Boxing Picks: Best Odds For Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Amir Khan

Swinging Johnson

Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:00 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 7, 2016 1:00 PM UTC

The highly anticipated showdown between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Amir Khan is set for tonight and below we take one final look at the boxing odds and expert predictions to give us the betting edge we need.

And the Experts Say...
The majority opinion regarding this middleweight title tilt is that the reigning WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight title champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO's) is simply too strong and too powerful for the silky smooth Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO's) who is bumping up two weight classes to vie for the crown at a catchweight of 155 pounds.

In two of his three losses Khan has been knocked out by lighter opponents and the prevailing conventional wisdom states that the power punching Alvarez could easily render number four if he manages to track Khan and unload his heavy arsenal of weapons. This writer tends to agree and advises including Alvarez by TKO or knockout in your boxing picks tonight but let's hear what some of the other pundits think of this (mis)match.

Freddie Roach (Hall of Fame trainer) - “He’s a very, very athletic person, but I think he might be a little too small,” Roach told Boxing Scene. “He’s got to pitch a perfect game … I think he would’ve been better off fighting [welterweight titlist and fellow Englishman] Kell Brook.”

Ricky Hatton (Former junior welterweight champion) - “[Khan has] a chance because he’s very fast on his feet and very fast on his hands,” he told On the Ropes Boxing Radio. “If there’s one thing that Canelo hasn’t got — even though he’s improved since the Mayweather fight massively — is the quickness of feet. He hits hard with both hands, he’s a good boxer, but his feet aren’t the quickest and that could be key.”

Tim Dahlberg (Associated Press boxing writer) - “He (Alvarez) was impressive against Cotto and seems to have accepted the loss to Mayweather as normal growing pains for a young fighter. Khan is moving up in weight and in competition, and fast hands only take you so far. I like Canelo in a dominating performance, stopping Khan in the middle rounds …”

Oscar De La Hoya (Hall of Fame boxer and former world champion) - "The first thing that comes to mind is when I fought Pacquiao," De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes, via BoxingScene. "Everyone said that it was going to be easy fight for me. Pacquiao was very small, and obviously we know what happened. He won easy."

The Boxing Odds
The boxing odds in this hugely hyped mega-match opened the day the fight was announced with Bet365, installing Alvarez as a -300, take back +240 on the underdog Khan, but things have changed quite a bit. As we peruse the offshore sportsbooks on the morning of the fight we find that Heritage is offering a generous return on Amir Khan at +455 while Wagerweb is dealing the identical number with -555 on Alvarez and +455 on Khan.

If we are looking to lay the lumber and bet the heavy chalk then you might as well go shopping for the best number out there. At the time of this Saturday morning writing we find BetDSI and Bookmaker hanging an identical -495 on Canelo Alvarez with a return of +395 on Khan.

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Free Boxing Pick:  Canelo -495
Best Line Offered:  at Bookmaker

Proposition bets are often the refuge of bettors who don't want to risk a nickel to return a C-Note or for those who are looking for an even bigger return on what is already a sizeable underdog which is why Bovada is dealing the following props:

Method of Victory 
Alvarez by KO,TKO or DQ -220
Alvarez by Decision +375
Khan wins KO, TKO or DQ +1200
Khan by Decision +425
Draw or Technical Draw +2200

Round Betting 
Fight Ends in Round 1 +1500
Fight Ends in Round 2 +1500
Fight Ends in Round 3 +1400
Fight Ends in Round 4 +1200
Fight Ends in Round 5 +1200
Fight Ends in Round 6 +1200
Fight Ends in Round 7 +1000
Fight Ends in Round 8 +1000
Fight Ends in Round 9 +950
Fight Ends in Round 10 +950
Fight Ends in Round 11 +950
Fight Ends in Round 12 +1400
Fight Goes The Distance +185

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