Friday, 25 May 2018

Sky Bet Publishes Market For Monday

The oddsmakers from Sky Bet have published a match market for this Monday's episode of Raw.

Ruby Riott has been installed as a 6/4 favourite to win the gauntlet match to get the last spot in the women's ladder match for Money in the Bank.

The other selections - in order of appearance and along with their odds  - are: Sasha Banks 2/1, Bayley 3/1, Liv Morgan 8/1, Mickie James 8/1, Dana Brooke 8/1 and Sarah Logan 11/1.

If I'm not mistaken, this could very well be the first time a match from Raw has been priced up by a sportsbook based here in Europe.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Catching Up On Some Of Kambi's Price Changes

Here are a few Kambi odds notes to bring you all up to speed on some of the adjustments that have been made to markets that I have been covering.

Braun Strowman Conqueror 
The two Braun Strowman conqueror markets were republished a couple of days ago. Most of the selections are showing the same pricing as when I wrote about these specials on Monday.

Braun Strowman Conqueror Betting

The oddsmakers have moved Strowman's next loss coming 'Between the day after Money in the Bank, but before SummerSlam 2018' down from 2/1 into 7/4. They have also cut the period after SummerSlam but before the Survivor Series from 6/1 to 4/1 and the 'During WrestleMania' selection has been snipped from 9/4 into 2/1.

With these selections moving in, odds for Strowman to lose before or during the upcoming PPV have increased from 9/4 to 4/1.

Bear in mind that Strowman isn't in a singles match at Money in the Bank, so - per the rules - him losing at MITB doesn't matter.

The market where customers can have a bet on the person who next gets the decision over Braun Strowman has seen Jinder Mahal cut from 15/1 into 12/1. The Undertaker has moved in the other direction.

Ronda Rousey Conqueror
The market where people can bet on the time when Ronda Rousey suffers a loss in a singles match saw the  day following Money in the Bank, but up to before SummerSlam cut from 5/1 into 4/1. The 'During SummerSlam' (3/1 into 5/2) dropped between Sunday and Tuesday. Then, by Wednesday, they cut 'During WrestleMania 35' down to 13/20 from 4/6.

Ronda Rousey Conqueror Betting

With the Nia Jax versus Rousey set for Money in the Bank - and there being a match market available - the price for Jax to be the conqueror have been declining. You can see in the table below that Jax was at 3/4 on Sunday, but moved to 13/20 yesterday. She remains at this price as of the time of writing.

Ronda Rousey Conqueror Betting

Ronda's Road to WrestleMania
Rousey's Road to WrestleMania market - where customers can place wagers on the newcomer winning either of the women's championship at any point from the time of the bet being placed right up to Mania 35 - has also been adjusted.

Ronda Rousey Road To WrestleMania 35 Betting

Notice how the odds for Rousey to win the title at Mania have been on the decline? Well, this has also forced a change in another market.

WWE Raw Women's Champion After WrestleMania 35
The special where customers can place bets on the person who they believe will be WWE Raw Women's Champion at the close of next year's WrestleMania has seen Rousey's role as favourite move from 1/2 to 4/11 with a short stop at 2/5 since Sunday.

Raw Women's Champion After WrestleMania 35 Betting

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Observer Star Ratings Odds Published For Jax .vs. Rousey

In the most recent post, I mentioned that Kambi had published a couple of match markets for next month's WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

Another market that is currently available is an Over/Under Wrestling Observer Star Ratings special where customers can place bets on whether the newsletter's editor - Dave Meltzer - rates the WWE Raw Women's Championship match above, below or exactly on the bookmakers' estimate.

As of the time of writing, the line has been set at two-and-a-quarter stars. The odds can be viewed in the image below.

Observer Star Ratings Betting For Nia Jax .vs. Ronda Rousey at Money in the Bank 2018

MITB Match Markets Published By Kambi

The oddsmakers from Kambi have added two singles match markets for the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

They've installed Roman Reigns as an 11/50 favourite to see off Jinder Mahal (11/4).

