UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 270 odds and lines between Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a heavyweight title fight in the main event, Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane meet Saturday at UFC 270 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Below, we analyze the UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The early prelims can be viewed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

Ngannou dumped Stipe Miocic in a rematch title fight at UFC 260 in March 2021 to secure the heavyweight strap for the first time. Now, he looks to retain that belt and keep the French challenger and interim champ Gane from swiping it and making things official.

Ngannou has won five consecutive fights via KO/TKO, including four in the first round. His win over Stipe came in the second round. He has seven finishes, all via knockout, in the previous nine events, and he has ended up going the distance just twice in 13 bouts at the UFC level.

Three months after his win against Miocic, Ngannou was asked to fight and he declared he wouldn’t be ready. So, Gane stepped in and beat Derrick Lewis to be named interim heavyweight champ.

Now, these former sparring partners will fight each other in one of the most intriguing fights in quite some time. Gane knocked out Lewis at UFC 265, but three of his past five fights have gone the distance.

UFC 270 Ngannou vs. Gane: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Ngannou +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Gane -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +200 | No -290)

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UFC 270 Ngannou vs. Gane: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Ngannou (16-3-0) | Gane (10-0-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

NGANNOU (+120) enters this bout with a huge chip on his shoulder. He has been involved in a contract dispute with the UFC, and he ghosted Gane and his former coach backstage at UFC 268.

This is a strange place for Ngannou. He is fighting his former sparring partner. He is angry about his contract situation, and he has made no bones about the fact he’d like to make a switch to boxing. His contract states that if he wins Saturday, he’ll need to fight at least one more time at the UFC level.

So, what desire is stronger?

Ngannou beating his rival, and his former coach, who is now in Gane’s corner? I think Ngannou snags the belt he feels is rightfully his, putting off his boxing ambitions for at least one more year.

Over/Under (O/U)

NGANNOU BY TKO/KO (+155) is the play. When he wins, it’s with a knockout, and it comes in rather short order. Gane knows the Cameroonian fighter well, and won’t go quietly.

Make two bets here: NGANNOU IN ROUND 2 (+750) and NGANNOU IN ROUND 3 (+1300). If he wins in one of the two rounds, sure, you’ll lose one, but you’ll still be well ahead by winning the other.

I like the round-block betting and method of victory wagers much better than the more expensive, and simple, No (-290): Fight to go the distance bet.

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UFC 270: Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 270 odds and lines between Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a flyweight title fight on the main card, Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo meet Saturday at UFC 270 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Below, we analyze the UFC 270: Moreno vs. Figueiredo odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The early prelims can be viewed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

This will be Moreno-Figueiredo III. They fought to a majority draw at UFC 256 in December 2020, and Moreno submitted Figueiredo at UFC 263 in June 2021. That was the first submission loss of Figueiredo’s career.

Moreno has ended up going the distance in six of his past eight fights at the UFC level, but he has the submission win over Figueiredo last time out. He claimed a KO/TKO win over Brandon Royval at UFC 255, just over three weeks before his first fight with Figueiredo. So, Moreno can get his arm raised in a number of ways.

Figueiredo, a.k.a. “Deus da Guerra,” suffered just the second loss of his pro career in that submission loss to Moreno. Figueiredo’s only other loss was a unanimous-decision setback to Jussier Formiga back in March 2019.

When Figueiredo wins, he is usually doing work on the canvas, posting submission wins in three of his past six fights. That’s why it was surprising when Moreno turned the tables on him last time out.

UFC 270 Moreno vs. Figueiredo: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Moreno -180 (bet $180 to win $100) | Figueiredo +140 (bet $100 to win $140)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +115 | No -160)

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UFC 270 Moreno vs. Figueiredo: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Moreno (19-5-2) | Figueiredo (20-2-1)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

FIGUEIREDO (+140) is going to win this one, and we might end up seeing a fourth installment of this rivalry as a result.

The 34-year-old flyweight might be a bit reluctant to get to the canvas after Moreno surprisingly submitted him last time out. However, the mat is where Figueiredo does his best work. He submitted Alex Perez and Joseph Benavidez in consecutive fights in 2020 for the belt. He also has a submission win over Tim Elliott.

Figueiredo’s specialty is the arm triangle or guillotine. I like him to get it done on the ground, perhaps setting up a fourth fight between these rivals down the road.

Over/Under (O/U)

FIGUEIREDO BY SUBMISSION (+900) is worth a roll of the dice. His specialty is getting it done on the canvas. You can multiply your initial wager times nine if he gets it done in the ground and pound.

Backing NO -160: FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is also a worthwhile play, while also playing the challenger in round betting.

