Jim Miller vs Scott Holtzman UFC Point Spread Picks - 2/15/2020
Jim Miller vs Scott Holtzman
UFC Fight Night 167
Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Jim Miller will battle Scott Holtzman at UFC Fight Night 167 in Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opener has Miller coming in at +125 while Holtzman is coming in at -145.
Jim "A-10" Miller steps into the cage with a record of 31-13-0. The 36-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and comes in at 5' 8". The southpaw fighter reaches 71". Scott "Hot Sauce" Holtzman measures 5' 9" and is fighting at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 13-3-0. The 36-year-old has an arm span of 69". In the category of significant strikes, Jim Miller lands 2.78 per min and Scott Holtzman connects on 4.36 significant strikes per minute. Miller is connecting on 40% of the significant strikes he throws while Holtzman is connecting on 50%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "A-10" absorbs 2.89 significant strikes per min and "Hot Sauce" absorbs 3.27. Miller also stops 59% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Holtzman defends against 55% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the wrestling category, Jim Miller is the not as competent as a wrestler as he scores a takedown 1.77 times per 3 rds. Miller is scoring a takedown on 42% of his tries and defending 47% of the takedowns his opponents try. Holtzman is getting his opponent to the mat on 58% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 64% of the tries against him. When it comes to subbing the opposition, Miller is the more experienced of the two fighters by trying 2.0 subs per 3 rds while Holtzman attempts 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Jim Miller squared up with Clay Guida and ended up getting the win by way of a guillotine choke in round 1. Guida landed 2 of 5 total strikes attempted in that contest. Miller finished this fight landing 2 of 8 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Guida ended up landing 2 of 5, which gave him a percentage of 40%. He landed 1 of 4 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Miller ended up landing 25% of his significant strikes by sticking 2 of 8. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 1 of 7 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Guida and 100% of them landed by Miller were done at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Scott Holtzman, he fought Dong Hyun Ma and got a win for the night by way of TKO via a doctor's stoppage in round 2. Ma connected on 93% of his significant strikes at distance while Holtzman connected on 75% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Holtzman ended up connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 44 of 92. He connected on 37 of 77 significant strikes to the head. Ma landed 16 of 58 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he connected on 13 of 54 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he let go, Ma ended up connecting on 20 of 62 while Holtzman was 55 of 108 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Rogerio Bontorin faces off against Ray Borg. Bontorin has a career record of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old weighs 125 lbs and stands 5' 5". The orthodox fighter stretches 67". Borg stands 5' 4" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage holding a mark of 12-4-0. The 26-year-old has a wingspan of 63". When it comes to grappling, Rogerio Bontorin takes his opponents to the canvas 2.72 times per 15 min while Ray Borg takes his opponents down 3.66 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Bontorin lands 3.23 strikes/minute and connecting on 52% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Ray Borg, who tags the opposition on 49% of the strikes he has tried and connects for an average of 1.26 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Merab Dvalishvili is set to battle Casey Kenney. Kenney has a mark of 13-1-1. The 28-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5' 7". The southpaw fighter reaches 68". Dvalishvili stands 5' 6" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 9-4-0. The 29-year-old extends his reach 68". Regarding takedowns, Casey Kenney curbs 54% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 50% of the times he tries. Dvalishvili is finishing his takedown tries on 43% of his attempts and is able to thwart 80% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the matter of striking, Kenney is taking 2.95 strikes/minute while he connects on 3.48 strikes/min. Dvalishvili, in contrast, absorbs 2.20 strikes per minute and is connecting on 3.75 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Scott Holtzman (-145)
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