Keith Thurman vs Manny Pacquiao Prediction & Betting Odds - Boxing Pick
July 18, 2019
Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (61-7-2) and Keith ‘One TIme’ Thurman (29-0-0) are two of the very best Welterweight boxers of the modern generation, sporting countless world titles and accolades between them. On Saturday night (July 20) in Las Vegas, these two forces of nature will lock horns and the betting lines for this one could not be tighter.
Has Pacman still got it?
At the age of 40 there is little doubt that Manny Pacquiao doesn’t quite have the pop and movement of old, but he remains one of the best in the weight class and is, obviously, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time.
Pacquiao’s ring craft, experience and skill are undeniable and having won his last two fights impressively, he is worthy of his place as the favourite here.
Is unbeaten 29-0 Thurman unstoppable?
Keith Thurman has won 22 of his 29 fights by KO, but his last seven outings via Decision victory since he began to step up in class of opposition.
There is no question that this 30-year-old American is in the prime of his career just now. He knows how to win and that counts for a lot and he has a ten year advantage on Pacquiao in terms of speed, strength and hunger to succeed.
What are the betting odds for Pacquiao Vs Thurman?
The boxing betting lines on this exciting fight are really close and experts and fans alike are having real trouble splitting this pair of contrasting fighters.
Manny Pacquiao is available to bet -139 (1.72) with bet365, while Keith Thurman is the marginal underdog at +125 (2.25) with Sports Interaction to win the bout outright.
Make sure you lookout for the alternative betting markets, such as the “Method of Victory”, where you can get odds like +137.50 with bet365 on Pacquiao win by Decision, but see our prediction below for our final play…
Keith Thurman Vs Manny Pacquiao Betting Prediction
Manny Pacquiao will be really tough to break down, but it could just be Keith Thurman’s time. He has big-name victories such as Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero and Shawn Porter on his record now and he has probably been dreaming and preparing for this fight against Pacquiao for his whole career.
On the betting lines, Keith Thurman to win by Decision or Technical Decision is +200 at bet365 and that looks like a sensible option and prediction for this mouth-watering fight.
Boxing Prediction: Keith Thurman to win by Decision at +200 bet365