May 17th, 2013
This Saturday on Showtime Championship Boxing a couple of warriors will duel when Lucas Mattysse vs Lamont Peterson sounds off at 10 PM ET. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Fight Odds opened at Mattyhse -230 but some action on Peterson has dropped the number to -210. Matthysse, 33-2, 31 KO’s, has been on a roll knocking out everyone since losing points to Devon Alexander, who will be appearing on the undercard against Lee Purdy (+1400). Peterson, 31-1-1, 16 KO’s, shook off some early rust to impressively stop KO artist Kendall Holt in his last bout. Our Fight Picks experts broke down the two combatants to see which was the sharp play. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Betting Odds have Peterson at +180 Moneyline ( risk $1000 to win $1800) at BOVADA CASINO!!!!
Fight Picks Analysis: Both of these guys are in their respective primes and the aggressive styles of both fighters should produce a war. Matthysse will try to impose his will with his heavy bodypunches and home run swings but the durable Peterson will be able to stand and trade toe-to-toe with success. Mattysse’s wide punches will be countered by Peterson who should score at least one knockdown in this bout despite being regarded as only a decent banger. Matthysse will have success of his own with punches around Peterson’s peek-a-boo guard but he will not be able to crack the D.C. toughman’s chin. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Fight Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the OVER at -160.
Peterson has the better boxing skills and he has proven himself capable of withstanding bombs from big punchers. Peterson will also be the bigger man and without any testing for P.E.D.’s he could also have his “testosterone” helper with him. Lucas Matthysse can punch with both hands but he is slow and usually takes a few rounds to get warmed up. Peterson should be able to build an early lead and hold on for a close decision win.
Fight Picks Play: Lamont Peterson +180
May 17th, 2013
All eyes will be on Orb when the Kentucky Derby winner trots out for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday as an even money favorite. 2013 Preakness Stakes Odds initially opened Orb as a +150 moneyline favorite but after the Derby winner drew the rail the odds headed south in a hurry. Drawing the rail however, makes little difference to the closer Orb however who was in 18th at one point in the Kentucky Derby. Our Preakness Stakes picks experts broke down the field of 9 for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.Wager on the 2013 Preakness Stakes Odds BOVADA Racebook !!!!
1. +100 Orb – This guy has the right pilot in Joel Rosario and the necessary gas tank to outclass this group but the odds are slim. While our Preakness Stakes Picks staff likes this horse we do not view this guy as invincible by any stretch of the imagination. Having to rely on a perfect close coming from behind the pack is a tough way to earn a living and some of the front-runners could be hard to catch.
2. +500 Mylute – No reason why this horse really should be given such a small number even against a field of 9. Female Jockey Josie Napravnik has been drawing some “public” action and an uninspiring 5th place finish in the Derby did nothing to think that Mylute can upset Orb.
3. +600 Departing – We like this horse and not only because the “wiseguys” do. On fresh legs with a favourable pace Departing should be able to show it’s blue-chip clas, Departinhg has an underrated jockey in who will provide the type of ride that this stallion didn’t get in the Louisiana Derby from C-level jockey B.J. Hernandez.
4. +800 Goldencents – This guy has the one of the shadiest trainer in the game in Doug O’Neil, a character who probably shouldn’t be allowed near a racehorse. Nonetheless, this horse is being given a favorable price tag and shouldn’t be overlooked despite an awful showing at the Derby.
April 27th, 2013
Bermane Stiverne vs Chris Arreola Betting Odds: America needs a heavyweight champion and Saturday night on HBO Boxing a W.B.C. title eliminator between two Americans will take place when Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a 12-round attraction at 10 PM ET. Stiverne, 22-1, 20 KO’s, is an exciting banger that has risen through the ranks despite a host of injuries and is regarded as the hardest puncher in the heavyweight division. Arreola, 35-2, 30 KO’s is the best American heavyweight on the scene and Bermane Stiverne vs Chris Arreola Betting Odds have Stiverne as a +325 Moneyline underdog at BOVADA CASINO!!!!
Bermane Stiverne: The well-muscled Canadian of Haitian descent goes 6’2″ 240 Lbs. with a long 80″ inch reach. Stiverne, 34, is a huge puncher that also eats his own share of leather. Stiverne throws punches with bad intentions and is a strong bodypuncher with a deadly hook. Despite his defensive shortcomings “B-Ware” has improved under the tuteledge of trainer Don House and has picked up some technical science. Stiverne has only logged 67 rounds as a pro and his heart, stamina and chin are somewhat unproven. Bermane Stiverne vs Chris Arreola Betting Odds have Arreola at -400 Moneyline
Chris Arreola: Chris Arreola, is a portly 6’3″ heavyweight that goes 230-240 Lbs. with a 76″ inch reach. Arreola is an aggressive and heavy-handed Boxer/Puncher with good technical skills. Arreola is tough and durable with a good chin and above-average stamina. The Mexican-American punches well too the body and is deceivingly fast with his crisp combination punching. Arreola has good balance but he has slow feet and he can be tagged with his ordinary head movement.
Fight Picks Play: Bermane Stiverne +325 Moneyline