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Best bets for the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jorge Linares fight

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Can Linares challenge Lomachenko? (2:28)

Dan Rafael and Bernardo Osuna preview Saturday's lightweight title fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares on ESPN. (2:28)

The WBA world lightweight belt will be up for grabs Saturday night when WBA champion Jorge "El Niño De Oro" Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) defends his title against WBO junior lightweight champion Vasiliy "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs). The matchup will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Here's a look at where the money is going, along with opinions from boxing experts and trainers, and my prediction and best bet for the fight.


Where is the money going?

Jeff Sherman, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook's manager, opened the fight with Lomachenko -1500/Linares +850. Westgate moved the fight to -2000 and +1000 based on market price, but has minimal wagering thus far. The total rounds prop was set at 9.5.

"We have only written two tickets on Loma and two tickets on the underdog Linares," Sherman said. He is expecting more action on fight day, as is the case for most fights outside of Las Vegas.