Sunday, 25 January 2015

WWE 2015 Royal Rumble Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Royal Rumble betting favourites.

They're ranked in order of strength with the strongest first.

- The Ascension
- The Usos
- Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Adam Rose
- Brock Lesnar to win the triple threat match
- The Bellas
- Roman Reigns to win the Royal Rumble

Odds taken from the 5Dimes Sportsbook


Smart Money Moves WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Betting Odds

Smart money has landed on this year's Royal Rumble markets at 5Dimes.com.

Here's what has happened between 10 and 10:30pm GMT:


    • The New Day, who were -175 at 10pm, have moved into underdogs of +1,000. Their opponents, Kidd, Cesaro & Rose are -2,000
    • The Usos have gone from -530 to -11,000
    • The Bellas were +130 outsiders, but are now -2,000
    • The Ascension have gone from -900 to -20,000 favourites
    • It appears Roman Reigns will win the Royal Rumble after all. His price went from +115 to -2,000
    • Brock Lesnar has gone from -150 to -2,600 to win the triple threat  

5Dimes' Royal Rumble Odds As Of 22:00 GMT

Here are the WWE Royal Rumble match odds as they were at 10pm GMT this evening over at 5Dimes.com

The New Day -175
Kidd, Cesaro & Rose +135

New Age Outlaws +500
The Ascension -900

Bella Twins +130
Paige & Natalya -170

The Usos -530
Miz & Mizdow +350

Brock Lesnar -150
John Cena +400
Seth Rollins +240

Roman Reigns +115
Daniel Bryan +170
Randy Orton +1,100

Bet at 5dimes

Roman Reigns Becomes A Short Outsider In Royal Rumble Betting

Roman Reigns has now become a short-priced outsider in WWE Royal Rumble 2015 betting at 5Dimes.com.

The wrestler, who had been a favourite since the market opened, has now been chalked up at +105 with 'The Field' that is opposing him now favoured with a line of -145.

This change may have been a reaction to the news that The Rock might be at tonight's show.

As there is no option to wager on The Rock in the sportsbook's Royal Rumble market, the bettors would have had to bet against Reigns by placing their stakes on 'The Field'.

It will be interesting to see what happens to this market if or when the smart money lands later.

Odds correct as of 20:30 GMT. Go to 5Dimes.com for the latest.

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Royal Rumble Bookmaker Closing Times

Most of the bookmakers offering WWE Royal Rumble betting opportunities have set their markets to close at a particular time. In this post, I'll list the websites and note the time the markets are set to expire.

5Dimes

The 5Dimes Sportsbook will more than likely keep their markets open throughout the night and will close the markets at the time the match is about to begin.

SportingBet

SportingBet.com does not have a close time listed on its website.

Betfair

The Betfair Sportsbook doesn't list a close time.

Paddy Power

Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page will close at 11pm GMT.

Sky Bet

Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page also lists 11pm GMT as a close time. However, in previous months, the firm has reopened its WWE book after readjustments after the cut-off.

William Hill

William Hill's WWE page is set to close at 10pm GMT.

More On The Rock's Odds

The Rock's price has dropped further since the most recent post.

He's now 5/1 with Paddy Power, 4/1 with Sky Bet but remains 6/1 with William Hill.


The Rock Now 6/1 With Paddy Power & Sky Bet

The Rock is now 6/1 in WWE Royal Rumble 2015 betting at both PaddyPower.com and SkyBet.com.

His price has been dropping throughout the day following teases that he is in Philadelphia for tonight's event.

The star had started out the morning with a price of 25/1 at Paddy Power and 66/1 at Sky Bet.

Roman Reigns remains a favourite to win the battle royal albeit with healthier looking odds than earlier. He's 1/2 with Sky and 4/7 with Paddy Power.

Second favourite - Daniel Bryan - is a best price 13/8 with Sky Bet. Randy Orton trails behind him with 11/2 (WilliamHill.com).

Odds correct as of 18:43 GMT and taken from:

Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page
Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page
William Hill's WWE Betting Page

5Dimes' Royal Rumble Odds As Of 5pm GMT

Here are the WWE Royal Rumble match odds currently available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

I have added parenthesis next to the selection to indicate where the bettors have wagered since this morning.

The New Day -175
Kidd, Cesaro & Rose +135 (Has dropped from +135)

New Age Outlaws +500
The Ascension -900 (Backed at -600)

Bella Twins +160
Paige & Natalya -210 (Backed at -160)

The Usos -420 (Backed from -350)
Miz & Mizdow +320

Brock Lesnar -315 (Backed from -270)
John Cena +500
Seth Rollins +450

Instead of writing out every price for each Royal Rumble entrant, I have targeted the top three. If The Rock is added to the market over the next few hours, I will keep account of his line.

