Devon Alexander vs Marcos Maidana Odds: This Saturday on HBO Boxing two former champs will collide when Devon Alexander squares off against Marcos Maidana in St. Louis, Missouri at 10 PM ET. The southpaw Alexander, 22-1, 13 KO’s, is fighting in front of a home crowd and has been instilled as a 8-5 Vegas Odds favorite. Maidana, 31-2, 28 KO’s, came back from his title loss to Amir Khan to beat legend Erik Morales and fringe contender Petr Petrov. Below is a closer look at this 10-round HBO boxing main event from our fight picks staff.
The Devon Alexander vs Marcos Maidana Odds have Alexander as a -175 favorite at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK and CASINO
Fight Picks Analysis: Maidana is a bomber that knows how to break down speedy fighters like Alexander. Amir Khan was lucky enough to last the distance with Maidana but Alexander’s skills are below that of Khan’s. Maidana is going to put swarming pressure on the light-hitting Alexander who will try bravely to fight toe-to-toe. Expect some wild exchanges to ensue with the heavier handed Maidana winning those trades with body shots and left hooks.
Alexander is on his home turf so a decision for Maidana could be dicey. Alexander has shown that he can be shaken and late in this fight the accumulation of punches he absorbs could produce a Maidana KO. On HBO Boxing the show pony Alexander has performed below par and against a steel chinned power hitter like “El Chino” Alexander is likely going to come up short again. Lay 2 UNITS to win 3.2 UNITS on Alexander as a Vegas Odds underdog at +160 moneyline. The Devon Alexander vs Marcos Maidana Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the OVER at -300.
Fight Picks Play: Marcos Maidana +160 (2 UNITS to win 3.2) at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK and CASINO