Polarizing social media influencer Jake Paul continues his boxing career on Saturday when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in an eight-round boxing main event in Tampa, Fla. The pay-per-view main card is set for 9 p.m. ET from Amalie Arena and closes with a rematch between the YouTube sensation and former mixed martial arts champion. Paul won a split decision in August over Woodley, who called for an immediate rematch but was initially rebuked. But Paul circled back and offered the rematch when Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight king Tyson Fury, pulled out of their scheduled fight because of an injury.
Paul is a -240 favorite (risk $240 to win $100), while Woodley is priced at +200 in the latest Paul vs. Woodley 2 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total rounds is 6.5, three rounds higher than in their first matchup. Before locking in any Paul vs. Woodley picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine combat analyst Brandon Wise.
Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing analyst. Just last month, he accurately predicted a stoppage between rounds No. 10 and 12 for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Caleb Plant in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition selection paid +450 and Wise also called the fight to go over 9.5 rounds (-125) as Alvarez stopped Plant in Round 11. His strong 2021 boxing record also includes calling Jamel Herring (+105) to upset Carl Frampton (-125) in April. Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports picks has seen massive returns.
Now, with Saturday’s rematch approaching, Wise has studied Paul vs. Woodley 2 from every angle and identified the best value in the boxing odds. You can only see his coveted prop bets and money-line picks at SportsLine.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 preview
Although their first meeting was far from a classic, it was competitive, and Paul (4-0) left the ring feeling as though he had answered questions about his ability to win against an opponent who came from a striking background.
Woodley (0-1), 39, had never boxed professionally but was known as a power puncher in MMA as he worked his way toward the UFC welterweight title in July 2016 and made four successful defenses. However, his UFC career met a rapid decline and ended with four consecutive lopsided defeats in which he appeared hesitant to engage.
That same reluctance haunted him in the first matchup with the 24-year-old Paul, though he showed clean boxing technique, excellent conditioning and spurts of aggression. Woodley rocked Paul against the ropes late in the fourth round but failed to follow up and Paul recovered.
The former Disney child star won the early rounds with his volume and ring generalship but faded as the fight went on. Even so, Woodley failed to mount much of an attack and the waning frames were difficult to score.
Afterward, Woodley complained of a bogus decision and demanded an immediate rematch from Paul, who was noncommittal and suggested he won the bout convincingly. Now, both boxers are determined to leave no doubt in their rematch Saturday.
How to make Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 picks
Wise likes the over 6.5 rounds at a price of -160 in the latest Paul vs. Woodley odds. He’s also made the call on a method of victory prop and a money-line pick. You can only see his Paul vs. Woodley picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2? And which prop is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Brandon Wise’s best bets for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports specialist who has crushed his boxing picks in 2021, and find out.