UFC Vegas 66 DFS Picks and Value Plays: Jared Cannonier Underpriced in Main Event

UFC Vegas 66 should be an electrifying card to end the year. The main event is a middleweight bout featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland. Then, on to the co-headliner, which should packed full of action a lightweight bout between Armen Tsarukyan vs Damir Ismagulov. Nonetheless, onto our UFC Vegas 66 picks for DFS and other value plays.

Below are some UFC Vegas 66 DFS picks with the help of Stokastic’s projection tool. Let’s see what’s on tap and find some of the best UFC Vegas 66 DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.

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UFC Vegas 66 Picks: Jared Cannonier-Sean Strickland DFS Plays

Top-End Pick: Jake Matthews | DraftKings: $9,200, FanDuel: $21

Jake Matthews is an experienced and well-rounded fighter with a complete skillset. He showed in his last bout significant strides on the feet with an impressive second-round knockout over Andre Fialho. Matthews will have the clear advantage if this fight hits the mat with his elite wrestling and dangerous submission game.

Expect Matthews to come out pushing the pace showcasing his striking and looking for openings to get this fight to the in route to finding an early submission. Stokastic’s projections give him 71% win odds with a 34% chance for a knockout.

Editor note: DraftKings and FanDuel (as linked above) are currently offering great promos heading into UFC Vegas 66, but we did want to point to Caesars Sportsbook as well, as there’s currently plenty of promotions being ran that can benefit bettors.  

Mid-Priced Pick: Julian Erosa | DraftKings: $8,800, FanDuel: $17

Julian Erosa is a well-rounded fighter who is making a statement in his second stint with the UFC. He is currently riding a three-fight winning streak two via decision and one via submission. Erosa will have the grappling advantage and should thrive on the mat once he gets the fight there. Expect Erosa to bring smothering pressure and a high pace to wear on Alex Caceres in route to finding a second-round submission. Stokastic’s projections give him 61.1% win odds

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Mid-Priced Pick: Drew Dober | DraftKings: $8,600, FanDuel: $17

Drew Dober will be facing off against Bobby Green and this fight has the potential to be Fight of the Night. We can expect a battle between two stingy veteran strikers with high-volume and both can damage one another. Dober has a stone chin and has showed he can take damage and keep pushing forward looking for the finish.

Green has solid striking defense, but Dober’s power could easily fine the chin and put Green’s lights out late in this bout. According to Stokastic’s projections, Dober has a 58.5% win odds with a 30.9% chance for a knockout.

Value Pick: Jared Cannonier | DraftKings: $7,700, FanDuel: $18

Jared Cannonier will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Israel Adesanya. He will look to slow Sean Strickland down with his heavy leg kicks and dynamite in his hands. Before his title shot, Cannonier was coming off back-to-back wins over Kelvin Gastelum and a spectacular knockout over Derek Brunson.

Round one should be close but expect Strickland to take it over Cannonier. However, expect Cannonier to come out in round two pushing the pace and landing a power shot that puts Strickland’s lights out. The Top Fighters Tool gives Cannonier 49.3% win odds and a 33.2% chance of being the top-6 fighter.

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