch. If Casey can pour on the pressure, she could overwhelm Herrig and pick up a small upset win . Again, do not go mad and throw down your whole bankroll, but Casey is worth a couple of shekels.
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