June 13, 2021

Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz odds, picks, predictions: Boxing insider reveals best bets, props


Defending WBO featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete looks to defend his title when he takes on Christopher Diaz in a scheduled 12-round bout on Saturday. Their showdown tops the eight-flight boxing card from Silver Spurs Arena, Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. The main card is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. Navarrete won the vacant featherweight title last October with a unanimous decision over Ruben Villa.

Navarrete is a -1,100 favorite (risk $1,100 to win $100), while Diaz is priced at +700 (risk $100 to win $700) in the latest Navarrete vs. Diaz odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total rounds expected is set at 10.5. Before locking in any Diaz vs. Navarrete picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions from SportsLine combat sports analyst Brandon Wise.

Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, first made an impact with SportsLine members with his UFC and MMA predictions, providing additional value because of his knack for not only predicting winners but nailing the method of victory as well.

Since the UFC returned in May 2020 following a six-week period of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wise has gone 68-45-2 while nailing the method of victory 50 times. At UFC 256, Wise went 4-0-1 (the main event was a draw) and correctly nailed the method of victory in three of those winners.

Wise also is an experienced boxing analyst and has produced similar results with his predictions. Just three weeks ago, Wise told SportsLine members to back Jamel Herring (+105) against Carl Frampton (-125) for the WBO junior lightweight title. Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports selections has seen massive returns.

Now, with Saturday’s showdown fast approaching, Wise has studied Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz from every angle, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released highly confident picks. Head to SportsLine to see all of his boxing picks.

Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz preview

Wise notes that Navarrete is an experienced champion, having been a two-weight world champion. He was the WBO junior featherweight champion from 2018 to 2020, and is the WBO featherweight title holder since last year.

He turned pro in 2012 and compiled a 25-1 record with 22 knockouts before earning the junior featherweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Isaac Dogboe. He retained the title his next five bouts, recording TKOs in each.

Diaz has also experienced a lot of success. Since turning pro in 2013, Diaz has won 26 of his 28 fights, including a streak of 23 bouts to open his career, winning the vacant WBO youth featherweight title in April of 2016.

He won the vacant WBO-NABO junior lightweight championship in 2017 and successfully defended it in March of 2018. He has won his last two fights by unanimous decision. Wise is only sharing his coveted picks here.

How to make Diaz vs. Navarrete picks

Wise likes the over 10.5 total rounds. He’s also made the call on which fighter has more value on the money line, and has locked in a strong prop pick that brings a plus-money payout. You can see all of his picks and analysis here.

Who wins Diaz vs. Navarrete? And which prop is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Brandon Wise’s best bets for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports specialist who was all over Jamel Herring’s win, and find out.


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