Prediction and Pick for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 (March 27)

| March 25, 2021 8:36 am PDT

Will it be a case of revenge or repeat?

That’s the most important question to answer for those betting on Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 this Saturday, March 27. The WBC interim heavyweight title bout will be fought in sunny Gibraltar.

So what’s changed this time around? You might remember that Povetkin stunned Whyte in their first fight. Despite being dropped twice and trailing on the cards, the Russian responded with a devastating uppercut that put the Jamaican-born puncher to sleep.

According to Whyte, it was a “lucky punch,” and the latest odds for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 appear to be on a similar wave.

Before I get to my predictions and betting pick for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2, it’s worth mentioning that I’ll be covering the odds and best bets for the “Rumble on the Rock.” We’ll get to them a little later.

First, here’s who wins the Whyte vs. Povetkin rematch.

Whyte or Povetkin – Who Wins?

  • Alexander Povetkin by KO/TKO

Look, I’ve already made my Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 pick. 

I’ll explain as we go along why my predictions for the Povetkin vs. Whyte rematch are in the Russian’s favor. But let’s move on to why Whyte’s odds to beat Povetkin are not attractive before I look at the top bets for the fight.

I have taken the odds below from MyBookie, so feel free to get your wagers down now if you’ve made up your mind. If not, keep reading for more.

Latest Odds for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2

Alexander Povetkin to Win+270
Dillian Whyte to Win-340

Take a look at the betting line for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 above.

Does it look right to you? Are you comfortable betting on Whyte to win at these odds? I have to say that I am not keen on betting $340 to win $100 on “The Villain” to come away with the victory.

Yes, Whyte was winning the fight before he was knocked out. But what does that mean to anyone who had looked at what they thought were the best bets for Whyte to win the first match? Nothing is the answer.

The simple fact here is that Povetkin won that fight by sleeping Whyte. You can make as many excuses as you want, but they are the facts. The betting value is with the Russian, and I’ll get to why after I cover some of the top bets for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2.

Best Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 Bets

Povetkin to Win+270
Povetkin to Win in Rounds 10-12+2000
Whyte to Win by Split Decision+1600

I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve put a lot of thought into my three best bets for the Povetkin vs. Whyte rematch.

First, Povetkin to win is a no-brainer. The odds are sweet; he has already beaten Whyte and is the value pick for the fight this Saturday. 

I was clear about my Povetkin vs. Whyte predictions, including a KO/TKO win for the Russian. But at just +300, it’s pointless putting your money down on this. Instead, go for a late KO/TKO for Povetkin in Rounds 10-12 for huge value. 

Finally, if the fight does go to the cards, there is every chance that we could see Whyte have the advantages in a close bout. If that is the case, some spare change on Whyte to win by SD could prove a very smart bet.

Why Povetkin Beats Whyte in the Rematch

The fact that Povetkin walks into this fight with almost no pressure on him speaks volumes for his status as the most underrated heavyweight operating today. 

If any of the top five men in his division had stopped Whyte like that, they would all be heavy favorites heading into a rematch. But they are not. Now, it was easy to put Povetkin’s status as the betting dog down to his hospitalization in December 2020, but I don’t see that being the case. I truly believe that he is being slept on again here. 

Povetkin won the first fight. He comes into this fight without the pressure and with a pretty significant psychological advantage. Whyte will be terrified of being sparked again, and this could lead him to adjust his style. That would be dangerous against a veteran like Povetkin.

The way I see it is the Russian has Whyte’s number. I can see him capitalizing on mistakes made in a late, desperate rally by the Brit.

Once again, my pick for Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 is Povetkin by KO/TKO.

Ready to Bet on Povetkin vs. Whyte 2?

That’s the lot for my Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 predictions. 

I believe the Russian to be the man in this one and expect him to leave the ring with the spoils. And talking spoils, what better incentive can you give the winner of Povetkin vs. Whyte 2 than a shot at one of Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua?

So, who gets the job done? If you’re ready to bet on the fight this weekend, get your bets down on one of the top online boxing sportsbooks below.

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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