Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr. Odds, Prediction & How to Watch

Devon Platana
Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr. betting preview for Saturday, June 18 bout.
Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith Jr. betting preview for Saturday, June 18 bout. / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
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Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr. Date, Time & How to Watch

Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (28-3-0, 22 KOs)
Date: Saturday, June 18 2022
Fight Time: Main event ringwalks are expected around 11 p.m. ET
Venue: Saitama Hulu Theater – New York City, New York
Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN+

This light heavyweight bout will have Artur Beterbiev putting his undefeated record on the line against Joe Smith Jr. Because of this, he comes in as a heavy favorite. However, this isn't an ordinary boxing match — it's a unification bout. Beterbiev will be defending his WBC and IBF light-heavyweight titles while Smith is putting his WBO light-heavyweight championship on the line.

What Time is Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr.?

The broadcast start time is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, and if all goes to plan, the main event ringwalks should be happening around 11 p.m. ET.

Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr. Tale of the Tape

Name: Artur Beterbiev — Joe Smith Jr.
Country: Russia — Long Island, New York
Age: 37 — 32
Height: 6' — 6'5
Reach: 73" — 76"
Stance: Orthodox — Orthodox
Record: 17-0 –– 28-3

Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr. Odds & Betting Info

All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Artur Beterbiev: (-1100)
- Joe Smith Jr.: (+600)

Method of Victory:
- Beterbiev by KO/TKO: (-240)
- Beterbiev by Points: (+320)
- Smith by KO/TKO: (+900)
- Smith by Points: (+140)
- Draw: (+3400)

The oddsmakers are clearly favoring one outcome over the rest: Beterbiev to win by KO/TKO at -240. Nobody should really be caught off guard by this considering that he's won each of his 17 career fights by knocking his opponents out.

Artur Beterbiev v Joe Smith Jr. Prediction

There isn't too much value to be had with a Beterbiev KO/TKO victory, which is why it's a smart idea to look elsewhere. One market worth considering is Beterbiev to win the fight in either Round 9 or 10. Each of his last three victories has come during the ninth or 10th rounds, while each of Smith's last five fights has made it to at least Round 9.

Bet Beterbiev to win in rounds 9-10 (+460)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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