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Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week – February 19th, 2024

By Hank Blaine

In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, top bantamweight fighters in Japan throw down. The WBO Junio Bantamweight Title, the WBA Bantamweight strap, and the WBC Bantamweight Championship are on the line in three separate fights. Then after the early morning slugfest in Japan, Edgar Berlanga highlights a card in Florida broadcast by DAZN when Berlanga throws down against Padraig McCrory. Which pugilists lift their arms in victory? Check out boxing odds, analysis, and free picks for five of this Saturday’s top bouts.

Top Boxing Betting Picks of the Week (February 19th, 2024)

Santiago vs. Nakatani – Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan (ESPN+)

  • When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024. 4:00am ET

Kosei Tanaka vs. Christian Bacasegua // WBO World Super Flyweight Title

Bacasegua has a much better shot of beating Kosei Tanaka than the odds indicate. For sure, Tanaka should be the chalk. The favorite is 19-1 with 11 stoppage victories.

But Tanaka fights an accomplished opponent on Saturday morning. Christian Bacasegua has a nice 22-4-2 record. Bacasegua has just 9 TKO or KO victories. However, he hasn’t lost since 2019. Bacasegua has won 9 straight. The odds make the underdog playable.

Boxing Betting Pick: Christian Bacasegua +390

Takuma Inoue vs. Jerwin Ancajas // WBA World Bantamweight Title

Inoue versus Ancajas should be a straight up war. Takuma, the -230 favorite, shows 18 wins and a single loss. Although his last name is Inoue, Takuma doesn’t have the power that Nayoa has. This Inoue shows just 4 stoppage victories.

Ancajas has a fantastic 34-3-2 record. The +165 choice broke back-to-back losses to Fernando Martinez in his last by beating Wilner Soto via fifth round TKO. Ancajas can get it done.

Boxing Betting Pick: Jerwin Ancajas +165

Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani // WBC World Bantamweight Title

Nakatani is 26-0 with 19 technical knockout or straight up knockout victories. The -850 chalk has power for days. But Junto doesn’t force the KO. Nakatani beat Argi Cortes and Francisco Rodriguez Jr. via unanimous decision.

Santiago has a nice 28-3-5 record. Santiago faced legend Nonito Donaire in his last and left the ring a unanimous decision winner. For sure, the dog can fight. This is a major step up for Santiago, though. Nakatani scores the knockout win.

Boxing Betting Pick: Junto Nakatani -850

Berlanga vs. McCrory – Caribe Royal, Orlando, FL (DAZN)

  • When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024. 8:00pm ET

Shakhram Giyasov vs. Pablo Cesar Cano

Giyasov is 14-0 with 9 stoppage wins. What makes Shakhram so difficult to beat is that if he doesn’t take you down with his power, he will outbox you and win via decision.

That’s why over the rounds total is at -140 while under is at +110. Giyasov has won his last couple of bouts via decision. But Cano has lost 4-of-8 via TKO or KO. Giyasov goes back to his early fight knockout ways.

Boxing Betting Pick: Under 6.5

Edgar Berlanga vs. Padraig McCrory

Edgar Berlanga started his career going 16-0 with 16 knockout victories. Since then, Berlanga has won all of his bouts via unanimous decision.

On Saturday night, Berlanga faces a tough veteran in Padraig McCrory. Although McCrory has an undefeated record, he should struggle agianst Edgar, though. McCrory is 35 while Berlanga is 26.

Berlanga may not score the KO. But he will win this bout.

Boxing Betting Pick: Edgar Berlanga -500

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