On Wednesday night, we were treated to our latest reminder that we live in the dumbest possible timeline when Elon Musk said he’d be down to face off against Mark Zuckerberg in a cage match before the Facebook founder quickly accepted the challenge.
At first glance, it seems like The Zuck would have an edge in a theoretical showdown between the Meta CEO who won a gold medal in his first jiu-jitsu tournament and the Twitter owner who told Joe Rogan he’d avoid exercise entirely if given the option.
If you take a look at the tale of the tape for Musk vs. Zuckerberg, it would appear the former has a theoretical advantage when you consider he stands at 6’2″, which is significantly more than his hypothetical opponent’s 5’7″ frame (while there’s no way to know exactly how much each of them weighs, common sense dictates 51-year-old Musk also beats the 39-year-old in that department).
However, the fact that Elon’s own mother advised him to think twice about a physical showdown with Zuckerberg is a testament to what I assumed was a fairly widely-held belief, as it seems Musk would be at a sizeable disadvantage at first glance.
It would appear most sportsbooks agree that’s the case based on the slew of odds that were released after Zuck accepted the challenge—although there’s a ton of variance when it comes to the specific spreads.
The offshore site Sportsbetting.ag thinks the matchup would be incredibly lopsided, as it listed Zuckerberg as a -500 favorite and Musk as a +300 underdog. DraftKings took the same stance but was slightly more measured with a spread giving the former -160 and the latter +140.
Bovada, on the other hand, bucked convention entirely while positioning Musk as a -150 favorite and fashioning Zuckerberg as a -110 ‘dog.
It seems a bit unlikely the two men are going to actually go head-to-head, but I’d definitely be hammering Zuckerberg on that last platform if it actually became a real opportunity.