Wednesday, 21 October 2020

BetOnline Publishes HIAC 2020 Markets

The betting website - BetOnline - has published markets for the four matches that have been announced for this weekend's WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 PPV.

WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, is a -2,800 favourite to beat Jey Uso (+900) in their 'I Quit' Hell in a  Cell match.

Another Hell in a Cell match will see Bayley defend the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Sasha Banks.

The challenger is a -225 favourite while Bayley is +160.

A third Hell in a Cell match - Drew McIntyre .vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship - has opened with the challenger a +150 underdog. 

McIntyre is -200.

The returning Elias is a -150 fave to defeat Jeff Hardy +110 in their contest. 

Prices correct as of 8:30PM BST tonight. The latest can be found on BetOnline's Website.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Observer Star Rating Betting Results For Nights 12-16 Of The G1 Climax 30

Dave Meltzer's reviews of the final few nights of this year's G1 Climax will appear in the upcoming issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It should be available by the end of this week. Until then, I'll bring you up to speed on how Kambi's Observer star ratings markets were settled following the release of the most recent edition of the newsletter.

In the issue dated October 19 2020, Meltzer reviewed the action from nights twelve to sixteen of the tourney.

When I last wrote about some of the markets, we were left waiting to settle a few markets that combined nights eleven and twelve.

The first was a head-to-head which required the star ratings of all the matches from night twelve.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Observer Head-to-Head

It had Kota Ibushi .vs. Shingo Takagi up against all of the matches that were held over the two nights. Ibushi/Takagi was the match of night eleven with four-and-a-half stars and, as you'll see below, the best contest from the following night of action was Tetsuya Naito versus Juice Robinson, which was a quarter of a star less than Ibushi/Takagi.

G1 Climax 30 6th Round Star Ratings

The quarter of a star difference came into play in a proposition market which asked customers whether or not there would be a difference of at least half a star between the highest rated match - or matches - and the next best rated bout/s from nights eleven and twelve.

'No' was the winning selection as night eleven's Ospreay .vs. Suzuki and night twelve's Naito/Robinson contests were a quarter short.

The winning selection started off as a 13/25 favourite, but was up slightly to 11/20 before betting closed.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Observer Prop Bet


A head-to-head, for two matches from night twelve, was published by the oddsmakers. In it, customers were asked to gamble on which - out of Naito .vs. Robinson or Hiroshi Tanahashi .vs. EVIL -  would get the most stars in Dave Meltzer's review.

The main event of night twelve received three-and-three quarter stars from Meltzer. Therefore, it was beaten by the four-and-a-quarter that Robinson .vs. Naito was given by the editor.

As you can see below, the winning selection was a 5/4 favourite initially. It was backed into EVS within two days and was then down to 3/5 a few hours after that.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Head-to-Head

Over/Under markets from most of these nights were published. However, nights thirteen and fourteen weren't covered by the bookmakers. The thirteenth night saw Meltzer grade two matches five-and-a-quarter, so it was a shame to see how that rating would have faired against a line.

All of the O/U results from nights twelve, fifteen and sixteen can be viewed below.

G1 Climax 30 Nights 12-16 Observer O/U Results

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Kota Ibushi Wins G1 Climax 30

Kota Ibushi Wins G1 Climax 30


Kota Ibushi has won this year's G1 Climax tournament - a consecutive victory after doing so in 2019.
He did so by beating B Block's winner - SANADA - in today's final from Tokyo.

Heading into today's final, the eventual winner was 11/10 in Kambi's 'Tournament Winner' market that was first published last month. 

When the market initially became available, Ibushi was priced at 6/1 by the sports betting service.

The market was republished yesterday evening with today's finalists as the remaining selections. At the time, Ibushi was 7/5. His odds fell within a few hours into the aforementioned 11/10 and remained at that price until this morning's closure.

The full list of participants' prices for the entire tournament can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Tournament Winner

Saturday, 17 October 2020

SANADA Wins B Block In G1 Climax 30

By virtue of tiebreaker wins over Tetsuya Naito and EVIL, SANADA is the winner of B Block in this year's G1 Climax.

The winner will now head into tomorrow's tournament final against A Block victor - Kota Ibushi.

SANADA was a joint-favourite to be the B Block winner when Kambi published its markets for the tournament last month.

