Sunday, 16 May 2021

Closing Favourites For WWE WrestleMania Backlash

With Sky Bet and Kambi both having closed their markets for tonight's WWE WrestleMania Backlash, I thought I'd do something different and offer a more detailed look at who the closing favourites were for this month's PPV.

Here are the faves along with the notes I was able to collect in regards to how the betting markets were adjusted as the weeks, and especially hours, lead up to tonight's show.

Damian Priest
Sky Bet closed its market for the lumberjack match with Damian Priest a 1/7 favourite over The Miz (4/1). Those were the prices both selections were at when I first noticed the market had been created on Wednesday evening.

Kambi's market for the match closed with Priest at 1/3. His opponent was 2/1. It should be worth pointing out that Miz had started out at 14/5 when betting began yesterday.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Just like with Kambi, BetOnline and 5Dimes has also had moments when Miz's price has dipped.

Rhea Ripley
Kambi closed its WWE Raw Women's Championship market with Rhea Ripley as an 11/25 favourite to successfully retain her title. 

The market was first published yesterday. The closing favourite was 11/20 to start with and was then at a shorter 1/2 this morning. The move into 11/25 came sometime before 5:10PM BST today.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Sky Bet's market was opened on May 6th with the champion at 1/2, Charlotte Flair at 5/2 and Asuka at 6/1. Within an hour, Flair's odds were lowered into 2/1. This was likely due to a gamble I placed on the third addition to the match.

With Flair moving in, Ripley was placed at 8/15 and was moved to 4/7 a couple of days after that.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Bianca Belair
Both sportsbooks closed with Bianca Belair a strong favourite to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Bayley.

Sky Bet opened its market in late-April with Belair at 1/5. She was down to 1/16 by the time betting closed.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Kambi's market had Belair a shorter 1/20. She had opened at 1/9 a fortnight ago.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

The Mysterios
Rey and Dominik Mysterio were the closing favourites to beat the current WWE Smckdown Tag Team Champions - Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode.

Kambi's market was installed yesterday. It's worth pointing out that Ziggler and Roode lowered from 5/2 into 2/1 by 9:50PM BST, though. 

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

It was all one-way in the market that was available from Sky Bet.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

As you can see, in the table above, The Mysterios were 8/11 favourites on May 10th. They plummeted all the way down to 1/4 by this morning.

Roman Reigns
WWE Universal Champion was a closing 1/10 (Sky Bet) and 1/8 (Kambi) when the markets closed for Cesaro's title challenge.

Even though both firms closed with Reigns as a favourite. The betting contrasted.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Over at Sky Bet, Reigns' price dropped from 1/5 into the 1/10.  However, if you look at Kambi's market, you'll notice that it was Cesaro's price that declined.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

Reigns' challenger started off at 11/2 yesterday, but was down to 4/1 ahead of the market's closure. With Cesaro moving in, Kambi pushed Reigns up from 1/14 to 1/8.

Bobby Lashley
WWE Champion - Bobby Lashley - was the opening, and closing, favourite to beat Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman when they meet in a triple threat match.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

The champ had started out at 3/5 with Kambi when betting commenced on May 2nd. However, by this evening, customers were offered 1/4.

Sky Bet closed with Lashley at 1/3. The market was priced up on April 28th with the eventual closing favourite at 5/6.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Betting

BetOnline's WWE WrestleMania Backlash Odds For Sunday Morning

Nearly all of BetOnline's WWE WrestleMania Backlash betting markets were adjusted yesterday evening, so - in this post - I aim to bring you all up to speed on these changes.

When I wrote about the markets yesterday morning, I noted that Roman Reigns' price to beat Cesaro in the WWE Universal Championship match had dipped into -650 from -600. The fall continued yesterday with the champion now a -1,000 fave.

As a result, the challenger - who had risen to +375 from +350 - is now out to +550.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

Yesterday morning's update noted that the WWE Championship market was still stationary with Bobby Lashley at -200 to retain his strap. This is no longer the case as Lashley has now dropped into -300.

With the titleholder moved in, BetOnline placed Drew McIntyre up from +175 to +250 but kept Braun Strowman at +500.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

Rhea Ripley fell from -200 into -225 to regain the WWE Raw Women's Championship sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The descent continued sometime before 9:50PM BST yesterday because she is now at -250.

BetOnline has moved Charlotte Flair up from +175 to +180 and Asuka - who had risen to +525 from +500 between Friday night and Saturday morning - is now at +600.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

'Rey and Dominik Mysterio' is another selection that continued to move after lowering on Friday night. 

