Betting Odds: Klitschko vs. Povetkin -
On October 5 in Moscow, Russia, Wladimir Klitschko will defend his Heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin. Klitschko is in the midst of one of the most dominating stretches in heavyweight championship history, but will Povetkin be able to end his reign? Right here, you'll find the latest Klitschko vs. Povetkin odds so you can see how these two are matched up and view the potential opportunities to get in on the action for yourself.
- Wladimir Klitschko: -1200
- Alexander Povetkin: +700
Klitschko is the overwhelming favorite in this fight. In fact, since betting has opened up, he has become an even wider favorite than what he started at, extending from 10 or 11 to 1, to 12 to 1.
He hasn't been challenged in what seems like an eternity, and his stretch of dominance is unmatched. Against Povetkin, he's facing one of the best available challengers out there for him. However, Povetkin is badly outsized against Klitschko, and doesn't possess the athleticism or pure skill you'd like to see in an undersized fighter who's trying to take on and take out Klitschko.
Nevertheless, backing a 12 to 1 favorite usually don't make a whole lot of sense. Klitschko is going to have to lose at some point, and getting +700 odds on a guy like Povetkin isn't a bad reach at all. Betting against Wladimir over the past decade hasn't been a wise move, but you get great value for Povetkin here if you think there's even a slim chance of him pulling off the big upset.
As of this time, there was no official over/under line for the fight, either. One will definitely be made available before the bout, however, and you should of course always check out the latest odds before you place your bet, because they'll definitely be changing from now until then.
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