He was 7/4 to start with. 

G1 Climax 30 Betting: B Block Winner

As you can see above, he fell into 9/5 - from 5/2 - shortly before the market was closed this morning.

Kota Ibushi .vs. SANADA will be the winning selection in the market in which customers could have bet on the 'Exact Combination of Finalists'.

The selection was 10/1 when the market was initially published. The top price would have been 12/1, which was available on October 2nd and 4th. The selection slid into 4/1 after that. However, when the market was last made available, customers were offered the option to gamble, once again, on its original price of 10/1.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Final

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Night 18

The conclusion of the B Block round of matches in this year's G1 Climax are set to take place today. As per usual, I'll write about the betting odds for each contest.

Before I begin, there has been a slight change to the B Block Winner market that I last posted an update about last night.

I checked in with the market at 8:00AM BST today and it still listed EVIL as a 13/20 favourite to be at the top of the group when all is said and done later today. The other potential winners - SANADA and Tetsuya Naito - were both at 5/2.

With forty-five minutes of my first visit of the day, I noticed that SANADA's odds had lowered into 9/5. 

EVIL was still a favourite. However, his price had risen to 3/1 while Naito was moved up to 3s.

G1 Climax 30: Night 18

Toru Yano (3-5) .vs. Yoshi-Hashi (1-7)
Kambi's market for today's opening tournament match started off with Toru Yano a 13/25 favourite and Yoshi-Hashi at 13/10.

In the end, the market closed with Yoshi-Hashi as an 11/25 favourite. The early favourite ended up at 8/5.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Yano .vs. Yoshi-Hashi

Match Winner: Yoshi-Hashi

Juice Robinson (3-5) .vs. Hirooki Goto (4-4)
When betting began for the Juice Robinson versus Hirooki Goto match, the bookies had Robinson as a 4/6 favourite. His opponent was 27/25.

By yesterday evening, Robinson was down to 13/25. He was still at that price when I visited the website this morning. However, when I made a final visit at 8:45AM BST, I noticed he had lowered into 2/5.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Robinson .vs. Goto

With Robinson's odds lowered on the two occasions I tracked them, Hirooki Goto rose from the 27/25 to 7/4 with a stop at 13/10.

Match Winner: Juice Robinson

Hiroshi Tanahashi (3-5) .vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (5-3)
Kambi opened a market for the third tournament match of the day on Monday with Hiroshi Tanahashi a 3/4 favourite. A decision in favour of Zack Sabre Jr was offered at 19/20.

When the market was republished on Thursday evening, the favourite was down into 13/25 while ZSJ was up to 13/10. 

Tanahashi was down to 2/5 by yesterday morning and was then a slightly shorter 7/20 later that day. His price was unchanged when I took a look over the market on the two occasions this morning.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Tanahashi .vs. ZSJ

Zack Sabre Junior closed as a 19/10 underdog.

Match Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi

Tetsuya Naito (6-2) .vs. KENTA (4-4)
Tetsuya Naito started out as an underdog to beat KENTA in the penultimate match of B Block when a market for this meeting was released last month.

The current IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion was 27/25 to KENTA's 4/6.

When all was said and done, the market closed with the early favourite down into 11/25 while Naito was up to 8/5.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Naito .vs. KENTA

Match Winner: KENTA

SANADA (5-3) .vs. EVIL (6-2)
The SANADA .vs. EVIL main event market closed with both selections at 17/20 apiece. This was following SANADA's odds dipping from EVS sometime between 8:00AM and 8:45AM BST this morning.

When the market was first priced up in September, the bookmakers listed SANADA as a 4/6 fave with EVIL at 27/25.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: SANADA .vs. EVIL

Match Winner: SANADA

Friday, 16 October 2020

G1 Climax 30 Odds Update Following Conclusion Of A Block

Kambi has republished its G1 Climax 30 markets ahead of tomorrow's final round of B Block matches.

Kota Ibushi, who booked his way into Sunday's final by winning A Block, is a 7/5 favourite to do what he did last year and be the tournament winner.

Going into today's card, Ibushi was 6/1 in this market.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Outright Winner

EVIL, who will wrestle SANADA in tomorrow's main event, is down to 6/4 from 7/4. His opponent for tomorrow - SANADA - has drifted out to 3/1 from 5/2 while Tetsuya Naito is now at 9/2. This is down from 7/1.

