Thu 17/10/2019 - 03:47 EDT

    UFC 244 Betting Odds: Why Masvidal Is Diaz's Weakness

    In a historic clash to crown the UFC's first-ever BMF World Champion, Jorge Masvidal should outlast Nate Diaz in a close fight as UFC odds indicate.

    Let's look at the UFC 244 Fight odds (per Sports Interaction (SIA):

    • Jorge Masvidal - 1.61
    • Nate Diaz - 2.25

    The two fan favourites opened at pick'em odds but lines have trended towards Masvidal. They will be headlining another stacked New York card filled with competitive and significant tilts. Let's break down the UFC 244 betting odds and the best bets.

    UFC 244 Betting Odds Fast Facts:

    • Masvidal is 4-1 in his last five fights when he closes as a favourite
    • Diaz is 3-2 in his last five fights when he closes as an underdog
    • Three of Masvidal's last five fights have not gone to decision
    • Four of Diaz's last five fights have gone to decision
    • Main event fighters who closed as favourites are only 4-6 in their last 10

    UFC Odds: Masvidal vs Diaz Breakdown

    These UFC 244 betting lines echo what bookmakers and fans think: both Masvidal and Diaz are too gangster to be a favourite or an underdog, at least when the lines opened. But now the odds have swung towards Masvidal with the public favouring the more versatile fighter.
    Still, this is a fight that can go either way and it's anyone's guess what might happen when that bell rings. Although Masvidal has a few qualities that make him the rightful favourite.

    Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz

    Masvidal and Diaz are fan favourites for almost the same reasons: they both grew up fighting in the streets, have a diverse skillset, and let their fighting do the talking. The similarities don't end here.

    They are both long and lanky former lightweights. Masvidal is 5'11" with a 74" reach and Diaz is 6'0" with a 76" reach. Both have also been linked to future fights with Conor McGregor. And this is where the similarities end.

    Masvidal is a much more strategic fighter than Diaz and he has more wrestling ability. Diaz, as good as he looked against Pettis, is still susceptible to two types of fighters: a wrestler and one that won't let him march them into a corner. Masvidal can be both of these.

    Another caveat to Masvidal is his ability to maintain his composure regardless of what environment he's in. He has been in big moments before and in hostile arenas and hasn't let that alter his gameplan. He is also just as durable as Diaz and can go five rounds without getting too tired.

    One does not simply beat Diaz, especially if you're a striker like Masvidal. However, "Gamebred" has a wealth of experience and knows just how to get around Diaz. He will move around him, pick at him from different angles, and will use his wrestling as a failsafe. 

    It won't be easy, but Masvidal should win at least three rounds against Diaz. He is worth betting while his odds aren't too steep. Wait for a comeback on Diaz and then snatch Masvidal when his line goes back to where it used to be.

    Pick: Masvidal via Decision

    UFC 244 Odds: Must-Watch Fights

    Much like the main event, UFC 244 odds indicate that this will be a well-fought event with plenty of close fights. As with the past New York cards, this is another stacked event and it's hard to pick which fights are worth watching or betting. But here are three you can't miss:

    Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till

    Two former welterweights clash in a middleweight bout to determine the next title challenger.

    While this is a grappler (Gastelum) versus striker (Till) fight, both fighters are good at either category although there's a good chance they "stand and bang".

    With explosive fists and aggressive fighting styles, this could steal the show.

    Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie

    A battle between two fighters headed towards opposite directions. Lee used to be a contender but has lost three of his last four while Gillespie is unbeaten and has finished his last five opponents.

    Gillespie will have the crowd on his side although Lee will be more desperate than usual. You add this together, you'll get a feisty contest.

    Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker

    Anderson or Walker could be Jon Jones' next opponent for the light heavyweight strap. Anderson is a grinder and has worked his way back to contention while Walker is a walking (pun intended) highlight reel.

    With Anderson being prone to getting knocked out and Walker is an expert at that, we could either see an epic finish or a huge upset. 

    How to Beat the UFC 244 Betting Odds

    Doing plenty of research and learning to shop for lines is how to beat the UFC 244 betting odds.

    We'll tell you a little secret: you don't need to sign up for just one sportsbook. We have plenty of great sportsbooks. You can find different odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) for all your UFC and MMA needs.

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      There are times when lines move at a rate that they are much different than when they open. If you're on a fighter's side and see their odds get even better, why not bet them again? O

      r on the flip side, if you see their opponent is at such heavy underdog odds, you won't need to bet a lot to hedge. 

      The point is, the more books you're in, the easier it is for you to monitor the betting lines. Don't be stuck with one book's lines. Shop around!

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