Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Closing Odds For A Lesnar MITB Cash-In On Tonight's Smackdown

As mentioned in the most recent post, Sky Bet's two markets for tonight's WWE Smackdown have closed.

I wrote about the 24/7 Championship special's later prices in the aforementioned post, but thought I'd write about how the 'Will Brock Lesnar Cash In?' special closed.

The price for Lesnar to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on tonight's show was 16/1 this morning. It was a slightly lower 14/1 by the time the market was taken down.

I wrote in the comments section of this morning's post that I placed a small bet at 16/1 in case the announcement that Lesnar will reveal the champion he'll cash in his contract on has been done to lull fans into believing the next time we see The Beast is Monday rather than tonight.

Lesnar's reported opponent for Super ShowDown is Seth Rollins. So, I am not as confident that there will be a cash in tonight. I thought that, at 16s, it was worth a speculative punt just in case.

Late Odds For WWE 24/7 Champion At The Conclusion Of Tonight's Smackdown

Sky Bet's Smackdown market, in which customers could wager on who is holding the WWE 24/7 Championship at the conclusion of the show, has now closed.

I've grouped all of the selections below.

7/2
R-Truth

10/1
Rusev

12/1
Lars Sullivan

20/1
Aleister Black
Shinsuke Nakamura

22/1
Buddy Murphy

33/1 
Carmella
Jinder Mahal

40/1
Elias
Pete Dunne

50/1
Braun Strowman
Drake Maverick
Kevin Owens
Matt Hardy
Otis

66/1
Adam Cole
Becky Lynch
Bray Wyatt
Cesaro
Chad Gable
Xavier Woods

80/1
Ali
Apollo Crews
Big E
Heath Slater
Matt Riddle
Mojo Rawley
Rhyno
Ricochet
Samoa Joe
Sheamus
Shelton Benjamin

100/1
AJ Styles
Aiden English
Akam
Akira Tozawa
Alexa Bliss
Alexander Wolfe
Alicia Fox
Amir Jordan
Andrade
Angelo Dawkins
Ariya Daivari
Ashton Smith
Asuka
Baron Corbin
Bayley
Beth Phoenix
Big Show
Billie Kay
Bo Dallas
Bobby Fish
Bobby Lashley
Brock Lesnar
Cedric Alexander
Cezar Bononi
Charlotte Flair
Curt Hawkins
Curtis Axel
Dana Brooke
Daniel Bryan
Danny Burch
Dash Wilder
Dave Mastiff
Dolph Ziggler
Dominik Dijakovic
Drew Gulak
Drew McIntyre
EC3
Eddie Dennis
Ember Moon
Epico Colon
Eric Young
Erik
Fabian Aichner
Fandango
Finn Balor
Flash Morgan Webster
Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Gran Metalik
Harper
Humbero Carrillo
Ilja Dragunov
Ivar
James Drake
Jaxson Ryker
Jeff Hardy
Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso
Joe Coffey
Johnny Gargano
Jordan Devlin
Joseph Conners
Kairi Sane
Kalisto
Karl Anderson
Kassius Ohno
Keith Lee
Kenny Williams
Killian Dain
Kofi Kingston
Kona Reeves
Konnor
Kushida
Kyle O'Reilly
Lacey Evans
Lana
Ligero
Lince Dorado
Lio Rush
Liv Morgan
Luke Gallows
Mandy Rose
Marcel Barthel
Mark Andrews
Mark Coffey
Mickie James
Mike Kanellis
Montez Ford
Naomi
Natalya
Nia Jax
Nikki Cross
No Way Jose
Noam Dar
Oney Lorcan
Paul Heyman
Peyton Royce
Primate
Primo Colon
Randy Orton
Raul Mendoza
Rey Mysterio
Rezar
Riddick Moss
Robert Roode
Roderick Strong
Roman Reigns
Ronda Rousey
Rowan
Ruby Riott
Sam Gradwell
Sami Zayn
Samir Singh
Sarah Logan
Sasha Banks
Saxon Huxley
Scott Dawson
Seth Rollins
Shane McMahon
Shane Thorne
Sin Cara
Sonya Deville
Stephanie McMahon
Steve Cutler
Sunil Singh
Tamina
The Brian Kendrick
The Miz
Tino Sabbatelli
Titus O'Neil
Tommaso Ciampa
Tony Nese
Travis Banks
Trent Seven
Triple H
Tucker
Tyler Bate
Tyler Breeze
Tyson T-Bone
Velveteen Dream
Viktor
Vince McMahon
Walter
Wesley Blake
Wild Boar
Wolfgang
Zack Gibson
Zack Ryder
Zelina Vega

A Few 24/7 Champion Bets I've Placed For Tonight's Smackdown

I have placed a few small wagers on Sky Bet's latest market in which customers can wager on who they believe will be the WWE 24/7 Champion at the end of tonight's episode of Smackdown.
R-Truth Wanted Poster
The people I've bet on range from Lars Sullivan (I entertained the idea of him winning and then just beating everyone up for the next few months) to Otis with Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura sandwiched in-between. However, the one person who I am - as of this moment - hoping gets to hold the title at some point is Drake Maverick.

