Paul vs Tyson Odds: Early Betting Pushes Paul To Bigger Favorite

Paul vs Tyson odds. Yes, you can actually find those numbers on betting boards at sportsbooks across this great nation. In fact, the July 20 Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson bout now has more legitimacy, with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations sanctioning the fight.

Paul, a 27-year-old YouTube sensation, actor and now boxer, is a notable favorite against Tyson, who's 57 but will be 58 by fight night.

Here's everything you need to know about Paul vs. Tyson odds: early action, movement and betting trends. And if you're betting on odds for the Paul-Tyson fight, be sure to use our BetMGM bonus code to get more when you wager.

Paul vs Tyson Odds

Fight Finds Legitimacy

Mike Tyson is an underdog in odds for his July 20 fight vs. Jake Paul. (Getty)

The Paul vs. Tyson fight was announced back in March. But The SuperBook and other sportsbook operators were reticent to post odds on Paul vs. Tyson.

However, on Monday, when it was announced that the state of Texas sanctioned the event as a professional fight, that helped push the bout onto the board.

"We're wary of booking events that aren't considered legitimate," SuperBook risk supervisor Chase Michaelson said. "I don't know how we would've handled it if it wasn't sanctioned. Once that happened, we were like, 'We're definitely gonna book it here.'"

The fight will be eight rounds of two minutes apiece.

Piling On Paul

Jake Paul, right, knocked out Ryan Bourland in the first round March 2. (Getty)

On Monday, The SuperBook opened Paul as -180 chalk, with Tyson a +150 underdog and reaction from early bettors was swift.

"The market was pretty aggressive there, and we got as high as Paul -250. Then we got some wiseguy action on the 'dog and went down to Paul -220," Michaelson said Tuesday afternoon.

However, by Thursday afternoon, Paul vs Tyson odds were back out to Paul -250/Tyson +200

"We've gotten some decent early action, which was a little surprising to me. Some nibbles here and there from the public," Michaelson said. "I would think we'll need Tyson, because it's a price that's more palatable on the favorite."

Indeed, by comparison, Saturday's Canelo Alvarez-Jaime Munguia bout has Alvarez a less palatable -550 favorite at The SuperBook.

Tyson hasn't fought in a sanctioned bout since his June 2005 TKO loss to Kevin McBride. Tyson faced Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition in 2020, with the fight ending in a draw. Paul has fought 10 times since 2020, going 9-1 with six knockouts.

"There'll be some split public action. It won't be a complete one-way thing on Paul," Michaelson said, while noting he's not sold on Iron Mike coming through for oddsmakers. "I know the story. He was an awesome fighter. But that was a long time ago.

"This fight is kind of a referendum on your customer base and how it leans, age-wise."

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