The other market is for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match which will see Nia Jax defend her title against Ronda Rousey.

As of the time of writing, Rousey is a 13/25 favourite to get the decision over Jax. A win for the titleholder will pay out at 27/20.

A side bet is also on offer. Customers can have a punt on how Jax .vs. Rousey is settled. The offerings are:

Pinfall 16/5
Submission 11/20
Any Other Method 6/5

Monday, 21 May 2018

Daniel Bryan Betting Updates For May 21st

I have slowly been getting through Kambi's WWE betting markets since they were republished a couple of days ago. In this post, I'll take a look through the specials that are available for Daniel Bryan and point out the changes that have been made to these markets since I last covered them.

There are two kinds of Daniel Bryan specials available from the bookies. The first are the 'Conqueror' markets where you can bet on the time when Bryan next loses a match as well as the person who gets the decision over him. The second is a time-frame market where punters can wager on the period when - or if - Bryan wins either of WWE's two major championships on the road to next year's WrestleMania.

The price for Bryan to lose a match 'Before or During Money in the Bank 2018' has been cut since I last wrote about them on May 11th.

You'll see in the table below that it has been cut from even money into 17/20.

Date of Daniel Bryan's Next Defeat Betting Odds For May 21st

With the 'Before or During' the upcoming PPV option moving in, the compilers have moved the next period up from 5/4 to 6/4. This will cover the day following Money in the Bank right up to the TVs before SummerSlam Sunday.

The Miz is favourite to get the W over Bryan. His price is the only one to move in the market since the most recent update. It is at 13/20 as of the time of writing.

Daniel Bryan's Next Conqueror Betting Odds For May 21st

Big Cass is just below Miz at 6/4. He lost to Bryan at the most recent PPV - Backlash 2018 - and could very well end up on the opposite side of Bryan at Money in the Bank if he doesn't qualify for the ladder match (he's facing Samoa Joe tomorrow night). 

In my opinion, for that alone, Cass should be the favourite in this market. 

Yes, I know Cass is reportedly in the bad books for not working to a directive during an angle ahead of Backlash. What's telling, however, is he was still booked to come out of the May 6th loss to Bryan strong as he did a post-match beatdown.

Finally, the market where customers can place bets on the date when Bryan next wins either the Universal or WWE Championship (or not) has seen the price for him winning one of the straps at WrestleMania 35 dip to EVS from 5/4.

With 'WrestleMania 35' declining, the oddsmakers have moved three other selections out the period that covers the day after SummerSlam right up to the TVs before Survivor Series has moved up to 8/1 from 7/1,  The Survivor Series but before the 2019 Royal Rumble is now 12/1 from 10s as has the time between the Rumble but before Mania

The selection where punters can choose to wager on Bryan not winning the title remains a 3/4 favourite.

Joe And Rollins Snipped In Road To WrestleMania 35 Betting

Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins have been backed to win either the Universal or WWE Championship at any point between now and WrestleMania 35 in a betting market from Kambi.

The Road to WrestleMania special was priced up ten days ago. Joe and Rollins are the only two selections to have been cut since that time.

Smackdown's latest signing, Joe, has moved in from 2/5 to 4/11. Based on the situation of the title, the punters are evidently of the belief the Samoan will become WWE Champion before - or during - next year's Mania.

Using the same logic, it would appear that the bettors have a feeling Rollins will win the WWE Universal Championship sometime before the close of the April 7th event.

With that said, just as long as the selection wins either the WWE or Universal Championship within the time, the wagers will be settled as winners.

You can view the current odds in the table below.

Road to WrestleMania 35 Betting Odds

Nakamura's Odds Dip In Next WWE Champion After Styles Betting

Shinsuke Nakamura's odds to succeed AJ Styles as WWE Champion have taken a small dip in a betting market that's available from Kambi.

