UFC Fight Night 233 Picks - Anthony Smith vs Khalil Rountree Jr Prediction

Khalil Rountree Jr vs Anthony Smith

UFC: Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: -- Khalil Rountree Jr -190 / Anthony Smith +190 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Anthony Smith and Khalil Rountree Jr face off on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 233 in a light heavyweight showdown at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Anthony Smith vs Khalil Rountree prediction.

Anthony Smith vs Khalil Rountree Betting Odds

Khalil Rountree is the favorite sitting at -190 while Anthony Smith is the underdog sitting at +190. The total rounds sits at 1.5 goals with the over paying out at +100. 

Anthony Smith Betting Preview

Anthony Smith comes into this game with a 37-18 but he has been quite inconsistent heading into this fight. Smith has lost two of his last three fight and even though he won his last fight, it was by a split decision. Smith faced off against Ryan Spann and he outstruck him 91-59 and he also had one takedown. Smith is averaging 3.16 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.45 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 0.52 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 28 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. He also stops 48 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Khalil Rountree Jr Betting Preview

Khalil Rountree Jr comes into this fight with a 13-5 record overall and he has won four fights in a row. Rountree Jr.’s last fight came against Chris Daukaus in August of 2023 and he won by knockout only 2:40 seconds into the fight. Three of his last four fights have been by knockout and the other came by split decision. Rountree Jr is averaging 3.73 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.16 significant strikes per minute. He wants to keep the fight on the feet and he is stopping 56 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Anthony Smith vs Khalil Rountree Betting Prediction 

Anthony Smith is a real warrior but one thing he has really struggled with during his career is leg kicks and he’s going to really struggle again here. Rountree Jr is going to attack with his legs here, and that is going to be the difference here as Rountree is going to get the job done. It might take until the third round, but Rountree Jr is going to get the job done here. Back Rountree Jr to win by knockout. 

Shane’s Pick Rountree Jr by Knockout

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