Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Becky Lynch Succeeds Charlotte Flair

Becky Lynch's WWE Smackdown Women's Championship victory over Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell 2018 this past Sunday resulted in the former winning betting markets that were priced up in the aftermath of SummerSlam.

Sky Bet and Kambi both put up specials where their customers could punt on who they believed would succeed Flair for the blue brand's women's title. 

Both opened with Lynch as the favourite. This is unsurprising as the Irish Lass Kicker turned heel on Flair following their triple threat match against Carmella on August 19th.

Sky Bet's special was priced up a day following Flair's victory. Lynch was installed at 1/2 and ended backed into 1/5 by September 5th. 

Kambi also closed with Lynch at 1/5. This market was first published on August 30th with the eventual winner at 1/4.

You can view how the betting went with both firms in the tables below.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion After Charlotte Flair - Sky Bet
Sky Bet's Champion After Charlotte Flair Market

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion After Charlotte Flair - Kambi
Kambi's Champion After Charlotte Flair Market

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

MMCII Betting Update

There has been an adjustment made to Sky Bet's outright market for the upcoming season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge.

R-Truth and Carmella, who I noted were 9/1 in the most recent post, have now been trimmed into 8/1.

All of the other selections remain as they were.

In related news, WWE has announced that - due to an injury - Alexa Bliss will be unable to tag with Braun Strowman on tonight's episode. She'll be replaced by Ember Moon to take on Kevin Owens and Natalya.

The change in an advertised participant means that Kambi's match market - which was taken down before Hell in a Cell - will be declared void. The team of Strowman and Bliss were 2/13 favourites while their opponents were 7/2.

The other match set for tonight - Charlotte Flair and AJ Styles .vs. Jimmy Uso and Naomi - has the former as 1/10 faves. A win for Jimmy and Naomi will pay out at 9/2.

Betting On The Mixed Match Challenge Season II Winners

Tonight sees the launch of the second season of WWE's Mixed Match Challenge series and Sky Bet's markets - where customers can place wagers on the team they believe will be the outright winners - is still available.

As of the time of writing, the market is still showing the same pricing as nearly a fortnight ago. For those checking in for the first time, a table below with the current odds - and how they differ - from the initial price. 

By the way, for those wondering, I have an asterisk next to The Miz and Asuka's 6/1 because - at the moment - Sky Bet is offering a price boost from 4/1 on the previous winners doing the repeat.

Here is is:

Sky Bet's Mixed Match Challenge Betting Odds


When the participants were first announced, I was keen to see if - like season one - the teams will be competing for certain charities. I have been unable to find out this information, so I presume this isn't the case for season two. With that said, WWE is publicising its Connor's Cure charity this month and will then likely have a Susan G Komen campaign in October, so I can sort of understand why there isn't a charity theme for this edition of the programme.

Without being able to try and guess which team will win by looking at who each twosome is representing, which was one of the reasons - other than Asuka's win streak - why I backed The Miz and Asuka to win season one (my trick was to see any charities I hadn't associated with WWE in the past like Rescue Dogs Rock), I decided to hold off until today to place a wager on the outright market.

I have a strong opinion that at least one of the two teams at the top of the list won't be in the final. The reason why is because the winners will be determined at the Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV on December 16th. Main eventers like Braun Strowman and AJ Styles are likely to be in other matches on the night (note: Strowman's name was listed in the placeholder info sent to the SAP Center as being in a trios match with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre against The Shield, but I highly doubt this will happen in December considering we're getting this match in two weeks).

So, if I were to ignore the top two, and then fade last year's winners, I am left with the next seven.

I don't think Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox have a chance, so they're scrubbed as well.

I could make a case for the rest: Jimmy Uso and Naomi (final is in California), Rusev and Lana (bound to be popular with the audience in the interaction part of the tournament), Owens and Natalya (I think they'll be a unique pairing).

That leaves three.

I've carefully considered backing Finn Balor and Bayley (6/1) as well as Bobby Lashley and Sasha Banks (7/1). The thing that has forced me to bet light on these two teams is if the rumours of a women's tag team championship becomes a reality. I'd have Bayley and Banks as the inaugural titleholders, so that could mean they're in a tag title match at TLC.

