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Bellator NYC closing betting odds: Is gambling on Chael Sonnen smart money?

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Check out the final betting odds for tonight’s Bellator NYC card as Chael Sonnen is favored over Wanderlei Silva, and Fedor Emelianenko rocks the role of underdog against Matt Mitrione.

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Bellator NYC is upon us, and Bloody Elbow has all of your gambling odds to better help you bet on these Big Apple bouts. The headline matchup has Chael Sonnen (-160) playing the role of favorite to Wanderlei Silva (+150), who will be sporting an underdog tag tonight. The co-main event has Matt Mitrione (-130) as the solid favorite to Fedor Emelianenko (-105/+120), who can still be found at plus and minus odds.

The widest odds of Bellator 180 belong to Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone, as Gracie can be found north of -1100 with Marfone rocking a fat dog tag at around +660. The pick’em fight of the evening will be Matt Mitrione vs. Fedor Emelianenko, as Fedor can still be had at both favorite and underdog odds. It should be noted that Phil Davis vs Ryan Bader was a pick’em fight when the midweek betting odds came out, but Davis has since then solidified his position as the favorite, with Bader now only rocking a dog tag.

The 3 world titles on the line at Bellator NYC:

(C) Douglas Lima (+175) vs. Lorenz Larkin (-190): Welterweight

(C) Michael Chandler (-750) vs. Brent Primus (+600): Lightweight

(C) Phil Davis (-125) vs. Ryan Bader (+115): Light Heavyweight

The Bellator NYC main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the TV portion starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on Spike TV. The Bellator 180 prelims will be streaming on the interweb for your viewing pleasure, starting at 6:00 P.M. ET.

Check out the Bellator NYC betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:

Movement courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:

There has been quite a bit of up and down gambling action going on for the Bellator NYC card, as the betting lines are bubbling, yet the majority of fighters are still rather close to the spot in which their lines initially opened. There are a few exceptions, though:

Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin: Welterweight Title

Bellator’s welterweight champion, Douglas Lima, opened up with an underdog line of about +120, and despite a few wagers here and there, has steadily climbed up to a much more attractive value of around +175. On the flip side, promotional new comer Lorenz Larkin, began his Bellator 180 betting life with a favorite tag of around -160, and has since edged further towards the tune of around -200 on some sites.

Ryan Couture vs. Haim Gozali: Welterweight

Ryan Couture inexplicably opened up with an astronomical line of around -705, before the betting public woke up and realized what was happening. Some descent coin was dropped on Haim Gozali, which sent the Israeli’s line from +435 down to around +360. We’re not exactly sure if people are betting on Gozali, or betting against Couture?

Suggestions:

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva: Light Heavyweight

Betting on Chael Sonnen or Wanderlei Silva, at this stage in their careers, is a really bad idea. Period.

Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin: Welterweight Title

Bellator’s welterweight champion, Douglas Lima, seems to be a bit undervalued here. If you think Lima can shutdown the kicking game of Larkin en route to retaining his title, then Douglas Lima at +175 is your ticket.

For an in-depth breakdown of each Bellator 180 televised bout, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon, Vic Rodriguez, and Eddie Mercado. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!