Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney Pick, 10/24/2020 Predictions UFC 254 Odds
Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Nathaniel Wood will face off against Casey Kenney at UFC 254 on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The opening odds have Wood at +155 while Kenney is priced at -175.
Nathaniel "The Prospect" Wood holds a mark of 17-4-0. The 27-year-old is weighing in at 140 lbs and stands in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 69". Casey Kenney measures in at 5'7" and steps on the scale at 140 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a career mark of 15-2-1. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 68". When talking about significant strikes, Nathaniel Wood is connecting on 5.52 per min while Casey Kenney is connecting on 4.25 significant strikes per min. Wood is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he attempts while Kenney connects on 42%. Concerning their defense in the cage, "The Prospect" takes 3.30 significant strikes per minute and Kenney takes 3.27. Wood also thwarts 55% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Kenney stops 60% of the shots thrown his way.
Concerning grappling, Nathaniel Wood is the more effective grappler as he scores a takedown 1.65 times per 15 min. Wood is getting his opponent to the mat on 60% of the times he tries and stopping 83% of all takedown attempts. Kenney is finishing his takedowns on 46% of his takedown tries and thwarting 53% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Wood is the more experienced of the two fighters by attempting 1.1 subs per 3 rounds while Kenney looks to get 0.6 subs per 15 minutes.
In his previous fight, Nathaniel Wood went up against John Castaneda and ended up getting the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Castaneda ended up landing 66 of 141 total strikes attempted in that fight. Wood ended the night having landed 136 of 240 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Castaneda landed 55 of 130, giving him a percentage of 42%. He finished the fight landing 35 of 108 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Wood ended up landing 56% of his significant strikes by landing 131 of 232. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 59 of 143 to the head. 96% of the significant strikes connected on by Castaneda and 93% of them connected on by Wood were thrown at a distance.
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In the last bout for Casey Kenney, he battled Heili Alateng and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Kenney ended up landing 41% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 109 of 263. He ended up landing 57 of 192 significant strikes aimed at the head. Alateng ended up connecting on 46 of 171 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 26 of 140 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown in that contest, Alateng ended up landing 46 of 171 and Kenney ended up landing 109 of 263 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Da-Un Jung battles Sam Alvey. Jung comes into this fight with a record of 13-2-0. The 26-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and measures 6'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Alvey stands 6'2" and weighs in at 205 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a career mark of 33-14-0. The 34-year-old has a reach of 75". When it comes to grappling, Da-Un Jung takes his opponents down 0.40 times per 15 minutes while Sam Alvey is able to score a takedown 0.80 times per 3 rounds. Regarding striking, Jung connects for an average of 6.59 strikes/minute and lands 43% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Sam Alvey, who is connecting on 45% of his attempted strikes and lands an average of 3.11 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Alexander Yakovlev is set to square up in the Octagon with Joel Alvarez. Alvarez comes into this bout with a mark of 17-2-0. The 26-year-old is weighing in at 155 lbs and measures 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Yakovlev comes in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage holding a record of 24-9-1. The 36-year-old extends his reach 74". Regarding wrestling, Joel Alvarez is able to curb 10% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is scoring a takedown on 10% of his attempts. Yakovlev is taking his opponents to the mat on 33% of his tries and prevents 72% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the matter of striking, Alvarez takes 3.67 strikes per min while he dishes out 3.03 strikes/min. Yakovlev, at the same time, absorbs 2.44 strikes per min and is dealing 1.79 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Casey Kenney (-175)
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