He was one of the guys attempting to win the strap during the scramble on last night's Raw, but - in the hours after the show - he has taken to social media and had really gone all-in on the 24/7 gimmick.

Maverick has posted videos on his Twitter account. In the clips he has been on the hunt for R-Truth. The most recent videos have seen him distributing photocopied wanted posters with Truth on them. 

You've got to respect this kind of hustle. This is absolutely what the 24/7 gimmick is about in this social media age. 

He gets my vote.

And at 100/1 for Maverick to be the champ after tonight's show - the bookies got my bet.

21/5/19 Smackdown Wagering Opportunities From Sky Bet

Sky Bet has published two markets for customers to wager on tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown.

On last night's episode of WWE Raw, Mick Foley unveiled a new title that is reminiscent of the Hardcore Championship in that it'll be defended at any given time as long as there is a referee to make a call.

The market that's specific to the new strap will pay out whoever is holding the 24/7 Championship at the close of tonight's show.

R-Truth left Raw with the title. He's a 3/1 favourite to still be in possession of it once Smackdown goes off the air.

There's a long list of names underneath the fave ranging from Lars Sullivan (16/1) all the way down to 100/1 shots like Zack Ryder.

Yesterday afternoon, Sky Bet released a betting market in which punters could place bets on Brock Lesnar cashing in his Money in the Bank contract during the show. When I first came across it, the selection was 8/1. It closed at 5/1. A similar market has been installed for tonight with the bookies putting odds of 16/1 on Lesnar showing up to get his immediate title shot against his choice of champion.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Fourth 'Next Title To Change Hands' Betting Market Published

In what is a follow up to the most recent post, Sky Bet has installed a fourth edition of its 'Next Title To Change Hands' betting market.

This version has, just like in previous editions, the 'Raw Tag Team Championship' as a favourite to be the next WWE title to be lost and won. It's currently 13/8.

Next up is the Women's Tag Team Championship, which is currently being held by The IIconics. They're 5/2 and are currently set to face The Kabuki Warriors in the near future. It's worth noting that, with WWE's next Pay-Per-View taking place in Saudi Arabia, it's highly unlikely that the Women's Tag Team Championship will be defended in that country. This does not mean a title match doesn't occur on an episode of Smackdown in the meantime, though.

In what could be a related note, the company has been accepting wagers on Brock Lesnar cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on tonight's edition of WWE Raw. It's currently priced at 5/1 (it was 8/1 and lowered to 7/1 when I first came across it this afternoon). Those who are willing to wager on Lesnar cashing in tonight might also be keen to back the 'Universal Championship' to be the next title to change owners here.

However, as I pointed out in the most recent post, match placement is key. If - and it is a big if - Lesnar were to cash in on Rollins tonight, I would presume it'll happen late in the show following a Rollins title defence.

The full list can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

Next WWE Title To Change Hands

Mysterio's US Championship Victory At MITB 2019 Wins 'Next Title To Change Hands' Market

Rey Mysterio's United States Championship win over Samoa Joe - at last night's WWE Money in the Bank - resulted in one of Sky Bet's newer betting markets to once again be settled.

Shortly after this year's WrestleMania, the firm began publishing a special named 'Next Title To Change Hands'. It allows customers to predict which championship switches ownership next.


Phase three opened on May 8th. As you can see in the table below,  the eventual winning selection of the 'United States Championship' was 10/1 at the start. It was cut to 6s within two days. It was eventually moved to 9/2 by May 11th and was still at this price when I last saw it available a week ago.

Next WWE Title To Change Hands - Third Phase

Yesterday's match placement meant that I missed out on my third consecutive win in these markets. I placed a small wager on the Smackdown Women's Championship when the market was reopened. Charlotte Flair's victory over Becky Lynch - for the strap - came later in the show.

The second favourite had a chance of being a potential winner as well.

If the reports are accurate, The IIconics were set to defend the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship against The Kabuki Warriors on the Kick Off but there was a change of plans.

Whether Asuka and Kairi Sane won match one is another thing, though.

Looking Back At Kambi's Becky Lynch Props For MITB 2019

On May 11th, the oddsmakers from Kambi published a trio of special betting markets that focused on Becky Lynch's two women's championships matches that were set for Money in the Bank 2019.

The first prop that was available to punters was titled 'Becky 2 Belts'. The rule was to bet 'Yes' or 'No' on Lynch retaining both of her titles on last night's card. 

