Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas odds, picks, predictions: Boxing insider reveals best bets, props

The WBA (Super) welterweight title will be on the line when Manny Pacquiao meets Yordenis Ugas in a pay-per-view event on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will be stepping in the ring for the first time in over two years. He is one of the most decorated boxers in history. Ugas, meanwhile, has also had a lot of success, having first earned the vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight crown in September 2020. He then was elevated to WBA (Super) welterweight champion in January after Pacquiao relinquished his title due to inactivity.

The main card is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET with the headliners expected to reach the ring by around 11:30 p.m. ET. Pacquiao is a -360 favorite (risk $360 to win $100), while Ugas is priced at +280 in the latest Pacquiao vs. Ugas odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total rounds expected is set at 10.5. Before making any Ugas vs. Pacquiao picks or bets, make sure you check out the boxing predictions from SportsLine combat sports analyst Brandon Wise.

Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, first made an impact with SportsLine members with his UFC and MMA predictions over the past two years, providing additional value because of his knack for not only predicting winners but nailing the method of victory as well.

He also is an experienced boxing analyst and has produced profitable results with his boxing predictions in 2021. His winning selections include telling SportsLine members to back Jamel Herring (+105) against Carl Frampton (-125) for the WBO junior lightweight title in April. Herring won by sixth-round stoppage to provide his followers with another cash. Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports selections has seen massive returns.

Now, with Saturday’s showdown fast approaching, Wise has studied Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas from every angle, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released highly confident picks. Head to SportsLine to see all of his boxing picks.

Why you should back Manny Pacquiao 

Wise notes that despite being 42 years old, Pacquiao remains a formidable force and is on a three-fight winning streak. In his win over Thurman, Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion at age 40. He began his pro career in 1995 at age 16, and went on to win his first 11 fights and 26 of his first 27. In his 26-year career, Pacquiao has compiled a 62-7-2 record.

Pacquiao is considered by many as the greatest left-handed boxer of all-time and in 2020, was at the top of Ranker’s list of best boxers of the 21st century. Pacquiao is the first boxer to win world championships in eight divisions and has won 12 major world titles. He is also the first boxer to win world championships across four decades.

Why you should back Yordenis Ugas

Ugas has suffered just one loss over the past five years and will be out to defend his title for the first time. Ugas, who has never been knocked out, came up short in his first two attempts to win a title. Ugas lost a 10-round split decision to Emmanuel Robles for the WBC Latino interim super lightweight title in February 2014. In March 2019, he lost a split decision to Shawn Porter for the WBC welterweight title.

But he followed that up with three straight wins, including a split decision victory over Abel Ramos for the vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title last September. As an amateur, Ugas won a gold medal at the 2005 World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, both in the lightweight division. He turned pro in July 2010 and went on to win his first 11 fights. He is 26-4 in his career with 12 knockouts. 

How to make Ugas vs. Pacquiao picks

Wise is leaning over 10.5 total rounds. He’s also found an x-factor that has him jumping all over a winner and the method of victory. You can see all of his picks and analysis here.

Who wins Pacquiao vs. Ugas? And what is the method of victory? Visit SportsLine now to see Brandon Wise’s best bets for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports specialist who was all over Jamel Herring’s win, and find out.

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