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How the public is betting Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel

Jim Miller faces Vinc Pichel in a lightweight bout at UFC 252 from Las Vegas on August 15th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Jim Miller and Vinc Pichel face off during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 252 will close the preliminary card with a pair of lightweights as veteran Jim Miller takes on Vinc Pichel on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Miller is one of the most prolific fighters in UFC history with a promotion record of 21-13-1, and a MMA overall mark of 32-14-1. He has 18 submissions in his career, and the 36-year-old plays gatekeeper here. Averaging just 2.81 significant strikes per minute, he also down his opponent 1.68 times per 15 minutes. His last win was just 56 days before this fight, a first round armbar stoppage of Roosevelt Roberts.

Pichel’s last opponent was Roberts as well, a unanimous decision victory on June 29th, 2019. “From Hell” is 12-2 in MMA with a 5-2 mark in the UFC but with only one stoppage. Though he averages 4.0 takedowns per 15 minutes in the octagon, he only has four total in his last four outings. A hip injury which needed surgery, plus the coronavirus, has kept him from fighting until now.

Betting splits

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Jim Miller: +105 (48% of action, 68% of bets)
Vinc Pichel: -130 (52% of action, 32% of bets)

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