I was confident that she would keep both her straps and backed up my assumption by stating that I felt WWE shouldn't have Lynch lose either of the titles on the first PPV in which she defended them. My opinion was strengthened when the WWE Network began to hype up a Becky Lynch edition of WWE 24 to air immediately following Money in the Bank.

As we all know now, my bet on 'Yes' - when it was 13/10 - turned out to be a loser as Lynch dropped the Smackdown Women's Championship to Charlotte Flair.

Looking at the wagering for the 'No', it does appear that there were people who felt there was going to be at least one title loss for Lynch.

Prop number two was titled 'Becky No Belts' it allowed customers to wager on the prospect of Lynch dropping both of her titles.

The winning selection was the favourite - 'No'. It started off at 2/7, but was down to 11/50 yesterday evening.

A third Becky Lynch special was called 'She Is The Man' and was offering between 7/2 and 5/2 on Lynch not only retaining her titles in the scheduled matches against Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair but also to still be in possession of the straps following a Money in the Bank contract cash-in. With Lynch falling at hurdle two, the bets will end up being settled as a loss to anyone who may have backed it.

You can see a screenshot showing how I noted the price changes from Saturday May 11th right up to last night.

Becky Lynch Money in the Bank 2019 Prop Bets

Odds were correct right up to 11:25PM BST yesterday evening. The markets were closed by the start of the PPV. 


MITB 2020 And Rumble 2020 Markets Published By William Hill

Money in the Bank 2019 is only a few hours behind us and a sportsbook has looked ahead and priced up markets for next year's ladder matches.

And not only that - the firm has also released outright winner markets for the two Royal Rumbles that will take place in early 2020.

The men's Money in the Bank ladder match market has NXT's Velveteen Dream as a 7/1 favourite to be 2020's Mr. Money in the Bank. 

While Dream is a favourite to win next year's men's match, the Kabuki Warriors are joint-favourites to win the match featuring the ladies.

Asuka and Kairi Sane can both be found at 7/1. Following them in joint-second are the two competitors who squared off in the first Smackdown Women's Championship match last night - Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

Before Money in the Bank, January's Royal Rumbles will determine title challengers at WrestleMania 36.

As of the time of writing, the bookies have three 10/1 joint-favourites to win the men's battle royal. They are Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar. 

Ronda Rousey is 7/1 to win the women's Rumble.

These markets can be found under 'TV/Specials' on The William Hill Website.

Lesnar Is 7/1 To Cash-In Tonight

Sky Bet is offering customers the opportunity to bet on Brock Lesnar cashing in his newly-won Money in the Bank contract on tonight's episode of WWE Raw.

As of the time of writing, the selection is 7/1.

Lesnar was a late addition to last night's ladder match. He ended up winning the briefcase.

It has been reported that Lesnar will face Universal Champion Seth Rollins at Super ShowDown next month.

Brock Lesnar Is Mr. Money in the Bank

I'll write more about the WWE Money in the Bank 2019 betting markets at a later point but - seeing as Brock Lesnar has just won the briefcase in the main event and I've been asked what his price was to win - I'll share with you his domestic and offshore prices from as far back as earlier this year.

Over here in the UK, Sky Bet had Lesnar at 33/1 when its market opened on February 16th. He was available at 50/1 on the day the Money in the Bank participants were due to be revealed on Raw (April 29).

5Dimes' Money in the Bank markets were published a day before the aforementioned episode of Raw aired. Lesnar appeared in the long list at +6,000 (60/1). He was available at this price all the way through to May 14th.

MITB 2019 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Money in the Bank 2019 betting favourites as the PPV was beginning. The selections are ranked in order with the wrestler/s with the shortest price first.

Tony Nese -600
Seth Rollins -530
The Miz -475
Becky Lynch to win against Lacey Evans -460
Roman Reigns -415
Kofi Kingston -265
Bryan and Rowan -175 (Kick Off Losers)
Samoa Joe -165
Charlotte Flair to beat Becky Lynch -155
Drew McIntyre for men's Money in the Bank +105
Bayley for women's Money in the Bank +125

Prices from 5Dimes.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

5Dimes MITB 2019 Update For 10PM BST

Here are the notes for my 10PM BST visit to the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2019 markets.

Bryan/Rowan .vs. The Usos
The new market for the Kick Off match still has Bryan and Rowan as -230 favourites over The Usos (+170).

Nese .vs. Daivari
Tony Nese is still -600 to successfully retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. A win for Ariya Daivari will pay out at +400.

Samoa Joe .vs. Rey Mysterio
Joe is still -210 to Rey Mysterio's +160.

Kofi Kingston .vs. Kevin Owens
The WWE Champ is still -245 while Owens remains +175.

The Miz .vs. Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon's price to win the steel cage match have been lowered from +325 to +250. His opponent has been moved to -350 from -475.

Women's Ladder Match
Mandy Rose is now down to +155 from +190 to be this year's Ms Money in the Bank. Bayley has been moved to +160 from +140. The other participants remain unchanged from when I last wrote about them after 9:15PM BST.