One team that is screaming out to me to back is R-Truth and Carmella. I have enjoyed their interactions on TV lately and I like the 9/1. You're also safe in the knowledge that the pair will easily be out of important programs come mid-December.

Monday, 17 September 2018

5Dimes' WWE HIAC 2018 Odds Updates

As has become a regular thing on PPV Sundays recently, I've decided to publish this go-to post where I'll keep track of the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets leading into the show in one post. The post will be updated throughout the evening/night.

Closed Markets

The New Day .vs. Rusev and Aiden English
7PM: The New Day are still -400 favourites. A win for Rusev and Aiden English will pay out at +280.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: The New Day has been backed into -430. Their opponents have moved up to +310.
11PM: No change
11:12PM: This market has now closed.
RESULT: New Day Wins.

Jeff Hardy .vs. Randy Orton
7PM: Randy Orton was -350 when I last wrote about these markets after 5PM today. He is now down to -365. Hardy has drifted out from +250 to +255.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: Prices the same.
11PM: Still no change.
12AM: The market closed with Randy Orton as a -365 favourite. Jeff Hardy was +255.
RESULT: Randy Orton Wins.

Charlotte Flair .vs. Becky Lycnh
7PM: Charlotte Flair is still a -170 favourite to beat Becky Lynch (+130) in the Smackdown Women's Championship match.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: There has been a flip. Becky Lynch is now a -150 favourite. Charlotte Flair is +110 outsider.
10:16PM: Lynch has now dropped into -170 with Flair moving up to +130.
11PM: Charlotte has been backed. She's now at +110 with Becky up to -150.
12AM: No change.
12:45AM: This match is about to begin. Lynch is now down to -260. Charlotte Flair up to +180.
RESULT: Becky Lynch wins

Ziggler and McIntyre .vs. Ambrose and Rollins
7PM: The initial ruling odds for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match has the titleholders as -145 faves. Ambrose and Rollins are +105.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: Still no change.
10:12PM: There are 'End of Broadcast' odds available. The prices remain the same: -145/+105.
10:16PM: Ziggler and McIntyre are now down to -170 with Ambrose and Rollins drifting to +130.
11PM: Ziggler and McIntyre have no dropped to -190. Their challengers are up to +150.
12AM: No change.
1:12AM: The match is about to begin and the market is still showing the champs as -190 favourites. Ambrose and Rollins are +150.
RESULT: McIntyre and Ziggler are the winners.

AJ Styles .vs. Samoa Joe
7PM: WWE Champion, AJ Styles, is -170. Samoa Joe is +130.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: Samoa Joe's odds have been snipped into +110. Styles is now up to -150.
11PM: Samoa Joe's price is now at +100. Styles has moved up to -140.
12AM: No change.
1:15AM: Styles' odds have dropped into -160. Joe is up to +120.
1:50AM: The market closed with Styles -160 and Joe at +120. It'll be interesting to see how this one goes because Joe's price dipped at the same time Becky Lynch fell into favouritism.
RESULT: AJ Styles wins as closing -160 fave.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella .vs. The Miz and Maryse
7PM: Daniel and Brie remain -300 faves to beat The Miz and Maryse. The heels are +200 outsiders.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: The babyfaces have been cut into -350 with The Miz and Maryse moving up to +250.
11PM: No change
12AM: No change.
2:20AM: The match is about to commence. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are still -350. Their opponents are +250.
RESULT: The Miz and Maryse win as +250 closing outsiders.

Ronda Rousey .vs. Alexa Bliss
7PM: Ronda Rousey is still -1,050 to successfully retain the WWE Raw Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss. The challenger is +550.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: Another one showing the same pricing.
11PM: No change.
12AM: No change.
2:39AM: Ronda Rousey is still a 1,050 favourite. Bliss remains +550. The match is coming up next.
RESULT: Ronda Rousey successfully retains her title.

