The Weekly Showstopper: UFC 277, Brewers vs. Red Sox, and Twins vs. Padres

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jul 28, 2022, 3:44 PM

Amanda Nunes is looking to reclaim the title Julianna Peña took from her.

That’s just one of the fights set to take place this weekend. Here are online sports betting insights for UFC 277 in Dallas, the Milwaukee Brewers playing the Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota Twins clashing with the San Diego Padres.

UFC

UFC 277: Peña vs. Nunes 2

Saturday, July 30 | TV: ESPN, PPV

Nunes had been victorious in 12 straight bouts, including nine title fights. That was until Peña defeated her via submission in the second round back in December.

Nunes is also the owner of the featherweight belt, a distinction she’s held onto since 2018. And among all these title fights, most were over in the first round.

Nunes is 21-5 all time while Peña is 12-4. The only title fight Nunes has lost is against Peña, which makes this that much more suspenseful. Nunes has -275 UFC odds to win.

Also on Saturday, Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France will face off in a flyweight interim title bout. Moreno’s MMA odds to win are -225.

Moreno, who’s 19-6-2, most recently lost in his third matchup against Deiveson Figueiredo, a unanimous decision. Moreno and Figueiredo’s first fight ended in a draw, and Moreno won via submission in the sequel. 

Kara-France enters the fight having won his previous three.

MLB

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Boston Red Sox

Saturday, July 30 | TV: FS1 | Time: 4:10 p.m. ET

The Brewers are fighting to further control of the National League Central. 

As of Thursday, they were 55-44, which was three games ahead of the Cardinals in the division race and 11 behind the Dodgers in the NL. Their World Series odds were +2000.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, were 49-50 which was 17 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. Their World Series betting odds were +6600.

Eric Lauer for the Brewers and Nick Pivetta for the Red Sox are scheduled to pitch. Lauer is 6-3 with a 3.84 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Meanwhile, Pivetta is 8-7 with a 4.35 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

Rafael Devers, who had AL MVP odds of +3000, was leading the Red Sox in home runs (22) and batting average (.324) while Trevor Story had 58 RBIs. Willy Adames (20 homers), Andrew McCutchen (.258 batting average) and Rowdy Tellez (64 RBIs) were the leaders at the plate for the Brewers.

Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres

Saturday, July 30 | TV: FOX | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET

The Twins and Padres are fighting for spots in the top tier of their respective leagues.

As of Thursday, the Twins were 52-46, 13.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL and just two behind third place. With a 1.5-game lead over the Guardians in the AL Central, their MLB odds to win their division were +125 and their odds to win the World Series were +5000.

The Padres, meanwhile, were 11.5 games behind the Dodgers for the NL and NL West leads. San Diego’s MLB odds to win the World Series were +2500.

Minnesota’s Sonny Gray and San Diego’s Joe Musgrove are set to take the mound. Gray is 5-3 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.1 WHIP. Musgrove, who had NL Cy Young odds of +1400, is 8-3 with a 2.63 ERA and .99 WHIP.

Manny Machado was leading the Padres in home runs (16), batting average (.299) and RBIs (54). His NL MVP odds were +1200.

Byron Buxton was pacing the Twins with 24 homers. Luis Arraez had a team-best .333 batting average while Jorge Polanco was leading the Twins with 49 RBIs.

UFC Betting at the Online Sportsbook

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Check out BetMGM’s live sports betting page today to get ready for the next fight!

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.