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Santa Cruz vs Frampton fight odds and betting preview: Santa Cruz at -350 over Frampton

Check out the odds here for Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton in a close fight. Plus more odds for the weekend in boxing.

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This Saturday night, boxing takes center stage with another high-quality, evenly matched fight. The Showtime main event sees the undefeated former 130 pound champion Carl Frampton move up to take on the undefeated Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz. It's a close fight, as you can see in the odds.

Here are the current fight odds for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton as of Thursday afternoon, courtesy of Bovada:

Leo Santa Cruz -350
Carl Frampton +265

Those are pretty close odds - closer than we often see in a boxing main event. It's not a surprise though. As I said, both men are undefeated champions, and both have recently scored big wins over tough opponents (Abner Mares for Santa Cruz, Scott Quigg for Frampton). Frampton is the one moving up in weight here, which may be what tips the scales in favor of Santa Cruz.

Overall, these seem like the correct odds for both men. A Frampton pick is a little tempting, but I see Santa Cruz taking this. The question is - do I feel confident enough in that pick to go with him at -350? And yes, I think so - but if you are feeling passionately pro-Frampton, that's a solid pick as well.

Verdict: Worth a pick on Santa Cruz

Here are the odds for the rest of the Showtime card:

Mikey Garcia -5000
Elio Rojas +1400

Tony Harrison -400
Sergey Rabchenko +300

Paulie Malignaggi -550
Gabriel Bracero +375

Biggest undercard fight by far is the return of former champion Mikey Garcia, who has been sidelined for ages. Despite that time, I don't anticipate him having any trouble with Rojas, but at +1400, he's a fine bet for those who want to live dangerously. Nothing else here to see honestly.

Finally, Friday night also features a boxing title fight as Adonis Stevenson takes on Thomas Williams Jr. on PBC on Spike. Stevenson is the favorite at -700 with Williams at +450. Closer odds there than you sometimes see for a Stevenson fight, but still probably not worth your time. The undercard there has Eleider Alvarez as a huge -10000 favorite against late replacement fighter Robert Berridge at +1600.

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