Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2: Odds, prediction and betting trends

The next major boxing event takes place on Saturday from Gibraltar.

The main event features a rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte for Povetkin's interim WBC heavyweight title. 

As always with a big-time boxing card, there are certainly plenty of bets to be made. Let's take a look at some of them. 

Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2 odds

Dillian Whyte: -350
Alexander Povetkin: +275

(All odds via BetMGM)

BetMGM has Whyte installed as a heavy favorite — as of Thursday, he comes in at -350, meaning you'd need to bet $350 to win $100. Meanwhile, Povetkin is a +275, meaning if you pluck down $100, you will win $275.

Whyte and Povetkin met back in August, with the former coming in as a heavy favorite to retain the belt. Things were going the Englishman's way when he sent the Russian to the canvas twice in the fourth round. Povetkin made it up both times, but it looked to be the beginning of the end. However, Povetkin showed why anything can happen in the heavyweight division, crushing Whyte with an uppercut that saw his head bounce off the canvas for one of the most destructive knockouts in recent memory. 

A rematch was scheduled to occur in November, but Povetkin contracted the coronavirus. The bout then got switched to January, but Povetkin still was suffering effects from COVID-19. 

Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin 2 prediction

Muehlhausen's pick: Dillian Whyte
Best odds: Alexander Povetkin by KO/TKO/Technical Decision or DQ: +350

It's not surprising that Whyte is a big favorite. The 32-year-old dominated the first 12 minutes of the first contest until the stoppage. He left his chin up, which gave Povetkin the opening he needed to put Whyte away. 

The sequel is Whyte's fight to lose as the 41-year-old Povetkin has started showing his age in the last couple of years. He's 2-1-1 in his previous four and has looked slower each time out. The last thing to go on a fighter is his power, which is why Povetkin is still a serious threat and is worth putting a little bit of money on.

Yes, Povetkin stunned Anthony Joshua in their September 2018 heavyweight title fight and kept looking for the KO in his December 2019 clash with Michael Hunter that went to a draw and the same with Whyte. However, 
Whyte is going to fight smarter by using the jab to set up his power shots. This time, Whyte is going to connect and Povetkin will not get up, and "The Body Snatcher" will recapture the interim WBC belt.

More Whyte vs. Povetkin odds

Will the fight go the distance?

Yes: +200
No: -275

Method of victory

Povetkin by KO/TKO/Technical Decision/DQ: +300
Povetkin by points: +1400
Tie: +2500
Whyte by KO/TKO/Technical Decision/DQ: -165
Whyte by points: +350

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