Take FIGUEIREDO IN ROUND 2 (+1400), FIGUEIREDO IN ROUND 3 (+2000) and FIGUEIREDO IN ROUND 4 (+2500) in a three-round block. If Figueiredo pulls off the upset inside the distance in Rounds 2-4, you will lose two of the bets, however, you’ll also be very, very far ahead.

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UFC 270: Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 270 odds and lines between Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a welterweight bout on the main card, Michel Pereira and Andre Fialho meet Saturday at UFC 270 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Below, we analyze the UFC 270: Pereira vs. Fialho odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The early prelims can be viewed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

Pereira, a.k.a. “Demolidor,” takes the walk to the octagon with a three-bout win streak in tow. He’s coming off back-to-back unanimous-decision victories, defeating Khaos Williams in December 2020 and Niko Price in July 2021.

Fialho will be making his UFC debut. He enters on a three-bout win streak, including four straight KO/TKO victories at ADW: UAE Warriors 20, 22 and 24. He posted a 4-1 record at the Bellator level, so he is not a stranger to big fights. He recorded a win over MMA veteran James Vick at XMMA in January 2021, too.

UFC 270 Pereira vs. Fialho: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Pereira -290 (bet $290 to win $100) | Fialho +220 (bet $100 to win $220)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +150 | No -210)

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UFC 270 Pereira vs. Fialho: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Pereira (26-11-0) | Fialho (14-3-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Pereira (-290) will cost you nearly three times your potential return. That’s just too costly, especially against a newcomer excited to be making his UFC debut.

AVOID.

Over/Under (O/U)

Fialho is a punch machine, while Pereira doesn’t get a lot of finishes. But the latter is polished, and he knows how to get it done and give the judges what they want to see.

PEREIRA BY POINTS (+215) is the most attractive play in method of victory, while BETTING YES (+150): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is also a very attractive play.

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UFC on ESPN 32: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 32 odds and lines between Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a women’s flyweight bout on the main card, Katlyn Chookagian and Jennifer Maia meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 32 – also known as UFC Vegas 46 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 32: Chookagian vs. Maia odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.

Chookagian arrives in the octagon with tremendous physical size advantages. She stands five inches taller than Maia and with a four-inch reach advantage. In addition, Chookagian has a 4.57-to-3.80 significant strikes landed minute advantage and 0.41-to-0.14 submission average lead.

The American is coming off a pair of unanimous-decision wins over Viviane Araujo and Cynthia Calvillo, with three of her past four fights going the distance since a KO/TKO at UFC 247 in a title bout with Valentina Shevchenko in Feb. 2020. She is looking to keep up her winning ways to get another shot at the strap.

Maia also lost her shot at a title to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 255 in Nov. 2020. She bounced back with a unanimous-decision victory against Jessica Eye at UFC 264 in July 2021 to snap back on track.

This will be the second time these fighters will have faced each other at the UFC level. Chookagian won via unanimous-decision at UFC 244 in Nov. 2019. Six of Maia’s seven fights at the UFC level, and 10 of her past 11 professional bouts, have ended via decision.

UFC on ESPN 32 Chookagian vs. Maia: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Chookagian -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Maia +150 (bet $100 to win $150)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -380 | No +245)

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UFC on ESPN 32 Chookagian vs. Maia: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Chookagian (16-4-0) | Maia (19-7-1)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

CHOOKAGIAN (-190) is a little more expensive than my personal limit of -180 on money line bets, but sometimes you have to make exceptions.

These fights went the distance at UFC 244, and Chookagian is a better fighter now than she was back then. She is a polished fighter who can wow the judges with her technique. She has eight wins across nine decisions since Nov. 12, 2016, and you can expect another one here.

Over/Under (O/U)

Playing Fight to go the distance? Yes (-380) is just too expensive, but instead, roll with a Method of Victory wager instead. Playing CHOOKAGIAN BY POINTS (-133) is a much more sound value.

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UFC on ESPN 32: Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 32 odds and lines between Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a flyweight bout on the main card, Brandon Royval and Rogerio Bontorin meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 32 – also known as UFC Vegas 46 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 32: Royval vs. Bontorin odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.

Royval heads to the octagon on a two-bout skid, losing via submission to Alexandre Pantoja last time out in Aug. 2021, and via Round 1 KO/TKO to Brandon Moreno at UFC 255 in Nov. 2020. Each of Royval’s four bouts at the UFC level has finished inside the distance, and six straight bouts have been via finishes.

Bontorin earned a no-contest victory at UFC 262 over Matt Schnell, snapping a two-bout skid of his own. He was knocked out in the first round against Kai Kara-France in the previous outing at UFC 259 in March 2021 and was stopped via unanimous decision against Ray Borg at UFC Fight Night 167 in Feb. 2020.