Roman Reigns -180
Daniel Bryan +180 (Drop from +250)
Randy Orton +1,000

Odds correct as of 5pm. For the latest, check out 5Dimes.com

Where To Find Royal Rumble Prop Bets For Tonight

With the Super Bowl taking place next week, a lot of gamblers will take particular interest in the side - or proposition - bets that sportsbooks set out for the big game.

A prop bet is, in layman's terms, a wager where you're betting on a result within a game. Not the actual result of the game itself, but rather something to occur - or not, depending on what you have bet - inside regulation.

For example, in next week's Super Bowl there might be a prop bet where a customer can bet on Tom Brady throwing over or under 1 1/2 interceptions in the game.

But that's next week. Wrestling fans can find a number of special bets specific to WWE's biggest match second only to the main event of WrestleMania - the Royal Rumble.

Of the handful of sportsbooks with markets open for tonight's match, a few of them have extra side bets for the customer to entertain the customer. 

In this post, I'll explain what each company is offering and share with you the odds.

5Dimes

The 5Dimes Sportsbook is offering its customers two special bets. Both rely on Roman Reigns' performance within the battle royal.

The first prop is asking the customer whether they believe Reigns will throw over seven-and-a-half participants over the top rope. The 'Yes' is currently ranked as a -180 favourite while the 'No' choice, if it wins, will pay out odds of +175.

Prop number two asks the customer whether they believe Reigns will eliminate the most entrants in tonight's bout. At the time of publishing 'R. Reigns' is favoured with a line of -150 with 'Highest other competitor eliminations' out at +110.
If for any reason Reigns ties for the most eliminations, bets on the other wrestler will be paid out. The reason why is because the sportsbook has eliminated a tie from the equation by giving Reigns a 1/2 man handicap meaning he must eliminate at least one more opponent than anybody else for the bet to be settled. This obviously means that The Field is getting a half-man head start over Reigns.

If you're based in the USA, 5Dimes is the only choice for proposition wagers as the remaining sportsbooks restrict customers from your territory.

5Dimes' prop markets can be found within the 'Pro Wrestling' category of the betting board at 5Dimes.com

Paddy Power

The traders at PaddyPower.com have set up two special bets for the match.

The first is a market where the punter can bet on the number the eventual winner will come out in. The full market, and odds, can be viewed below:

Royal Rumble winning number prop market

The next market on Paddy Power's list is 'Most Eliminations' where the firm has chalked up odds for seven wrestlers (the eighth selection is 'Any Other'). A winning bet is settled if the wrestler you back is the competitor that eliminates the most men from the battle royal.

Here are the current odds:

Most Eliminations prop market

Both of these prop markets are found on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

Betfair

The odds compilers at the Betfair Sportsbook are good when it comes to prop markets. They have produced numerous prop bets for other events like WrestleMania and have created five for this month's event.

The company's first offering is a prop titled 'How may RKOs will be delivered on the night?' The sportsbook has set the line at 2.5, so customers can choose to bet on the over or under.

At the time of publishing, 'Over' is favoured with a price of 2/9. The 'Under' is 5/2.

The 'Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler' special has two options: Over or Under 49.5 minutes. Both options have odds of 5/6.  Take your pick!

The company has also introduced a 'Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler' where the customer can choose between three offerings:

Time spent in the ring by any single wrestler 3-way

The sportsbook has also set up a market for customers to bet on the wrestler that scores the most eliminations in the battle royal. Twelve names have been listed. However, unlike at Paddy Power, there is no option for 'Any Other'.

Most eliminations

The final exotic bet on offer is specific to Roman Reigns and asks the bettor 'Will Roman Reigns eliminate 8 or more wrestlers?'

The 'Yes' option has been given 21/20 while 'No' is 4/6.

Betfair's WWE betting odds can be found under the 'Special Bets' section of the Sportsbook menu. If you follow this direct link to the specials page, you'll need to click on the 'USA' tab to display WWE odds.

If you are planning to place side bets on tonight's match, or have done so already, I wish you good luck!

The Rock's Price Continues Its Descent

The Rock's odds on winning tonight's Royal Rumble battle royal continues to descend this afternoon at both PaddyPower.com and SkyBet.com.

When I first became aware that the star was in Philadelphia, I checked his price at both sportsbooks. He was 25/1 with Paddy Power and a whopping 66/1 with Sky Bet.

Since then, however, betting has forced both bookmakers to readjust their prices.

As of 12pm, he is available at 16/1 with Sky Bet and 18/1 with Paddy Power. The latter is also accepting Royal Rumble bets under each-way terms.

