Rice Ready to Cook
Most of the betting action has been centered around Jonathan Rice as he looks to continue his winning streak against Guido Vianello.
Boxing odds have Rice at -135 to win and improve his record to 16-6-1. Despite many defeats on his record, he could have the class edge over the undefeated Italian fighter.
Let’s check the latest Boxing odds, stats, and Boxing lines for Vianello vs Rice. We’ve plenty of Boxing betting odds for you to consider.
Vianello Doing Enough
The 28-year-old hasn’t been beaten, but he hasn’t fought anyone of note, which is a big concern.
He had a majority draw against Kingsley Ibeh before winning three consecutive one-star fights. However, the most recent win came by unanimous decision against a 13-6 boxer, which was hardly impressive.
It’s hard to get a line on his form, but we thought he would be at longer odds than +105 with the sportsbook. We priced him around +140, so the expectations are high that he can push Rice to his limits.
“I am getting ready with a specific goal in my mind: reaching the biggest title ever,” Vianello said. “All the training camps, all the expenses I’m having, are all investments I’ve done do build up my path towards a world title. You’ve got to move around, make experiences around the world, undergo exhausting training if you want to compete at world level. I want to reach the best possible result: it’s all I can do”
We could have entertained his odds had they been more attractive, but we don’t think there will be much interest in his current quote.
Rice Better than Advertised
We wouldn’t usually enjoy betting on fighters with six losses on their record, but Rice is ready to cook.
The American heavyweight lost consecutive fights to Demsey McKean and Efe Ajagba, who fights in the main event of the evening.
Losing to Ajagba via a decision isn’t the worse loss in the world and he rebounded with a TKO win over 12-0 Michael Polite Coffie. He also won the rematch against Coffie with a tidy decision victory.
Rice has only been beaten by undefeated fighters, so that bodes well and Vianello drew with a fighter with five wins and a loss. He has been respected with betting online markets at -135 and he could firm to around -150 on fight night.
Vianello vs Rice Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between Vianello and Rice.
Vianello vs Rice Fight Information
- Fighters: Vianello (10-0-1) vs Rice (15-6-1)
- Location: Turning Stone Resort, Verona
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan 14, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Vianello vs Rice Live Stream: Box Live
Vianello vs Rice Betting Lines
Vianello vs Rice Picks & Prediction
Rice is paying value odds and they’re too good to ignore. We would have priced him much shorter and we’re happy to lock in the -135.
He’s the more experienced fighter and he has regained his confidence following his most recent loss. Lock in Rice, who could look for a knockout blow.
Rice is listed at -135 in our Vegas boxing lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Rice, you have a chance to win $74. Vianello is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Rice a 57.45% chance to win, with Vianello at 48.78%.