The market - which has been available on and off since November - was republished on May 11th with Styles' Money in the Bank challenger a 2/13 favourite to be the next person to hold WWE's major title.

After being taken down ahead of last Monday's Raw, it was republished on Saturday with Nakamura still at the 2/13, but - as of today - the new price is a slightly lower 1/7. As you can see in the table below, Nakamura was 1/7 following his Royal Rumble win at the top of the year.

All other selections in this special remain as they were earlier ten days ago.

WWE Champion After AJ Styles Betting Odds

Braun Strowman Conqueror Update For May 21st

With Kambi's oddsmakers likely to take down most - if not all - of their WWE markets ahead of tonight's episode of Raw, I thought I'd publish a short update about the Braun Strowman Conqueror markets where customers have been betting on both the time-frame when Strowman next suffers a loss in a singles match and the person who delivers the defeat.

As you can see in the tables below, there has been interest in Strowman losing 'Between the Day After MITB 2018' and 'During SummerSlam'. The former has been cut from 9/4 into 2/1 while the 'SummerSlam' selection has moved from 2/1 to 6/4.

As a result, the bookies have moved the present period - 'Before or During MITB 2018' from 6/4 to 9/4.

Braun Strowman Conqueror 2018 Betting

The name that seems to have been backed to get the W over Strowman - since I last wrote about these specials - is Brock Lesnar.

The current WWE Universal Champion has been snipped from 4/1 into 3/1.

With Lesnar falling, the bookies have increased John Cena (6/1 to 8/1) and Dean Ambrose (10/1 to 12/1).

For these markets to be settled, the qualifying match has to take place on a live WWE broadcast and been advertised at least twenty-four hours before it takes place. The win must come by pinfall, submission or referee stoppage. There are other rules, so I advise looking at them before placing your bets.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

WrestleMania 35 Main Event Betting Odds Notes For May 20th

Kambi's WrestleMania 35 special - where customers can have a bet on what they believe will be the final match on April 7th 2019 - was republished yesterday with a few adjustments made to it since I last looked at it nine days ago.

WrestleMania 35 Main Event Betting Odds

As you can see by clicking the table above, there are six changes. Three selections have drifted out and three have been cut.

Those that have increased since May 11th are:

  • Braun Strowman .vs. Bobby Lashley has moved from 6/1 to 8/1
  • Bobby Lashley .vs. Brock Lesnar also from 6s to 8/1
  • Daniel Bryan .vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, which had moved from 2/1 to 5/2 between May 8th and 11th is now 3/1
The selections that have been cut by the oddsmakers are:

  • Brock Lesnar .vs. Finn Balor has been halved from 50/1
  • Roman Reigns .vs. Seth Rollins from 17/1 into 10s
  • AJ Styles .vs. Daniel Bryan has dropped to 5/1 from 6/1

These bets will be settled at the conclusion of WrestleMania 35. Winning bets will be decided on what the final match of the night will be.

WWE Universal Champion After Brock Lesnar Odds Notes For May 20th

The market was taken down ahead of Monday's episode of Raw, but was republished yesterday morning.

I've taken another look through the prices and noticed a few adjustments since the 11th.

For starters, Roman Reigns' price to be the next Universal Champion has moved up slightly. He's now at 13/10 - an improvement from last week's 5/4.

Another selection that has moved up is the one for Bobby Lashley, who is now at 5/1 from 4/1.

The two wrestlers moving up is because there has evidently been interest in another name on the board.

Seth Rollins - who was 4/1 last week - has now dipped to 3/1.

You can view the current odds for all of the listed participants in the table below.

Universal Champion After Brock Lesnar Betting Odds For May 20th

Mania 35 Champions Odds Update For May 20th

It has been over a week since the Kambi oddsmakers first installed betting markets where customers can place bets on who they believe will leave WrestleMania 35 Weekend as holders of some of the major titles within WWE. Since that time, I've noticed two markets have been adjusted. Both are for the women's titles.

