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Bellator 106: The Smart Bets

Bellator 106: The Smart Bets

This weekend, one of the biggest Bellator cards in history will go down with Bellator 106. Headlined by the highly anticipated rematch of lightweight kingpins Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, the bout will also feature another interesting match-up in Emanuel Newton and King Mo Lawal. This card has some of the greatest star power in Bellator history, which also means some upsets are bound to happen. Let’s take a look at the betting odds, and some smart bets.

Eddie Alvarez +250

Michael Chandler -265

 

Daniel Straus +390

Pat Curran -430

 

Emanuel Newton +360

King Mo -400

 

Jesse Juarez +280

Joe Williams -300

 

Brandon Halsey -100

Hector Ramirez -130

 

Mike Bronzoulis +190

Joe Riggs -210

 

Joe Camacho +215

Cleber Luciano -270

 

Aaron Miller +325

Michael Guymon -345

 

Akop Stepanyan +390

Mike Richman -430

 

Darren Smith +140

Josh Smith -160

 

Smart Bets 

Aaron Miller over Michael Guymon at +325

I’ll admit, the odds for this card really do suck with so many mismatches, but this is a fight that is a golden opportunity for a big play. Aaron Miller has not only had a better Bellator career so far than Guymon, but stylistically is just a bad match-up. Guymon has UFC experience and a slightly bigger name, but that didn’t stop him from getting KO’d in his Bellator debut. Guymon is well-rounded with some solid grappling skills, but the better wrestler in Miller should be able to score the upset.

Josh Smith over Darren Smith at -160

Not a money maker here, but definitely a match-up that deserves stronger odds than given. Josh Smith and Darren Smith are two California-native fighters without much of a name. Coming into Bellator, there isn’t much you can judge them by, but by giving them both a look over Josh Smith appears to be the bigger, stronger, and more powerful fighter with a better track record. Expect Josh’s size and power to carry him through against a mismatched opponent.

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