Bettors are gearing up for Saturday's WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yildirim with an eye toward the many prop bets that are available. One of the longshot prop bets gaining traction involves how long the fight will last. Alvarez (54-1-2) is a heavy favorite, but Yildirim has a height advantage. Both fighters have had plenty of success lately, with Yildirim winning five of his last six fights, while Alvarez has won five in a row and has not lost since his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013.
Several of the top Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim prop bets from William Hill Sportsbook include whether the fight will go the distance (+700) and whether Alvarez will win in Round 8 (+1200). There are also Alvarez vs. Yildirim bets on whether the former will win via knockout (-1600). Where are the best values in the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim prop picks? Be sure to see what SportsLine's expert Brandon Wise has to say.
Wise specializes in picking combat sports, which has enabled him to be profitable every year on UFC main event picks. In fact, Wise went a perfect 5-0 at UFC 239 and was 4-1 at both UFC 245 and UFC 249. He also nailed Khabib Nurmagomedov's destruction of Conor McGregor in 2018, Stipe Miocic's defeat of Daniel Cormier, Max Holloway's downfall in 2019 and Gaethje's TKO victory over Tony Ferguson in May.
Since the UFC returned following a period of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wise has gone 65-39-2 while nailing the method of victory 47 times. At UFC 256, Wise went 4-0-1 and correctly nailed the method of victory in three of those winners. Those selections included calling a decision victory for Charles Oliveira (+145) against Tony Ferguson (-165) in the lightweight co-main event. At UFC 257, he correctly called a stoppage victory for Makhmud Muradov (-145) against Andrew Sanchez (+125) in a matchup of middleweight prospects on the main card.
Now, he's locked in on Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim. You can only see his top props here.
Top Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim props
One of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim prop bets that Wise recommends: The fight goes the distance at +700. Alvarez already has one eye towards his next fight, which is against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on May 8, so if his focus isn't 100 percent, the door could be opened for a longer night than many expect. After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alvarez enters the ring for the second of three bouts in a six-month span.
As the mandatory challenger, Yildirim is getting what could be his last chance at a championship and will be out to prove he is a deserving foe after suffering a major blow in his loss to Anthony Dirrell in his last fight. Yildirim lost his second fight in seven tries when Dirrell was declared the winner by technical decision after the boxers accidentally clashed heads and Dirrell suffered a major cut above his left eye. When the ring doctor stopped the fight, Dirrell was ahead on two of three cards.
How to make Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim prop bets
Wise is also all over a prop bet that pays more than 10-1, setting up a monster payout if it hits. You can only see what it is here.
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