In the Smackdown Women's Championship market, there appears to have been interest in AJ Lee and Lana being champs by the end of April 7th.

Lee's odds have been cut from 25/1 into 20/1 while Lana - who is also at 20/1 - dropped from 33/1.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion At WrestleMania 35 Betting

As you can see, the only other changes that have been made have seen Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville both move out from 20/1 into 33/1.

The Raw Women's Championship market changes can be viewed below.

WWE Raw Women's Champion After WrestleMania 35 Betting

Ronda Rousey - who opened as a 4/6 to be in possession of the strap - has been cut into 1/2. 

They've increased the odds for three other selections with Bayley and Sasha Banks both moving out from 5/1 to 6/1 and Natalya drifting out from 10s to 12/1.

The NXT Championship, Universal Title and WWE Championship markets remain as they were on May 11th.

MITB 2018 Outright Winner Odds Notes

There have been a few adjustments made to both of the outright Money in the Bank winner markets that are available from the Kambi oddsmakers.

In the women's market, the price for Alexa Bliss to become this year's Ms. Money in the Bank has dropped from 11/2 to 3/1.

As a result, the bookies have increased the odds for Charlotte Flair. She is now a 2/1 favourite. Her most recent price was EVS.

Women's MITB 2018 Betting Odds

I thought Sonya Deville would have reappeared on the market today. 

WWE sent out a tweet yesterday to announce that she would get another chance to qualify on the upcoming episode of Smackdown where she'll face Naomi. The last we saw of Deville - in this market - was on May 11th when she was 12/1. She was one of the speculative punts I placed, so I am glad she's getting another opportunity to be a confirmed participant.

For what it's worth, Sky Bet has Deville at 16/1 as of the time of writing.

The men's market has had an interesting change since yesterday.

All the names at the top of the list have remained where they were. However, Big E has been slashed from 10/1 into 4/1. This puts him in third place in the betting. As of this moment, he isn't confirmed for the match but this will be addressed on Tuesday's edition of Smackdown. 

Men's MITB 2018 Betting Odds

With the selection falling, the oddsmakers have moved out confirmed runners - Kevin Owens (4/1 to 6/1) and Bobby Roode (15/1 to 17/1).

Kofi Kingston (15/1 from 10/1), Big Cass (15/1 to 17/1) and Xacier Woods (15/1 to 17/1) who are still unconfirmed for the match were also selections that have drifted.

Ronda Rousey Betting Update Following The MITB 2018 Announcement

Following the announcement that Ronda Rousey would challenge Nia Jax for the WWE Raw Women's Championship at Money in the Bank on June 14th, a number of betting markets - specific to WWE's newcomer - have been adjusted by the Kambi oddsmakers.

Before the match was publicised, customers of the sportsbooks that publishes Kambi's WWE markets were able to place bets on the date when Rousey wins either of the two major women's championships in WWE and another where punters could bet on the person who scores a victory over her.

These markets are still available, but have drastically changed with Monday's news.

The latter markets were first installed in early April. At the time they went live, customers could have backed 'Before or During MITB 2018' at 5/2. It is now down to 4/6.

Ronda Rousey Conqueror Betting

As of the time of writing, Rousey's Money in the Bank opponent - Nia Jax - is 3/4 to be the person who scores a pinfall, submission or ref stoppage decision over the former UFC Bantamweight Champion.

Jax had opened at 5/1, but did spend some time at 6/1 in mid-April.

With Rousey potentially - but not certainly! - winning the title in four weeks, the match also makes the 'Road to WrestleMania 35' market interesting.

Ronda Rousey Road to WrestleMania 35 Betting

When the match was announced, a title win for Rousey 'Before or During Money in the Bank' was at 12/1. It was cut to 10s, but bets placed on Monday afternoon were voided due to the rule that bets made after social media announcements would be cancelled

The market opened back up yesterday with the option at 3/4. It has since fallen a little bit more to 13/20.

