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Crawford vs Porter Betting Picks: Crawford Has Great Value In This Spot

Crawford vs Porter Betting Picks: Crawford Has Great Value In This Spot

This is the biggest welterweight fight this year and it could be where Terence Crawford finally reaches a new level. But to do that, he will need to get by Shawn Porter, who has never been an easy opponent even against Errol Spence Jr. 

The boxing betting odds have Crawford (37-0-0, 28 KOs) as a significant favourite, but this is the "shortest" of a favourite he will be since 2018. Porter (31-3-1) has already cashed as an underdog when he upset Danny Garcia at a 1.55 price. Can he shock the world?

We'll break down the moneyline and give a bonus prop pick to get the best bang for your buck. Find these odds from Betway and our other top online sportsbooks

Boxer #1 betway betway Boxer #2

 Terence Crawford

1.17 4.75 Shawn Porter
  • Date/Time: November 20, 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • Broadcast: ESPN+ (TBD, Canada)

Crawford vs Porter: What's At Stake?

This one is quite a treat as fans and bettors can watch Crawford and Porter fight for the WBO welterweight title. Although a young title compared to its WBA and WBC counterparts, greats like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have held this belt. 

But arguably more important than the title would be an increase in status for both Crawford and Porter. For the longest time, critics have claimed that Porter has not fought tough competition. Although most of it is outside of his control (boxers keep "ducking" him, allegedly), beating a tough customer like Porter should silence these criticisms.

On Porter's part, the former champion would own the biggest victory of his career and would instantly make him a pound-for-pound threat. Porter has consistently fought high-level competition but has also fallen short against the likes of Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman.

A win from either boxer could also set either up with a unification bout against WBA champion Yordenis Ugas or against WBC and IBF champion, Spence. If it's Crawford, this "super fight" has long been clamoured for.

Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter Breakdown

This will be a clash of skill and will and efficiency and aggression. Crawford is the more skilled and efficient fighter of the two. Against Amir Khan, another technical boxer, Crawford outboxed him and landed a whopping 50% of his power punches and limited Khan to just 25%. 

But what makes Crawford unbeaten is his ability to stay efficient and still punch with power. Crawford has finished his last eight opponents including Kell Brook and Jose Benavidez who were durable fighters. Crawford is also capable of switching his stance and can fight moving forward or going backward.

Other boxers like Timothy Bradley Jr. have raved about Crawford calling him a "complete boxer" capable of even defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. at his prime. 

Such bold claims will be tested by the strong-willed Porter who will not allow Crawford to get into a rhythm. Porter is not the most technical boxer, but it works to his advantage as his unorthodox movement confounds many of his opponents. Even Spence had a tough time beating Crawford.  

Porter is also one of the most active boxers. Against Spence, Porter threw 553 power punches to Spence's 416. For Porter to beat Crawford, he will have to keep marching him down while also evading most of his counters. His chin should hold up as he is a stocky boxer who can absorb a good deal of punishment.

But the challenger will also need to find a way to land enough on Crawford to convince the judges. Simply moving forward and being more active will not give Porter the nod as he has found out in his previous defeats.

SBR’s pick — Terence Crawford (1.17). This fight will likely be contested in a slow and methodical manner. Porter will want to push the pace on Crawford as he crowds him but Crawford will pick him apart. This may well be Crawford's toughest fight and he may not look as dominant as he's hyped to be. But he will get his hand raised. 

Crawford vs Porter Prop Bet

If you don't want to sweat that much chalk on Porter, you can bet a lower amount at a more reasonable price for him to beat Porter by decision. Crawford has a 75.6% KO rate but he only has two KOs in his last 20 bouts. Porter is durable and has rarely been hurt or knocked down. This one will go to the judges. 

SBR’s pick — Crawford Wins By Decision (1.85).  

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