Top-notch prospects meet on the Gervonta Davis-Hector Garcia undercard. Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis will test his quick hands against the power puncher, Roman Villa. The boxing odds favor Ellis by quite a bit in a bout that is also expected to reach a decision or go past the 10th round. If speed is indeed Ellis’s advantage, he should be a fair bet online.
Let’s check the latest Boxing odds, stats, and Boxing lines for Ellis vs Villa. We’ve plenty of Boxing betting odds for you to consider.
Ellis Can Showcase Skills Against Tough Opponent
Speed may be the best attribute a boxer can have. Sure, “power” is a sexy trait but a boxer that can beat his opponent to the punch is a formidable adversary. In Ellis’ case, he can pack both as he easily dusted Jose Marruffo. That’s how you win as a -5000 favorite.
But Ellis isn’t just an aggressive boxer. That’s how he wins fights as he builds pressure and is hard to beat given how fast and precise he is. He’s also an adept counter-puncher. His opponents can get caught if they attack him too aggressively.
Ellis has also been tested a lot more than Villa. He beat Alexis Rocha as a slight favorite then upset Eddie Gomez. The latter was his breakthrough fight as he put a stamp as a legitimate contender in the 147-pound division. Now, he gets an opportunity to showcase that he’s “forreal.”
Villa Can’t Headhunt Against Ellis
Sometimes your gift is also your curse. For this Venezuelan underdog, he has the power to humble any boxer. Villa has won all but one of his fights by knockout. He will sit on his punches and look to end his opponent. But he can also be too reliant on that.
Against Ellis, Villa can’t keep hunting for a knockout. Ellis has a tendency to test his opponent’s power. Villa can quickly make him regret that when he catches him. However, Ellis is durable and won’t be finished with one or two well-placed punches.
When Ellis is still standing after Villa hits him with his best punches, what does he do next? He came through in his last fight. But in this one, Villa will have to find a second gear if he is to do that again on the sportsbook.
Ellis vs Villa Head-to-Head
Ellis and Villa are both orthodox boxers. The former is the larger boxer here and sports two inches of height and reach advantage. This will only be Villa’s second fight in America.
Ellis vs Villa Fight Information
- Records: Ellis (24-0-0, 15 KOs) vs Villa (25-1-0, 24 KOs)
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 07th, 8 p.m. ET
- Ellis vs Villa Live Stream: Box Live
Ellis vs Villa Betting Lines
Ellis vs Villa Picks & Prediction
The consensus here is that Ellis will defeat Villa via a decision or a late stoppage. But there is a decent chance he puts him away earlier than the 10th round. Villa has not fought a boxer as quick and elusive as Ellis. He won’t see half of what Ellis throws at him and that can lead to his demise. Alternatively, if Villa is to pull off this upset, he’ll need to finish Ellis early while he’s not as tired.
Rashidi Ellis is listed at -700 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Ellis, you have a chance to win $14. Roiman Villa is +450, offering a chance to win $450 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Ellis an 87.50% chance to win, with Villa at 18.18%.