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Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard Odds, Pick, and Prediction

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Jan 13, 2022 · 6:33 AM PST

Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard odds
Artur Beterbiev, left, celebrates after defeating Callum Johnson during a boxing match Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
  • Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard goes Saturday, January 15th at 10 PM EST
  • Smith Jr is a huge favorite leading into this title bout
  • Check out the Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard emanates from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, and broadcasts on ESPN as well as ESPN+. Geffrard is a late replacement on eight days’ notice as initial Smith Jr opponent Callum Johnson tested positive for COVID 19. Joe Smith is an overwhelming favorite in the DraftKings Smith Jr vs Geffrard odds.

Let’s analyze the Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard odds via DraftKings as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Smith Jr vs Geffrard Odds

Fighter Odds
Joe Smith Jr -1200
Steve Geffrard +700

Odds as of January 12th at DraftKings

This prizefight will see the two vie for the WBO light heavyweight world championship.

Smith Jr looks to maintain his hold on the gold against the title-contending Geffrard.

Joe Smith Jr’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Geffrard

Smith Jr is aiming to notch the first successful defense of his title reign here.

He is riding a three-fight win streak after falling short to WBA titleholder Dmitry Bivol and has since cemented himself as a world champion after his prior learning experience of falling short.

The winner of this fight could position themselves well for title unification bouts later on in the year.

This fight not only cements a world champion but secures a possible golden ticket for more hardware through the remainder of 2022.

Smith Jr vs Geffrard Recent Fights

Smith Jr
Maxim Vlasov, win via MD Fight 1 Denis Grachev, win via UD
Eleider Alvarez, win via TKO Fight 2 Zoltan Sera, win via TKO
Jesse Hart, win via SD Fight 3 Dmitry Sukhotskiy, win via RTD
Dmitry Bivol, loss via UD Fight 4 William Johnson, win via RTD

The pride of Long Island looks to show out for the partisan New York crowd as he aims to put the lights out on the scrappy underdog Geffrard.

Steve Geffrard’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Smith Jr

Geffrard was already preparing to compete on a fight card just last week. This opportunity with Johnson falling out saw him vault up from a relatively unheralded card to now contending for a world title on ESPN.

He rides an eighteen-fight winning streak into this truly unique title bid that takes on certain Rocky Balboa connotations for some observers.

These 175 pounders have been going through different rates of activity.

With Smith Jr regularly getting out there while Geffrard’s last bout saw him return to the ring after a dormancy period of three years.

Smith Jr vs Geffrard Tale of the Tape

Smith Jr
27-3 Record 18-2
21 Knockouts 12
6’0 Height 6’2
76″ Reach Not Available
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard Pick & Prediction

Ultimately, I think the short-notice nature of this bout and the profile of the champion will lead to this one ending inside the distance.

The prop bet on this clash ending inside the distance is positioned at -800 and I think that presents good value.

Joe Smith Jr winning via KO or TKO is situated at -500 and I favor that over Smith Jr winning via decision which is situated at +500.

Pick: Joe Smith Jr (-1200) at DraftKings

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