Odds are available on Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page and Paddy Power's Betting Page.

William Hill Republishes 2015 WWE Royal Rumble Markets

The oddsmakers at WilliamHill.com have republished WWE Royal Rumble 2015 markets in its Specials section of the website.

The Usos are still 1/4 favourites to win their WWE Tag Team Championship defence against The Miz & Damien Mizdow.

The Ascension's price has moved from 1/6 to 1/7 while their opponents have drifted from 7/2 in to 4/1.

Paige & Natalya are now 8/15 with the Bellas 11/8.

Brock Lesnar remains a favourite to win the triple threat match against John Cena and Seth Rollins. He's a slightly improved 4/9 while Cena is 2/1 (a drop from 5/2) and Rollins is 6/1 (had been 9/1).

Here's the Royal Rumble battle royal market:


Roman Reigns appears to be heavily backed here. His 1/2 price from yesterday has been readjusted to the 2/5. Signs that Randy Orton has been backed by the fans is also evident as his price has fallen from 10/1.

These markets are set to close at 22:00 GMT.

Odds correct as of 11:15 GMT. For the latest, follow this link to William Hill's WWE Page.

Sunday Morning Browse Through 5Dimes' WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Match Markets

With the WWE Royal Rumble taking place tonight, I have taken a final morning browse through the pay-per-view's betting odds over at 5Dimes.com.

The most striking change has been in the WWE Tag Team Championship match, but there have been other adjustments worth noting.

The New Day .vs. Kidd, Cesaro & Rose

The New Day's price has shortened from -185 to -190. Their rivals' has gone out to +150

New Age Outlaws .vs. The Ascension

The Outlaws have been backed since I checked in with the sportsbook at 23:50 GMT last night. They're now +400, but were +500. On the other side of the market, The Ascension is -600. They had been -900. It's worth noting that their current price is back to how it was when it opened on Thursday.

Paige & Natalya .vs. Bella Twins

The Bellas' outsider status has gone down slightly. They're +120, but had been +130. Their rivals also moved ten points and now rest at -160.

The Usos .vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow

The Miz & Mizdow's price has descended from +500 to +250 in over ten hours. Despite still favourites to win the match, The Usos are now -350. They had been -900.

Triple Threat

Brock Lesnar remains a favourite. However, his price has changed from -380 to -270. The reason why his odds have become more enticing is possibly down to fans betting on Seth Rollins to win the match. Rollins' price had started to dip after 7pm GMT yesterday evening. He has dropped from +675 - was +450 at 11:50pm - and is now set at +400. The third participant in the match, John Cena, has evidently been backed as well. His price has dropped from +540 and is also +400 right now. 

Royal Rumble

I have only been particular interest to the top three in betting: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. 

Reigns remains a favourite, but his price improved for the bettor from -260 to -210. Daniel Bryan's odds on winning the match have dropped from +260 to +250. Orton role as outsider has dipped from +1,250 to +900 since late last night.

 5Dimes' Royal Rumble betting odds are found under 'Pro Wrestling' in the 'Other Sports' section of the sportsbook's website.

The Rock Is In Philadelphia

The Rock sent out an Instagram picture of him in South Philadelphia within the past few hours. This has instantly caused people to speculate on whether he'll be involved in tonight's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

Upon hearing the news, I went onto Paddy Power's WWE Betting page to see if he had been added to the 30-man battle royal market.

He had.

The firm have installed him as a 25/1 chance of winning the match.

This isn't the best price for the wrestler.

He's available at 66/1 with SkyBet.com. However, the market pays out on a straight win while Paddy Power is paying out on 2nd place with 1/4 each-way terms.

The Rock's appearance on Sky Bet's Royal Rumble market at 66/1


In my opinion, if he was going to win the match I think he would have kept him being in Philadelphia a surprise. Unless, of course, it's one of those situations like Sting's appearance at last year's Survivor Series when the company wanted to produce a buzz beforehand by leaking it out.

Either way, I'm still not sold on him winning the match. With that said, the odds could be tempting to those looking to make speculative punts on entrants outside of the top three.

The Rock's odds are correct as of 8:30am GMT and are available on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page at 25/1 or Sky Bet's Wrestling Page at 66/1.


Randy Orton's Rumble Odds Make For Interesting Reading

Randy Orton's Royal Rumble betting odds have made for interesting reading today.

The Viper, who hasn't been seen on WWE TV since late last year, is rumoured to be one of the surprise entrants in tomorrow night's fight to find out who will headline WrestleMania XXXI.

At the time of writing, his price is +1,250 with the 5Dimes Sportsbook. This is quite a drop from the +1,700 they were this morning.

