Vegas Sharps NFL Picks Week 12: Thanksgiving day is always a betting man’s haven with pigskin blending with Turkey better than Vodka and O.J. For Turkey day our staff is giving giving away three winners against the Vegas Odds better than Pecan pie dessert. Below are Vegas Sharps Thanksgiving Day NFL Picks. Live NFL Betting on the 2015 NFL Week 12 Vegas Odds at BOVADA.LV
Lara vs Zaveck Vegas Odds: W.B.A. Jr. middleweight champion Erislandy Lara will face top-20 ranked Jan Zaveck Wednesday night in Miami on ESPN at 8 PM ET. Lara vs Zaveck Vegas Odds have Lara as a 50 to 1 boxing betting favorite with 70% of Fight Picks on Lara. Zaveck, 35-3, 19 KO’s, was last on U.S. soil getting battered in a 12-round decision loss to hard punching Keith Thurman in April of 2013. Lara, 21-2-2, 12 KO’s, is ESPN2 News #13 ranked pound-4-pound fighter, his last win a dominating decision over tough veteran Delvin Rodriguez. Can the bomber Zaveck land a knockout punch on the elusive Cuban champion? ESPN2 News broke down the 154 Lb. W.B.A. title fight from Premier Boxing Champions. Lara vs Zaveck Vegas Odds have Zaveck as a +1400 underdog (Bet $100 to win $1400) at BOVADA.LV
Jan Zaveck – Boxer: The hard charging German is a solidly built 5’7 1/2″ (69″ reach) pressure fighter with excellent durability and a good left hook. Zaveck is a hard bodypuncher that can overwhelm opponents with his strength and tenacity. Zaveck, 39, is a veteran with 17-title fights and 272 professional rounds logged. On the downside, Zaveck is vulnerable to eating big punches and is a few years past his prime. Wear and tear is a concern with Zaveck along with his susceptibility to cuts. Zaveck has faired well against European competition but was easily beaten by American contenders Keith Thurman and Andre Berto. Zaveck was unable to win a round against Thurman and was stopped on cuts in the 5th by Berto. Zaveck has ordinary speed, can be outboxed and is wide with his punches. Zaveck is a natural welterweight that will be at a size disadvantage against Lara. Lara vs Zaveck Vegas Odds have Lara as a -5000 moneyline favorite at BOVADA
Vegas Sharps Bottom Line: Lara occasionally has lapses in focus but we don’t expect him to overlook the dangerous German. Lara’s speed, footwork and near untouchable defense will help him win a clean sweep on the judges scorecards. With the southpaw Lara facing a headfirst brawler like Zaveck, it is likely that cuts will be a factor against Zaveck. Look for a headbutt to cause a referee stoppage with Lara well up on the scorecards.
Fight Picks Play: Lara by technical decision
NFL Week 11 Vegas Odds: After a wild week 11 that featured a potential game of the year candidate between the New England Patriots and New York Giants with the ‘Pats winning at the bell 27-26. NFL Week 11 Vegas Odds open with Thursday Night Football’s ho-hum matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars (3-6) are in the unusual position of being home favorites laying -2.5 points to the Titans (2-7). 60% of NFL Week 11 Sharps Picks are on Jacksonville. Titans vs Jaguars Vegas Odds have Tennessee as +125 moneyline underdog to win straight up at BOVADA.LV
NFL Week 11 Sharps Analysis: Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles to Allen Hurns combination will be going for their 8th straight game with a passing touchdown. Hurns (4.45 40-speed) complements an underrated defense that has been stifling against the run allowing 3.3 yards per carry. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota will be without starting wideout Justin Hunter. Mariota could have to win the game with his arm with an atrocious running likely to be stopped in their tracks by Jacksonville’s run defense. Bet the Jaguars at home in primetime to handle their dysfunctional division foe. Titans vs Jaguars Vegas Odds Total is at 42.5 points
NFL Week 11 Sharps Picks: Tennessee -2.5 spread
Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Vegas Odds: Saturday November 21st Latin boxing warriors Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto will face off in Las Vegas on PPV. Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Vegas Odds have Canelo -320 with 60% Vegas Sports Picks on Canelo. Alvarez, 45-1-1, 32 KO’s, is on a three fight winning streak since being outclassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the biggest fight of his career. Cotto, 40-4, 33 KO’s has rejuvenated his career under trainer Freddie Roach with three wins over top-10 contenders since losing a decision to Austin Trout. Alvarez looked like a devastating destroyer in his last bout against James Kirkland but Cotto’s performance against Mayweather was much better than Canelo’s. Can the 34-year old Puerto Rican upset the young Mexican lion Canelo’s rise to stardom?Vegas Sharps staff gives away their Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Picks. Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Vegas Odds have Miguel Cotto as a +290 moneyline underdog (Bet $100 to win $290) at Bovada Sportsbook
Miguel Cotto – Boxer: The stocky 5’7 1/2″ Boxer/Puncher is a brutal body puncher with textbook technique. Cotto is a natural welterweight that will be at a size disadvantage against Canelo. Miguel is well-rounded with excellent power, combinations, stamina, defense and agility. Miguel Cotto is a purple-hearted veteran with a solid chin and steely resolve. A natural lefty, Cotto has a heavy left hand and can even fight southpaw. On the downside, Miguel is short, 34-years old, susceptible to cuts and can be outboxed by speedsters.
Canelo Alvarez – Boxer: The powerfully built 5’8″ Boxer/Puncher is aggressive, fast and technically sound. Alvarez should have 10+ pounds on Cotto by the time of the fight. Canelo is a hard puncher with both hands and is one of the best combination punchers in the game. Canelo is a slick counterpuncher with excellent ring vision and anticipation. Alvarez is a devastating bodypuncher with a deadly left hook downstairs. On the downside, Canelo tends to fade late in fights and loads up on his punches a bit too much. Alvarez has shown a good chin throughout his career but he was rocked by a modest punching Abner Cotto early in his career. Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Vegas Odd Total is at 11.5 Rounds with the Over at -180
Cotto vs Canelo Picks: Alvarez 115-113 decision