Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia odds, prediction: Boxing expert on 49-13 roll reveals picks for April 20 fight

Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia odds, prediction: Boxing expert on 49-13 roll reveals picks for April 20 fight
Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia odds, prediction: Boxing expert on 49-13 roll reveals picks for April 20 fight

The lead-up to Saturday's fight between Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia has been filled with drama and mishaps, but it appears they are still prepared to settle their differences in the boxing ring. Their 12-round main event will headline the pay-per-view main Haney vs. Garcia fight card (9 p.m. ET) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The anticipated fight was originally scheduled as a title defense for Haney, who is the WBC junior welterweight champion. But now it's essentially for pride, spectacle and a paycheck following a weight miss of 3.2 pounds by Garcia on Friday morning at the official weigh-in that renders him ineligible to compete for the title. A portion of Garcia's fight purse will be shifted to Haney as a consequence for missing weight, but the fight is scheduled to go on as planned.

Haney is a -750 favorite (risk $750 to win $100), while Garcia is priced at +460 in the latest Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia odds. The over/under for total rounds completed is 10.5, with the Over favored at -145 and the Under priced at +115. Before locking in any Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine analyst Peter Kahn

Kahn is a true boxing insider who has his finger on the pulse of what's going on inside and outside of the ring. He has managed numerous world champions and currently manages 20 fighters through his company, Fight Game Advisors. Kahn won the 2022 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D'Amato Manager of the Year award and was named to the 2023 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. 

Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. He is an astounding 49-13 on his last 62 boxing picks on SportsLine, returning nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him has already seen massive returns. 

Now, with Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia on deck, Kahn has studied the matchup from every angle and released confident predictions for the fight. You can only see those picks at SportsLine

Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia preview

In addition to his belief that he is the superior all-around boxer, Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) also has maintained that he thinks he is capable of breaking Garcia's will to win. He pointed to Garcia's defeat to Gervonta Davis last year as an example of Garcia fading when things didn't go his way in a fight.

In that matchup, Garcia was floored in the second round with a hard shot from Davis and nearly counted out. He beat the referee's count and continued but appeared apprehensive and unwilling to engage throughout. In the seventh round, Garcia got clipped with what looked like a glancing body shot and retreated to a vacant corner, where he voluntarily took a knee without even attempting to answer the count. Haney says those actions are proof that Garcia is weak-minded, and he plans to put Garcia in a similar position Saturday.

"He doesn't have the skills, he doesn't have the fight IQ and he doesn't have the heart. We've seen him quit before," Haney told the media. 

Perhaps the ultimate equalizer for Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) is his lethal power, with his knockout rate of 83.3% ranking among the highest in the history of the lightweight division. He is known for a devastating left hook, a sneaky uppercut and punishing combinations. Because of this, some observers are giving him more than just the proverbial puncher's chance Saturday.

Bernard Hopkins is one of them. Hopkins, the former champion who also has worked as a boxing analyst for numerous networks, is now part of the Golden Boy team that promotes Garcia. He told the media this week that the relative lack of power from Haney (15 KOs in 31 wins) will provide Garcia with the confidence to let his hands go without fearing much of a consequence should he leave openings or make a mistake.

"I think that he can take chances with Devin Haney because I've seen him fight multiple fights, and he never hurts anybody," Hopkins said. "Can he outwork you? Absolutely. But when you're in there with a guy that you know you can take more chances with than not, that's a confidence booster for anybody that's on the other end. That's Ryan Garcia. You can take more chances with a guy that can't hurt you." See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney picks

Kahn likes the fight to go under 10.5 rounds. He's also made the call on a method-of-victory prop and a confident money-line pick. You can

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