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

The challengers to Dolph Ziggler's and Bobby Roode's WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship were -220 favourites when I last published an update. They are now into -400.

A win for the champions will now pay out at +250. This is up from yesterday's +155.

Damian Priest was backed into -600, from -420, to win the lumberjack match against The Miz sometime before yesterday evening.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

The most recent adjustment in the lumberjack match market saw Priest drop from -400 into -420. However, the earliest change came in favour of The Miz. He dipped from +400 into +250 sometime before 11:00PM BST on Friday.

Those looking for the upset will now find the underdog at +350.

The only other match left on today's card, as of the time of writing, is the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship contest between Bianca Belair and her challenger - Bayley. As of this morning, the market remains where it was yesterday morning after Belair was lowered from -950 into -1,000 and Bayley was pushed to +550 from +500.

5Dimes' Backlash 2021 Odds For Sunday Morning

Here is the latest concerning 5Dimes' WWE WrestleMania Backlash markets.

Damian Priest .vs. The Miz
A market for the lumberjack match was published yesterday. When I first came across it, Damian Priest was a -530 favourite to The Miz's +350.

When I visited the website this morning, I noticed that the underdog has lowered into +310 and Priest is now at -430.

Universal Championship
Roman Reigns' odds to successfully retain the WWE Universal Championship, with a win over Cesaro, was moved in from -570 into -1,050 by yesterday evening.

WWE Backlash Betting

The challenger is now at +550. This is up from +380.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Yesterday afternoon, when I looked over the market for The Dirty Dawgs' tag title defence against The Mysterios, I noticed that the challengers had dropped into -170 from -140.

By the evening, the favourites' price had lowered into -280 with Ziggler and Roode's team moving from the earliest +100 to +200 with a stop at +130.

The champs were seemingly backed overnight, though. That's because they are now at +190 while The Mysterios have moved up slightly to -270.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

WWE Raw Women's Championship
Charlotte Flair's odds to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship dipped from +200 into +190 yesterday.

Both Rhea Ripley (-175) and Asuka (+650) remain at the prices they have been since Tuesday morning.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

Customers can now place wagers on 'The Field'. Those who would like to oppose the favourite (Ripley) can find the selection at +135.

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Bianca Belair's price to beat Bayley in the WWE Smackdown Women's Championhip contest was lowered from -1,050 into -1,500 yesterday.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

A win for Bayley is now being offered at +700. She was initially +550.

WWE Championship
The WWE Championship market moved in favour of Bobby Lashley yesterday.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

As you can see, the WWE Champion fell from -190 into-300. He remains at that price as of 10:00AM BST today.

Drew McIntyre, who was +200 when the market was installed, has now risen to +320 while 5Dimes has kept Braun Strowman at +800.

Those looking to oppose Bobby Lashley - by gambling on 'The Field' - will now find the selection at +220.

Price correct as of 10AM BST. The latest can be found on 5Dimes' Website.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

More WrestleMania Backlash Match Markets From Kambi

Kambi has published new match markets for tomorrow night's WWE WrestleMania Backlash.

Customers can now gamble on all of the matches that have been scheduled for the show. A little under a fortnight ago, the oddsmakers created lines for two of the bouts.

As you'll see below, Bianca Belair is now a 1/20 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Bayley.

WWE Backlash 2021 Betting Odds

The champion started out at 1/9 on May 2nd, but was down to 1/10 a day later.

Bayley, who was 17/4 initially before raising to 5/1, is now 7s.

The WWE Championship market now has Bobby Lashley at 2/7 to retain against Drew McIntyre (11/4) and Braun Strowman (13/2). He had started out at 3/5 with McIntyre at 6/4 and Strowman at 11/2.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Betting

The champ was lowered into 13/25 a day after the market was first installed, so it looks like the consensus is expecting Lashley to retain tomorrow night.

Kambi's new selections, and their current prices, are:

Damian Priest 11/50
The Miz 14/5

Rhea Ripley 11/20
Charlotte Flair 9/5
Asuka 9/2

Ziggler and Roode 5/2
Rey and Dominik Mysterio 1/4

Roman Reigns 1/14
Cesaro 11/2

BetOnline's WWE WrestleMania Backlash (2021) Odds For Saturday Morning/Afternoon

After watching Smackdown, after waking up this morning, I had a look over the BetOnline markets for tomorrow night's WWE WrestleMania Backlash PPV to see if any prices had changed. Here's what I came across.