Roman Reigns .vs. Braun Strowman
7PM: The WWE Universal Champion is -380 to beat Braun Strowman inside the cell. Strowman is +260 here.
9PM: Unchanged.
10PM: Still no movement as of this hour.
11PM Roman Reigns' odds have now moved in to -475 with Strowman up to +325.
12AM: No change.
1:15AM: Roman Reigns has been cut into -560. Strowman up to +370.
2:39AM: Braun Strowman has moved down to +350, Reigns up to -530.
3:13AM: The market has now closed. Reigns was still -530, Strowman +350 before it was taken down.
RESULT: Hmm... I'd call that a no contest.

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website.
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Hell In A Cell 2018 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting favourites - ranked in order of strength - as the PPV was starting.

Ronda Rousey -1,050
Roman Reigns -475
The New Day -430 (Pre-Show Winners)
Randy Orton -365
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella -350
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre -190
Becky Lynch -150
AJ Styles -140

Odds from 5Dimes.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Hardy .vs. Orton Wins HIAC 2018 Opener Betting

Jeff Hardy .vs. Randy Orton will be the winning selection in a betting market where customers of the websites that publishes Kambi's betting markets were able to place wagers on what they thought would be the opening match of WWE Hell in a Cell 2018.

The market, which opened on Thursday, had the Hell in a Cell match at 13/4. It was snipped to 2/1 yesterday when the bookmakers removed the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship from the running due to it being announced for the Kick Off.

I last looked through the market at 8PM BST and the selection was still showing the same price I found it at earlier in the evening - 5/2. It was taken down before 10PM BST.


WWE HIAC 2018 Opener Betting



Brock Lesnar Reported To Be Backstage At HIAC 2018

Earlier on, I pointed out that there are reports Matt Hardy is backstage at WWE Hell in a Cell and noted that Sky Bet has a special where customers can place wagers on him making an appearance during the broadcast.

Well, how about this one?

PW Insider is now reporting that Brock Lesnar is backstage.

He is currently 1/2 to show up at the event with the firm.

Becky Lynch Becomes HIAC Fave

As noted in tonight's main post, Becky Lynch has become a favourite to win her match at WWE Hell in a Cell 2018.

The challenger to Charlotte Flair's WWE Smackdown Women's Championship was an outsider when the market was first installed last night. She is now down to -150.

Flair has drifted out from -170 to +110 within the hour.

Odds from 5Dimes.

More About Matt Hardy And HIAC 2018

In a post published a couple of hours ago, I pointed out that the Sky Bet website was accepting wagers on certain wrestlers making an appearance at Hell in a Cell tonight.

I noted that Matt Hardy was EVS. I also pointed out that Hardy had tweeted that he had finished his live event commitments following his match in Corpus Christi, Texas last night.

There are reports Hardy is backstage tonight. However, this doesn't necessarily mean he's going to make an appearance live at the venue for wagers to be settled as winners. He has been working as an agent, so this could be what he's there for.

A Matt Hardy appearance is now priced 5/6 as of the time of writing.

Looking Through Sky Bet's HIAC Specials Markets

I am going to do a lot of rambling in this post because I have a couple of NFL games on in front of me, but am also looking through Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets.

The markets I am specifically looking at as I write this are those that are available on the Sky Bet website. 

There's a market here where customers can place wagers on certain wrestlers making an in-person appearance during the event. The odds are:

Kurt Angle 1/3
Brock Lesnar 1/2
Matt Hardy 1/1
Hulk Hogan 2/1
The Rock 8/1
CM Punk 16/1

I doubt I would have ever considered Hulk Hogan making an appearance tonight, but I know for sure I won't be now. The reason is because I've just seen him at the Tampa Bay Buccanneers game. But then there's Matt Hardy. I saw a number of his tweets today where he announced that he was done after last night and wanted to go home to be a father and husband. I know that he's banged up, but I can't shake off the feeling that he'll be there tonight. Evens, though?

I like the 'Ziggler and McIntyre to leave as champions' selection. It's 4/9. What I would have liked is the 4/9 on 'Ronda Rousey and the New Day to win their scheduled matches' but I have been carefully entertaining the idea of Rusev and Aiden English winning the Smackdown Tag Team Championship on the pre-show. The only thing working against this idea is the fact that New Day .vs. The Bar - for the straps - has been plugged for Super Show-Down. 