Men's Ladder Match
The only mover after the 9:15PM BST update was Baron Corbin, who is now at +1,000. He was +1,300 previously.

Roman Reigns .vs. Elias
Reigns has been backed from -300 into -415 while Elias has been pushed to +295.

Becky Lynch .vs. Lacey Evans
No change in the WWE Raw Women's Championship market. Becky Lynch is still a -460 fave while Lacey Evans is +320.

Seth Rollins .vs. AJ Styles
The Universal Champ is still a -530 favourite. Styles remains a +350 underdog.

Becky Lynch .vs. Charlotte Flair
The WWE Smackdown Women's Champ is now down to -120 from -105. Her challenger, Challenger, Charlotte Flair, is up to -120 from -135.

5Dimes Publishes New MITB 2019 Match Markets And More

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added more WWE Money in the Bank 2019 match markets to its coverage of tonight's PPV. As well as that, there have been a number of price adjustments made to the two ladder match markets.

I'll begin with the new markets.

The team of Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan is -230 to beat The Usos (+170) on the Kick Off.

Shane McMahon has been installed as a +325 underdog for his meeting with The Miz inside a steel cage. A decision in favour of The A-Lister will pay out at odds of -475.

WWE US Champion, Samoa Joe, is -210 for his meeting with Rey Mysterio (+160).

Kofi Kingston is -245 to successfully retain the WWE Championship against Kevin Owens (+175).

Tony Nese is at -600 for his Cruiserweight Championship defence against Ariya Daivari (+400).

The men's ladder match market's adjustment has seen Sami Zayn and Ricochet lowered.

Zayn - who was +500 previously - is now down to +300. Ricochet's fall has seen him go grom +1,900 to +1,300.

With those two selections moving in, the bookies have moved out the rest. This is how they've changed:

Drew McIntyre is now -125 from -135
Andrade was +240, but is now +435
Baron Corbin has increased from +860 to +1,300
Finn Balor is now at +4,000 from +2,200
Ali has ascended to +3,300 from +2,000
Randy Orton is now +4,000 from +2,900

Five women have shorter odds to win their Money in the Bank ladder match.

Mandy Rose has fallen to +190 from +250
Dana Brooke is now +1,300 from +1,400
Naomi is now at +1,600 from +1,800
Carmella is +1,550 FROM +2,400
Nikki Cross is now at +800 from +2,400

With the five selections having been cut, the oddsmakers have pushed out Bayley (+100 to +140), Ember Moon (+460 to +600) and Natalya (+1,200 to +1,500).

Prices correct as of 9:15PM BST. The latest can be found on The 5Dimes Website.

5Dimes MITB 2019 Odds Update For 8PM BST

Here are some notes about the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2019 markets.

  • Seth Rollins is now -530 to successfully retain the WWE Universal Championship against AJ Styles. This is the first time the market has been adjusted since April 29th. With Styles moving in, the bookmakers have moved AJ Styles from +320 to +350
  • The Smackdown Women's Championship market has moved in favour of Becky Lynch who has moved down to -105 from +105. Charlotte Flair, who was -145 when I wrote about the market after 5PM BST, has moved up to -135
  • Drew McIntyre's price to win the ladder match was moved down from +100 to -135 sometime before 7:15PM BST. The other selections remain where they were at 5PM
Prices from 5Dimes

5Dimes MITB 2019 Update For 5PM

Here's the latest update from my 5PM BST visit to the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2019 markets.

Becky Lynch is still a -460 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Raw Women's Championship against Lacey Evans (+320). However, she has drifted out in the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship market. As of right now, the champ is +105 after Charlotte Flair was lowered from -115 into -145. Becky had been available at -125 since this morning.

Bayley's odds to become this year's Ms. Money in the Bank have dropped from +195 into +100. As a result of this, the other selections have moved out.

Mandy Rose is now +250 from +165
Ember Moon is now +460 from +310
Natalya is +1,200 from +900
Dana Brooke is +1,400 from +1,075
Naomi is +1,800 from +1,450
Nikki Cross is +2,400 from +1,800
Carmella is +2,400 from +1,800

The men's ladder match has also been adjusted. The name worth pointing out as of this update is Sami Zayn. He has dipped into +500 from +600.

Drew McIntyre remains a favourite, but he has drifted out to +100 from -105. I suppose this could be due to Zayn being backed or from people siding with 'The Field' versus McIntyre.

The rest of the selections moves are:

Andrade up to +240 from +235
Baron Corbin from +800 to +860
Ricochet is +1,900 from +1,800
Finn Balor is +2,200 from +2,000
Ali is +2,000 from +1,900
Randy Orton is +2,900 from +2,700

The remaining two markets are unchanged. They're:

Seth Rollins -460
AJ Styles +320

Roman Reigns -300
Elias +220

Prices correct as of 5PM BST. The latest can be found on The 5Dimes Website.

