This is the biggest middleweight championship fight in nearly a decade as the king, Israel Adesanya takes on fellow undefeated striker Paulo Costa. There is no shortage of bad blood between the two and combined with the small cage, the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Co-headlining are Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz fighting for the vacant light heavyweight belt. Let’s break down the UFC 253 odds.
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San Antonio Spurs: Working for return trip to finals
San Antonio has not been to the NBA Finals since the franchise won its fourth title back in 2007 and were two wins from the series last year before falling to the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs will be without the services of Manu Ginobili, who missed the team’s season opener, because of back spasms. He also missed four of eight pre-season games for the Spurs.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Playing on without Harden
Oklahoma City begins a new era of Thunder basketball Thursday night following the NBA Finals loss to the Heat and the trade of James Harden last weekend. Harden was sent to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster deal and the Thunder will need to find a way to replace his production. Harden was so key last year that he won the Sixth Man of the Year Award.
San Antonio already has a win under their belt, making things much easier for them coming into tonight’s game. Getting the season’s first win is sometimes the hardest thing to do for a team. Sportsinteraction.com has the Spurs as -2 (-110) favorites to knock off the Thunder Thursday night. We like the Spurs at home over a Harden-less Thunder team with the spread.
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The betting odds don’t get any better than this for the main event in UFC 252. Two-time champion Stipe Miocic, who is 1-1 against former champion Daniel Cormier and defends his heavyweight belt against him in their trilogy match on Aug. 15, offers the exact same odds (-110) as his rival in a mixed martial arts event which will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.