As far as the B Block winner market - EVIL's odds have lowered from 3/4 into 13/20. The other runners, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito, are both at 5/2 with the latter moving out from 9/4 while SANADA has risen from 33/20.

Kota Ibushi Wins A Block In G1 Climax 30

Following today's last round of A Block matches in the G1 Climax, it has been confirmed that Kota Ibushi has made it to Sunday's final.

Ibushi - who defeated Taichi on today's card - ended up with fourteen points. Tomohiro Ishii played spoiler by defeating Jay White in today's main event.

From a betting perspective, Ibushi was third going into today's round. He closed at 13/4 behind White (EVS) and Kazuchika Okada (7/4).

The only other person still in the hunt at the start of the day - Will Ospreay - was 11/2.

As you can see below, the A Block winner started off at 9/2 when the market was opened on September 9th. His price fluctuated as the tournament was in progress, but the 9/2 was the best available price.

G1 Climax 30: A Block Winner

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Night 17

It's the final round of A Block tournament matches today. As per usual, I'm going to run through all of the betting odds for the matches and point out how the betting went.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Night 17

Jeff Cobb (4-4) .vs. Yujiro Takahashi (0-8)
The market for today's opening tournament match was first released on October 12th. It started off with Jeff Cobb a 7/20 favourite. His opponent - Yujiro Takahashi - was 19/10.

By 7:00PM BST last night, Cobb's price had lowered into 5/4 and was then at 11/10 this morning before the market closed.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Cobb .vs. Takahashi

Yujiro Takahashi closed as a 13/20 underdog.

Match Winner: Yujiro Takahashi

Shingo Takagi (3-5) .vs. Minoru Suzuki (3-5)
It didn't take long for Shingo Takagi's odds to lower in the market for his match against Minoru Suzuki.

On Monday morning, Takagi was a 3/5 fave. However, by 7:15PM BST that evening, the price was down into 13/25. 

The favourite was down to 1/3 when the market was republished yesterday evening and remained at this number right through to this morning's close.

Suzuki went from 6/5 to 13/10 and then to 2/1 in this period.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Takagi .vs. Suzuki

Match Winner: Shingo Takagi

Kazuchika Okada (6-2) .vs. Will Ospreay (5-3)
The market for Kazuchika Okada .vs. Will Ospreay was first published last month with both men at 17/20 each.

By September 27th, Ospreay's price was down to 4/5 and Okada's was at 9/10. However, on October 2nd, the pair flipped with Okada moving into 4/5 favourite.

Ten days later, the bookmakers had Okada a 3/4 fave. When the market was republished last night, Okada's odds were down to 13/20 and were then at 11/20 when I visited this morning.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Okada .vs. Ospreay

As you can see above, with Okada moving in during the latter stages of betting, Ospreay ended up closing as a 5/4 underdog.

Match Winner: Will Ospreay

Kota Ibushi (6-2) .vs. Taichi (4-4)
Kota Ibushi was a 1/2 favourite when the market for his final tournament match was released a few days ago. His opponent for today - Taichi - was 7/5.

The following day, Taichi's odds were down into 27/25 with Ibushi - whilst still a favourite - moving up to 4/6.

When the market was put back online last night, I noticed that Taichi was a 4/9 favourite. over the 6/4 for his opponent. However, by this morning, the latter had moved into EVS.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Ibushi .vs. Taichi

Taichi closed as a 7/10 favourite.

Match Winner: Kota Ibushi

Tomohiro Ishii (3-5) .vs. Jay White (6-2)
The market for Tomohiro Ishii .vs. Jay White was first priced up on September 13th with the latter a 4/9 favourite and Ishii at 6/4.

A week later, White was at 7/20 and Ishii out to 19/10. 

Ishii rose to 2/1 when White's price lowered into 1/3 on September 25th. Then - four days after that - Ishii was down to 8/5 with White moving up slightly to 11/25. 

On October 2nd, Ishii was down into 6/4 while the favourite had moved up slightly to 4/9. Then - when the market was back on the morning of October 12th - I noticed that Ishii was down into 11/10. Later that day, he was at EVS with White - who was 13/20 at the start of the day - up to 7/10.

