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Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch Odds

Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch Odds: I.B.F. super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute will travel to Nottingham, England to face top ranked British contender Carl Froch in his own backyard. The explosive Canadian belt holder Bute, 30-0, 24 KO’s, is a top-20 pound-4-pound pugilist and is a solid 2-1 boxing odds betting favorite over the cagey Froch, 28-2, 20 KO’s. Bute, 32, is off a one sided decision win over rugged gatekeeper Glen Johnson in a fight where his speed was overwhelming. The last time out of the gate, Froch, 34, was outclassed by top-5 pound-4-pound charge Andre Ward but managed to go the distance upright. Below is a closer look at this I.B.F. title fight that will be aired on Epix at 6 PM ET.

The Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch Odds have Bute as a -220 ($2200 to win $1000) boxing odds favorite.

Boxing Picks Analysis: The 6’1″ Froch is as game as they come and has 2″ in reach over the elusive 6’1″ 1/2″ Bute but he will have a hard time catching the slick southpaw with more than one punch at a time. Lucian Bute’s one punch power, handspeed, combination punching and agility all  register a notch above the tenacious Brit’s. Froch is a warrior with plenty of beard and heart but Bute has a “special” quality to his science that Froch does not have. Glen Johnson fought Froch to a Majority Decision the fight before Bute completely dominated the aging “Road Warrior” Johnson. Those performances against a solid common opponent is indicative as to where these two fighters skill levels are in comparison to each other.  The Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch Odds Over/Under have the Over at 9.5 Rounds at -310 Boxing Odds.

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The Oddsmakers like the OVER but Bute’s never famous chin and both fighters power make the Under attractive at +255 for at least a flier bet. Bute’s aforementioned ordinary chin makes a heavy wager on him risky but he is “in-form” and confident heading into this bout away from home. Expect Bute’s better athleticism and speed to be the difference in a close fight where the crowd will be behind the local favorite Carl Froch.  The Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch Odds have Froch at +180 moneyline.

 

Boxing Picks Play: Lucian Bute -220 Odds for 2.2 UNITS (Wager $2200 to win $1000)

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Brad "Einstein" Marchetti is a sports media member that has won various Sports Handicapping contests online and is CEO of Power Punches Publishing. Marchetti is regarded as one of the sharpest Football and Fight Handicappers in the country.

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