How to bet Golovkin-Geale

Where the money is going in Vegas and offshore, plus a pick on the fight

Updated: July 25, 2014, 11:28 AM ET
By Johnny Wilds | ESPN Insider

Gennady Golovkin and Daniel GealeCourtesy of Will Hart/K2 PromotionsGennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale square off Saturday in one of the most anticipated bouts of 2014.

Undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) will try to defend his title Saturday night at Madison Square Garden against Daniel "Real Deal" Geale (30-2, 16 KOs).

In what should be an exciting fight in New York, let's take a look at where the money is going, as well as my pick for the fight and best bets.


Where is the money going?

My first call was with Jeff Sherman, the assistant Race and Sportsbook manager at the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook. Sherman opened the fight with Golovkin minus-1,100 and Geale plus-700. "It got steamed quickly to Golovkin minus-1,400 and Geale plus-800," Sherman said. He mentioned he is seeing sharp money on the favorite and some parlays as well. Sherman is going to wait until the day of the fight to hang a total for the fight.

Next, I spoke to senior trader Adam Pullen at the William Hill U.S. Sportsbook. He opened the fight with Golovkin at minus-1,250 and Geale plus-750, as well as the over/under at 11.5 rounds -- under minus-280 and over plus-240. Pullen wasn't surprised to take some early action on