UFC on ESPN 32 Royval vs. Bontorin: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Royval -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Bontorin +135 (bet $100 to win $135)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +150 | No -210)

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UFC on ESPN 32 Royval vs. Bontorin: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Royval (12-6-0) | Bontorin (17-3-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

The southpaw ROYVAL (-175) is a moderate favorite against Bontorin. He stands four inches taller than his counterpart with a one-inch reach advantage.

Royval also has a 3.44-to-2.82 significant strikes landed per minute advantage and is the more well-rounded fighter, posting a 1.74-to-1.20 submission average advantage, too.

Over/Under (O/U)

This isn’t going the distance, but playing Fight to go the distance? No (-210) is a little too expensive.

Royval can win it in a number of ways. He has five submission results across his past six professional fights, including four wins, while his other fight ended with a KO/TKO loss.

Play ROYVAL BY SUBMISSION (+185) for the best value in Method of Victory.

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UFC on ESPN 32: Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 32 odds and lines between Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a heavyweight bout on the main card, Jake Collier and Chase Sherman meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 32 – also known as UFC Vegas 46 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 32: Collier vs. Sherman odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.

Collier takes the walk to the octagon alternating losses and wins across his nine fights since arriving at the UFC, and is coming off a split-decision loss to Carlos Felipe at UFC 263. A win should be in the cards for Collier if the trend continues.

Sherman is looking to slap the brakes on a two-bout losing skid, a pair of unanimous-decisions losses to Parker Porter and Andrei Arlovski. He is just 1-2 in his previous three fights at the UFC level, and 1-5 across his last six fights at the UFC level overall.

UFC on ESPN 32 Collier vs. Sherman: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Collier -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Sherman +110 (bet $100 to win $110)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -160 | No +115)

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UFC on ESPN 32 Collier vs. Sherman: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Collier (12-6-0) | Sherman (15-8-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

COLLIER (-140) is the lean here in this battle between two guys in desperate need of a win. Sherman has already been dumped from the promotion once before, and he might be fighting to stay at the UFC level. A loss might mean he is done, so expect to see him fire out of the box with authority.

Collier is considered the better-conditioned fighter, and he’ll withstand an early rain of blows from Sherman while using good technique to wow the judges in a fight that goes all the way.

Over/Under (O/U)

COLLIER ON POINTS (+155) is the conservative play, but the wise one. Sherman isn’t going to go quietly into the night, as he is fighting for his UFC life, but he also isn’t going to be able to score the win.

FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE? YES (-160) is also the best play, especially if you’re not confident on Collier winning and want some action on the fight. Each of Sherman’s last two fights has gone the distance, while Collier has one finish in his last five bouts.

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UFC on ESPN 32: Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 32 odds and lines between Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a featherweight bout in the main event, Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 32 – also known as UFC Vegas 46 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 32: Kattar vs. Chikadze odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.

Kattar heads into this fight giving up two inches in reach. The veteran does hold a 5.07-to-3.76 advantage in significant strikes landed per minute, while Chikadze has a slight advantage in significant strike accuracy percentage.

Kattar suffered a unanimous-decision loss against Max Holloway last time out in the main event at UFC Fight Island 7 in Jan. 2021. He has never lost consecutive bouts in his mixed martial arts career. Three of his past four fights have gone the distance.

The Georgian fighter Chikadze has three straight KO/TKO wins, including a third-round victory over Edson Barboza in the main event at UFC Vegas 35 Aug. 28, 2021. He had four consecutive fights go the distance prior to the streak of KO/TKO wins.

UFC on ESPN 32 Kattar vs. Chikadze: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Kattar +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Chikadze -250 (bet $250 to win $100)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +130 | No -180)

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UFC on ESPN 32 Kattar vs. Chikadze: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Kattar (22-5-0) | Chikadze (14-2-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

KATTAR (+190) is a value play with an opportunity to nearly double up with a victory. He is a punching machine who will be in very good shape as long as he can avoid going to the canvas with Chikadze.

The American is the biggest challenge Chikadze has faced since joining the UFC. Kattar has four KO/TKO victories under his belt across the past eight bouts, with three decision losses across the past seven outings. Kattar will do everything in his power to make sure this doesn’t go to the judges.

Over/Under (O/U)

Neither of these fighters has much interest in the judges deciding their fate, and neither has involved them much lately. As such, playing FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE? NO (-180) is the play. It’s not terribly overpriced, and a good play considering all of the KO/TKO victories for each fighter lately.

In addition, KATTAR BY TKO/KO (+450) is worth a small-unit play for a chance to turn a tidy little profit.

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First look: Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens odds and lines

Looking at Sunday’s Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens Week 17 NFL odds, lines and trends. Here’s what you need to know.

The NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams (11-4) travel to the East Coast in Week 17 to take on the Baltimore Ravens (8-7) Sunday. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET at M&T Bank Stadium. Below, we look at the Rams vs. Ravens odds and lines; check back for our NFL picks and predictions.

