Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Betting Odds & Pick

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren betting odds

Ben Askren got tired of Jake Paul’s dumb YouTube fame. He wants to put the social media loud guy to sleep when they clash in a boxing match on April 17th.

The setup is crazy when you think about it. Askren is a former MMA fighter, while Paul is known, well, for doing stupid things on the internet.

Yet, the oddsmakers have made this fight attractive.

Who is the favorite in the fight between Ben Askren vs Jake Paul?

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds To Win
Jake Paul -135 BetNow Sportsbook
Ben Askren +115

BetNow has the YouTuber Jake Paul as the favorite to win at -135. This means you need to bet $135 to win $100.

Of course, you can always bet more. That’s just the standard number.

Ben Askren is +115, meaning a $100 wager on him will pay $115 if he wins.

The number on the total rounds is currently off the board.

Who -the [email protected]#$- is Jake Paul?

Jake Paul is a YouTube celebrity with 20 Million subscribers. He uploaded his first video in 2014 after seeing his brother Logan’s success, who is also a YouTube personality.

He also uses Social Media to get noticed. Here’s a tweet from Jake Paul trying to start a fight with singer Zayn Malik. He later deleted the tweet.

Who is Jake Paul, YouTube Celebrity

Now, I care little about what he does on YouTube or anywhere else. But instead, I’m looking for something that tells me he can win this fight.

If I’m going to lay down -135, I need to know what I’m betting.

When he’s not doing stupid shit on the internet, Jake Paul trains boxing.

He’s 2-0 on his “professional career” after beating YouTuber AnEsonGib and former professional basketball player Nate Robinson.

Both times he won via TKO. The KO against Robinson was one of the best internet moments in 2020.

Who is Ben Askren?

Ben Askren is known for being on the wrong side of the meeting against Jorge Masvidal. Just look at the video.

It was the fastest KO in UFC history. Masvidal is now training Jake Paul to get him ready to take Askren out.

But Ben Askren is more than five poor seconds inside the octagon. He was an Olympian wrestler who represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.

Askren made his MMA debut a year later, where he posted a 19-2-1 career record.

His last two outings were losses, including the one against Masvidal that we saw above. Askren retired in November 2019.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds & Prediction

Ben Askren vs Jake Paul Boxing Betting Odds and Predictions

So, one guy is a YouTube star and the other a former Olympian. How is Paul the favorite? The gimmick is this is a boxing match, and Ben Askren is a wrestler

This means he won’t use his mean features, making this contest a little more interesting.

But let’s not forget Askren won six fights in MMA via KO/TKO. He’s not a puncher per se, but there’s proof that the guy can punch.

Even if Jake Paul connects some blows, which I doubt will make a difference, one guy is a former top athlete, and the other isn’t. That’s a massive gap in quality.

Here’s Dana White saying Jake Paul has no chance.

Our Pick

Sure, Paul beat Nate Robinson, also a former athlete, but Nate was a basketball player. He didn’t have any fighting training.

Ben Askren has skills, stamina, and experience. What will happen when Jake Paul can’t knockout Askren in the first round as he did with Robinson?

Then stamina will kick in, and that’s where a real fighter has a significant advantage.

It’s crazy that Jake Paul is the favorite here. But if the market wants to be wrong, and I’m all for it. Let’s grab Ben Askren to win at +115.

Ben Askren vs Jake Paul Prop Bets

MyBookie.ag has a couple of proposition bets on their site. When the fight gets closer, I’m sure we will see more.

Will Ben Askren be knocked down?
Yes -115 MyBookie Sportsbook
No -125

Ben Askren To Win By KO Or TKO
Yes +110 MyBookie Sportsbook
No -150

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Alonzo Solano

Alonzo Solano - Sports Analyst & Picks Writer

Alonzo is a Sports Analyst who has covered College Football and NFL odds for SafestBettingSites but don’t be surprised if you read him on any other sport. He’s a gaming analyst looking for winners every weekend.

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