Expert Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 12th Edition

Expert Boxing Betting Picks – February 12th Edition

Written by on February 12, 2018

As we now do every Monday, it’s time to take a quick look at the boxing betting picks of the Week. This one is a little busier than what we have been used to of late, with a pair of big cards going on Friday and Saturday night in England. There are too many fights to cover in this single post, so what we have done is hand-picked what we believe the best, and potentially most profitable fights, on each of the two cards.We have skipped over the mismatches and gone with the fights that look to be the most evenly matched, so let’s get right to the betting action.

Expert Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 12th Edition

Tamuka Mucha vs. John O’Donnell

  • When: Friday, February 16th
  • Division: Welterweight
  • Records: Mucha 16-1-0 / O’Donnell 32-2-0
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Mucha -135 / O’Donnell +115
Set to go in London on Friday afternoon EST, what we have here is a 12-round welterweight title fight that has all the makings of a classic. O’Donnell comes into this one with an impressive 32-2 record, although only 11 wins by KO. Mucha is 16-1 and is a fighter who also does not rely on the KO to get the job done. It’s also worth noting that Mucha has never been KO’ed in his career.This fight seems destined to go the full 12 rounds, and I am going with the slight upset here, as I think the more experienced O’Donnell will prevail.

David Avanesyan vs. Egidijus Kavaliuaskas

  • When: Friday, February 16th
  • Division: Welterweight
  • Records: Avanesyan 23-2-1 / Kavaliuaskas 18-0-0
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Avanesyan +420 / Kavaliuaskas -590
Set to go on Friday night in Reno, Nevada, this 10-round welterweight battle can be seen on ESPN. Kavaliauskas is a rising star in the division, coming into this one with an 18-0 record, but it’s fair to say that this is a bit of a step up for him. Avanesyan is a former WBA welterweight champion with a 23-2-1 career record.Kavaluaskas is a big-hitting fighter who won all 3 of his fights by KO last year, but he is going against a fighter that has never been beaten by a KO punch. The longer this one goes, the more it swings in the favor of Avanesyan, who gets the win here.

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. George Groves

  • When: Saturday, February 17th
  • Division: Super Middleweight
  • Records: Eubank Jr 26-1-0 / Groves 27-3-0
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Eubank Jr -210 / Groves +175
It’s back to England on Saturday night for a Super-Middleweight World Boxing Super Series semi-final in Manchester. This is another fight that looks incredibly well matched, as you can make a case for both fighters here. Groves likes to get the job done as quickly as possible, so look for him to come out and put serious pressure on Eubank Jr. in the opening rounds.Chris Eubank Jr should be on your Boxing Betting list for this week.Groves is a fighter that tends to tire in the later rounds, so if Eubank Jr. can get beyond round 5 or 6 unscathed, things start to swing in his favor. I see this one going the full 12 rounds, with Eubank Jr. coming out on top on points.

Isaac Lowe vs. Ryan Walsh

  • When: Saturday, February 17th
  • Division: Featherweight
  • Records: Lowe 14-0-2 / Walsh 22-2-1
  • Boxing Betting Odds: Lowe -135 / Walsh +115
The undercard for the Eubank/Groves fight is a beauty, but the one that really stands out is the 12-round fight for the IBF World Super Lightweight Title. Walsh, who has a career record of 22-2-1, will be defending his title but maybe a little rusty given that he only fought once in 2017.That said, Walsh has flashed some real power in recent fights, winning 3 of his last 4 by KO. Lowe is unbeaten at 14-0-2, but if he is to get the win here, he is probably going to need to go the distance, as he does not wield a lot of punching power. I think Walsh wins this one by KO.