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Teixeira vs Hill Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

UFC 283 Light Heavyweight Title Fight to Deliver

After the debacle that occurred on UFC 282, UFC President Dana White wasted no time booking Glover Teixeira versus Jamahal Hill for UFC 283. This will be for the still-vacant light heavyweight title, which Teixeira lost to Jiri Prochazka in a Fight of the Year-type bout.

The UFC odds have this new matchup as close to a pick’em with totals set at just 1½ rounds, indicating a short and violent affair.

Teixeira vs Hill Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Teixeira vs Hill Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest UFC odds, stats, and UFC lines for Teixeira vs Hill. We’ve plenty of UFC betting odds for you to consider.

Hill Only Needs One Good Punch

There is a reason White picked Hill out of the handful of worthy contenders: knockout power. Hill has won three straight fights all via knockout. He earned a performance bonus in all three bouts. Aptly nicknamed “Sweet Dreams,” Hill isn’t just the type to hunt for that perfect KO shot.

Hill averages 6.46 significant strikes landed per minute at 52 percent accuracy. He will mix it up and throw as many as he can until he lands that one shot that will put his opponent away. However, Hill does have one weakness: grappling – or lack thereof.

If Hill is to be worth betting on online, he’ll need to keep the fight on his feet. He gave up six takedowns to Thiago Santos, a striker. While he’s able to get back on his feet, a veteran like Teixeira could exploit his inexperience in Jiu-Jitsu. Hill’s only loss did come from a submission.

Can Teixeira Continue To Defy ‘Father Time’?

Oddsmakers know better than to put Teixeira as an underdog now. The 43-year-old was this close to upsetting Prochazka and keeping his belt. It would’ve been the fourth straight time Teixeira won as an underdog. He is 7-4 when lined at an underdog or pick’em odds in his UFC career.

Teixeira remains one of the division’s top fighters despite his “advanced age.” But the Brazilian keeps himself healthy and may even find inspiration from a win by his friend and training partner, Alex Pereira, who beat Israel Adesanya.

For the former champion, he’ll need to get Hill to the ground before he absorbs too many strikes. That was somewhat his game plan against Prochazka, though the Czech fighter proved he was formidable on the mat. Hill may not have those same chops, thus the sportsbook has this at its current tight UFC odds.

Teixeira vs Hill Head-to-Head

Hill is the taller and longer fighter here. He is two inches taller with a three-inch reach advantage. Hill and Teixeira fight in opposing stances: southpaw versus orthodox. Teixeira is also 12 years Hill’s senior and has 22 UFC fights compared to Hill’s six.

Teixeira vs Hill Fight Information

  • Fighters:Teixeira (33-8-0) vs Hill (11-1-0)
  • Location: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 p.m. ET
  • Teixeira vs Hill Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

Teixeira vs Hill Betting Lines

Teixeira vs Hill Picks and Prediction

This fight is not going to be a decision. You can bet that will be the best UFC bet even at its juiced odds. We slightly lean on Teixeira to get this done. While he’s been knocked out before, he can weather Hill’s best shots, get him on the mat and finish him. We’re not wholly convinced Hill has the grappling skills to contend with Teixeira.

Glover Teixeira is listed at +110 in our Vegas UFC lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Teixeira, you can win $110. Jamahal Hill is -140, offering a chance to win $71 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Teixeira a 47.62% chance to win, with Hill at 58.33%.

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