Over on this side of the world, PaddyPower.com has him priced up at 9/1 behind Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.



The story here, though, is he had opened up at 8/1 on Thursday but - earlier today - he was available at 12s.

To be clear - these fluctuations have nothing to do with any insider betting. I suspect what has happened is people have read stories about Orton possibly returning to WWE at the Rumble and have made speculative punts on him winning.

It's also worth noting that Paddy Power is paying out each-way terms on the winner. With Orton returning, a decision might be made to make him look strong in defeat. One of the ways this can be achieved is by making him reach the final two.

The punters who took him at 12/1 today are in for a three-to-one payoff if he does end up being ousted last.

I'm not stating that this will be the case, just that that's possibly one of the reasons why his Paddy Power odds have been moving.

If you're using a desktop or laptop computer, you can view live Royal Rumble odds on BetOnWrestling.co.uk's Live Odds Page.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Where The Fan Money Has Gone In Saturday Daytime Royal Rumble 2015 Betting At 5Dimes

I have made an early evening browse through the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble betting markets available at the 5Dimes Sportsbook to note any changes that have taken place since I checked in this morning.

I'll go through each match individually.

The New Day .vs. Kidd, Cesaro & Rose

The heel trio have been backed since this morning. Their odds have dipped from +160 to +125. 

New Age Outlaws .vs. The Ascension

No change since earlier. The Outlaws remain +500 underdogs while their opponents are -900.

The Usos .vs. Miz & Mizdow

The Usos have remained -1,050 favourites with The Miz & Mizdow +550

Natalya & Paige .vs. The Bellas

No difference to the earlier prices. The Bellas are +150 outsiders with their rivals -190.

Triple Threat

Brock Lesnar has been backed today. He is now -475, but had been -460. Not too much of a difference. As for John Cena and Seth Rollins - they're now +550 and +675 respectively.

Royal Rumble

I have been concentrating only on Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. 

Reigns' price has improved from -290 to -215 as has Orton's. He is now +1,800. The Saturday bettors have bet on Bryan forcing the oddsmakers to move him down from +275 to +250.

Odds correct as of 19:15 GMT. For the latest, check out the betting board at 5Dimes.com

Sportingbet.com Publishes 2015 WWE Royal Rumble Odds

Customers of Sportingbet.com can now bet on the 30-man Royal Rumble match.

The company's odds compilers have chalked up prices for all of the competitors announced for the bout. They've also listed names that are unlikely to be involved.

Roman Reigns is a 4/11 favourite to win with Daniel Bryan second at 6/4. Randy Orton follows up at 6s.

Of the unlikely performers added to betting: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels are 150/1 a piece.

This market can be found under 'Specials' on the Sporting Bet website.

Revisiting Betfair's Royal Rumble 2015 Prop Bets

In a post published yesterday, I noted that the sportsbook compilers at Betfair.com had published betting odds for the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble. As well as offering match markets, they had created some prop bets for their customers to wager on. I'm going to have another look at these prices to see what the fans have been betting.

How many RKOs will be delivered on the night?

This one opened with over 2.5 RKOs priced at 8/13. The under was set at EVENS. The over has now moved to 1/2 with the under having drifted out to 6/5.

Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler (2-way)

This market remains stationary. 

Over 49.5 minutes is 5/6
Under 49.5 minutes is 5/6

Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler (3-way)

The options here are:

Under 48 minutes 20/23
Between 48 and 51 minutes 4/1
Over 51 minutes 20/23

When the odds were drawn up, the 'Between 48 and 51 minutes' selection had a price of 13/2. The drop down to 4/1 indicates that the fans are expecting one of the wrestlers to remain in the match for that length of time. Either that or they liked the odds!

Most Eliminations

This market has remained the same as yesterday. The top two are still Roman Reigns (11/8) and Rusev (7/4).

Roman Reigns to eliminate 8 or more

There hasn't been a change in this market either. Both 'Yes' and 'No' have equal odds of 5/6.

I'll take another look at these markets over the course of the weekend. I expect they'll change as the event gets closer.

If you're looking for Betfair's WWE odds, you'll find them by following this link to Betfair's Special Bets section. Once on the page, you'll need to navigate to the 'USA' tab.


William Hill Publishes 30-Man Royal Rumble Odds

The oddsmakers at WilliamHill.com have priced up a betting market for tomorrow night's 30-man Royal Rumble match.

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The current 1/2 odds on Roman Reigns to win the match is the best price that you'll find across all the sportsbooks accepting wagers on the match.

Daniel Bryan's 7/4 is also the better number in contrast to the 13/8 available at other British/European books.

