A Wilder Night? Sportsbooks In Illinois Favor Fury

Written By Chris Smith on October 8, 2021

Saturday will be action-packed for sports betting in Illinois. The day starts with college football and continues with postseason baseball wagers.

The nightcap? The Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury III.

How to watch

  • What: Fury Vs. Wilder III Heavyweight Championship
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
  • When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9
  • How to Watch: Pay-per-view via Fox Sports or ESPN+ 

This will be the third square-off between the two, as both boxers each had a win in the previous matchups.

Fury Vs. Wilder I was in December 2018; the second fight happened in February 2020. Fury is looking to string back-to-back wins together against Wilder, as he was declared the winner back in 2020.

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Fury vs.Wilder odds

Let’s take a look at the current odds across online sportsbooks in Illinois:

DraftKings Sportsbook has Fury as a -295, while Wilder is a +235.

FanDuel Sportsbook is nearly the same, but there is a tad more value on Fury. Fury is a –290 favorite with Wilder slotting in as a +230.

BetRivers IL has the best value out of the three for Fury, as Fury is listed as a -278. The underdog Wilder is +230.

The hail mary is if there would be a tie. BetRivers odds of a tie are +2200.

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FanDuel in Illinois is offering a promo for Wilder-Fury bettors. You can turn your $5 max bet into $150 in site credit by betting on the correct fighter.

You can get 30-1 odds on the fight by clicking on this FanDuel special offer link. After you create your online account, you must visit FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing in Collinsville to validate your sportsbook registration in the state of Illinois.

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Chris Smith is a graduate of Lindenwood University-Belleville with a Mass Communications with Sports Information Emphasis degree. Chris’ experience includes writing matchup previews for Sports Chat Place and Picks & Parlays, while coaching two baseball teams in his spare time.

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