- On Dec 18th the WBA (Super) and The Ring super middleweight titles will be defended at the Alamodome arena, San Antonio, Texas.
- According to the latest betting odds, Canleo Alvarez is a -650 betting favorite, with Callum Smith a +425 underdog.
- We give our fight prediction and best betting props for Canelo vs Smith below
One of the biggest fights top-off 2020, Canelo vs Smith is just around the corner. Now is the time to take a look at a betting preview for this upcoming bout.
Latest Canelo vs Smith Betting Odds
Curret odds have Canelo Alvarez listed as favorite with online sportsbooks. The Mexican superstar is priced at -650, which means you would have to bet $650 to win $100.
For Callum Smith as a +425 underdog, you can bet $100 to win $425 on causing an upset on Dec 19th.
Canelo vs Smith Prediction
Canelo is fighting a prime Callum Smith. He is a huge fighter for 160 pounds, with a big lean upper body. The obvious game-plan for Smith would be to keep Canelo on the outside and not let him in.
However, that is not traditionally Smith’s style so this part of his game-plan will remain to be seen. Canelo is a monster on the inside – and could really pick apart the bigger man, if Smith is not patient enough.
Callum Smith’s keys to victory
- Keep Canelo busy and make him be more active during each rounds
- Lean on Canelo and use his leverage in size
- Maintain the jab and don’t overexert on bigger shots too early in the fight
- Target the body vs the head
John Ryder lost a close decision to Callum Smith, which will give Canelo some added confidence, knowing some shine and invisibility was taken away from Smiths after that fight.
Canelo knows how to deal with bigger guys, take Sergey Kovalev and Rocky Fielding for example. His range is more to do with his feet positioning and not distance per se.
Canelo will be looking to edges forward as the rounds tick by, maybe not as patient as he was against Kovalev. Yet still hunting for aggressive body shots and the head if it’s in his line of fire.
Canelo Alvarez’s keys to victory
- Use Smith’s size advantage as a disadvantage
- Slowly break him down
- Crisp counters and head movement to avoid the jab
Overall this is a fight where both are in their prime. The one downside for Smith is the short notice timing of this fight. Props to Canelo to continually taking on the best of the best. This fight should be a cracker and I for one can’t wait!
Pick: Canelo vs TKO/KO
Canelo vs Smith Best Bets
There are numerous sports betting sites taking prop bet wagers on this upcoming fight. Below are our best bets for Canelo – Smith. There are different method of victory prop bets explained in further detail here.
Over 8.5 Rounds: -161
At odds of -161, you can bet $161 to net $100 on The fight lasting over 8.5 rounds with either fighter winning.
Canelo wins by TKO/KO: -110
The oddsmakers are favoring Canelo to not only win this fight but by KO/TKO is the most popular bet. If you look at The Mexican’s fighting style over the years, he’s become a finisher and Smith seems like the perfect prey here.
Canelo wins in round 10-12: +500
We expect Canelo to really turn up the heat in the later rounds. At +500, you can bet $100 to net $500. One of the more profitable bets of the night outside of picking Callum Smith to win.
Leave a comment below, on who you think will have their hand raised come December 19th!