Becky Lynch 'The Man' Special For MITB 2019 Update

There was a slight change made to one of the Becky Lynch prop markets from Kambi that I wrote about last week and yesterday.

The 'Becky 2 Belts' prop - in which customers can place wagers on Lynch still being a double champion after tonight's PPV - has seen the 'Yes' snipped from 13/10 into 5/4.

A winning bet on Lynch not having both of the titles at the close of the show is still being offered at 11/20.

Becky 2 Belts Prop Market For Money in the Bank 2019

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I backed the 'Yes' at 13/10 because I believe that Lynch's first PPV working double duty as champion should be a successful one. I also pointed out - and maybe this is me overthinking this - that they shouldn't have Lynch drop either, or both, of the titles tonight because there's a documentary about her on the WWE Network immediately after the PPV.

Sky Bet Releases Super ShowDown Markets

Sky Bet has published betting markets for the next WWE Pay-Per-View from Saudi Arabia: Super ShowDown.

There have been a few matches announced for the event already. The main one being Bill Goldberg versus The Undertaker.

The oddsmakers have set Goldberg at 6/5 to win the match. A winning wager on The Undertaker will pay out at 8/13.

Similar odds have been given to Randy Orton .vs. Triple H with Orton being placed as the favourite.

Braun Strowman is 2/5 for his meeting with Bobby Lashley (7/4) and - in the most recent singles match that has been announced - Finn Balor is 4/11 to successfully retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Andrade (2/1).

Finn Balor is being advertised in as 'The Demon', so I think the odds reflect Balor's chances of winning accurately.

Finally, the bookies have published an outright market in which customers can place wagers on the 50-Man battle royal.

Brock Lesnar is an 8/1 favourite to win. He's followed by Roman Reigns at 10/1.

There have been reports that Lesnar will face Rollins for the Universal Championship. I'd like to see how everything plays out tonight and beyond, but I can see the match being a triple threat with Rollins defending against Lesnar and AJ Styles (who's a third-favourite to win the battle royal at 11/1).

A name stood out to me further down the list and it's Lars Sullivan. He was 33/1, but is now down to 16/1.

I'd go so far as to say that - if Braun Strowman is doing double duty on this show - I would not be surprised if these two are the last two men in there to play up Strowman's recent Greatest Royal Rumble and Andre the Giant Battle Royal wins.

The event will take place on Friday June 7th from King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah.

Men's MITB Ladder Match Odds Notes

I have just checked in with the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2019 betting markets and have noticed that all of the selections in the men's ladder match market are showing longer odds than when I wrote about them this morning.

Drew McIntyre is currently -105. This is a change from this morning's -120. I surmise this is because 'The Field' versus McIntyre has been backed from -120 into -135.

Despite 'The Field' versus McIntyre moving we've had:
  • Andrade moved out +175 to +235
  • Sami Zayn now +600 from +520
  • Baron Corbin +800 from +700
  • Ricochet +1,800 from +1,500
  • Finn Balor +2,000 from +1,800
  • Ali moved +1,700 to +1,900
  • Randy Orton is now +2,700 from +2,300
Prices correct as of 3PM BST. 

MITB 2019 Observer O/U Update For Sunday Afternoon With Line Opinions From Today's WOR

WWE Money in the Bank 2019 Over/Under Star Ratings Lines

Here are the latest Over/Under Wrestling Observer Star Ratings lines and prices for tonight's PPV.

The lines were discussed on this morning's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, so - when I go through the price adjustments below - I'll point out some of the opinions that were voiced by Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez.

Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan .vs. The Usos
The 'Over 3/25 Stars' selection has moved in from 11/10 to 21/20 for the Kick Off tag team match.


Bryan/Rowan .vs. The Usos
Over 3.25 Stars
Exactly 3.25 Stars
Under 3.25 Stars
18/5 9:20AM
11/10
43/20
17/20
19/5 10:30AM
21/20
23/10
"

On the podcast, Dave Meltzer says that he thinks there's a chance the match will go over three-and-a-quarter because Daniel Bryan and The Usos are in it. Bryan Alvarez wasn't as confident in its chances of getting better than 3.25 and cited previous times when they thought a pre-show match could beat the line and the rating was affected by a short match with a commercial in the middle.

Tony Nese .vs. Ariya Daivari
'Under 3 Stars' has dropped from 4/5 into 7/10 in the market for the Cruiserweight Championship match.


Cruiserweight Championship
Over 3 Stars
Exactly 3 Stars
Under 3 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
5/4
2/1
4/5
19/5 10:30AM
13/10
43/20
7/10

When the line was brought up, Meltzer took a short pause and said that 'it could' go over, but he felt more compelled to guess it'll go under.

