Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira have greater than 33 years {of professional} blended martial arts expertise between them. So it is unlikely both fighter will likely be shocked by something that transpires within the Octagon after they meet on Wednesday in the principle occasion of UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira. The 11-bout card is ready for Vystar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville because the UFC continues its surge of occasions following a hiatus prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The No. 3-ranked Smith is simply 31 however has been knowledgeable fighter since age 18. The 40-year-old Teixeira, ranked No. 8, made his MMA debut in June 2002. Smith is a -175 favourite (danger $175 to win $100), whereas Teixeira is a +140 underdog within the newest Smith vs. Teixeira odds at William Hill. Within the co-main occasion, Ovince Saint Preux (-135) takes on Ben Rothwell (+115) in a heavyweight bout. Earlier than locking in any UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira picks, make sure you see the newest UFC predictions from SportsLine MMA skilled Kyle Marley.

Marley gained the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and in addition seems often on a number of MMA betting and DFS reveals. Over the previous 12 months, $100 bettors who’ve adopted Marley’s picks are up almost $19,000.

At UFC 248 in March, Marley advised SportsLine members to count on middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (-275) to retain his title in opposition to Yoel Romero (+235) by unanimous resolution. He reasoned that Adesanya would use his pace and agility to outpoint Romero. Marley was confirmed right, because the titleholder stored the battle at vary with leg kicks whereas dodging Romero’s explosive energy. Anybody who has persistently adopted Marley is method up.

Now, with UFC Combat Evening: Teixeira vs. Smith quick approaching, Marley has fastidiously studied each matchup on the cardboard, recognized the most effective worth within the UFC odds and launched his MMA picks for each battle. He is solely sharing these picks proper right here

Smith vs. Teixeira skilled preview

Smith, (33-14) 31, is called a warrior within the Octagon who does not seem to own world-class abilities however finds a strategy to win due to his resilience and can. He has been an underdog in a number of of his victories in opposition to prime opponents.

He got here out on the brief finish of a lopsided resolution in opposition to Jones of their March 2019 title battle. However simply three months later, he secured a submission over perennial contender Alexander Gustafsson as a +250 underdog. Smith has gained 4 of his final 5 UFC bouts and obtained efficiency bonuses in 4 of his previous six fights.

Teixeira, 40, is a submission specialist who has 10 finishes amongst his 12 UFC victories. He misplaced a title shot in opposition to Jones by resolution in April 2014 however has seen a profession resurgence over the previous 12 months.

The Brazilian went 3-Zero in 2019, together with two submission finishes. He’s coming off a split-decision victory in opposition to Nikita Krylov in September. Marley is just giving out his Teixeira vs. Smith picks and MMA predictions right here.

Prime UFC Combat Evening predictions for Could 13

Marley is backing Hunter Azure (-190) to get the most effective of Brian Kelleher (+160) in a conflict of flyweight prospects.

Axure (8-0), 28, made his UFC debut in September following a profitable run in numerous promotions together with the Legacy Combating Alliance. The Montana native earned a unanimous resolution in opposition to veteran Brad Katona. He made a reputation for himself and earned a UFC contract with a victory on “Dana White’s Tuesday Evening Contender Collection” in July of final 12 months. 

He faces a step up in competitors in opposition to Kelleher (20-10), who’s 4-Three in seven UFC appearances since making his debut in June 2017. The 33-year-old New Yorker snapped a two-fight dropping skid with a first-round submission of Ode Osbourne in January.

“Azure is the higher fighter and deserves to be the favourite,” Marley advised SportsLine. “His placing will earn him a choice win or probably a technical knockout.” 

Learn how to make UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira picks

Marley additionally has robust picks for Smith vs. Teixeira, Saint Preux vs. Rothwell and each different bout on the Could 13 UFC Jacksonville card. He is backing one underdog who can “dictate the place the battle takes place,” making him a must-back. See who that’s and get each decide right here.

Who wins Smith vs. Teixeira? And the way precisely does every battle finish? Try the percentages beneath after which go to SportsLine now to get detailed picks on each battle at UFC Combat Evening: Smith vs. Teixeira, all from the skilled who’s up nearly $19,000 on MMA bets prior to now 12 months, and discover out.

UFC Combat Evening: Teixeira vs. Smith odds

Anthony Smith (-175) vs. Glover Teixeira (+140)
Ovince Saint Preux (-135) vs. Ben Rothwell (+115)
Drew Dober (-125) vs. Alexander Hernandez (+105)
Ricky Simon (-180) vs. Ray Borg (+155)
Philipe Lins (-155) vs. Andrei Arlovski (+135)
Marvin Vettori (-175) vs. Karl Roberson (+150)
Thiago Moises (-110) vs. Michael Johnson (-110)
Sijara Eubanks (-400) vs. Sarah Moras (+310)
Hunter Azure (-190) vs. Brian Kelleher (+160)
Omar Morales (-180) vs. Gabriel Benitez (+155)
Chase Sherman (-160) vs. Ike Villanueva (+135)