- We cover the latest predictions with betting odds and props for “Bud” vs “Showtime”.
- Our free betting pick of the night is Crawford wins in round 9-10, +850.
- Prediction Crawford by KO/TKO.
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter is almost here with the WBO welterweight title will be on the line in Las Vegas. This is a massive win for boxing, following on the heels of Fury vs Wilder 3. Fans are advised to buckle up once more for a massive night of boxing. TopRank and PBC are working together once more and got this fight across the line.
Crawford vs Porter Prediction
Shawn Porter remains the big betting underdog heading into this bout. He might not win every fight but he’s in every fight. Only losing three times in his career, by razor-thin decisions. Porter is a throwback fighter who takes on the best of the best and puts it all on the line.
He’s got an incredible engine that could give “Bud” some real trouble he hurts him. Porter will indeed be Crawford’s biggest test to date and it’s not going to be a walk down. Expect Porter to be in this fight for every second, especially in the early rounds as the aggressor. Porter will need to look for gaps in Crawford’s defense, which we all known are there. One of Porter’s main advantages over Crawford is his athleticism, he can use this to leap into the pocket, exchange, and dip out again. He isn’t the most accurate puncher but he lands at a high volume.
As the fight progresses I see Crawford closing the distance and minimize Porter’s more powerful shots. Crawford is almost equally as good fighting in southpaw as he is orthodox, this is something he might want to switch up after he’s finished download a few rounds of Porter’s best moves.
I see two different scenarios playing out with Crawford getting his hand raised from either outcome. That this fight plays like a chess match, but a high-level exciting one. Both fighters have their moments but Porter proves to be too allusive for Crawford to cause real damage too. On the other side, I’m going with the more bold prediction that Crawford finds his rhythm and catches Porter with an upper as he’s leaning down.
Crawford will have a significant reach advantage and is coming into this fight on an eight-fight KO winning streak. That will give him the confidence to finish Porter, even though he has never been finished before.
Best Betting Props for Crawford vs Porter
|Fight goes to decision||-160|
|Fight doesn’t go to decison||+114|
|Crawford wins by TKO/KO||+190|
|Porter wins by TKO/KO||+950|
|Crawford wins by decision||-115|
|Porter wins by decision||+700|
|Over 10.5 rounds||-250|
|Under 10.5 rounds||+175|
|Porter wins in round 9-10||+2800|
|Crawford wins in round 9-10||+850|
|Porter wins in round 11-12||+3300|
|Crawford wins in round 11-12||+1100|
Free Boxing Picks
Terence Crawford via TKO/KO: +190
In terms of betting value picking Crawford to win by TKO is a more lucrative bet. As we covered above he’s had eight finish wins in a row and has a KO percentage of 76%. Bet $100 on “Bud” to net $190 if he wins by KO or TKO.
Terence Crawford via decision: -115
Picking “Bud” to win by decision seems to be the most popular choice. The oddsmakers agree to, with an implied win probability of 53% by way of decision. That means a wager $115 on Crawford you could win $100.
Round Betting – Under 10.5: +175
Betting the over-under in boxing is always exciting and an extra way to make money outside of picking a particular fighter. If you are betting the under it’s currently listed at +175, (Bet $100, win $175).
Porter Plans to Cause Crawford Problems
Shawn Porter recently pointed out that he is the best opponent Terence Crawford has agreed to fight in any division, not just the most formidable welterweight Crawford will have encountered.
“I mean, that’s the confidence you’re supposed to bring to the ring,” Porter said. “Beyond that, I have looked at his resume. I’ve dissected everybody he’s been in the ring with, and I just think that I have a combination of things that no one he’s been in the ring with to this point has had.”
The 33-year-old Porter spoke while a video clip of his victory over Danny Garcia aired to promote their November 20 bout in Las Vegas.
“You see right there power,” Porter said, “being able to get low, get to the body, the head movement, head shots, up and down. I can mix it up. I know that Terence can, too, which is what makes this a great fight. But that, along with the confidence, along with the skills, the preparation, everything that I do, that’s why I guarantee a victory. But every fighter should go into the ring guaranteeing victory. I just know it to be so.”
Winner Faces Errol Spence Next?
While Spence was the pound for pound #1 for some time. Crawford has emerged as an early betting favorite for a future potential welterweight clash.
The pre-car crash and eye injury version of Spence would likely have been favored over Crawford. Unfortunately, Spence may not ever be the fighter he was before those two problems happened with him.