Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Victor Ortiz meet in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday night on HBO PPV. Given the fight going down in Sin City, it simply wouldn't be right to not take a look at the gambling odds for the fight.
After opening up as around a -1200 favorite, the best internet line I can find right now to get in on Mayweather is at Bodog where Floyd sits -625 (risk $625 to win $100) There simply isn't anyone at their weight who Floyd Mayweather, Jr. or Manny Pacquiao can fight (except each other) where they won't be significantly heavy favorites. The Bodog line has to be seen as somewhat tempting given most sites listing him at -750 or higher. ESPN's Dan Rafael tweeted yesterday that the MGM Grand odds sheet had Floyd listed at -600 which seems like a very solid number.
Bodog is listing Victor as a +425 (risk $100 to win $425) underdog, given the lower number for Floyd. A little digging would land you at a sportsbook like 5Dimes which has Ortiz listed at +535, a good number should you want to make a little play on the underdog.
There are also interesting prop bets in play for the fight. As of 9 a.m. ET this was the set-up for picking outcome at Bodog:
- Floyd Mayweather Jr by KO, TKO, or DQ +200
- Floyd Mayweather Jr by Decision -160
- Victor Ortiz by KO, TKO, or DQ +550
- Victor Ortiz by Decision +1200
- Draw +3000
Given that Victor has been broken mentally and quit during a fight before, and Floyd having a frustrating style that could get in Ortiz's head, the +200 for Floyd to win by stoppage seems like an interesting play.