And there you go - I've decided to have a small bet on Rusev and Aiden English. I took the 11/4 that's available from William Hill. I absolutely wouldn't recommend betting on this as there's a lot working against me. New Day only won the straps recenrtly, the match is on the pre-show and there's the thing I noted above about New Day and The Bar having been set up for early Octoner (although plans could easily change).

For those of you who believe the titles will stay with their respective champions, Sky Bet has 'No titles to change hands' at 9/2 along with a plethora of other specials.

Here's an example. There are more than this:

Hell in a Cell 2018 Betting
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5Dimes' WWE HIAC 2018 Odds For Early Sunday Evening

There have been a couple of price changes to the WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets that are available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook since this morning's update.

In this post, I'll point out where the adjustments have been made and then - for those who are checking in for the first time - I'll share with you the prices that are unchanged.

The first market that is showing different prices to earlier today is the one for the mixed tag team match. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella went from -230 into -300 sometime before 4PM BST. A win for The Miz and Maryse will now pay out at odds of +220. They were +170 earlier.

Another market that was adjusted today is the one for the Hell in a Cell match between Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton. The latter has fallen from -260 into -350 while Hardy has drifted out from +180 to +250.

Before I get to the rest of the markets, I think I should point out that the market for the Raw Tag Team Championship match is listed as 'Initial Ruling' and not what I usually record - 'End of Broadcast', which is the rule that all of the European books use. If 5Dimes adds EoB pricing for this match, I will begin tracking the odds from there. In the meantime, Ziggler and McIntyre are -145 and their opponents are +105.

Charlotte Flair is still a -170 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Becky Lynch (+130).

Another women's champion is a favourite in Ronda Rousey. She remains a very short -1,050 to Alexa Bliss' +550.

WWE Champion, AJ Styles, is -170 for his meeting with Samoa Joe (+130).

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is -380 to get a decision over Braun Strowman (+260) in what will likely be the main event of the evening.

The New Day are still -400 favourites to win on the event's Kick Off. The challengers to the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship - Rusev and Aiden English - are at +280.

Prices correct as of 5PM BST. The latest can be found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website.

Kambi Adjusts HIAC 2018 Opener Odds

In an update to the previous post where I wrote about Kambi's Hell in a Cell opener market - the bookmakers have now changed the prices.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 PPV Opener Betting

The favourite - WWE Raw Tag Team Championship - has been snipped from 4/5 into 3/4.  However, it isn't the only selection to have been cut since I wrote about this market.

Customers also appear to have backed the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship match being the opening bout of the night. It has been lowered from 7s into 11/2.

In the aforementioned post, Charlotte Flair .vs. Becky Lynch was one of the matches I listed as a potential opener as I have doubts the favourite will be put in that spot due to there being a tag team championship match on the Kick Off when The New Day defends their Smackdown Tag Team Championship against Rusev and Aiden English.

Even though I am keen to see how this market is settled, I have not placed a wager on it.

Raw Tag Team Championship Match Favourite To Be HIAC 2018 Opener

The oddsmakers from Kambi have made the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match - that's scheduled to take place at tonight's Hell in a Cell - the sole favourite to be the opening match of the main card.

A betting market, where customers can punt on what will be the event's opener, was first published on Thursday with the current favourite at 6/4.

The market was readjusted following the announcement that the Smackdown Tag Team Championship match will be contested on the Kick Off event leading into the main card. 

As a result of the change, 'Raw Tag Team Championship' was snipped from 6/4 into 5/4. Then - following yesterday's wagers - the bookies have reopened the market with the selection at 4/5.

WWE HIAC 2018 Opener Betting

Personally, I think there's a good chance of this match NOT being the opener.  The reasoning is simple - there''s a tag title match on the Kick Off. I feel those working on the layout of the card would choose something else instead of going with back-to-back tag title bouts.

I have no intention of betting on this market. If I were to, I'd look beyond the favourite and remove the bouts I believe will be best suited for later in the night.

By process of elimination, I am left with. And I guess they are in order of my instinct.

Mixed Tag 
Smackdown Women's Championship
Raw Women's Championship (I could flip-flop the two women's title matches, but I have a feeling Rousey/Bliss will get the semi-final spot on the card sandwiched between the WWE Championship and Universal Championship contests)
Hardy .vs. Orton (Only because I believe they'll space the two HIAC matches apart from each other and I think the Universal Championship match will main event the show)


William Hill's HIAC 2018 Odds And Notes

Here are the William Hill Sportsbook's prices for tonight's PPV.

