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How to bet Chavez Jr.-Vera II

Where the money is going in Vegas and offshore, plus a pick on the fight

Updated: February 28, 2014, 11:52 AM ET
By Johnny Wilds | ESPN Insider

On Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera will wage a rematch of their controversial fight last Sept. 28 -- a fight that saw Chavez Jr. escape with a win by questionable scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.

Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO's) will seek redemption of sorts when he faces Vera (23-7, 14 KO's), as most observers thought Chavez Jr. was given a very generous decision and Vera was robbed of the biggest win of his career. This fight is the first of some very intriguing bouts coming up, including Canelo-Angulo, Bradley-Pacquiao II and Mayweather-Maidana.

Let's take a look at where the money is going, as well as my pick for the fight and my take on a couple of proposition wagers.

Where is the money going?

From a betting perspective, this fight really isn't garnering a ton of attention in Las Vegas or offshore. The line opened at The Las Vegas Hotel at minus-500 on Chavez Jr. and plus-325 on Vera. I talked to bookmaker Jeff Sherman of the LVH and he told me they moved the fight to minus-600 for Chavez Jr. and plus-400 for Vera on Thursday. The overall action has been very limited and the move was in conjunction with where the rest of the market has the fight.

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