Expert Sports Picks: A war between two hotheaded Brooklyn bangers is set for December 5th from the Barclay’s Center where Peter Quillin will face Daniel Jacobs for the W.B.A. middleweight title. Peter Quillin vs Daniel Jacobs Odds have the champion Jacobs as a +125 underdog with even boxing predictions on both fighters. Jacobs, 30-1, 27 KO’s, will be making the 3rd defense of his W.B.A. title against the top contender Quillin, 32-0-1, 23 KO’s. ESPN2 News staff gives away their expert boxing picks for this HBO Boxing event. Peter Quillin vs Daniel Jacobs Odds have Quillin as a -150 moneyline favorite (Bet $150 to win $100) at Bovada Sportsbook
Peter Quillin – Boxer: The elongated 5’11” Cuban “Kid Chocolate” has leverage and strength like most explosive punchers. Quillin, 32, is at his best at long rang (72″ reach) where he can use his stiff jab to set up his heavy right hand. Quillin has all the punches in the book but his best punch is corkscrew right cross to the head. Quillin has displayed excellent conditioning for a big puncher and carries his boom late into fights. Quillin has displayed an excellent chin throughout his 10-year career. Quillin has a sound defense but is susceptible to bodypunches and has ordinary head movement. Quillin can box decently but is not extremely fast or fluid. The Brooklyn based fighter is a headhunter that can be countered with big punches. Peter Quillin vs Daniel Jacobs Odds have the Over/Under at 8.5 Rounds at Bovada Sportsbook.
Daniel Jacobs – Boxer: The tall Brownsville boxer is a powerfully built 6-footer with dynamite in both hands and the ability to fight southpaw. Jacobs, 28, is fast, athletic and long-armed with a long 73″ reach. Jacobs fights well on the inside for a tall fighter and knows how to dig to the body. The cancer survivor “Miracle Man” has questionable stamina and has only stopped one opponent past the 8th round. Jacobs main source of defense is using his legs or covering up, leaving himself vulnerable for opponents rallies. Jacobs is relatively untested for a big name fighter and was dropped by modest punching Sergio Mora in his last bout.
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: In what should be a knock ’em dead turf war our staff will side with the more durable and battle tested W.B.A. challenger Quillin. Jacobs is more athletic but Quillin is a little grittier and longer winded. Bet “Kid Chocolate” on the moneyline at -150.
Quillin vs Jacobs Predictions: Quillin KO 9
Quillin vs Jacobs Odds at Bovada.LV
Jacobs by KO +225
Jacobs by Decision: +500
Quillin by KO +250
Quillin by Decision +175
Quillin vs Jacobs Boxing Picks 1-10 Scale
Height/Reach: Jacobs +1
Hand Speed/Accuracy: 7/8
Boxing Ability: 7/8
Cuts/Injury/Age/Inactivity: Jacobs +0.5
Judges Scoring: –
Quillin vs Jacobs Boxing Picks Line: Quillin -125