Marlon Vera vs Eddie Wineland UFC Point Spread Picks - 3/28/2020
Marlon Vera vs Eddie Wineland
UFC on ESPN 8
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, March 28, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
Marlon Vera will face off against Eddie Wineland at UFC on ESPN 8 in UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The line has Vera priced at -265 while Wineland is at +225.
Marlon "Chito" Vera will be looking to add a win to his career total of 15-5-1. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The switch fighter has a reach of 70". Eddie Wineland measures 5'7" and is weighing in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 24-13-1. The 35-year-old has an arm span of 69". In the category of significant strikes, Marlon Vera is landing 3.43 per minute and Eddie Wineland is landing 3.41 significant strikes per min. Vera connects on 47% of the significant strikes he attempts while Wineland lands 29%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "Chito" allows 3.82 significant strikes per min while Wineland allows 3.51. Vera also defends 53% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Wineland is able to defend against 70% of the shots thrown in his direction.
When it comes to takedowns, Marlon Vera is the more competent wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.76 times per 15 minutes. Vera is taking his opponents to the canvas on 38% of his attempts and defending 68% of the takedowns his opponents try. Wineland is taking his opponents to the canvas on 28% of the takedowns he tries and is stopping 86% of the attempts against him. Regarding subbing opponents, Vera is the more skilled fighter by attempting 1.4 subs per 15 minutes while Wineland goes for 0.1 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Marlon Vera went up against Andre Ewell and took home the win via an elbow to the head in round 3. Ewell landed 67 of 148 total strikes that he threw in that fight. Vera finished this fight landing 87 of 140 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Ewell ended up landing 50 of 131, giving him a percentage of 38%. He landed 38 of 112 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Vera ended up landing 60% of his significant strikes by landing 80 of 133. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 41 of 83 pointed at the head. 98% of the significant strikes connected on by Ewell and 63% of them landed by Vera were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Eddie Wineland, he battled Grigorii Popov and took home the victory via a punch to the head in round 2. Popov landed 94% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Wineland ended up connecting on 94% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Wineland ended up landing 43% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 74 of 171. He ended up connecting on 48 of 129 significant strikes directed at the head. Popov connected on 55 of 150 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 24 of 97 aimed at the head. In relation to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Popov ended up connecting on 55 of 150 while Wineland connected on 74 of 171 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Eric Spicely takes on Roman Kopylov. Spicely will be looking to add a victory to his total of 12-6-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 185 lbs and stands 6'1". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 73". Kopylov stands in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a mark of 8-1-0. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". When it comes to grappling, Eric Spicely scores a takedown 1.31 times per 3 rounds and Roman Kopylov is able to score a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes. When talking about striking, Spicely lands an average of 3.71 strikes per minute and connecting on 45% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side of the cage we have Roman Kopylov, who is connecting on 38% of the strikes he has thrown and connects for an average of 2.64 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Tanner Boser is set to take on Jeff Hughes. Hughes walks into the cage holding a record of 10-3-0. The 31-year-old is weighing in at 250 lbs and comes in at 6'2". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Boser measures in at 6'2" and records a weight of 255 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 17-6-1. The 28-year-old has a reach of 75". In the category of takedowns, Jeff Hughes is able to stop 75% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is taking his opponents to the canvas on 50% of his tries. Boser is taking his opponents down on 5% of his tries and is able to deflect 90% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. In the category of striking, Hughes absorbs 3.77 strikes/minute while he connects on 4.34 per minute. Boser, at the same time, is taking 3.23 strikes per minute and connects on 4.17 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eddie Wineland (+225)
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