Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Odds: Best Betting Lines And Props

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Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Odds: Best Betting Lines And Props For Saturday's Heavyweight Fight

Saturday afternoon’s Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, pits boxing’s undefeated heavyweight champ against MMA’s lineal heavyweight champ in a rare crossover fight. Online sportsbooks have released odds ahead of the Fury vs. Ngannou bout, with Fury the overwhelming favorite at -1400 odds. Ngannou comes in as the +750 underdog for what will be his first true boxing match, but the lines on some of the prop bet options reveal that oddsmakers think there may be one potential path to victory for the former UFC heavyweight champ.

Below, we’ll look at full betting odds and props for Fury vs. Ngannou, along with analysis and viewing information for Saturday’s fight.

Fury vs. Ngannou betting odds and analysis

Tyson Fury -1400 vs. Francis Ngannou +750

On the basis of boxing skill alone, this bout is an obvious mismatch. The WBC heavyweight champ Fury (33-0-1) is the rare big man who can mix solid defensive fundamentals with gritty infighting when it suits him, all while never losing his ability to use footwork and range to capitalize on his large, lanky frame. In his trilogy with Deontay Wilder, he showed that he has a solid chin to go with his technically sound boxing skills. He also proved that he’s as savvy about picking apart an opponent’s weaknesses as he is about self-promotion — and both help explain how he landed in this fight.

Ngannou (0-0) is new to boxing, but he enjoyed a meteoric rise through MMA en route to winning and successfully defending the UFC heavyweight title. Even in MMA, however, Ngannou wasn’t known as an especially technical striker. Instead, what he brought with him was pure power. Even ugly punches and glancing blows proved to be knockout shots when they came from Ngannou,

Ngannou left the UFC at the end of his contract without ever losing his heavyweight title, and he immediately set his sights on a big money fight with Fury. He got his wish, but it’s hard to think he has a great chance at beating a bigger, technically better fighter who has so much more boxing experience than he does. Then again, Fury did raise some eyebrows by booking a bout with heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk in December, which could suggest that he’s overlooking Ngannou in the meantime.

Fury vs. Ngannou prop bet odds

The prop bet odds for this fight present a fuller picture of how oddsmakers expect the action to go. While Ngannou’s best hope is clearly landing a clean knockout blow, sportsbooks don’t necessarily see Fury needing all 10 rounds in this one either. Ngannou’s MMA career is filled with quick finishes, and he has been known to fade in longer fights. Fury, however, is adept at pacing himself and remaining patient in search of a finish.

Here’s a look at a few of the prop bet options for Fury vs. Ngannou. For sportsbook purposes, method of victory props are typically decided by the official post-fight announcement inside the ring at the bout’s conclusion.

Method of victory props

Round props

Other Fury vs. Ngannou odds

Fight to go the distance

Total knockdowns

Either fighter to be knocked down:

Both fighters to be knocked down

To be knocked down and win

How to watch Fury vs. Ngannou

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Time: 2 p.m. ET (main card)

Broadcast: ESPN+ pay-per-view