Artur Beterbiev is favored vs Callum Smith on August 19

Beterbiev vs Smith Odds & Picks: The Russian Not Slowing Yet

Light heavyweights Artur Beterbiev and Callum Smith will punch out their differences on August 19.

The 12-round title fight will take place at the Videotron Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Beterbiev is a -400 favorite in the odds vs Smith.

Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Betting Odds

Artur Beterbiev-400
Callum Smith+350

Odds as of July 20

Per our odds calculator, Beterbiev's -400 status equates to a win probability of 80%, and a $100 bet on him pays $125. The underdog Smith gets a 22.22% chance and a $100 bet yields 450. 

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Beterbiev vs Smith Betting Preview: Who Wins?

Someone is getting flatlined in this fight. Let's find out who the unlucky fella will be.

How Beterbiev wins

Beterbiev, 38, is now also in a fight against father time, which raises questions about his durability and power. Still, the Russian is a big favorite vs Smith, and it's not hard to see why.

He's a bulldozer, capable of blistering opponents to the canvas with pure muscle. Beterbiev is aggressive — all 19 of his pro fights have ended inside the distance — and his heavy hooks often put opponents on ice skates.

Beterbiev wins this bout by getting in the ring and winging like he always does.

How Smith Wins

Smith is a decent match for Betebiev on power, but he's not a complete enough boxer to put himself in a position to win. 

The Englishman is tall and holds a five-inch reach advantage over Beterbiev, making him best from range. Again, Smith's accuracy and power are solid, but he's not as well-versed with those gritty, in-tight exchanges. And I think that's where Beterbiev puts the hurt on him.

Beterbiev vs Smith Betting Pick

I'll go with Beterbiev by KO/TKO. Maybe that's too chalky, so stay tuned for an update as we move closer to August 19.

Pick: Beterbiev by KO/TKO