On Saturday night, Vasyl Lomachenko will try to add another domain in another weight branch to his accomplishments as he struggles World Boxing Association lightweight champion Jorge Linares. The audience at Madison Square Garden will soon be in for a strategic deal as both Lomachenko and Linares bring a wealth of knowledge and higher boxing IQ to the table for this matchup.

As always, my goal is to provide readers with worth when betting on the fights. According to the gambling odds at YouWager Vasyl Lomachenko is a large favorite at -1600 (wager $1,600 to acquire $100). While Lomachenko well may win the struggle, he is clearly facing the very best opponent of his career thus far in Linares. In +750, there’s a great deal of value on banks on the fact that Jorge Linares can pull the upset. I’m always reiterating, it is all about line worth. If the value isn’t there or there isn’t a true prospect of success for the chances underdog, then you need to just stay away or seem at prop bets that offer that value.

In this case, I have a whole lot to say about Linares and believe there’s value that makes the reward worth the risk.

With that being said, let us enter the four best bets for Saturday’s world title fight.


1.) Jorge Linares to acquire +750 (bet $100 to win $750). I have seen this story before. Sometimes there is a fighter which has yet another fighter’s variety. To date, Lomachenko hasn’t been really tested because he fought and lost to Orlando Salido four decades and 2 weight classes past. It needs to be noted that the ship has sailed on that rematch rather than because Salido did not want it. In Lomachenko’s most recent struggle against Guillermo Rigondeaux, his opponent was the smaller man that just could not compete in the weight. There is a stage when a fighter keeps moving up in weight and eventually finds himself in a fight. Linares is an experienced and battle-tested fighter that has for the most part quietly gone about his business below the public’s radar. With three times as many fights under his belt and three declines (all by knockout), the uneducated public’s perception is that Linares will be easy work for Lomachenko. The last time Linares was stopped was six years ago. The fighter with no longer attain and strong boxing skills could frustrate Lomachenko as the battle goes. If Linares can control the distance and force Lomachenko to maneuver out of his comfort zone, then Linares can find himself the recipient of a 12-round choice.

2.) Jorge Linares to win by choice +1100 (bet $100 to win $1,100). This is simple. I’m picking Linares to win the fight and although he has 27 knockouts under his belt, if he defeats Lomachenko, it will be by decision. It does not require a rocket scientist to emotionally feel comfy with gambling on the favorite. It’s only natural to be drawn in that way. In this case, as somebody that is involved in the game as I am, after seeing Linares fight Gesta and Campbell in addition to fighting Crolla twice, I really don’t see Linares being intimidated by Lomachenko. Only two years separate the men in era (Linares 32, Lomachenko, 30) and this really is actually the cozy weight class for the champion Linares.

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