HOW HAVE THE BETTING LINES SHIFTED SO FAR?
One thing is certain, Mike Tyson has been the favorite more often than not since the fight odds were first released.
When odds were offered in July, Jones Jr. was a slim favorite at -135 with Tyson listed at -105. “Iron Mike” quickly became the favorite, though, and his odds jumped to -200 in early October. Since then, bettors haven’t looked back with Jones Jr. solidifying his role as the underdog as the main event approaches.
When it comes to how many wagers have been placed on each boxer, there’s been big money placed on both, but the betting trend consistently favors Tyson, with 71 percent of bets and 78 percent of total money placed on him.
The numbers from the cruiserweight fight have been more interesting, though, with 27 percent of wagers placed on Jake Paul, and a surprising 66 percent of total money thrown down on the YouTube star.
Odds provided by Bovada
|Action (% of all handle)|
|Roy Jones Jr.||22%|
|Number of Bets (% of all bets)|
|Roy Jones Jr.||29%|
|-105 to -225 on Mike Tyson|
|The line opened with Mike Tyson as the -105 underdog, but early betting action swung him to the -145 favorite.|
|Roy Jones Jr.||+175|
|Lines have shifted since Tyson settled in as the favorite back in July, but he’s been the expected winner ever since.|