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Blog 18

Updated: October 17, 2008, 3:33 PM ET
By Don Steinberg

Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET -- What are the odds?

Kelly Pavlik is the favorite going into the fight -- and getting, erhm, favoriter. Bettors have pushed the odds up to 5-1 for Pavlik (up from 3.5-1) at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Oddsmakers believe the fight will go the distance, and you can get roughly 2-1 odds if you believe otherwise.

Pavlik by decision is the safest (and lowest paying) bet. If you bet Hopkins will win by KO, you can cash in an 8.5-1 ticket.

I'm not much of a gambler, but as usual, my creative play recommendation in this world of creative judging is to bet on a draw, at 15-1. Either that or invest in Treasury bills. -- Don Steinberg

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