The company opened betting yesterday, but only chalked up prices for the undercard matches. Here are the markets:

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It's worth noting that William Hill closes WWE betting overnight. These markets are currently set to be taken down at 11pm GMT. 

If you're looking for these odds on the website, you can find them under 'TV/Specials' on the sportsbook at WilliamHill.com. For an easier route, you can follow this direct link to William Hill's WWE Betting Page.



Observing Paddy Power's 30-Man Royal Rumble Odds Between Friday & Saturday

In this post, I'm going to look at the changes that have occurred Paddy Power's Royal Rumble 2015 30-man battle royal betting odds since yesterday lunchtime


The only three names I'm concentrating on are Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton as these have been the competitors who were at the top of the market yesterday and remain there this morning.

Reigns' price has remained stationary since yesterday. 

Bryan's has shortened slightly as he had been 7/4.

Randy Orton has drifted out from 8/1. 

The only thing to draw from these changes is Bryan has been the bettors' pick. His odds have shortened from 4/1 since the market opened on Thursday.

It'll be interesting to see if Bryan does move into the role of favourite before any inside action takes place to indicate who the actual winner will be. 

Orton who had opened at 8/1, and slowly dropped to 6/1 for a short period before hitting 8/1 again, is now on the drift.


Saturday Morning Royal Rumble 2015 Odds Observations

Here are the odds changes I have observed since I checked in with the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Royal Rumble betting markets yesterday night.

  • The New Day have been backed from -140 in to -200. As a result, their opponents have drifted out to +160 from +100.
  • The Ascension's odds to win have moved from -750 to -900. The New Age Outlaws are now +500 after being +450 last night.
  • The Bella Twins' price has dropped. They remain outsiders, but have seen a slight decrease from +160 to +150. Paige & Natalya, who were -210, are now -190.
  • Brock Lesnar has been backed from -350 in to -460. Cena moved out to +450 from +435 and Seth Rollins is now +650 from +600.
  • The biggest change has been in The Uso's odds. They were -350 when I last observed the market. They're now -1,050. The Miz & Mizdow went from +250 to +550 in the same period.
I will return with another look at the 5Dimes Royal Rumble markets later on today. 


Another Roman Reigns Royal Rumble Prop Bet Added To 5Dimes' Board

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added another Roman Reigns specific prop bet to its 2015 Royal Rumble betting board.

Customers can now wager on Reigns' total number of eliminations versus the highest number of eliminations from any other competitor in the battle royal.


Basically, it's a game of numbers.

The punter is betting on Roman Reigns' total number of eliminations being higher than anyone else's.

For example, if Reigns throws out six men and Rusev eliminates seven, the winning selection would be 'Highest other competitor eliminations'.

What's also worth noting is the half-point handicaps applied to the bet.

'Roman Reigns eliminations' has a handicap of -1/2 a point. This means that, should he and any one else tie for the most eliminations in the match, the winning selection would be 'Highest other competitor eliminations' as that selection is getting a +1/2 point head-start over Reigns.

Simply put, it means the bet is not going to be voided if there is a tie.

Odds correct as of 09:00 GMT. WWE Royal Rumble 2015 betting odds are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com

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5Dimes Adds More Royal Rumble Participants To The Betting Board

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has now added more names to its 2015 Royal Rumble betting board.

When I last checked in with the website yesterday night, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton had joined Roman Reigns in the market for the 30-man battle royal. The additional entrants must have been introduced shortly afterwards.

In this post, I'll share with you the odds for Reigns, Bryan, Orton and the newer inclusions.

Roman Reigns -290
Daniel Bryan +275
Randy Orton +1,700

Bray Wyatt +2,000
Dean Ambrose +1,600
Rusev +1,800
Dolph Ziggler +1,800
Bad News Barrett +5,000
Kane +4,000
Ryback +3,500
Stardust +7,000
Big Show +4,000
Luke Harper +5,000
Goldust +7,000
Damien Mizdow +8,000
The Miz +8,000
Fandango +10,000
R-Truth +10,000

I will return shortly with a look at the odds for the rest of tomorrow's card.

Prices correct as of 09:00 GMT. For the latest, head over to 5Dimes.com.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Daniel Bryan & Randy Orton Added To 5Dimes' 2015 Royal Rumble Betting Board

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added both Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton to its Royal Rumble 2015 betting board.

Customers can now bet on Bryan with a line of +220 (3.20 EU, 11/5 UK) or Orton at +1,500 (16.00 EU, 15/1 UK).

They join Roman Reigns, who had been added to the board a short time ago..