WWE HIAC 2018 Odds From William Hill

The markets were first published yesterday. Starting from the top, I'll add some notes pointing out how today's prices compare to when I made note of them yesterday.

  • Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella were 1/2 yesterday, so their price has been snipped. Their opponents - Miz and Maryse - have been moved to 13/8 from 6/4.
  • There is no change in the WWE Championship market. AJ Styles remains a 4/7 favourite while Samoa Joe is 5/4
  • The Kick Off market has been readjusted. Rusev and Aiden English were 13/8 yesterday, but are now at 11/4. The New Day could have been backed at 4/9 last night, but are now 1/4.
  • Braun Strowman was 9/4 to get a decision over Roman Reigns in the Universal Championship match. He is now 5/2. Reigns has moved from 1/3 to 2/7
  • Ronda Rousey was 1/8, but has now been cut into 1/10. The challenger to the WWE Raw Women's Championship - Alexa Bliss - is 11/2 from 9/2.
  • Jeff Hardy was 5/2 last night, but is now down to 7/4. Randy Orton is still a favourite, but has drifted to 2/5 from 2/7.
  • Charlotte Flair's odds to defeat Becky Lynch have moved up from 8/15 into 4/7 while Becky Lynch has been placed at 5/4 - down from 11/8.
  • There is no change in the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship market. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre are still 4/6 favourites to Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose at 11/10
Prices correct as of Sunday Morning. For the latest, Check Out William Hill's Website

5Dimes' HIAC 2018 Odds For Sunday Morning

I've just visited the 5Dimes Sportsbook's website and made note of the current WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting odds. So, here's how they looked at the start of the day with some comparisons made to what they were last night.

The New Day .vs. Rusev and Aiden English
This market was first installed yesterday evening. At the time I wrote about them, The New Day selection was -300. It has now dropped into -400. As a result, the challengers to New Day's WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship have risen from +220 to +280.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella .vs. The Miz and Maryse
This market is still showing the same pricing as last night. The team of Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella is the betting favourite at odds of -230. A successful wager on the heels will pay out at +170.

AJ Styles .vs. Samoa Joe
Another market that is unchanged from last night's visit is the one for the WWE Championship match. AJ Styles is a -170 favourite to successfully retain his strap. A decision for Samoa Joe is +130.

Roman Reigns .vs. Braun Strowman
When I noted down the odds last night, Roman Reigns' price as a favourite had been cut from -365 into -505. As a result of this, Braun Strowman went from +255 to +335. 
Since then, it's Strowman's odds that have declined. He is now +260 to Reigns' -380.

Here are most of the moves since the market was installed last month.

Date/Time
Roman Reigns
Braun Strowman
29/8 8:00PM
-195
+155
31/8 10:00AM
-210
+160
6/9 9:00AM
-285
+205
12/9 11:30PM
-365
+255
15/9 11:00PM
-505
+335
16/9 8:30AM
-380
+260

Ronda Rousey .vs. Alexa Bliss
Ronda Rousey is still a -1,050 favourite to defeat Alexa Bliss (+550).

Jeff Hardy .vs. Randy Orton
Jeff Hardy remains a +180 underdog for his Hell in a Cell match against Randy Orton (-260).

Charlotte Flair .vs. Becky Lynch
The WWE Smackdown Women's Champion is unchanged as a -170 favourite. Her challenger, Becky Lynch, is +130.

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre .vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
The WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, can still be found as -145 favourites. A win for their challengers will pay out at +105.

As per usual, I'll visit these markets numerous times heading into the PPV. 

Prices correct as of 8:30AM BST. The latest prices can be found on the 5DIMES WEBSITE.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

New HIAC 2018 Markets From 5Dimes And More

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added more match markets to its coverage of tomorrow night's WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 PPV.  Along with the new markets, the oddsmakers have adjusted the prices for all of the bouts that had been available to bet on for the past fortnight.

In this post, I'll go through each market from the top and point out the current odds. In the case of older markets, I'll indicate where the prices have changed.

