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Old 06-06-2021, 08:38 PM
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Here is some info for the shit show ...

Spokesperson Kris Abbott for Canadian sportsbook Coolbet

The odds continue to shorten ... Coolbet opened the bout at Mayweather -5000/Paul +1400 and was down to -1000/+600 Friday night.

At that time, Paul was taking 77% of tickets and 97% of money.

Now, shortly before opening bell, it's down to Mayweather -714/Paul +500, even though the big favorite is drawing fast-and-furious final-day action.

"Since Floyd's number has come back to Earth, we're seeing a number of people come in late with bets on Mayweather," Abbott said.

"58% of total tickets and 79% of total money are now on Mayweather, in a dramatic reversal from what we saw Friday. Risk is dropping fast on Logan Paul as people are hitting the Floyd line heavy."

If the fight started right now, the book would win $10,000 on a Mayweather victory and lose $50,000 on a Paul upset, in a bout that's gotten surprisingly strong interest. As of 9:15 p.m. ET, there were about 4,000 tickets on the fight. And again, while the moneyline is miles shorter than its opening price, the favorite is now commanding attention.

"The only thing I can figure is that value is value, and smart bettors know that getting Mayweather at a reduced number whether adding it to parlays or laying sizable straight bets is quite likely to be good for their bankroll. The guy opened at -5,000," Abbott said. "Personally, I'm still going nowhere near this gong show, but it does go to show that people will buy the hype and there's certainly a market out there for these events, even if they don't fit in the tidy box that our industry prefers to play in."
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