Odds correct as of 23:45 GMT. Royal Rumble 2015 odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the Sportsbook menu at 5Dimes.com Bet at 5dimes

5Dimes Introduces 2 More Royal Rumble 2015 Bets

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added two Royal Rumble markets to its betting board.

Both markets centre on Roman Reigns and his performance in the 30-man battle royal.

The first is a regular bet where customers can wager on whether Reigns leaves Philadelphia as winner of the Royal Rumble match.

He has been given odds of -300 to be victorious. The option to bet against him - representing 'The Field' - is +170.

The second market is a prop bet giving punters the opportunity to predict whether Reigns will eliminate over seven-and-a-half wrestlers in the match.

Over 7.5 is -230 while the under is +170.

Odds correct as of 22:00 GMT. For the latest, check 5Dimes.com.

Sky Bet Publishes Odds For Main 2015 Royal Rumble Match

SkyBet.com has now published a market for this Sunday's 30-man Royal Rumble match.

Roman Reigns is a 2/5 favourite to secure a title shot at WrestleMania XXXI. The second-favourite in betting is Daniel Bryan who is 13/8.

Randy Orton - who has been slowly climbing Royal Rumble betting at other sportsbooks - is next on the list at 8/1.

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The firm had initially opened betting on the pay-per-view yesterday with a market for the triple threat bout for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and followed that up early today with the undercard.

Odds correct as of 19:10 GMT. For the latest, check out Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page.


Betfair Publishes A Huge Amount Of WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Betting Markets

Customers of the Betfair Sportsbook can now wager on this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble after the company published betting odds for the event earlier today.

The sportsbook is not only accepting punts on the matches scheduled to take place on the night. There are numerous prop bets available.

The Match Markets

The Usos have been chalked up as 1/4 favourites to win and retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships against the duo of The Miz & Damien Mizdow (5/2).

The Bellas are 11/8 outsiders to Paige & Natalya (8/15).

The Ascension are strong 1/7 shots for their battle against The New Age Outlaws (4/1).

The New Day have been written up as 1/4 faves in the pre-show fixture against Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Adam Rose (5/2).

Brock Lesnar is 4/9 to successfully retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the triple threat match for his title. John Cena has been chalked up with a 6/4 price while Seth Rollins has been listed at 15/2.

The company has also published odds for the 30-man battle royal. A whole host of names have been listed. However, the top of the list sees Roman Reigns as a 4/9 favourite with Daniel Bryan next at 7/4.

The Prop Bets

One of the reasons why I enjoy Betfair producing betting odds for WWE events is the fact the linemakers go a little further with their WWE betting coverage and offer the customer additional ways to enjoy WWE events. They have a reputation for inventing unique prop bets and have done so for this weekend's event.

Here's what they have:

How Many RKOs will be delivered on the night?

With Randy Orton rumoured to be returning imminently, the sportsbook has set up a prop bet where customers can bet over or under how many times an RKO will be executed during the PPV. 
Punters can bet on under 2.5 at a price of EVENS or over at 8/13.

Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler? (Two-way)

Here the sportsbook is taking wagers on the length of time the wrestler with the longest amount in the Rumble match will last. 
The options are:
Over 49.5 minutes 5/6
Under 49.5 minutes 5/6

Longest time spent in the ring by a single wrestler? (Three-way)

This is similar to the prop bet above, but it has a third middle option for the bettor. They are:

Under 48 minutes 20/23
Between 48 and 51 minutes 13/2
Over 51 minutes 20/23

Most Eliminations

The sportsbook has listed a number of wrestlers and have given them odds on scoring the most eliminations in the battle royal. The current favourite is Roman Reigns with 11/8. Next on the list is Rusev at 7/4 all the way down to Hornswoggle who has 150/1.

Roman Reigns to eliminate 8 or more?

Simply put, you're betting on whether Roman Reigns will eliminate 8 or more or not.
Yes, he will eliminate 8 or more 5/6
No, he will not eliminate 8 or more 5/6

All of Betfair's WWE Royal Rumble 2015 markets are found in the Special Bets section of the Betfair Sportsbook. Once you are on the page, you'll need to click on 'USA' and the markets will appear. If you are new to the sportsbook, you can take advantage of the welcome offer in the banner below.

Paddy Power Adds 'Most Eliminations' Royal Rumble Prop Bet

WWE fans can now bet on which wrestler will score the most eliminations in Sunday's 30-man Royal Rumble.

Paddy Power published a prop bet market for the bout a few minutes ago. Here are the odds:


A similar market was opened in time for last year's Royal Rumble. In that match, Roman Reigns was the winning selection.

If you're looking to bet on this market, it can be found under 'Most Eliminations' on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.