Damian Priest .vs. The Miz
Yesterday evening, I noticed that The Miz's price to get a win over Damian Priest in the lumberjack match had dipped from +400 into +250 with Priest moving up from -700 to -400 favourite. However, when I looked back over the market today, I notice that the fave has now moved into -420 and Miz has increased to +260.

Damian Priest .vs. The Miz (WrestleMania Backlash Betting)

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
The market for Bianca Belair's WWE Smackdown Women's Championship defence against Bayley was changed overnight with the titleholder moving in from -950 into -1,000.

Smackdown Women's Championship Betting (WrestleMania Backlash)

A decision in favour of Bayley will now pay out at +550. This is up from +500.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The challengers to the Dirty Dawgs' tag straps - Dominik and Rey Mysterio - have had their price lowered since Rey's win over Dolph Ziggler on last night's show.

The Mysterios are now -220 favourites for the W. This is in from the opening -200. The team of Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler went out from +150 to +155.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Betting (WrestleMania Backlash)

WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns is now a -650 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Universal Title against Cesaro tomorrow night.

As you'll see, in the table below, the champ started out at -600, but was lowered sometime after Smackdown.

WWE Universal Championship Betting (WrestleMania Backlash)

Cesaro is now +375. This is up from the +350 he was at open.

One of the markets consisting of matches from the Raw brand were also adjusted overnight.

WWE Championship
The market for Bobby Lashley's WWE Championship defence against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman has stayed with the titleholder a -200 favourite, McIntyre at +175 and Strowman at +500.

WWE Raw Women's Championship
BetOnline's market for the other triple threat match set for tomorrow night opened with Rhea Ripley at -200 to get the W. She has now moved into -225 while Asuka has been pushed out to +525 from +500.

The oddsmakers have kept Charlotte Flair's price at +175 despite the changes made to the other two selections.

WWE Raw Women's Championship Betting Odds (WrestleMania Backlash)

Prices were correct as of 11:05AM BST and at the time of publishing. The latest can be found on BetOnline's Website.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Another WrestleMania Backlash Market From BetOnline

In a short update to the most recent post, the oddsmakers from BetOnline have also published a market for the lumberjack match for WWE WrestleMania Backlash.

The market must have been installed while I was writing about the other offerings from the sportsbook for Sunday's PPV.

Damian Priest is a -700 favourite.  A win for The Miz will pay out at odds of +400.

The prices for the other markets can be viewed in the aforementioned post.

View BetOnline's Markets

BetOnline Installs WrestleMania Backlash (2021) Markets

BetOnline is the latest sportsbook to price up markets for this weekend's WWE WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view.

As of this evening, gamblers can find five matches covered. 

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion, Bianca Belair, is a -950 favourite to successfully retain her title against Bayley.

A decision in favour of Belair's challenger - Bayley - will pay out at +500.

The WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship will also be defended on the card when Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode defend against Dominik and Rey Mysterio.

BetOnline lists the champs as +150 underdogs (should that be underdawgs?) while The Mysterios are -200.

WWE Raw Women's Champion, Rhea Ripley, is a -200 favourite to beat Charlotte Flair (+175) and Asuka (+500) in one of two triple threat matches that are scheduled for the event. The second triple threat market has Bobby Lashley at -200 to retain the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre (+175) and Braun Strowman (+500).

The final market, for now, is for the WWE Universal Championship meeting between Roman Reigns and number one contender, Cesaro.

Reigns is a -600 fave while Cesaro is +350.

View BetOnline's WWE Markets

5Dimes' WrestleMania Backlash Prices

5Dimes' betting markets for WWE WrestleMania Backlash were published sometime within the last day or so. 

As of this morning, customers will find five matches available to wager on. All of the current odds can be found below.

Bobby Lashley -190
Drew McIntyre +200
Braun Strowman +800

Bianca Belair -1,050
Bayley +550

Rhea Ripley -175
Charlotte Flair +200
Asuka +650

The Dirty Dawgs (Roode and Ziggler) +100
Mysterios -140

Roman Reigns -570
Cesaro +380

Prices as of 10:35AM BST today. The latest can be found on the 5Dimes Website.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Sky Bet Installs Smackdown Tag Title Match Market For WrestleMania Backlash Bettors

Sky Bet is now taking bets on another match that is set for this Sunday's WWE WrestleMania Backlash PPV.

It'll see Dominik and Rey Mysterio challenge The Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode) for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship.

