This time, Tyson Fury is the favourite — and a giant one.
Fury is a -280 favourite over Deontay Wilder of their WBC heavyweight title bout, in keeping with Caesars Sportsbook. Wilder is a +230 underdog for Saturday’s struggle in Las Vegas (9 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV).
It’s the third assembly between the 2 heavyweights, and the primary during which Fury has been the favourite. Wilder was the favourite within the first assembly in 2018, which resulted in a cut up draw, and once more within the 2020 rematch that Fury received by TKO within the seventh spherical.
Entering Saturday, practically 80% of the cash that had been wagered on the struggle at Caesars Sportsbook was on Fury, highlighted by a $265,000 wager on the favourite at -265 odds.
The motion has various at different sportsbooks. BetMGM reported Saturday morning that 64.6% of cash wagered was on Wilder. The SuperBook stated it obtained a $10,000 wager on Wilder at +250, and Circa Sports additionally reported taking some early motion on the underdog.
“Overall, the action is definitely picking up,” Nick Kalikas, threat supervisor for Circa Sports, advised ESPN on Friday. “We did see a lot of straight bets on Wilder earlier. Now, as we’re getting closer to the fight, there is an uptick of action both ways. We did see some sharp action, some max bets on Tyson Fury, as of late.”
At sportsbooks within the United Kingdom, the place Fury is from, the betting motion was evenly divided, in keeping with OddsChecker.com, a website that tracks betting markets internationally and within the United States.