Best Bets for UFC 218: Weekly Wagering Deep Dive

I’ve already given you my forecast and betting advice for the main event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now the moneylines and props are out for the rest of the card, it is time to get a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which fights should bettors avoid? How do you put together a potentially lucrative parlay on tap in the fights? Let us have a look.
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Golden Underdogs
There is not any large’dog calling out to me. But there’s 1 person with this card who could defy some odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem might get merked by a larger and more powerful puncher at Francis Ngannou, but in the +230, he’s well worth throwing a few pennies at. Normally I would place this fight from the stay-away class, but this is a big test for Ngannou, a man who hasn’t been tested yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the game and, although his chin may be suspect, he has one of the greatest fight IQs in the heavyweight division. His in-cage smarts and specialized kickboxing capability could give a large upset to us together with a profit. Don’t go crazy with this, however. Ngannou deserves to be favored. Overeem is worth a wager.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey isn’t a massive dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a decent yield or promote a parlay. Both fighters have looked strong, but stylistically, Casey seems to have the strength and size to give Herrig issues. The single woman who has been able to fit Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and woman is among the best in the division. If Casey could pour on the pressure, she can overwhelm Herrig and get a small upset win . Again, don’t go mad and throw your entire bankroll, but Casey is well worth a couple of shekels.

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