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Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius Odds, Prediction & How to Watch

David Kaestle
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius betting preview for Saturday October 15 bout.
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius betting preview for Saturday October 15 bout. / Associated Press
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Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius Date, Time & How to Watch

Deontay Wilder (42-2, 41 KOs) vs. Robert Helenius (31-1, 20 KOs)
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Fight Time: Main event ringwalks are expected around 12 midnight ET
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Broadcast: FOX Sports PPV

We weren't sure if we were every going to see Deontay Wilder in the right again following back to back loses to Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the first two losses of his entire career. But Wilder is fighting again to get back to his winning ways.

What Time is Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius?

The broadcast start time is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, and if all goes to plan, the main event ringwalks should be happening around 12 a.m. ET.

Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius Tale of the Tape

Name: Deontay Wilder –– Robert Helenius
Country: USA — Sweden
Age: 36 — 38
Height: 6'7" — 6'6"
Reach: 84" — 79"
Stance: Orthodox — Orthodox
Record: 42-2-1 –– 30-3-0

Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius Odds & Betting Info

All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Deontay Wilder (-850)
- Robert Helenius: (+510)

Method of Victory:
- Deontay Wilder by KO/TKO: (-350)
- Deontay Wilder by Points: (+600)
- Robert Helenius by KO/TKO: (+800)
- Robert Helenius by Points: (+1200)
- Draw: (+3400)

Despite Wilder coming off two consecutive losses and Helenius looking great as of late, the oddsmakers aren't being fooled and still heavily favoring Wilder in this one. He's the more experienced and advanced fighter.

Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius Prediction

I expect Deontay WIlder to win this fight and I expect him to do it by knockout and fairly early. Yes, he's coming off two straight losses, those were also by the hand of the best fighter in the world and arguably the greatest heavyweight fighter of a generation, a man who Wilder went blow for blow in all three fights, scoring multiple knockouts in three instant classics. Helenius is a good fighter but he's no Tyson Fury, regardless of what his record says. Wilder's massive reach advantage should pose problems for Helenius and no one knows how well their chin will react to a sweeping Wilder haymaker. There is exactly one person in the world who has survived one and his name is Tyson Fury.

Wilder will remind everyone exactly why he's the only one who earned three fights with the heavyweight champ and the second-best heavyweight alive. Betting him to win by KO doesn't have any value, but there are some specials on FanDuel Sportsbook that can help you make that a much better proposition. The most likely outcomes on FanDuel Sportsbook are a Wilder KO in the first six rounds. I think Wilder might feel him out for a bit, especially coming off the losses, so I would bet him to knock down Helenius in rounds 1-3 and win the fight in rounds 4-5.

Bet Robert Helenius to be knocked down in Rounds 1-3 & Deontay Wilder to win in Rounds 4-5 (+650)

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. 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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