WrestleMania Backlash 2021 - Smackdown Tag Title Match

As of the time of writing, the titleholders are EVS. A win for the Mysterios will pay out at 8/11.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sky Bet Publishes Reigns/Cesaro Market Plus More

A betting market, for the WWE Universal Championship match scheduled for next weekend's WrestleMania Backlash, has been published by Sky Bet.

The current titleholder - Roman Reigns - is a 1/5 favourite. A win for his challenger, Cesaro, will pay out at 10/3.

Earlier this week, Sky Bet published a market for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match.

WWE Raw Women's Championship Betting - WWE Backlash 2021

As you can see, Charlotte Flair's price was lowered from 5/2 into 2/1. This was shortly after I had a gamble on her.

I wouldn't argue with anyone who believes Rhea Ripley should win because I think she should considering she has only held the strap for a month. However, there are a few things that compelled me to have a punt on the 5/2 for a Charlotte Flair win.

Ripley was not the original choice to leave WrestleMania as titleholder. She became Asuka's challenger through Charlotte Flair's absence in the build to the event.

I strongly believe Flair was going to leave Mania as champion whether it be by beating Lacey Evans or Asuka (I'm going with the idea that Evans may have beaten Asuka at Elimination Chamber and then faced Flair at Mania with the former and then - in the latter - Flair would have beaten Asuka in the match that was announced before it was pulled from Mania).

The company may have changed course, but seeing Sonya Deville picking up a bigger role in the management storyline between her and Adam Pearce- by adding Flair to the match - makes me wonder whether Deville's decision will benefit Flair to add more conflict to the Deville/Pearce storyline.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Closing Odds For Tonight's Blood And Guts Match

Kambi's betting market for the Blood and Guts match, that is set for tonight's episode of AEW Dynamite, has now closed.

The bout will see The Inner Circle battle their adversaries, The Pinnacle. 

When I noted the market had been installed - in a post published on Sunday - I pointed out that The Pinnacle selection was an 8/13 favourite over the Chris Jericho led faction (23/20).

Shortly after the post went live, Kambi cut the favourites' odds into 1/2 with The Inner Circle increased to 7/5. 

The drop continued for The Pinnacle as, by Monday morning, the selection was 11/25 while the other option had increased to  8/5.

The last adjustment was made sometime on Monday. It saw the favourites lower once again. This time, customers were offered 7/20 with The Inner Circle out to 19/10.

Blood and Guts 2021 Match Winner Odds

The market remained open right through to this evening.

Mansoor Added To Another WWE Specials Market

In yesterday's post, I noted that I had asked Sky Bet to add Mansoor to its Men's Money in the Bank 2021 Winner market. The request was granted and the new addition to the Raw roster was installed at 25/1. Following my wager, he was lowered into 16s.

As well as asking for the Saudi wrestler to be added to the MITB market, I also requested his appearance in the special which will pay out on whoever becomes 'WWE Champion after Bobby Lashley' mainly because I was curious what price he would be.

At the time of my request, the Bobby Lashley market was unavailable. It has since been republished with the new selection added.

He's currently 20/1. I placed a small wager at that price.

As I mentioned yesterday, it looks like Mansoor is going to be treading in midcard waters for now, so I thought that having him win the Money in the Bank briefcase was worth a punt just in case WWE wants him to challenge for either of the major titles whenever (if?) the company revisits Saudi Arabia within the next year or so. 

Mansoor remains 16s to win the Money in the Bank briefcase as of the time of writing.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Mansoor Added To Sky Bet's MITB Market

Last night, Mansoor was confirmed as being the latest addition to the WWE Monday Night Raw roster, so I thought I'd ask Sky Bet if he could be added to the company's Money in the Bank 2021 winner market that I wrote about in yesterday's post.

The wrestler - who has been positioned as the local babyface hero whenever WWE visits Saudi Arabia - lost to Sheamus via disqualification when Humberto Carillo attacked the current US Champion during the match.

On one side of the coin, I felt it was quite a rubbish finish considering it was Mansoor's debut on one of WWE's main brands. However, it was a protected loss of sorts considering he wasn't pinned or forced to submit. 

Mansoor WWE

Debuting against Sheamus places Mansoor in the midcard, but I thought it was worth a gamble on him winning the Money in the Bank briefcase just in case WWE wants him to cash in the contract for a title match whenever the company has another one of its Saudi-based PPVs within the next year.

Sky Bet installed the new selection at 25/1, but it has since been reduced to 16/1.

Big E remains Sky Bet's 5/1 favourite to be this year's Mr Money in the Bank.