LAS VEGAS - The betting action in Sin City has been pretty predictable during the lead up to the big fight at the MGM Grand.
The price tag on Floyd Mayweather of minus-650 (have to bet $650 to win $100) during the week was so high that casual bettors looked for any plus-money value it could find. As a result, most of the public action has come on Victor Ortiz. The odds on Floyd Mayweather have dropped to minus-550 with Ortiz fetching plus-375.
Even more intriguing is the action on the Over/under of 11.5 rounds. Mayweather has only stopped one opponent since 2006, but most bettors are slamming the under. As of 20 minutes ago in the MGM Grand Race & Sports Book, the over dropped from minus-210 to minus-140. Fans are buying Mayweather's guarantee that "someone is going down."
Mayweather vs. Ortiz betting odds (courtesy MGM Grand Race & Sports Book):
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (-550) vs. Victor Ortiz (+375) - WBC welterweight title
Rounds - Over 11½ (-140)
Under 11½ (+110)
Special proposition bets (courtesy BoDog):
Floyd Mayweather Jr. by KO, TKO, or DQ (2/1)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. by Decision (-160)
Victor Ortiz by KO, TKO, or DQ (11/2)
Victor Ortiz by Decision (12/1)
Fight goes 1:30 Rnd 6 (-800)
Fight won't go 1:30 Rnd (+500)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is knocked down or out (+350)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not knocked down or out (-700)
Victor Ortiz is knocked down or out (-175)
Victor Ortiz is not knocked down or out (+125)