New Day .vs. Rusev and Aiden English
The Kick Off market was opened sometime after 10:30PM BST today. The WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions - The New Day - are the favourites. They're -300 while a win for Rusev and Aiden English will pay out at +220.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella .vs. The Miz and Maryse
This is a market that has been up since last month. The team of Miz and Maryse have been cut from +259 into +170. As a result, their opponents have moved out from -375 into -230.

AJ Styles .vs. Samoa Joe
At around 10:30PM BST, Samoa Joe's odds to get a decision over the WWE Champion - AJ Styles - went from +125 into -125. They have now drifted back out and are presently at +130.
Styles went from -165 to -115 to -170 in this time.
Here's how I've tracked the betting since I first began to write about it on August 28th.


Date/Time
AJ Styles
Samoa Joe
28/8 11:00AM
-165
+125
29/8 8:00PM
-180
+140
31/8 10:00AM
-160
+120
5/9 9:00AM
-150
+110
11:00PM
-130
-110
12/9 11:30PM
-165
+125
15/9 10:30PM
-115
-125
11:00PM
-170
+130

Roman Reigns .vs. Braun Strowman
The WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, has moved from -365 into -505 this evening. His opponent, Braun Strowman, has risen to +335 from +255.

Ronda Rousey .vs. Alexa Bliss
Raw Women's Champion, Ronda Rousey, has fallen further into favouritism for her title defence against Alexa Bliss. She's now at -1,050 after spending the past couple of days or so at -900. A win for the challenger, which was previously available at +500, has now risen to +550.

Jeff Hardy .vs. Randy Orton
Jeff Hardy has surprisingly been backed this evening as his odds have been snipped from +260 into +180. Randy Orton remains a favourite, but has drifted from -380 into -260.

The final two markets are new additions.

Charlotte Flair .vs. Becky Lynch
WWE Smackdown Women's Champion, Charlotte Flair, has been installed as a favourite to successfully retain her strap against Becky Lynch. She's -170 to Lynch's +130.

Ziggler and McIntyre .vs. Ambrose and Rollins
The Raw Tag Team Champions have been installed as favourites. They're -145. A win for Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will pay out at odds of +105.

I'll return tomorrow morning with another look over these markets.

Prices correct as of 11PM BST. The latest can be found on THE 5DIMES WEBSITE.

5Dimes' HIAC 2018 Odds For Early Saturday Evening

There isn't much to report in regards to the WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets that are available for customers of the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

The only market that is showing adjusted pricing - when contrasted with last night - is the one for the mixed tag team match.

The Miz and Maryse's odds have been snipped from +305 into +259.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are still favourites. However, their price has moved up from -425 into -375.

The rest of the board is showing the following:

AJ Styles -165
Samoa Joe +125

Roman Reigns -365
Braun Strowman +255

Ronda Rousey -900
Alexa Bliss +500

Jeff Hardy +260
Randy Orton -380

Prices correct as of 5PM BST. Check out THE 5DIMES WEBSITE for the latest.

HIAC 2018 Opener Market Adjusted

With tomorrow night's WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match now seemingly moved to the Hell in a Cell 2018 Kick Off show, the oddsmakers from Kambi have adjusted a market where customers can place wagers on what they believe will be the first bout of the main card.

The Mixed tag team match and the bout that will see Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre defend their WWE Raw Tag Team Championship against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose remain joint-favourites. However, both selections' odds have been cut from 6/4 into 5/4.

The other selections have all been snipped as well.

Jeff Hardy versus Randy Orton is now 2/1 from 13/4, Ronda Rousey .vs. Alexa Bliss from 13/2 to 5/1, Charlotte Flair .vs. Becky Lynch from 8s into 7/1, AJ Styles .vs. Samoa Joe from 12/1 into 10/1 and the Universal Championship bout - which will be contested inside the cell - has been adjusted to 17/1 from 20s.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Opener Betting

Yet Another MyBookie Prop Bet Post

In the most recent post, I wrote about a couple of proposition markets that are available from MyBookie that I believe have been incorrectly priced. What I chose not to mention in the post is the fact that there is another special available that I do like the look of.

