In this Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Prediction, I’m going to give you my picks, and a betting tip that I personally feel has a great risk to reward ratio.
A couple of months ago, we won a bet on Britain Hart to beat Paige VanZant when Paige made her debut in BKFC, and now we get another high-profile freak show fight as Ben Askren takes on Jake Paul in a Boxing match.
I find these kinds of fights very interesting because hype has a massive influence on the odds. A lot of the things that we consider to be very important when we try to predict the outcome of a fight are mostly ignored in the betting odds for these freakshow matchups. We saw this in the odds for the fight between Britain Hart and Paige VanZant. Anyone who took 30 minutes out of their day to research that fight could have easily seen that there was a tremendous amount of value on Britain Hart as an underdog.
I was shocked when the Askren vs Paul fight got announced. Going from Deji, AnesonGib, and a Basketball player to a Pro MMA fighter is a giant leap in competition, and I was surprised that Jake Paul signed the contract and took the fight. I was even more shocked when I saw that Askren opened as the underdog.
I bet Ben Askren to beat Jake Paul weeks ago for the reasons that I describe in the video below. It’s a risky bet, but if you’re looking for a good value underdog bet, you won’t find many better options than Ben Askren this weekend.