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UFC 248 Picks: Betting Odds and Predictions for Adesanya vs. Romero

UFC 248 Picks: Betting Odds and Predictions for Adesanya vs. Romero

Israel Adesanya is putting his perfect record on the line against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Who should you bet on? And what should you make of the other fights? OSB gets into all the latest betting odds and predictions with a full UFC 248 preview.

Here are the latest UFC 248 odds for the highly anticipated Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero fight, courtesy of Bovada:

  • Israel Adesanya (-280)
  • Yoel Romero (+220)

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In the meantime, if you're still deciding on your UFC 248 picks, our preview has you covered with all of the following:

  • Full Adesanya vs. Romero preview
  • Full Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk preview
  • Full Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose preview
  • Latest UFC 248 Betting Odds
  • UFC 248 fight picks

UFC 248 Betting Breakdown

There will be an overwhelming push to side with Israel Adesanya here. We can't argue.

The middleweight champion is 12 years younger than Yoel Romero, 42, and plays excellent defense. It'll be difficult for his opponent to complete many takedowns. Adesanya is blocking more than 80 percent of takedown attempts.

Still, getting him at -280 is hardly an excellent value. He opened much better, around -220, but the odds shifted after a measure of the opening act. Don't be afraid to try and pick up Romero instead, when he's paying out more than two to one. He packs a ton of power and could feasibly end this fight early.

OSB Prediction: Yoel Romero (+220) 

Weili Zhang (-150) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (+120)

Don't overthink this matchup between Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Zhang is the pick, and it shouldn't be this close.

Indeed, the women's Strawweight Championship exchanged hands twice in 2019. It is a tough division to gain any title longevity in. We're not worried about it.

Zhang has been utterly dominant since losing her UFC debut, emerging as the victor in 20 straight head-to-heads. Few fighters in the Strawweight Division boast her combination of precision on both strikes and kicks. Jedrzejczyk is an aggressive fighter and will put some pressure on the defending champ, but this remains a matchup Zhang should handily win.

OSB Prediction: Weili Zhang (-150)

Beneil Dariush (-165) vs. Drakkar Klose (+135)

After losing three straights, including one to a knockout, Beneil Dariush has since settled off three straight victories. We expect that winning streak to continue at UFC 248.

Drakkar Klose knows how to mix up his attacking style, baking in a nice blend of strikes and kick combinations. He is also riding a three-fight winning streak.

In the end, though, Klose doesn't have enough versatility while playing defense. He won't beat Dariush in a grappling standoff, and Dariush will have a clear stamina edge if this fight goes long.

OSB Prediction: Beneil Dariush (-165)

UFC 248 Parlay Suggestion

If you're looking to drum up potential winnings, we recommend parlaying moneylines for Beneil Dariush and Weili Zhang. The payout will be comfortably north of 1-to-1, and rolling with this near-certain combination will afford you the flexibility to roll the dice on Yoel Romero's moneyline in the main event.

Check out this list of the best online sportsbooks so you can decide which one to use for your UFC 248 betting:

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