Anthony Smith vs Jimmy Crute Pick, 4/24/2021 Predictions UFC 261 Odds
Anthony Smith vs Jimmy Crute
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Anthony Smith will face off with Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The opening line has Smith coming in at +160 while Crute is coming in at -185.
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith walks into the Octagon with a mark of 34-16-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 76". Jimmy Crute comes in at 6'2" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 12-1-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 74". In terms of significant strikes, Anthony Smith lands 2.94 per minute while Jimmy Crute connects on 4.36 significant strikes per min. Smith lands 46% of the significant strikes he tries while Crute is connecting on 57%. Regarding defending in the cage, "Lionheart" takes 4.38 significant strikes per min and Crute allows 2.31. Smith also prevents 42% of the significant strikes that are directed at him while Crute is able to defend against 54% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC 261||Anthony Smith||Jimmy Crute|
|Average Fight Time||10:03||5:12|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.94||4.36|
In the category of takedowns, Anthony Smith is not as efficient of a wrestler as he is averaging a takedown 0.49 times per 3 rds. Smith is finishing his takedown attempts on 28% of the times he tries and defending 51% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Crute is finishing his takedown attempts on 75% of the takedowns he tries and stopping 60% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Smith is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.7 subs per 15 minutes while Crute looks to get 2.4 subs per 3 rounds.
The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Anthony Smith fought Devin Clark and wound up getting the victory by way of a triangle choke in round 1. Clark ended up landing 27 of 30 total strikes attempted in that contest. Smith finished this fight landing 4 of 8 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Clark landed 1 of 3, which gave him a rate of 33%. He landed 1 of 3 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Smith landed 25% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 1 of 4. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he was 1 of 4 pointed at the head.
In the last Octagon appearance for Jimmy Crute, he went up against Modestas Bukauskas and ended up winning this fight by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Bukauskas connected on 100% of his significant strikes at distance while Crute landed 82% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Crute ended up connecting on 70% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 17 of 24. He landed 8 of 14 significant strikes to the head. Bukauskas landed 7 of 17 significant strikes in that fight. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 2 of 11 aimed at the head. Relating to total strikes that he let go, Bukauskas was 7 of 17 while Crute landed 18 of 25 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Alex Oliveira opposes Randy Brown. Oliveira will be looking to add a victory to his total of 22-9-1. The 33-year-old is fighting at 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Brown measures 6'3" and is fighting at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 12-4-0. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 78". When it comes to grappling, Alex Oliveira is able to score a takedown 2.41 times per 3 rounds while Randy Brown takes his opponents to the canvas 1.00 time per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Oliveira lands an average of 2.87 strikes per minute and lands 50% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side we have Randy Brown, who connects on 47% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 3.67 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Stefan Sekulic is set to take on Dwight Grant. Grant has a mark of 10-3-0. The 36-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and comes in at 6'1". The switch fighter extends his reach 76". Sekulic measures in at 6'0" and weighs 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 12-3-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 75". In terms of wrestling, Dwight Grant is able to stop 78% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is taking his opponents down on 80% of his attempts. Sekulic is taking his opponents down on 20% of his attempts and curbs 33% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Grant is taking 2.16 strikes/minute while he is connecting on 3.39 strikes per min. Sekulic, on the other hand, is absorbing 2.40 strikes/min and connects on 1.47 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anthony Smith (+160)
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