Men's MITB Ladder Match
Dave Meltzer strongly believes that the men's ladder match will deliver. He pointed out nearly all of the participants in the match and said they have a good shot at getting a 'killer match'. Therefore, I think it's safe to presume that he thinks it'll do better than four stars.

Men's MITB Ladder Match
Over 4 Stars
Exactly 4 Stars
Under 4 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
4/5
2/1
5/4
19/5 10:30AM
7/10
43/20
13/10

As you can see, the market shares this opinion as the 'Over' has been snipped from 4/5 into 7/10.

Becky Lynch .vs. Lacey Evans
The gamblers have continued to bet against Becky Lynch and Lacey Evans earning two-and-half stars or more in the WWE Raw Women's Championship match. As you can see below, the 'Under 2.5 Stars' selection fell from 19/20 to 3/4 and now rests at 3/5.

Raw Women's Championship
Over 2.5 Stars
Exactly 2.5 Stars
Under 2.5 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
19/20
9/4
19/20
15/5 3:30PM
6/5
"
3/4
19/5 10:30AM
6/4
"
3/5

Meltzer didn't specifically say much about the line. He did say that this is a huge spot for Lacey Evans and indicated that her inexperience in matches like this could have some sort of affect on its rating.

Roman Reigns .vs. Elias
Meltzer didn't really say much about the Roman Reigns .vs. Elias match. Bryan Alvarez did, though. He is confident that the match will fall below the line of three stars. His opinion is coming off having seen the two wrestle on a house show. He felt that match was nowhere near three.

From a betting perspective, the customers are evidently of the same opinion as Alvarez as the 'Under 3 Stars' has been on a descent since the market was first opened last week. It kicked off at EVS and - as of 10:30AM BST today - is down to 1/2.

Reigns .vs. Elias
Over 3 Stars
Exactly 3 Stars
Under 3 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
EVS
2/1
EVS
12/5 2:00PM
11/10
"
9/10
15/5 3:30PM
5/4
43/20
3/4
18/5 10:00AM
13/10
9/4
4/6
19/5 10:30AM
33/20
12/5
1/2

Becky Lynch .vs. Charlotte Flair
When the line of 3.25 Stars was released for the Smackdown Women's Championship, I felt it was far too low. Just to highlight my point - I predicted they would have set it at four. With it being far below my estimate of where the line would be, I had to take the 'Over'.

Meltzer also thought the line was too low when he mentioned it this morning.

SD Women's Championship
Over 3.25 Stars
Exactly 3.25 Stars
Under 3.25 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
EVS
13/5
4/5
15/5 3:30PM
19/20
9/4
19/20
18/5 10:00AM
EVS
"
9/10
19/5 10:30AM
17/20
"
21/20

As you can see, the most recent adjustment points to the 'Over' being liked as it fell from EVS to 17/20. It's worth pointing out that by 10AM BST yesterday morning, the odds for 'Under 3.25' were snipped from 19/20 to 9/10.

The Miz .vs. Shane McMahon
Going by Dave Meltzer's reaction to the line of two-and-a-half stars for the Miz versus Shane McMahon steel cage match, I get the feeling he thinks it could go either way. He didn't seem compelled to pick a side. 

The gamblers appear to think it'll go under. As you can see below, the selection has moved in from 3/4 into 3/5 and has stayed at this number right through to at least this morning.

Miz .vs. McMahon
Over 2.5 Stars
Exactly 2.5 Stars
Under 2.5 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
5/4
43/20
3/4
15/5 3:30PM
6/4
9/4
3/5
19/5 10:30AM
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Samoa Joe .vs. Rey Mysterio
When talking about the three-and-a-quarter line for the US Championship match, Meltzer said that - if Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio are given enough around twelve minutes they 'should kill three-and-a-quarter'. 

The obvious concern is if they'll be given enough time to put on that kind of match.

US Championship
Over 3.25 Stars
Exactly 3.25 Stars
Under 3.25 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
EVS
2/1
EVS
19/5 10:30AM
19/20
9/4
19/20

Both the 'Over' and 'Under' have been cut from EVS into 19/20 this morning. 

Seth Rollins .vs. AJ Styles
Meltzer is very high on the chance that Seth Rollins versus AJ Styles will exceed the line of four-and-a-quarter stars.

The editor pointed out that the pair have wanted to work together for some time and feels that the bout has potential to be 'fantastic'.

The oddsmakers have cut the 'Over' from 17/20 into 7/10.

Universal Championship
Over 4.25 Stars
Exactly 4.25 Stars
Under 4.25 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
17/20
39/20
6/5
19/5 10:30AM
7/10
2/1
7/5

Kofi Kingston .vs. Kevin Owens
The line of three-and-a-half stars for the WWE Championship match seems 'about right' to Meltzer and Alvarez.

From a betting perspective, this is the only O/U market for Money in the Bank 2019 that has been stationary since the market was first put up on May 11th.