William Hill Opens WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Betting Markets

Customers of William Hill can now wager on this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble after the company published markets in the 'TV/Specials' section of WilliamHill.com earlier today.

As of the time of posting, the firm is accepting bets on four of the matches scheduled to take place on the night.

The team of Paige & Natalya has been given a price of 4/7 to win against The Bella Twins (5/4).

The Ascension are a heavy 1/6 to do away with The New Age Outlaws (7/2).

The Usos are 1/4 favourites to retain their WWE World Tag Team Championship titles with a win against The Miz & Damien Mizdow (11/4).

The final bout on the board is the triple threat match.

Current WWE World Heavyweight Champion - Brock Lesnar - has been chalked up as a 2/7 favourite to be victorious. John Cena has been given a 3/1 chance of winning while Seth Rollins is out at 9/1.

This now means there are four sports betting firms with books on Sunday's show.

Odds correct as of 12:00pm GMT. For the latest, check out William Hill's WWE Betting Page.

Sky Bet Adds Royal Rumble Undercard Matches

Sky Bet has published match markets for the undercard of this Sunday's Royal Rumble to its WWE Betting Page.

As of this morning, sportsbook customers now have the ability to wager on all of the matches on the card apart for the 30-man battle royal itself.

The New Day have been given a 1/2 chance of winning the Royal Rumble kick-off against Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Adam Rose (6/4).

The New Age Outlaws are 7/2 outsiders to Konnor & Viktor (1/6).

Paige & Natalya have been priced 8/15 faves against The Bellas (11/8).

The Usos are 2/7 to win and retain their WWE Tag Team Championships against The Miz & Damien Mizdow.

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match has been up at SkyBet.com since yesterday. As of the time of publishing, Brock Lesnar remains a favourite with a price of 4/9. Next on the list is John Cena at 11/4 and Seth Rollins out at 11/2.

If you'd like to view these odds on the Sky Bet website, you can do so by following this link to Sky Bet's WWE Wrestling Page.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Paddy Power Introduces A WWE Royal Rumble Prop Bet

Paddy Power has published a prop bet for this Sunday's 30-man Royal Rumble match.

Customers can now wager on the position that the eventual winner is introduced to Sunday's bout.

Here are the odds as of 21:40 GMT this evening:

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This market can be found under 'Winning Number' on the company's WWE Betting Page.

The Thursday Movers In Paddy Power's WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Betting Market

With the WWE Royal Rumble 2015 betting odds now having been up for most of the day at PaddyPower.com, it's worth having a look at the 30-man battle royal market to note any changes since this morning.

The early money appears to have been going the way of Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton.



Bryan's price has dropped from 4/1 to 3/1 with Orton's falling from 8/1 to 6/1 in the same time.

As a result of these changes near the top of the board, Roman Reigns - who was 2/5 - is now a 1/3 chance.

Other notable shifts are Dean Ambrose at 16/1 after being 14/1, Triple H drifting from 16s to 20s and Rusev  now available at 22/1. He had been 18/1.

The prices can be found on Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

Why Is Seth Rollins Being Backed?

One of the most interesting things I have noticed in Royal Rumble wagering over the past day is the evident betting that has taken place on Seth Rollins winning the triple threat match between he, John Cena and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion - Brock Lesnar.

The wrestler had been given odds of 10/1 with 5Dimes.com and 9/1 with PaddyPower.com when the ability to wager on the individual participants in the match was published yesterday.

Since opening, his price has dipped mildly at both sportsbooks. At the time of publishing, he's 17/2 with 5Dimes and 13/2 with the Irish bookmaker.

I'm not discounting the possibility that he'll leave Philadelphia with the championship on Sunday. I simply don't think he'll secure victory in the triple threat match.

If he wins the belt, the logical story-telling route would be for him to do so after cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot immediately after the three-way has concluded. 

In the case of betting, the result of the triple threat is all that matters. Anything after the bell is off the board.

Additional Royal Rumble 2015 Match Markets Added To 5Dimes' Betting Board

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added more WWE Royal Rumble 2015 match markets to the betting board at 5Dimes.com.

Customers can now wager on the undercard bouts that are scheduled to take place on Sunday's show. They can also bet on the six-man tag match that will appear on the Royal Rumble Kick-off.

The New Day are currently priced at -285 (1.35 EU, 20/57 UK) to defeat the trio of Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Adam Rose (+205 US, 3.05 EU, 41/20 UK).

The New Age Outlaws have been ranked as +400 (5.00 EU, 4/1 UK) outsiders against The Ascension. A bet on the newcomers to the WWE roster is -600 (1.17 EU, 1/6 UK).

