The well-respected Oddessa Line, which is carried worldwide by most Offshore, European, and Las Vegas Sportsbooks and Casinos, has posted odds on Saturday’s EliteXC excellent cage fight card at the American Bank Center Arena at Corpus Christi, Tex., on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT/delayed on the west coast).
In the main event for the EliteXC world lightweight championship, Nick Diaz is a minus 440 favorite to defeat KJ Noons (plus 400). If you like Diaz to win, you wager 440 to win 100; if you think Noons will win, you bet 100 to win 400.
In other televised fights, Kimbo is -400 over Bo Cantrell (+360), Jake Shields is -355 over Mike Pyle (+305), Antonio Silva is -345 over Jonathan Wiezorek (+315) and Kyle Noke is -130 over Seth Kleinbeck (+120).
‘The EliteXC Card is getting steady two way-action,” Joey Oddessa said. “Despite being put in with a much more experienced mixed martial arts fighter in Cantrell, there has been a significant amount of money wagered on Kimbo. Judging by the volume, it appears that even the casual MMA fan recognizes Slice. The line has moved from its opening number( -300) clear up to -400 overnight. Laying a steep price is a risky proposition considering this is Kimbo’s MMA debut, but players aren’t holding back.
‘Quite the opposite is taking place in the Diaz-Noons bout. Bettors are banking Diaz’s experience will lead him to victory. That line moved from the opener of -400 to -440 within a couple hours. One surprise is the heavy volume on the Noke-Kleinbeck fight. It appears there is strong support for the Australian Noke.
‘If the wagering action on the EliteXC card is any indication of the success of the card, then Showtime and EliteXC should expect a great show with solid ratings. The steady volume on competitive match-ups ensure that fans will be tuning in with high expectations.”