Ngannou vs Joshua Odds & Picks: Another Superfight For Francis

Francis Ngannou will continue his march through boxing's best when he meets Anthony Joshua in the squared circle on March 8. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua, fresh off a stoppage win, is a -334 favorite over Ngannou (+250) in the current odds.

Ngannou vs Joshua Betting Odds

Francis Ngannou+250
Anthony Joshua-334

Odds as of Mar. 8

Using our odds calculator, Joshua's -334 favorite status means a $100 bet on him to win pays out $129.94. The same bet on Ngannou pays out +350.

Ngannou vs Joshua Betting Preview

So, what can we expect?

In his match vs Fury, Ngannou impressed in many other areas beyond his left-hook knockdown of the champ. The ex-UFC champion maintained a good rhythm, his chin looked strong, and he only slowed in the later rounds, flashing a respectable gas tank.

But now we trade Fury's long jab for Joshua's electric power. Ngannou might tread a little more carefully, which would allow Joshua the space to move his feet and go to work. 

Ngannou has the nuclear option, but he may never find enough of a rhythm to feel comfortable letting his hands fly. And that's why I see this fight dragging into the later rounds with Joshua setting the pace.

Ngannou vs Joshua Pick

Joshua will rack up damage, but Francis has a granite chin. I'll be wagering Joshua by decision and the fight to go OVER 6.5 rounds.

Pick: Joshua by decision (+250); OVER 6.5 rounds (-163)

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