Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds: 70% Of People Predicting Jake Paul To Win

YouTube star Jake Paul is hugely popular bet to defeat former UFC fighter Ben Askren in the boxing ring this April
Sam Eaton
Thu, March 25, 12:19 PM EDT

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds & Online Betting Update

It doesn’t really matter if you love the fact Youtubers are moving into the world of boxing, there will be no avoiding the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight on April 17.

Jake Paul has a career record of 2-0, and was last seen in the ring emphatically defeating NBA star Nate Robinson. The Youtuber is now looking to up the ante as he takes on a professional fighter, yes, Ben Askren isn’t a boxer, but he’s a considerable step up from Nate Robinson.

If Jake Paul wins this fight it’s likely he’ll have a crack at a proper boxer, and has already started a war of words with Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury. Tommy Fury is a boxer, but he shot to fame after appearing on the Love Island in the UK.

Anyway, as mentioned, Ben Askren is a fighter, the former UFC star has professional fighting record of 19-2.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds Market

The fact Ben Askren is a professional fighter you’d expect him to the heavy favorite in the odds market, however, it’s completely the opposite. Jake Paul has been installed as the -225 favorite with DraftKings Sportsbook, which leaves Ben Askren at +185.

As always, there’s the option of the draw in the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds market, which a few sharp bettors might choose to wager on, given that will mean a re-match, which means more cash.

Jake Paul’s odds of beating Ben Askren imply he’s got a 69.2% chance of winning, where as the odds only imply Ben Askren has a 35.1% chance of winning.

We last covered the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds market on March 7th, at that point Ben Askren odds were +195, which implied he only had a 33.9% chance of winning.

In the three weeks or so since last writing, Jake Paul’s odds have gone from -280 to -225, which means his chances have drifted from 73.7% to 69.2%.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds

Fighter

Odds

Implied % Chance of winning

Jake Paul

-225

69.2%

Ben Askren

+185

35.1%

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Online Betting

It would be common in big fights where there’s such a dominant favorite in the betting market, that online bettors would opt to wager the outsider. However, that’s not the case in the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds market.

Online betting has been pretty even between the pair in the past few months, however, in the last week we’ve seen a real surge in bets for Jake Paul winning.

In fact, in the last 24-hours alone, just under 70% of all bets on the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight have been on Jake Paul winning. With just under 30% being on Ben Askren winning, and a small amount of bets going on the draw.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Betting

 

% Of Bets In The Last 24-Hours

Jake Paul

69.2%

Ben Askren

29.4%

Draw

1.4%

How Do I Bet On the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Fight

Like all professional boxing fights, online sportsbooks will take bets on the fight via their website or app. OddsChecker works with all the biggest US sportsbooks to make sure you get the best odds in your state.

Currently, the following online sportsbooks are taking bets on the fight:

- DraftKings

- Unibet

- 888sport

- Bet America

- Resorts

Each sportsbook operate in different states, so be sure to check out our state pages to see which sportsbook is offering odds in your state. You will find our state pages here, for example, here are links to our New Jersey State page and Indiana.

When Does The Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Fight Take Place?

The fight will take place on April 17 2021, and the main event is scheduled to start around 9pm ET, but we all know main events never start on time.

The fight is set to be shown on Triller Fight Club for $49.99. Would you purchase the Jake Paul v Ben Askren fight for that price?

You will be able to see the full fight card here.

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