It’s been a while.
Saturday’s heavyweight bout is a throwback to boxing’s better days. Back when Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman kept the heavyweight division humming.
Lately, boxing’s biggest division has had a shortage of big-time fights. But Saturday will change things. The Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight is a huge one. The New Yorker is calling it “the biggest boxing match in the world.” Promoters have even tossed around the idea of making it a trilogy.
Maybe it will live up to the hype. And maybe you’d like to make a wager on all that action, giving yourself a vested interest in the outcome.
Here at PSB, we’ve got you covered with this week’s installment of PennSportsbooks Pick Play. We’ll get you prepared for the big heavyweight bout with a rundown of all the odds at the best PA online sportsbooks.
Wilder vs. Fury: 2/22, Undercard begins at 9 pm ET
FanDuel Sportsbook sees Saturday’s fight as a pretty even one. Deontay Wilder enters at -110 on the moneyline, while Tyson Fury is -106. At DraftKings Sportsbook both fighters have been boosted to +140.
The over/under for the fight is 10.5 rounds. DraftKings has alternate over/unders available as well. And on both sites, bettors can also wager on the method of victory, which can provide pretty lucrative returns for certain outcomes.
FanDuel odds for Wilder vs Fury II:
- Wilder Points or Decision: +1000
- Wilder KO/TKO: +115
- Draw: +2300
- Fury Points or Decision: +160
- Fury KO/TKO: +500
Another option that can provide some significant returns is to wager on the fight ending in a specific round. Prices on that option range from +1700 to +8500 (Tyson Fury, Round 1).
FanDuel has also added a promotion to sweeten the action on Saturday. Anyone who places a pre-match moneyline wager can receive money back in site credit (max of $50) if your selected fighter loses during Rounds 1-6.
Over at FOX Bet, there are a number of boosted odds, including both fighters to be knocked down boosted to +700. Wilder to win in rounds 1 – 6 is also boosted to +400.
76ers at Bucks: 2/22, 8:30 p.m.
ABC’s primetime game Saturday night features all-star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, which finished the first half of the season with a 46-8 record. Philadelphia meanwhile, was uneven at times en route to a 34-21 record.
The teams last met on February 6 in Milwaukee, when the Bucks emerged with a 112-101 victory. FanDuel is running a Spread the Love promotion in PA that moves the point spread a full point for the 76ers for every 1,000 bets placed on Philly.
The 76ers began at +8.5 points and it was up to +45.5 by 5 p.m. ET., 3.5 hours before game time. Live betting for this game should also be available on multiple PA betting sites after tip-off.
If you’re seeking even more action this weekend, there are a number of college basketball games on the docket as well. Here are a few games worth watching:
- No. 3 Kansas at No. 1 Baylor: 2/22, 12 p.m. ESPN
- No. 17 West Virginia at TCU: 2/22, 2 p.m. ESPNU
- No. 12 Villanova at Xavier: 2/22, 2:30 p.m. FOX
- No. 9 Penn State at Indiana: 2/23, 12 p.m. FS1
- No. 7 Maryland at No. 25 Ohio State, 2/23, 4 p.m. CBS
With the XFL underway as well, there’s even football to wager on if you’re so inclined. But for the first time in a while, the biggest event belongs to heavyweight boxing.
And it’s been a while for that.