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Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz Odds and Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Dec 2, 2021 · 7:51 AM PST

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Gervonta Davis celebrates after defeating Mario Barrios after the WBA Super Lightweight world championship boxing match on Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
  • Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz goes Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 8 PM EST in Los Angeles, California
  • Davis is a colossal favorite to retain his belt this weekend
  • Check out the Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz transpires at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and broadcasts on Showtime pay per view. Gervonta Davis is listed as a massive favorite in the Davis vs Cruz boxing odds.

Let’s analyze the Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz odds via Barstool Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Davis vs Cruz Odds

Fighter Odds
Gervonta Davis -1250
Isaac Cruz +700

Odds as of December 2nd at Barstool Sportsbook

Davis was previously slated to fight Rolando Romero before multiple sexual assault accusations came out regarding Romero.

This created a vacancy for Cruz to step up and challenge Davis for his  WBA world lightweight championship.

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Gervonta Davis’ Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Cruz

Davis’ last prizefight was a title affair at 140 pounds. But he is returning to the 135-pound ranks to defend his crown.

Gervonta Davis is in his third straight Showtime pay per view headliner and is presently ranked within the top five of multiple weight categories.

Whenever he competes, many see Davis connecting with a KO punch as more a matter of when than if.

His last contest seeing him finish a sizable opponent in a higher weight category has created a relatively close line for the over/ under (-148 for over six and a half rounds with +110 for under six and a half frames).

Gervonta Davis has sustainable finishing ability throughout championship bouts with first-round and twelve-round stoppages alike.

Davis vs Cruz Recent Fights

Davis
VS
Cruz
Mario Barrios, win via TKO Fight 1 Francisco Vargas, win via UD
Leo Santa Cruz, win via KO Fight 2 Jose Matias Romero, win via UD
Yuriorkis Gamboa, win via TKO Fight 3 Diego Magdaleno, win via KO
Ricardo Nunez, win via TKO Fight 4 Thomas Mattice, win via MD

This contest will provide the winner with not only a lightweight world title. But also a possible ticket to fighting newly minted unified lightweight world titleholder George Kambosos Jr in 2022.

But the champ has a far stiffer test in front of him than the odds would indicate in the form of Isaac Cruz.

Isaac Cruz’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Davis

Isaac Cruz is on an unbeaten streak in his last 18, going 17-0-1 since his lone professional loss.

Generally shorter notice replacement opponents are of a lower quality more often than not. But many in the sweet science community see Cruz as an upgrade in competition from the aforementioned Romero.

The 23-year-old Cruz defeated a former champion in his previous bout. He is now looking to cement himself as a titleholder this time out.

If Davis ends this one inside the distance, it will mark his seventeenth straight stoppage victory. The defending champion has a 96 percent stoppage rate with only one of his pro contests going to the judges’ scorecards.

There’s a reason that the prop bet surrounding this fight not going the distance is positioned at -560.

Cruz has never been finished as a professional and many are theorizing that changes by the time the dust settles this weekend.

Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz Tale of the Tape

Davis
VS
Cruz
25-0 Record 22-1-1
24 Knockouts 15
5’5.5 Height 5’4
67.5″ Reach 63″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox

Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz Pick & Prediction

In summation, I lean more towards “and still” as opposed to “and new” in the winner-loser binary for this championship clash.

Gervonta Davis winning via KO or TKO is situated at -400 and is a strong prop bet option. Also bringing it back to the over/ under numbers, I favor the under at +110 in the Davis vs Cruz odds.

Pick: Gervonta Davis (-1250)

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