Monster Saturday July 29 Betting as Books Look to Make Windfall With Two Big Fights

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Dan Shapiro
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Forget Godzilla vs. King Kong.  Saturday July 29, 2023 is going to be Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford....and, well, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje in UFC 291.  In other words, sportsbooks are expecting to make an absolute killing this night with all they have to offer in the form of odds and prop bets.


For BetOnline, it would not be a reach to suggest this might be one of their biggest days in their 25 year history.

It's days like these that separate the big boys from the pretenders.  If we were betting people, our guess is that 80 percent of folks in the industry, from sportsbook operators (especially those in the US regulated industry) to affiliates, will be enjoying the beach or the lake this week with little clue just how massive this date is going to be.

Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje alone would be a big enough draw but Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford is the fight everybody has been waiting for.

The line on this fight was coming in at Crawford is the -170 favorite, Spence Jr was coming in at +140 and there will be tons of prop bets offered.

Former WBC and WBA welterweight champ Keith Thurman says Crawford is "special" and that Spence has never quite seen anyone like him.

“We want to see what they bring to the table and Crawford is just one of those special individuals, one of those special kind of fighters where he dominated the 140 division,” Thurman said to FightHype.

“He’s been holding his own at 147, although it took him a while to get some great names under his belt. He did fight Shawn on the back end of Shawn Porter’s career, but Thurman fought Shawn and didn’t stop him. Spence fought Shawn and didn’t stop him.

“Terence Crawford stopped Shawn Porter. You get some cool points on this side and you get a five-star rating. What else? He’s a light guy; he brings speed, he brings agility, something that I believe Spence has never seen. I always said Spence has not seen an athletic boxer like Crawford or Thurman, period.”

- Dan Shapiro,

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