Paige & Natalya are -210 (1.48 EU, 10/21 UK) faves against The Bella Twins (+160 US, 2.60 EU, 8/5 UK).

Finally, the WWE Tag Team Championship match betting has opened with current titleholders - The Usos - favoured. They're -350 (1.29 EU, 2/7 UK) with their challengers - The Miz & Damien Mizdow - out at +250 (3.50 EU, 5/2 UK).

I'm still keeping an eye on the markets for the publication of prices for the actual Royal Rumble battle royal itself. When they're available, I'll post another update.

Odds correct as of 16:00 GMT. For the latest, check out the betting board at 5Dimes.com.
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Brock Lesnar Still Favourite To Win Triple Threat

Brock Lesnar remains the bettors' choice to win the triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in Royal Rumble betting at the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

The current titleholder is -475 (1.21 EU, 4/19 UK) with the firm. When I checked his price yesterday, The Beast was -350.

As a result of Lesnar's price change, John Cena's odds have moved from +305 to +350 (4.50 EU, 7/2 UK).

Seth Rollins' number remains at the +1,000 (11.00 EU, 10/1 UK) it was over twenty-four hours ago.

This match is the only market currently available to bet on at the sportsbook.

Odds correct as of 11am GMT. For the latest, check out the betting board at 5Dimes.com.



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Paddy Power Adds More Matches To Royal Rumble 2015 Coverage

The oddsmakers at Paddy Power have added more match markets to the company's WWE Royal Rumble 2015 coverage at PaddyPower.com.

Customers can now wager on the 30-man battle royal as well as all but the six-man tag team match scheduled for Sunday.

The New Age Outlaws have opened as 4/1 underdogs to The Ascension (1/7).

WWE World Tag Team Champions - The Usos - are listed as 1/2 favourites to win against The Miz & Damien Mizdow (6/4).

The Bellas have been priced 15/8 to defeat Natalya & Paige (4/11).

Roman Reigns is a clear favourite to secure victory in the 30-man battle royal. He has been given a price of 2/5 with the other possible winner, in my opinion - Daniel Bryan - second at 4/1.

Other names on the list include Randy Orton at 8/1, Dean Ambrose 14/1, Dolph Ziggler also at 14/1, Triple H at 16/1, Rusev at 18/1 all the way down to Fernando and Hornswoggle who are 80/1.

Here is the full board of Rumble odds as of the time of publishing:


Paddy Power opened betting on the Royal Rumble yesterday with a market for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins.

Lesnar had opened as 1/4 favourite. His price has bettered to 1/3 indicating that the early money has gone the way of his opponents.

John Cena is now 16/5, but had been 10/3 yesterday and - in what I think is quite surprising - Seth Rollins' chance of winning is now 13/2, a drop from the 9/1 he was initially.

Odds correct as of the time of publishing. For the latest, check out Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.




Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sky Bet Publishes WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Odds

SkyBet.com has published betting odds for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match which is scheduled to take place at this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble 2015 pay-per-view.

The firm has opened the market with Brock Lesnar as a 2/7 favourite to win the triple threat match against John Cena and Seth Rollins.

Former champion - Cena - has been given a price of 11/4 to leave the bout as victor. Rollins has been given an unsurprising 10/1.

Sky Bet is now the third company to produce odds for the event.

Odds correct as of 17:00 GMT this evening. For the latest, check out Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page.


5Dimes Adds New Options To Its Royal Rumble 2015 Title Match Market

The 5Dimes Casino & Sportsbook has added new options to its WWE Royal Rumble triple threat betting market.

When prices for Sunday's WWE World Heavyweight Championship were published over the weekend, customers had two choices - bet 'Brock Lesnar to win' or 'John Cena / Seth Rollins to win'.

They now have the option to wager on 'John Cena to win' or 'Seth Rollins to win'.

Here's how the match market currently stands:


As you can see, Brock Lesnar remains at the price he was last night.

Moving forward, I'm going to track the odds for each wrestler as a single choice rather than the 'either' option.

Odds correct as of 9:15am GMT. For the latest, check out 'Professional Wrestling' under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com

Paddy Power Opens WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Betting

Customers of Paddy Power Bookmakers can now wager on this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

As of today, the company is accepting bets on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match, which sees Brock Lesnar defend the strap against John Cena and Seth Rollins.

Lesnar has been chalked up as a 1/4 favourite to win and retain. Next on the list is former champion - Cena - at 10/3 with Rollins out at 9/1.

I presume undercard matches, as well as the main Royal Rumble bout itself, will be added to the market in due course.

These odds can be found under 'Sports Novelties' at PaddyPower.com. For an easier route, you can follow this direct link to Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.