Hulk Hogan To Appear At WrestleMania 35 Betting

The bookmakers are accepting wagers on Hulk Hogan making an appearance at WrestleMania 35. As of the time of writing, the odds are 'Yes' at +260 and 'No' at -300.

WWE and Hulk Hogan are back on good terms following the latter becoming persona non grata in  the wake of a racism storm over three years ago.

Hogan hasn't returned to WWE TV since the company announced that it had reinserted the star into its Hall of Fame.

Those of you who may have read my posts about Kambi's WWE Hall of Fame headliner markets are sure to be aware that the New World Order are betting favourites to be the final inductees next year. If the punters are correct - and Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash are indeed in the 2019 Hall of Fame class - then the above bet has a strong chance of winning in favour of the 'Yes' as WWE will likely do what it always does and have a mini ceremony during WrestleMania where they introduce the class to the audience.

And even if this isn't the case, Hogan now being on good terms with WWE is enough - in my opinion - to consider backing the 'Yes'. All he has to do, per the terms of the bet, is to be 'On The WrestleMania Broadcast'.

For transparency, I am unable to place a wager due to my geographic location. Plus, MyBookie is strict in that it is for recreational punters, so - if you were to become a customer - you are expected to bet on other sports other than wrestling.


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Potential WWE Palpable/Obvious Errors On Rock Props

A few visitors have brought a couple of WWE specials to my attention and I feel it is important to point out that I believe they are obvious/palpable errors.

The two prop markets are specific to The Rock. One asks the customer whether he'll wrestle on the Smackdown 1,000 show and the other concerns him wrestling on the WrestleMania 35 card.

Here's the Smackdown 1,000 market:

WWE Prop Bet - Rock To Wrestle At Smackdown 1000

As you can see, they've priced The Rock to wrestle on the 1000th Smackdown episode at -200 favourite. The 'No' is +160.

It stands out for one simple reason - it's unlikely WWE would give away a Rock match for free on television. Especially since it has been over five years since he's wrestled (I'm not counting the Erick Rowman match at Mania 32, but even that was on PPV).

If Dwayne Johnson were to appear on the special edition of Smackdown - which will air on Tuesday October 16th - the most likely scenario is for him to do a promo or something.

What has strengthened my belief that MyBookie has made a palpable/obvious error is how they've priced up the Rock to wrestle at WrestleMania 35 prop.

WWE Prop Bet - Rock To Wrestle At WrestleMania 35

The odds on Dwayne Johnson to wrestle on April 7th of next year have been given an outsider number of +260. Rock NOT wrestling at Mania is a -260 favourite.

If you were to ask a wrestling fan which is the likeliest of the two - I am confident the majority would pick Rock to wrestle at Mania over Smackdown. 

I strongly believe the bookie has accidentally jumbled the odds for both markets. To highlight my point, look at how it would look if I were to correct them:

The Rock Wrestles At Smackdown 1000th?
Yes +220
No -260

The Rock Wrestles At 2019 WrestleMania?
Yes -200
No +160

They look more accurately priced, if I say so myself. With that said, I would have offered Rock wrestling on Smackdown at a higher price than +220.

It should go without saying that I don't recommend wagering on these markets. 

Odds correct as of 10AM BST today. They can be found on THIS PAGE.

Thanks to everyone who told me about this market.

Friday, 14 September 2018

5Dimes' WWE HIAC 2018 Odds For Friday Night

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets as of 11PM BST today.

5Dimes HIAC 2018 Betting Odds As Of 11PM BST Friday 14th September

The prices are unchanged from when I last covered them. I'll return sometime tomorrow morning with another update.

Bet at 5dimes

HIAC Kick Off Match Revealed And More

WWE is currently listing the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match - which will be contested between The New Day and their challengers, Rusev and Aiden English - for the Hell in a Cell 2018 Kick Off.

This is worth noting because the match appears in a Kambi market where customers can place wagers on what they believe the opening match will be on the main broadcast.

The bout was backed by customers in the day or so the market has been available as it was snipped from 13/4 into 11/4.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Opening Match Betting

The customers have also backed the match to receive over three stars in the Wrestling Observer Star Rating markets that I wrote about this afternoon.


