Betting Picks For Bellator 274 Fight Card
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Betting Picks For Bellator 274 Fight Card

Get your popcorn and bets ready for Bellator 274 on Saturday, February 19. We’re previewing the card in this article, as well as offering betting picks for the top fights of Bellator 274. You’ll want to read and digest this information before you place a bet on the action! 

Neiman Gracie vs. Logan Storley Betting Prediction

FighterBetOnlineBovada
Neiman Gracie-155-155
Logan Storley+135+135

The main event of Bellator 274 features two welterweights — Gracie and Storley. The former is ranked No. 4 in the weight division, while the latter is No. 5. A win from either one would inch them ever closer to a title shot against the winner of Yaroslav Amosov (current champion) and Michael Page (next challenger). Before making our main event betting predictions, let’s see how top online sportsbooks are pegging the odds:

As you can see, it’s a practical toss-up. Part of the betting difficulties of this bout is neither man has much experience of losing in the ring. Gracie, the slight favorite, is 11-2 over his career (but has traded wins and losses the past four times). Storley, on the other hand, has a career mark of 12-1. Not only that, but each fighter possesses different fighting styles. Gracie, as the name hints, is from the famed Gracie family and specializes in jiu-jitsu, whereas Storley is a former four-time collegiate All-American wrestler.

We have an overwhelming urge to bet the underdog here. Why? Storley doesn’t get the credit he rightfully deserves. His only loss was to the current champ Amosov via split decision — a fight which could be argued that he won. He’s a grinder that, over the course of a five-round fight, can wear opponents out. So long as he avoids a critical mistake that could lead to a submission, we sense Storley out grinds Gracie in a decision victory.

Logan Storley to beat Neiman Gracie
+135
Bovada

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chance Rencountre Betting Prediction

FighterBetOnlineBovada
Andrey Koreshkov-350-350
Chance Rencountre+280+280

The semi-main event features another pair of welterweights — one is an ex-champ and the other is a new signee. Koreshkov is the former champ, having held the belt in 2015 and 2016. He’s fallen to No. 9 in the weight class rankings but is still a considerable favorite to win against Rencountre, who went 2-2 in UFC before being cut.

We look at a guy like Rencountre and nothing particularly stands out about him. He’s 36 years old now and holds a respectable 16-4 record, but there are no real highlights. Rencontre isn’t a bad wrestler, but he’s also not worldly at it either.

Koreshkov, on the other hand, is still a dangerous fighter. He’s five years younger than his opponent, but far more experienced with 28 career fights (of which he’s won 24). Koreshkov will want to keep this fight standing up, which he should be able to do given his above-average takedown defense. If it’s a striking match, Koreshkov has a clear advantage, and look for him to win by knockout.

Andrey Koreshkov to beat Chance Rencountre
-350
BetOnline

Davion Franklin vs. Said Sowma Betting Prediction

FighterBetOnlineBovada
Said Sowma-185-185
Davion Franklin+160+160

Alright, enough of the welterweights, let’s make a betting prediction on the heavyweight slugfest between Franklin and Sowma. The most popular betting sites are leaning in the direction of Sowma and so are we.

Plain and simple, Sowma is being slept on by the general public. We suspect part of that is because of his lackluster size. Barely six feet and 240 pounds, Sowma might not pass the “eye test” immediately — especially compared to other heavyweights. But Sowma's more slender build gives him a huge speed advantage over most of his opponents, who aren’t used to it. We could see that playing out here again.

Plus, the thing with Franklin is he’s still untested. He’s only fought four times (all wins) against bad opponents. Franklin is the bigger of the two and has a four-inch reach advantage, but until we see him against stiffer competition, we aren't buying his hype yet. We expect Sowma to use his speed to overwhelm Franklin in round two, possibly round three, and win by striking stoppage.

Said Sowma to beat Davion Franklin
-185
BetOnline

How To Bet Bellator 274?

UFC seems to soak up all the mixed martial arts betting attention, but don’t overlook Bellator. Since it’s less bet-on, the betting markets aren’t as efficient as they are in the UFC. This inefficiency creates a betting opportunity if you actually know what you’re doing. If you want to take advantage of the inefficiencies, then visit the bookmakers listed below. They have you covered for betting Bellator 274 or future fight cards.

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