The Rams won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 30-23 Sunday. They overtook the Arizona Cardinals for the division lead in the NFC West. QB Matthew Stafford had one of his worst starts of the season as he threw 3 interceptions in the win. But RB Sony Michel rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown and the defense held the Vikings to only 2-for-12 on third-down attempts.

The Ravens were without QBs Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley in Week 16 and lost 41-21 at the Cincinnati Bengals. The defense allowed Bengals QB Joe Burrow to throw for 525 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was Baltimore’s fourth consecutive loss.

Rams at Ravens odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Rams -165 (bet $165 to win $100) | Ravens +133 (bet $100 to win $133)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Rams -3.5, +102 (bet $100 to win $102) | Ravens +3.5, -125 (bet $125 to win $100)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 45.5, O: -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | U: -110 (bet $110 to win $100)

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2021 betting stats:

  • ML: Rams 11-4 | Ravens 8-7
  • ATS: Rams 8-7 | Ravens 7-8
  • O/U: Rams 8-6-1 | Ravens 8-7

Rams at Ravens head-to-head

The two teams only have faced one another seven times in their history. The Ravens are 5-2 against the Rams and have won the last four matchups.

The most recent matchup was a 45-6 blowout win by the Ravens in Los Angeles in 2019. Jackson threw 5 touchdowns in the game for Baltimore and the defense had 2 interceptions.

Stafford is 0-2 in two career starts against the Ravens, throwing 4 interceptions.

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UFC Fight Night 199: Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 199 odds and lines between Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a welterweight bout on the main card, Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 199 – also known as UFC Vegas 45 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 199: Thompson vs. Muhammad odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 4 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Thompson, a.k.a. “Wonderboy”, heads into this one as a moderate favorite. He has a three-inch reach advantage, although Muhammad has a slight 4.61-to-4.06 significant strikes landed per minute advantage and 1.80-to-0.30 takedown advantage.

Thompson is looking to bounce back after a unanimous-decision loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 in July. Eight of his past nine fights went the distance, with the lone exception of a KO/TKO loss in Round 2 against Anthony Pettis in March 2019.

Muhammad enters 5-0-1 across his last six outings, including a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia last time out at UFC 263 in June. Nine of his last 11 fights have gone the distance.

UFC Fight Night 199 Thompson vs. Muhammad: Odds and lines

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:45 a.m. ET.

  • Fight result (2-way line): Thompson -230 (bet $230 to win $100) | Muhammad +175 (bet $100 to win $175)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -260 | No +180)

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UFC Fight Night 199 Thompson vs. Muhammad: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Thompson (16-5-1) | Muhammad (19-3-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Thompson (-230) is a little on the expensive side, costing you more than two times your potential return. He tends to leave his fate in the hands of the judges more often than not which makes him a risky play, and Muhammad is one tough customer who will make him work for it in another close one.

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Over/Under (O/U)

While playing Yes (-260): Fight to Go the Distance is a little risky at more than two and a half times per your return, look to THOMPSON ON POINTS (-117) for a much better value in the Method of Victory section.

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UFC Fight Night 199: Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 199 odds and lines between Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a heavyweight bout in the main event, Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 199 – also known as UFC Vegas 45 – at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 199: Lewis vs. Daukaus odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 4 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Lewis had a four-bout win streak snapped when he was knocked out by Ciryl Gane in the third round of an interim title fight at UFC 265. Each of the past three fights for Lewis has ended via KO/TKO and 10 of his last 13 fights have finished inside the distance.

Daukaus has been on fire lately with five consecutive wins, all via KO/TKO, including each of his four fights at the UFC level. He’s had three first-round knockouts and a second-round KO/TKO win over Shamil Abdurakhimov last time out at UFC 266 in Sept.

UFC Fight Night 199 Lewis vs. Daukaus: Odds and lines

Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:06 a.m. ET.

  • Fight result (2-way line): Lewis +117 (bet $100 to win $117) | Daukaus -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +290 | No -475)

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UFC Fight Night 199 Lewis vs. Daukaus: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Records: Lewis (25-8-0) | Daukaus (12-3-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

LEWIS (+117), a.k.a. “The Black Beast”, is looking to work his way back into position for a title shot. He can impress with a victory as he enters as a slight underdog against the knockout machine Daukaus.

Daukaus has yet to suffer a loss at the UFC level but has yet to face a top-tier fighter at the top of their game. Lewis is a patient, heavy-hitting opponent with a three-inch reach advantage who will deliver the first loss of Daukaus’ career.

Over/Under (O/U)

Play a two-round block of LEWIS TO WIN IN ROUND 2 (+900) and LEWIS TO WIN IN ROUND 3 (+2000) for a potentially nice payday. Yes, you will lose one of the ends, but you’ll be very much in the black if Lewis is able to get the finish in in the second or third round.

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