Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Don't Count on Gastelum Bouncing Back)

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Don't Count on Gastelum Bouncing Back)


Gastelum vs Curtis Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 287 — Preliminary Card Bantamweight Bout
Kelvin Gastelum (16-8 1NC, 6 KOs) vs. Chris Curtis (30-9, 17 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena — Miami, Florida
Coverage: ESPN+, ESPN

Gastelum vs Curtis Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 287 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Kelvin Gastelum: (-138)
- Chris Curtis: (+108)

Method of Victory:
- Gastelum by KO/TKO: (+500)
- Gastelum by Points: (+155)
- Gastelum by Submission: (+1300)
- Curtis by KO/TKO: (+420)
- Curtis by Points: (+240)
- Curtis by Submission: (+2600)

Gastelum vs Curtis Prediction

Kelvin Gastelum has experienced little to no success over the last four years, losing five of his six fights over that stretch. Meanwhile, Chris Curtis owns an impressive 9-1 record over his previous 10 fights, picking up seven of those victories by KO/TKO.

While Gastelum has more experienced and the odds on his side, I see Curtis pulling off the upset. For starters, the underdog hasn't had any issues finishing off the competition lately. Gastelum will also be in trouble if he tries to match Curtis blow-for-blow, especially with the latter averaging more significant strikes per minute (5.82 vs. 3.53) with better accuracy (56% vs. 41%).

That isn't even mentioning how Curtis' 100% takedown defense will keep him on his feet if Gastelum tries taking things to the mat. Pulling off the win won't be easy, but it's clear that "Action-Man" has the tools to upset Gastelum in Miami.

Winner: Chris Curtis

Gastelum vs Curtis Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I'm going with Curtis outright on the moneyline. It's just hard to predict how he'll win. While he finds most of his success by knocking out the competition, Gastelum has never been KO'd before. On top of that, Curtis is only 1-1 when his fights go the distance in the UFC.

With a method of victory unclear, backing Curtis as the moneyline underdog is the way to go.

Bet: Chris Curtis to Win (+108)

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