Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds: Bettors Shifting from Paul to Askren

Last week, the overwhelming majority of bets were coming in on Jake Paul to defeat Ben Askren. This week, Askren is seeing the largest share of action
Brian Good
Thu, April 1, 3:33 PM EDT

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds: Bettors Shifting from Paul to Askren

It’s been a tale of two completely different trends in the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren betting market. Because of such, we’ve seen insane movement in the odds for the fight and flip flopping from the betting public ahead of the April 17 date.

Paul, who is most famous for his YouTube channel and other social media presences, has fought just two professional boxing matches in his entire career, neither of which came against actual combat sport pros. Still, by all accounts Paul does have some skill in the ring, and his highlight reel knockout of Nate Robinson left the world wanting more.

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As for Askren, he is an accomplished mixed martial artist. He’s not known for his striking ability, more for his grappling prowess, but he amassed a 19-2 career record as a professional and has 6 KOs to his name.

It’s a clear step up for Paul, going from retired NBA player to a mixed martial artist that was recently fighting in the octagon. So, how have the bettors played Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren? Let’s take a look.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Odds

When betting on this fight originally opened, Jake Paul was not only the overwhelming favorite among oddsmakers, but he was also the far more popular pick for the betting public.

Last week, 70% of bettors had backed Paul and his odds, which opened at -280, still sat at -225 to defeat Askren. Now, about a week later, Paul is just a slight favorite. As of right now, the best odds you can get on Paul are -106.

That drop from -225 to -106 is a significant shift in odds. At -225, his odds implied a 69.2% chance of vitory. Now, at -106, it’s indicative of a 51.5% chance.

Fighter Last Week's Odds This Week's Odds (Click to Bet)
Jake Paul -225 -106
Ben Askren +185 +160

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Betting

As his odds have begun to shorten, the betting public has begun to shy away from backing the YouTuber. As we mentioned before, 70% of bettors last week were backing Jake Paul to beat Ben Askren.

But, now it’s Askren that is bringing in the majority of the money. Since Monday, 52.35% of all moneyline bets are on Ben Askren to defeat Jake Paul. Askren’s odds sit at +160.

Fighter % Bets Last Week % Bets This Week
Jake Paul 69.2% 44.08%
Ben Askren 29.4% 52.35%
Draw 1.4% 3.57%

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