Are you ready to beat the bookie and cash in on UFC 202 this Saturday night? The headline bout will be the storied rematch from UFC 196 between Nate Diaz (+110) and Conor McGregor (-115). Although Diaz won their initial bout, Conor McGregor opened up as the favorite and the line has hardly moved since. Cody Garbrandt is the largest favorite on the card at -455 with his opponent Takeya Mizugaki clocking in as the fattest dog at +472. Expect these lines to shift after the weigh-ins, however, here are your current UFC 202 betting odds courtesy of OddsShark.com:
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor:
In their first go-round, Conor McGregor was a heavy favorite against a heavy dog in Nate Diaz. That set of moneylines gave all of the value to Nate with Conor’s line leaving him as a risky pick. This time, McGregor is but a small favorite thus giving him a much better value. Diaz on the other hand is not as appealing as last time, being such a slight underdog and all. You would be hard pressed to find a multitude of main stream members openly picking McGregor to win yet the moneylines show the dough is almost equal on both sides of the fence with the slight edge going to McGregor. Does that mean more people put less money on Diaz? Or, did less people put more money on McGregor? Anyhow, this fight really could go either way, which the line reflects, so perhaps a look at an inside the distance prop bet may be the better choice than picking a winner. Otherwise, NO PLAY.
Rest of Card:
Conor McGregor, Anthony Johnson, Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone, Tim Means, Cody Garbrandt, and Colby Covington are all guys who often finish their opponents. Prop bets of inside the distance and taking the under for how many rounds just might be the key to UFC 202.
Expect some of these lines to shrink and some to grow longer as the UFC 202 competitors are set to weigh-in and face off this Friday. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for your updated post weigh-in betting odds and full event coverage of UFC 202.
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