Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios 3 Vegas Odds

Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios Vegas Odds have Rios -150 with 70% Fight Picks on Rios

Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios Vegas Odds have Rios -150 with 70% Fight Picks on Rios

Saturday night Jr. welterweight arch rivals Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios will meet for a third time in front of a pro Alvarado crowd in Bloomfield, Colorado on HBO Boxing.  Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios 3 Vegas Odds have Rios as a -150 favorite with 70% of fight picks on Rios. Rios, 32-2-1, 23 KO’s, comes in off a hard fought 9th round disqualification win over contender Diego Chavez, a fight that was even on the scorecards until the DQ. Alvarado, 34-3, 23 KO’s, lost a wide decision to 7th ranked pound-4-pound entrant Juan Manuel Marquez but managed to drop the aging champ with a blazing right-hand in the 9th frame. Can the underdog Alvarado upset the purple-hearted San Antonio slugger Rios? Our handicappers give away our free Fight Picks for this Top Rank Boxing main event. Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios 3 Vegas Odds have Alvarado as a +130 underdog (Bet $100 to win $130) at DIMES.EU

Fight Picks Analysis: The fighter that is fresher should have their hand raised in a battle of grizzled warriors at the crossroads. Our panel of experts favor the older, less shopworn 34-year old Alvarado to outbox the one-dimensional Rios. “Bam Bam”Rios has a heart the size of Texas but his average hand and foot-speed make him easy to game plan for. Alvarado had the slight edge in the first two fights and we expect that trend to continue with Rios being the same fighter that he was then. Heavy-handed “Mile High” Mike throws punches in bunches and Rios’s stationary head should take beating with Alvarado having seen all his tricks. Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios 3 Vegas Odds Over/Under is at 10.5 rounds with the Over at -160 at DIMES.EU

Vegas Sharps Bottom Line: The bigger Alvarado has the advantage in speed, defense and versatility. The experienced Rios has more boxing acumen than given credit for, but lacks the creativity to overcome his physical limitations against an athletic fighter like Alvarado. Alvarado’s biggest weakness is the scar tissue above his eyes, but in a fight of this magnitude the referee is unlikely to stop the fight unless a man’s eyeball fallen out. The Over/Under is a shaky proposition with both fighters being very resilient yet prone to cuts and swells. Bet Alvarado to win in his backyard via TKO or decision.

Fight Picks Play: Mike Alvarado +130 at DIMES.EU

Alvarado/Rios

Size: 8/7

Power: 8/7

Dexterity: 7/6

Stamina: 8/8

Defense: 6/6

Resiliency: 8/9

Jab: 8/7

Footwork/Legs: 7/6

Bodypunching/In-Fight: 7/8

Boxing Science: 7/6

Focus/Heart: Rios +2

Cuts/Injuries/Age: Rios +2

Political Connections: Rios +1

Vegas Sharps Boxing Betting Line: Mike Alvarado -110

Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios Tale-Of-The-Tape

Rios/Alvarado

Ht. 5’8″/5’9″

Wt. (Estimated) 163/161

Age: 28/34

Reach: 68″/70″

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NFC Championship: Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds

Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds have Sea -7.5 with only 36% of NFC Championship Picks on Sea.

Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds have Sea -7.5/36% NFC Championship Picks on Richard Sherman’s Seahawks

Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Packers vs Seahawks will be a rematch from an NFL Week 1 match-up that saw the Seahawks annihilate the Packers. Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds for the 3:05 PM ET showdown have Seattle -7.5 on the spread with 64% of the NFC Championship Picks on Green Bay. Seattle (13-4 SU 10-6-1 ATS) manhandled Green Bay (13-4 SU 9-8-1 ATS) in week 1 in a 36-16 route as -4.5 point home favorites. Can Green Bay do any better the second time around? Our Vegas Sharps picks panel broke down the sides. Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds have the Packers as +270 Moneyline underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $270) at DIMES.EU

NFC Championship Picks Analysis: When the Seahawks have the ball they will be challenged by a solid Packers defense that can really get after the QB (44.0 sacks). Russell Wilson is a clutch signal-caller but without a true threat at wideout he will be blitzed often. Wilson will rely on his All-Pro RB Marshawn Lynch () to take the heat off the blitz and wear down the Packers suspect run defense (4.6 yards per carry allowed) with his bulldozing runs.

When the Packers have the ball they will turn to RB Eddie Lacy (1178 yards 4.1 YPC 11 TD) to put the offense on his back with QB Aaron Rodgers (104.9 passer rating) severely limited with a calf injury. Seattle’s defense is a legendary unit that is equally effective against the run (4 rushing TD’s allowed) and pass (63.4 defensive passer rating). A major part of Rodgers game is his ability to throw on the move and against a swarming Seattle pass-rush (44.0 sacks) Rodgers could find himself on the turf early and often. Packers vs Seahawks Vegas Odds Over/Under is at 47.0 points at DIMES.EU

ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Seattle boasts a team just as good as last year’s Super Bowl squad with the exception of their suspect receiving corps. Seattle’s defense is a different form of nasty and it will be too much for a good but not great Packers team. Seattle’s ball-hawking secondary that has notched 28 interceptions will help them win the turnover battle. Bet the Seahawks as the favorites to win by double-digits.

NFC Championship Free Picks Play: Seattle -7.5 spread at DIMES.EU

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Brad "Einstein" Marchetti is an 8x Sports Handicapping Champion based on monthly return on investment in Boxing and Football. Marchetti is regarded as one of the sharpest sports handicappers in the country.

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