Pascal vs. Hopkins Free Pick
Pascal enters the bout as the slight favorite according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Bodog.com, as he has odds of -150 while the challenger, Hopkins, comes in with a money line of +120. This fight will take place from the Bell Centre in Montreal and air on HBO at 9PM ET.
WHY PICK PASCAL
The champion is younger and fresher at just 28 years of age. His 26-1-1 record is quite impressive, and he is just now starting to hit the prime of his career. Pascal is comfortable fighting in Canada, as he has done it many times before. His quickness and power combination make him tough for his opponents and he has proven he has the conditioning to go 12 rounds.
WHY PICK HOPKINS
Hopkins is the experienced fighter that has been through a lot of wards and consistently fought on the big stage. Saturday’s bout should bring nothing new to him as he has 58 pro fights and has amassed a record of 51-5-2. Hopkins still has good power in his hands and he still can dictate the tempo and pacing of a fight. He is an intimidator and will try to bring the fight to Pascal.
WHO TO PICK?
Hopkins is still a game fighter, but his age is too much of a factor for us. We like Pascal to win as he should have a quicker step and will be more eager to solidify his name in the boxing world coming off the draw with Hopkins last December. Hopkins really doesn’t have much else to prove to the sport and is simply just try to add to his legacy and collect a nice payday.
PASCAL VS. HOPKINS FREE PICK: JEAN PASCAL -150