WWE Championship
Over 3.5 Stars
Exactly 3.5 Stars
Under 3.5 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
3/4
2/1
13/10
19/5 10:30AM
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Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The customers who have been wagering on the women's Money in the Bank ladder match appear to believe that the line of 3.5 Stars has been set too high as the 'Under' has descended from EVS into 8/13.

Women's MITB Ladder Match
Over 3.5 Stars
Exactly 3.5 Stars
Under 3.5 Stars
11/5 11:25AM
EVS
2/1
EVS
15/5 3:30PM
11/10
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9/10
18/5 10:00AM
6/5
41/20
4/5
19/5 10:30AM
7/5
23/10
8/13

Alvarez and Meltzer both agreed that the line is indeed higher than what they expect will be delivered later on tonight.

Notes taken from today's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio (Subscription Required) and odds from Kambi's WWE Markets.

Sami Zayn Becomes MITB Second-Favourite And More

Sky Bet has moved Sami Zayn into the second-favourite slot to win this year's Men's Money in the Bank ladder match.

The most recent addition to the match, who replaced Braun Strowman earlier this week, is now available at 3/1. He was reinserted into the market on Wednesday at 8/1.

With Zayn moving in, the previous second-favourite - Andrade - has increased from 5/2 to 5/1.

Below is a table showing how I've been following the selections shortly after WWE confirmed the participants that will enter the match.

Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match Betting Odds From Sky Bet

Sky Bet customers could have bet on the Money in the Bank winner as far back as February 16th.  When it was first published, Drew McIntyre was a 9/1 joint-favourite alongside Kevin Owens. As you can see above, McIntyre is 4/6 to win.

Zayn was 25/1 back then. The other selections prices were: Andrade 11/1, Ali 18/1, Baron Corbin 33/1, Finn Balor 14/1, Randy Orton 20/1 and Ricochet 28/1.

The take away I've made from following the women's ladder match market over the last three months has been the odds fall for Mandy Rose into favouritism.

Rose was my favourite to win initially, but I swayed towards Lacey Evans. Once Evans was put into a program for the WWE Raw Women's Championship, Rose moved back as my number one pick.

The current favourite was cut from 9/4 into 6/4 sometime between last night and this morning. She isn't the only name to lower overnight, though.

Nikki Cross - who was added to the match on Thursday as a replacement for Alexa Bliss - fell from 16/1 into 12/1 between the time she was reinserted into the market and was moved to 7/1 before this morning.

The other selection who has shorter odds than yesterday is Dana Brooke. She's 8/1, but has been 10/1 since around May 13th.

Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match Betting Odds From Sky Bet

Just like with the men's match, customers could have found some of tonight's participants in the outright winner long list back in February.

Mandy Rose was 14/1 back then. As was Ember Moon, who has drifted from 3/1 into 8/1 overnight.
The other prices from February 16th are: Bayley 11/1, Dana Brooke 28/1, Carmella 18/1, Natalya 12/1, Naomi 16/1 and Nikki Cross 33/1.


5Dimes' MITB 2019 Odds For Sunday Morning

I have been keeping a regular check on the WWE Money in the Bank 2019 betting markets that are available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook ever since they were first installed at the tail end of last month. In this post, I'll take you through all of the prices I've noted right up to this morning's visit.

Becky Lynch .vs. Lacey Evans
The WWE Raw Women's Championship market started off with Becky Lynch as a favourite to successfully retain her title. She was backed from -475 into -650 on the afternoon of May 17th. However, by the following night, her challenger - Lacey Evans - was lowered from +420 into +320.

Date/Time
Becky Lynch
Lacey Evans
28/4 9:30PM
-475
+325
17/5 2:30PM
-650
+420
18/5 11:00PM
-460
+320
19/5 8:00AM
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Lynch is now a -460 favourite. She has been at this number since yesterday.

Seth Rollins .vs. AJ Styles
The WWE Universal Championship match winner market started off with Seth Rollins a -430 favourite. Then, by the following day, he was moved to -460. As a result, AJ Styles drifted out to +320 from +310.

Date/Time
Seth Rollins
AJ Styles
28/4 9:30PM
-430
+310
29/4 10:00PM
-460
+320
19/5 8:00AM
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As you can see, the market has been stationary for weeks.

Roman Reigns .vs. Elias
Roman Reigns was a -245 favourite to beat Elias when I first came across the market for their match in April. His price was moved down to -300 on May 3rd. It has remained there ever since. 

Date/Time
Roman Reigns
Elias
28/4 9:30PM
-245
+175
3/5 11:00PM
-300
+220
19/5 8:00AM
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Elias drifted to +220 from +175

Becky Lynch .vs. Charlotte Flair
The WWE Smackdown Women's Championship market is the most active singles market that has been available to customers looking to wager on tonight's event. You'll see - in the table below - that the punters have sided with Flair to get the result. She was +135 to start off with and went down to -135.
With that said, the most recent action has apparently gone the way of the champion as Lynch was lowered from -105 into -125 overnight.

