Set to make his second title defense as a unified champion, Artur Beterbiev will lay his perfect 16-0 record on the line along with his WBC and IBF light heavyweight titles against Marcus Browne, who is competing in his third world title fight.
Beterbiev vs Browne takes place this Friday, December 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, and can be seen on ESPN+. When it comes to Beterbiev vs Browne odds, it is the champion who is an overwhelming favorite.
Beterbiev vs Browne Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released the Beterbiev vs Browne odds and has listed Artur as the sizable -950 chalk and Marcus as the +575 underdog option. This means to profit $100 with a Beterbiev winning ticket, you would have to lay $950, while a crisp $100 winning wager on Browne would net you $575.
Odds as of December 17 at Sportsbook
Our sports betting calculator shows us another way of interpreting the Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne betting odds. There you will see that Beterbiev’s line of -950 translates to an implied win probability of 90.48 percent while Browne’s odds represent an implied win probability of 14.81 percent.
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Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne Betting Odds Analysis
The +575 line for Marcus “Sir” Browne is the longest for his fights that have had available odds. He was a plus-money option only one other time – the night he fought Badou Jack in 2019 as a +150 underdog and cashed with a unanimous-decision victory to win the WBA light heavyweight title.
Odds About Right For Beterbiev
The 16-0 champion has been the betting favorite in each of his fights for which odds have been available, with the exception of his bout with Oleksandr Gvozdyk, a pick’em where both men were listed at -110. He has been a favorite of -1150 or more in four of the other five bouts. So in fact, at -950, there is a little bit of value on Artur, though there are better options than the moneyline, such as perhaps a wager on a knockout finish at -250.
Beterbiev vs Browne Preview
Browne heads into this fight with a 24-1 record, including 16 wins by knockout. His lone defeat was the result of a cut that ended the fight early and he lost via technical decision as a -2000 favorite against Jean Pascal.
Sir has a great jab and is constantly throwing it, finding his range before sitting down on his heavier left hand. He can be a little hesitant and can get caught sleeping – if his foes slow the pace down with him and then explode, his defense can be a little lackadaisical at times. That said, his footwork and jab allow him to maintain distance so those defensive lapses aren’t that frequent.
Beterbiev Must Capitalize On The Inside
Artur will be at a slight height and reach disadvantage, ensuring that he will have to work his way into the phone booth to rough up the southpaw. As mentioned earlier, the orthodox fighter has a perfect 16-0 record and all of those victories have come by way of knockout.
Though he is the smaller man, Beterbiev has overcome that obstacle before and his fighting style is always to maintain a high guard and walk his foes down before letting his heavy hands fly. He has a great chin, a credit to his conditioning, which also allows him to carry that knockout power late in the fight. Artur tends to rip to the body throughout the fight, creating openings for fight-ending head shots when his opponents defensively drop their hands.
Beterbiev vs Browne Pick
I think the champ might have some issues in the early stages of this fight trying to overcome Browne’s snappy jab and great footwork. That said, I expect him to put money in the bank with body shots when he has the opportunity. When the pace slows, he will get on the inside and go to work, ultimately stopping Browne in the back end of this fight.