SD Tags
Over 3 Stars
Exactly 3 Stars
Under 3 Stars
14/9 12:00PM
17/20
9/4
21/20
7:00PM
3/4
43/20
5/4


As you can see, the punters backed 'Over 3 Stars' and forced the oddsmakers to trim its price from 17/20 into 3/4.

The only other star rating market that has been adjusted is for another Smackdown tag team match.


Mixed Tag
Over 1.75 Stars
Exactly 1.75 Stars
Under 1.75 Stars
14/9 12:00PM
EVS
2/1
EVS
7:00PM
4/5
21/10
6/5


Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella .vs. The Miz and Maryse was given a line of 1.75 Stars. In the previous post, I mentioned that I felt - with Bryan and Miz in the bout - that the line of 1.75 was too low. Myself and others have evidently backed it as the price has now been snipped from EVENS into 4/5.


Kambi's HIAC 2018 Observer Lines Published

The Kambi oddsmakers have added Wrestling Observer Newsletter star rating markets to their coverage of this weekend's WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 PPV.

Customers can place bets on the highest amount of stars that Dave Meltzer rates the matches on Sunday's card, the match that earns the most stars in Meltzer's review of the event and there are also Over/Under lines for all of the scheduled matches.

Here are the selections and prices that are available for those looking to bet on the exact amount of stars the highest rated match of the night receives.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Observer Star Rating Betting

As you can see, 'Exactly 4.5 Stars', 'Exactly 4.25 Stars' and 'Exactly 4.0 Stars' are joint-favourites with prices of 7/4.

AJ Styles .vs. Samoa Joe tops the market where clients can punt on the match they believe will receive the best review.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Observer Star Rating Betting

As you can see, it's EVENS. Next up, the bookies have two joint-second favourites in the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match (Ziggler and McIntyre .vs. Ambrose and Rollins) and the Hell in a Cell match between WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman. 

Charlotte Flair's WWE Smackdown Women's Championship defence against Becky Lynch is 6/1. Those looking for anything outside of the mentioned bouts can pick 'Any Other Match' at 5/1. 

The Over/Under lines for all of the scheduled matches are:

Jeff Hardy .vs. Randy Orton  - 3 Stars
Mixed Tag Team Match - 1.75 Stars
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship - 4 Stars
WWE Raw Women's Championship - 2.25 Stars
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship - 3 Stars
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship - 3.5 Stars
WWE Universal Championship - 4 Stars
WWE Championship - 4.25 Stars

As soon as I publish this post, I plan to place a bet on Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella .vs. The Miz and Maryse to go over 1.75 Stars at EVENS. Bryan and Miz could easily carry the workload in this match and I think the bookie has set this far too low.

These markets will be settled next week when the issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter featuring Dave Meltzer's Hell in a Cell review is published.

5Dimes' HIAC 2018 Odds For Friday Morning

There isn't much to cover when it comes to 5Dimes' WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 betting markets as there has been on change since I wrote about them on Wednesday night.

The market that has been adjusted is the one for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match. Ronda Rousey went from -650 into -900 sometime before 6PM BST yesterday evening.

With Rousey evidently being backed once again, the oddsmakers have increased her challenger - Alexa Bliss - from +420 into +500.

The rest of the odds are

Jeff Hardy +260
Randy Orton -380

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella -425
The Miz and Maryse +305

Roman Reigns -365
Braun Strowman +255

AJ Styles -165
Samoa Joe +125

Prices correct as of 9:30AM BST. The latest can be found on The 5Dimes Website.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

HIAC 2018 Odds From Paddy Power

Paddy Power has published markets for WWE Hell in a Cell 2018.

The markets were published earlier today. Here are the prices as of 12:30PM BST.

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre 8/11
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose EVS

Randy Orton 1/2
Jeff Hardy 6/4

Charlotte Flair 4/7
Becky Lynch 5/4

Ronda Rousey 1/10
Alexa Bliss 5/1

The New Day 1/2
Rusev Day 6/4

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella 1/2
The Miz and Maryse 6/4

AJ Styles 1/2
Samoa Joe 6/4

Roman Reigns 1/4
Braun Strowman 5/2

The same markets - and pricing - can also be found with Betfair.