Date/Time
Becky Lynch
Charlotte Flair
28/4 9:30PM
-175
+135
29/4 10:00PM
-165
+125
14/5 9:30PM
-150
+110
15/5 7:30PM
-125
-115
18/5 11:00PM
-105
-135
19/5 8:00AM
-125
-115

Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Drew McIntyre has been 5Dimes and the punters' favourite to become this year's Money in the Bank ladder match. He was +280 on April 28th and is now down to -120. 

Here's how each participants' prices have changed over the weeks. The final number underneath each wrestler is the current price.All times are in BST.

Drew McIntyre
+280 (28/4 9:30PM)
+220 (30/4 8:00AM)
+170 (1/5 8:00AM)
+150 (9/5 10:00AM)
+130 (13/5 12:00PM)
-125 (14/5 9:30AM)
-120 (16/5 9:45PM)
-105 (18/5 7:30AM)
-120 (18/5 11:00AM)

Andrade
+400 (28/4 9:30PM)
+305 (3/5 11:00AM)
+280 (14/5 9:30PM)
+225 (18/5 7:30AM)
+175 (19/5 8:00AM)

Baron Corbin
+1,750 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,250 (3/5 11:00AM)
+1,000 (14/5 9:30PM)
+850 (16/5 11:00AM)
+625 (16/5 9:45PM)
+700 (18/5 7:30AM)

Ali
+1,750 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,250 (28/4 11:00AM)
+1,150 (9/5 10:00AM)
+1,500 (14/5 9:30PM)
+1,700 (16/5 9:45PM)

Finn Balor
+2,250 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,000 (3/5 11:00AM)
+1,400 (14/5 9:30PM)
+1,450 (16/5 11:00AM)
+2,000 (16/5 9:45PM)
+1,800 (18/5 7:30AM)

Randy Orton
+2,250 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,750 (3/5 11:00AM)
+2,000 (14/5 9:30PM)
+2,300 (18/5 7:30AM)

Ricochet
+2,750 (28/4 9:30PM)
+2,200 (1/5 8:00AM)
+1,700 (3/5 11:00AM)
+1,375 (14/5 9:30PM)
+1,750 (16/5 9:45PM)
+1,500 (18/5 7:30AM)

Sami Zayn
+2,250 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,500 (14/5 8:00AM)
+1,000 (14/5 9:30PM)
+825 (16/5 9:45PM)
+900 (18/5 7:30AM)
+520 (18/5 7:00PM)

Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The outright winner market for the women's Money in the Bank ladder match started off with Sasha Banks as the bookmakers' favourite. As we now know, Banks has not returned to WWE since WrestleMania and is not a participant for tonight's match. The wrestler who has moved into favouritism along the way is Mandy Rose. She started off at +800 on April 28th and - as of this morning - is at +165.

Here's how tonight's participants' prices have changed over the weeks. Just like with the men's ladder match participants above, the final number underneath each wrestler is the current price and times are in BST.

Mandy Rose
+800 (28/4 9:30PM)
+370 (3/5 11:00AM)
+300 (3/5 11:00PM)
+255 (13/5 12:00PM)
+200 (14/5 9:30PM)
+175 (16/5 9:45PM)
+165 (18/5 7:00PM)

Bayley
+800 (28/4 9:30PM)
+550 (29/4 12:00PM)
+400 (3/5 11:00AM)
+350 (13/5 12:00PM)
+225 (14/5 9:30PM)
+250 (15/5 7:30PM)
+195 (17/5 2:30PM)

Ember Moon
+600 (28/4 9:30PM)
+325 (3/5 11:00AM)
+260 (14/5 9:30PM)
+310 (16/5 9:45PM)

Naomi
+1,900 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,500 (1/5 8:00AM)
+1,800 (14/5 9:30PM)
+2,000 (15/5 7:30PM)
+1,450 (16/5 9:45PM)

Natalya
+2,300 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,750 (1/5 8:00AM)
+1,500 (14/5 9:30PM)
+1,000 (15/5 7:30PM)
+900 (16/5 9:45PM)

Carmella
+2,800 (28/4 9:30PM)
+2,300 (3/5 11:00AM)
+2,200 (14/5 9:30PM)
+2,500 (15/5 7:30PM)
+1,800 (16/5 9:45AM)

Dana Brooke
+3,800 (28/4 9:30PM)
+3,000 (1/5 8:00AM)
+2,250 (3/5 11:00AM)
+1,000 (14/5 9:30PM)
+1,075 (16/5 9:45PM)

Nikki Cross
+6,000 (28/4 9:30PM)
+1,800 (16/5 9:45PM)

As per usual, I plan to do more 5Dimes updates in the hours leading into the PPV.
Prices from The 5Dimes Website.