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Gervonta Davis (left) is favored in the Davis vs Cruz (right) odds.

The lightweight division was on full display last weekend when Australian George Kambosos upset Teofimo Lopez to become the unified champion. Now the weight class’s heaviest hitter is back in action as Gervonta Davis defends his WBA lightweight strap against Isaac Cruz.

These two men will headline the card on Sunday, December 5, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and can be seen on Showtime PPV. When it comes to Davis vs Cruz odds, it is the champ, Davis, who is the massive favorite.

Davis vs Cruz Odds

Online sportsbook Bovada has the Davis vs Cruz betting odds, setting Gervonta as the sizable -1400 favorite and Isaac the +700 underdog. This means that you would need to put up $1,400 to profit $100 with a Davis win, while a $100 winning wager on Cruz would net you $700.

Fighter Odds
Gervonta Davis -1400
Isaac Cruz +700

Odds as of December 3 at Bovada

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Furthermore, using our sports betting calculator, we can translate the odds into implied win probability. For Davis, his -1400 betting line represents an implied win probability of 93.33 percent while Cruz’s odds offer an implied win probability of 12.50 percent.

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Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz Betting Odds Analysis

Being the protégé of Floyd Mayweather understandably can lead to being favored when you enter the ring and that’s what we’ve seen every time that Gervonta “Tank” Davis fights. That said, these are the shortest odds he’s had over his last three fights but not his shortest odds ever, having been a favorite of over -10000 twice in his career.

First Time You Can Bet On Cruz

With this being Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz’s first championship fight, it is also the first time that you can actually bet on one of his bouts and he’s a sizable underdog – perhaps wait for his next fight to part with your money.

Davis vs Cruz Preview

Tank is going for his 17th straight knockout, which is remarkable for the lighter weight classes. In fact, Davis has a perfect 25-0 record and he has ended 24 fights with a knockout, with only Germán Meraz in 2014 going the distance in a six-round bout. This has earned Davis the nickname of Tiny Tyson in reference to Iron Mike Tyson, who knocked out plenty of men as well.

Davis has won titles in three different weight classes, knocking out his opponents in every one of his championship bouts. With his high fight IQ, the southpaw constantly sets traps for his opponents and when he sees his opportunity, he unloads his outstanding punching power, often ending the night right then and there.

Cruz Can’t Fight Scared

When Davis fought Leo Santa Cruz a year ago, Santa Cruz had some success earlier in the fight with a higher output, snappy jab and sharp counters. That said, when he got comfortable, Tank landed a knockout punch that was the best knockout of 2020 and ended Santa Cruz’s career.

Working behind the jab will be difficult for Pitbull, who is shorter and at a reach disadvantage in this bout. That said, he has good power in his hands, with 15 of his 22 wins coming by knockout, and he does a decent job working his way to the inside for opportunities to let his hands fly.

Davis vs Cruz Pick

I think if you’re fired up from the Kambosos upset a week ago cashing as a +650 underdog in the same division and thinking lightning can strike again, you’re praying that Cruz can land a big hook as Davis is entering the pocket – a bit of a lucky punch.

That said, I don’t see that happening and quite frankly, this fight likely isn’t going long at all. Cruz just doesn’t have the speed nor is his footwork strong enough to confuse Tank. Ultimately, Davis will put a flurry together early and end the show.

Prediction: Gervonta Davis (-1400) via knockout (-400) in Rounds 4-6 (+250)