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Eubank Jr. vs Smith Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Eubank Jr. Favored To Beat Smith in All-British Grudge Match

Former British champions collide in this Saturday’s main event as Chris Eubank Jr. takes on Liam Smith. The boxing odds favor Eubank Jr. who will be the slightly larger boxer though it’s a combination of his size and style that could win him the match. There is also legitimate bad blood between the two and both fans and bettors can expect an action-packed yet still technical fight.

Let’s check the latest Boxing odds, stats, and Boxing lines for Eubank Jr. vs SmithWe’ve plenty of Boxing betting odds for you to consider.

Eubank Jr. vs Smith Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Eubank Jr. vs Smith Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Eubank Jr. Has the Edge if He Stays Sharp

Going by the online sports betting odds, Eubank Jr. should be able to handle Smith regardless of what’s been said about their infamous sparring session. The key for Eubank Jr. is to keep his cool and box just the way he usually does.

As the bigger boxer, Eubank Jr. will have more room to impose his game plan. He throws solid straight punches and jabs, particularly to the body. With Smith’s high guard, that is a tactic he can capitalize on. Of course, Smith should be familiar with it given they have sparred and prepared for this match for a while.

Eubank Jr. is also the more potent boxer here. He put Liam Williams down repeatedly to win that grudge match. Smith should be a tougher test for the super middleweight champion but one should pass.

Smith Must Box Up Eubank Jr. from Start to Finish

Facing a size and power disadvantage, the only way for Smith to beat Eubank Jr. is to outbox him right off the first bell. Of course, Smith does hit hard as his 19 KO victories suggest. He may just not be as powerful as Eubank Jr. due to his disciplined style.

Smith enters as an underdog for the first time since he fought Jaime Munguia. He lost that fight by a clear-cut decision. Then before that, he upset Williams as a slight underdog. Against Eubank Jr., Smith is at least more familiar with his opponent.

And judging by his words, he’s a bit more motivated to box his former sparring partner. Smith was formerly the super welterweight champion but has begun fighting at middleweight beginning in his last bout.

Eubank Jr. vs Smith Head-to-Head

Eubank Jr. may only be an inch taller than Smith, but he has a three-inch reach advantage. He’s also got the burlier frame, which could work against him over the distance. Their records are relatively similar and both box in the orthodox stance.

Eubank Jr. vs Smith Fight Information

  • Records: Eubank Jr. (32-2-0, 23 KOs) vs Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs)
  • Location: AO Arena, Manchester, UK
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 21, 5 p.m. ET
  • Eubank Jr vs Smith Live stream: Box Live

Eubank Jr. vs Smith Betting Lines

Eubank Jr. vs Smith Picks and Prediction

Given the current boxing odds, there is considerable value in Eubank Jr. He is bigger, longer, and has the stylistic edge over Smith. Provided he does not get too cocky and deviate from the game plan, he should be able to outclass his former sparring partner. Bet online on Eubank Jr. to get it done.

Chris Eubank Jr. is listed at -260 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Eubank Jr., you have a chance to win $38. Liam Smith is +210, offering a chance to win $210 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Eubank Jr. a 72.22% chance to win, with Smith at 32.26%.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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