- We review the best prop bets for Canelo vs Saunders.
- Oddsmakers are favoring Canelo to win inside the distance, listed at +110
- One favorite betting pick is the fight going over 10.5 rounds -160.
The climax is building for the super-middleweight unification title clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders. Canelo is one of the most dominant champions in recent boxing history and is favored by -750 to defeat BJS. With that being said, there are more lucrative ways to bet on this fight outside of a straight moneyline bet.
Betting Props for Canelo vs Saunders
|Over 10.5 Rounds||-160|
|Under 10.5 Rounds||+140|
|Saunders to win by decision||+560|
|Canelo to win by decision||+120|
|Saunders to win inside the distance||+2030|
|Canelo to win inside the distance||+110|
|Saunders wins in round 7-9||+5000|
|Canelo wins in round 7-9||+400|
|Saunders wins in round 10-12||+6600|
|Saunders wins in round 10-12||+500|
Betting on Canelo or Saunders to win by decision
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are two solid middleweights. They can both give and take a punch and with BJS looking in excellent fight shape, I expect him to give Canelo a competitive fight.
Let’s be real Saunders isn’t much of a finisher. He’s got a KO% of 46% from his 30 pro boxing bouts. That’s just under half and the majority of his finishes have come earlier in his career. Saunders has developed a style that outworks his opponents and is perfect for scoring points, this is his best chance of defeating Canelo. Saunder’s current odds to win by a decision are +560, bet $100 to win $560.
The odds of Canelo winning inside the distance or by a decision are priced very close. It’s essentially a pick ’em if your a Canelo fan, with Canelo coming in at +120 to win by decision, bet $100 to win $120.
Can Canelo finish Saunders inside the distance?
BJS will be Canelo’s biggest test since GGG and Daniel Jacobs. The British champ is undefeated and we have rarely seen him severely damaged in fights. That being said his last performance against Martin Murray, was a poor performance but enough to score a decision win against fighter that was past his prime. Cardio-wise will be the biggest test against Canelo, who likes to deliver solid body shots that can drop his opponents.
Saunders will have to bring his A-game and distance management will be key to avoiding Canelo’s killer blows. Over the course of twelve rounds, I favor Canelo getting having enough fight IQ and patience to stop Saunders. At +110 Canelo finishing Saunders inside the distance is the best value bet for May 8, live on DAZN.
Will the fight go over 10.5 rounds?
Betting on the over-under in boxing can be a smart way to maximize your potential profits. The o/u for Canelo vs Saunders has been set at 10.5, over 10.5 rounds set at -160, bet $160 to win $100. When it comes to betting on the fight be finishing before 10.5 rounds, you can bet $100 to win $140, at odds of +140.
This over-under of 10.5 rounds can be a risky bet. If I had to pick one of the two, it would be the over 10.5 rounds.
At Betting Insider Journal we have a verified list of legit sportsbooks listed here.
There are many betting props available, one that stands out is Canelo inside the distance at +110.
The fight, set for Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium with 60,000 fans expected in attendance.
The title unification clash will go down May 8th.
What is your favorite bet for Canelo vs Saunders? Comment below!