2020 Sep 19

Efe Ajagba vs. Jonathan Rice

10 rounds, heavyweights

Efe Ajagba (13-0) is back in the ring for his first post-pandemic fight vs. Jonathan Rice (13-5-1) in a scheduled 10-rounder. Ajagba stopped Razvan Cojanu in the 9th round in his last outing in a fight where he had to work hard to get Cojanu out of there, but he managed to do it. Ajagba has now won 11 of his fights by knockout, only one opponent has lasted the distance, and he also has a disqualification win where an opponent just stepped out of the ring after the first bell rung and was immediately disqualified. Jonnie Rice, as he is called, is usually tough and durable and his best asset at times, has been his imposing size. He normally weighs around 265 pounds, except for his last fight where he came in at a record high 284 pounds, which is a lot of weight to carry around. This will be Efe Ajagba´s first fight with his new promotional company Top Rank and he also has switched trainers and manager. Basically, he is coming in with a brand-new team. Top Rank figured that Rice would be a perfect opponent for Ajagba to face in his first fight with them and we happen to agree. Ajagba is of course a monumental favorite to win this fight and to top it off, Jonathan Rice has been brought in on roughly 2 weeks’ notice so there is no telling what kind of shape he is in. Ajagba to win is - 3000 (1.03 decimal odds) and Rice +1000 (11.00 decimal odds) (sign in to view our prediction & pick)

We see Ajagba getting the stoppage in the 3rd round of this fight. The Over/Under line opened at 4.5 Rounds but many bettors have been playing the Over so the line has now changed to 5.5 Rounds which is good news for us. We are finding very good value in the Under 5.5 Rounds so our Pick is Under 5.5 Rounds for a price of -125 (1.80 Decimal Odds)

The Pick: Under 5.5 Rounds
Odds: -125 (1.80 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT