Paul vs. Woodley II Betting Picks: Going Heavy On Chalk
The Jake Paul traveling circus is back, stopping over in Tampa Bay for his unnecessary rematch against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. The boxing betting odds at BetUS Sportsbook have Paul (4-0-0, 3 KOs) as a larger favorite this time around and a quick look at the card shows a potential parlay for the chalk.
This sequel was put together following Tommy Fury’s withdrawal as Paul looks to beat Woodley (0-1-0) more convincingly after barely getting in their previous bout. For Woodley, he’ll look to cleanse the world of Paul’s influence by finishing the job.
Beyond these two is a decent fight card mixed with legitimate boxing fights, including underappreciated women’s boxer Amanda Serrano and others looking to steal the show.
Can Favorites Sweep The Paul-Woodley II Card?
Events like this tend to feature some top-heavy matchups going by boxing odds and that is the case for at least three of the fights. Let’s parlay three of them and throw in a small favorite to give our parlay more punch.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Betting Information
|Date:||Saturday, December 17th|
|Time:||8 p.m. ET through 11 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Amalie Arena, Florida|
|TV Coverage||Showtime Pay per view|
Love Squashes Oliveira In Curtain-Jerker
We have a squash match to kick things off. J’Leon Love should be able to put Marcus Oliveira down to quickly satiate the blood-thirsty viewers. Love (29-1-1, 24 KOs) is a power puncher who’s been in the ring with the likes of David Benavidez and Peter Quillin.
While he’s lost both bouts, Oliveira (26-2-1, 21 KOs) is a sizable step down in competition. The American is 42 and has taken plenty of damage in his bouts. He’s been able to rally and beat the likes of Phil Williams, but Love hits a lot harder and should be able to put him out before a comeback.
Pick: J’Leon Love -1000
Paro Edges Alamo In Competitive Bout
In what looks to be the only even matchup on the card, Liam Paro should be able to get the better of Yomar Alamo. Paro (21-0-0, 13 KOs) and Alamo (20-0-1, 12 KOs) are unbeaten prospects who throw heavy leather at super lightweight.
As far as experience goes, it’s pretty similar for the pair. Paro’s advantage will be his reach, which is at 71 inches and sizable for the division. He loves to use it and duck out of the way before his opponent can get within striking range, often finding himself boxing while on his backfoot.
Alamo also has a nice jab and loves to come forward, as is the case with many Latino fighters. However, it will be Paro doing most of the damage as he tees up on Alamo. A decision win, maybe even a split, should be in the cards for the slight fave.
Pick: Liam Paro -150
Serrano Takes Gutierrez To School
Amanda Serrano will anchor the co-main event for Paul for the second straight time and she gets another overmatched opponent in Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez. Serrano (41-1-1, 30 KOs) has rarely been challenged and is angling for a “superfight” against Katie Taylor.
“The Real Deal” will need to beat Gutierrez (14-1-0, 6 KOs) from pillar to post and maybe even finish her. Serrano is a bit smaller than Gutierrez, but she is faster and younger not to mention more powerful and technically proficient.
The undisputed featherweight champ would have more knockouts if women’s bouts were longer. Nonetheless, finishing Gutierrez, who lost to Taylor in a decision, would make a statement for Serrano. She’s a no-brainer as the biggest favorite on theboxing betting lines in this card.
Pick: Amanda Serrano -3000
Paul Buries Woodley
By this point, betting on Tyron Woodley should be a fool’s errand. “But, but, he almost had him!” Welcome to every Woodley fight. Casuals can now join MMA fans in lamenting “The Frozen One’s” inability to pull the trigger.
Woodley had Paul dead-to-rights and let him off the hook in their last bout. It was a fight Paul was winning simply by being the more active boxer. Now that he’s tasted Woodley’s power and has lived for another one, he should have more confidence in rematching him.
Paul should pick up where he left of, dictating the bout and pushing Woodley back. There is even an outside chance that he finishes Woodley simply because Woodley won’t be doing anything. Don’t hold your breath on Woodley doing much to challenge Paul and, better yet, don’t bet on him even at his increased odds. This is a “Paul or pass” scenario.