It's going to be an intriguing month seeing how these odds move. Especially if the markets are still in-contention beyond Money in the Bank.

A Look Through Kambi's MITB 2018 Specials

In the first post I published yesterday, I mentioned that the Kambi oddsmakers had created new Money in the Bank specials ready for not only the MITB PPV but for any cash ins that occur beyond the June 17th event. In the post, I wrote that I would cover them at a later point. Well, now is that point.

I have had another look through all of the markets as of this morning, so - in this post - I'll write about how these markets opened and whether any prices differ from then.

Combined Brand Score Of Men and Women MITB Matches
This market has been priced up giving the option to place a wager on the combined brand score of the men's and women's ladder matches.

So, say both the men's and women's ladder matches are won by a member of the Smackdown roster, the winning selection would be 'Smackdown 2-0'.

They've obviously covered all three possible outcomes. As you can see in the table below, punters have evidently sided with the score being tied 1-1 as it has dropped from 4/6 into 11/20.

Money in the Bank 2018 Betting Odds

Brand Of Winner
In these markets, you're betting on the brand where the eventual winners are contracted to. So - say for example Sonya Deville wins (she's in another qualifier this week) - the winning selection would be 'Smackdown'.

The ladies' market opened with 'Smackdown' at 11/20, but this has drifted out to 17/20 after the 'Raw' option fell from 13/10 into 17/20.

The male market is also showing differing pricing to yesterday. 'Smackdown' has been backed from 7/10 into 1/2 while the other option has risen to 11/8 from EVS.

Champion Against Which The MITB Briefcase Is Cashed In
These markets will pay out on the championship that each contract is cashed in on. The odds have moved in a similar way to the 'Brand Of Winner' market.

Raw's Universal Championship has moved from EVS to 11/8 and the WWE Championship has moved in from 7/10 into 1/2.

Both of the women's championships are 17/20 as of the time of writing.

Time of Cash-in
Just like in previous years, customers can bet on the timeframe when the cash-ins take place. Both the men's and women's markets are showing the same odds as yesterday.

Here's how the betting on the male winners cash-in:

Date Of Men's MITB 2018 Cash-In Betting Odds

As you can see, there are joint-favourites with 'During Money in the Bank' and 'During SummerSlam' both at 6/4.

The ladies market favours a cash-in taking place on June 17th as 'During Money in the Bank' is 5/4.

Date Of Women's MITB 2018 Cash-In Betting Odds

A repeat of the first-ever cash-in, 'On 1st Day After WrestleMania Or Later' is currently 12/1.

Men's Briefcase Cash-in To Occur Before The Women Briefcase Cash-in
This is available under the men's markets and allows the customer to bet on the men's cash-in taking place before Ms. Money in the Bank does.

As of the time of writing, the 'Yes' is 23/25 and the 'No' is 3/4. For what it's worth, the 'Yes' started off at 19/20 while the 'No' has stalled.

Show Of Cash-in
These markets will pay out on the show where the cash-ins take place. The odds haven't changed since yesterday.

In the men's market, they have priced up 'Raw/Smackdown' at 5/2 while the 'PPV/WWE Network Specials / Any Other' option is 1/4. Over in the women's market they have 'Raw/Smackdown' at 3/1 and the other option is 1/5.

Cash-in To Be A Success
Just like in previous years, you can also bet on the eventual cash-ins being successful or not.

The men's offering is 'Yes' at a very short 1/14 to the unsuccessful option at 11/2 while - over the women's market - they have 'Yes' at 1/8 to the 'No' at 4/1.

I'll take a look over these markets a number of times not only in the lead-in to MITB 2018, but also in the weeks and months following it. This is, of course, if we don't get earlier cash-ins for both the men and women.