Ishii became the betting favourite last night as both selections had flipped with Ishii at 7/10 and White up to EVS.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Ishii .vs. White

Match Winner: Tomohiro Ishii

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Kambi's G1 Climax 30 Odds For October 15th

Kambi's G1 Climax 30 betting markets were republished this evening. Now that we're in the business-end of the tournament a lot of adjustments have been made.

Here's what I've noticed.

A Block Winner
Jay White is now EVS to be the winner of A Block. His price was most recently 2/1. His isn't the only selection with shorter odds as last year's tournament winner - Kota Ibushi - is now 13/4. This is down slightly from 4/1.

Kazuchika Okada is a 7/4 second-favourite. His most recent price was 5/4. Will Ospreay is now up from 13/5 to 11/2.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: A Block Winner

B Block Winner
EVIL has now replaced SANADA as favourite to be the winner of B Block.  His price - which was 9/5 when the market was recently available - is now at 3/4.

SANADA is in second at odds of 33/20. This is up from 11/25.

The only other wrestler still in with a chance of winning the block - Tetsuya Naito - has jumped from 2/1 to 9/4.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: B Block Winner

Tournament Winner
Two Bullet Club members sit at the top of the outright winner market with EVIL and Jay White both 7/4 joint-favourites.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Winner

Finalists
With Jay White and EVIL joint-favourites to be this year's winner, it should come as no surprise to see a clash between the Bullet Club members as Sunday's final at the top of another market.

The selection 'Jay White .vs. EVIL' was 6/1 in Kambi's 'Exact Combination Of Finalists' market when it was last available. It is now down into 6/4.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Finalists

Observer Star Rating Betting Results For Nights 8-11 Of The G1 Climax 30

With the next issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter due to be released tomorrow, I thought I'd publish an update concerning Kambi's star ratings markets that would have been settled following Dave Meltzer's reviews of nights eight to eleven of this year's G1 Climax.

Before I get to the most recent settlements - there was a market that had yet to be graded when I wrote about the star ratings results from nights five to seven because it was a head-to-head which needed Meltzer's rating of the Tetusya Naito versus SANADA bout from night eight.

The bout was up against Tomohiro Ishii versus Shingo Takagi, which scored four-and-a-half stars from the reviewer.

Naito and SANADA scored three-and-three-quarters, so - if the market was still ungraded before last week's issue was published - then Ishii .vs. Takagi was the winning selection in that head-to-head.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter G1 Climax 30 Observer Head-to-Head Bet

Now onto the other markets.

Nights 9 and 10
The bookmakers published three markets for nights nine and ten. Two were head-to-heads and the other was a prop which asked whether the margin of victory between the highest rated match and the next best would be at half a star or more.

In the first head-to-head, Kota Ibushi .vs. Will Ospreay was in competition with 'Any Other Match' from nights nine and ten. The bout was given four-and-a-half stars and this was the most stars Dave Meltzer awarded for those two nights of action. However, there was a joint winner with Tomohiro Ishii and Taichi both getting four-and-a-half stars on the same night.

The tie meant that 'Same Star Rating' was the winning selection in that market. It was available at odds of 39/20.

G1 Climax 30: Observer Head-to-Head Market

With Ishii .vs. Taichi and Ibushi .vs. Ospreay both getting the highest number of stars in Meltzer's reviews of nights nine and ten, the focus was then on the next best match - or matches - of those nights in order to see how the 'Margin Of Victory' proposition market would be settled.

The prop asked customers whether there would be a gap of at least half a star between the top matches and those that may have came second.

The next best rating, under the four-and-a-half stars, was four stars. It was given to two matches - the Kazuchika Okada versus Minoru Suzuki bout from night nine and SANADA versus Zack Sabre Jr. from night ten.

This means that 'Yes' was the winning selection in the prop. As you can see, the winning selection was 19/20 to those who may have wanted to gamble.

G1 Climax 30: Observer Prop Market

As noted, SANADA's win over ZSJ earned four stars in Meltzer's review. This was important to the settlement of the other head-to-head market from the two nights.

G1 Climax 30: Observer Head-to-Head Market

The four stars for SANADA .vs. ZSJ were enough to beat the number that was given to Hiroshi Tanahashi's victory over KENTA, which received three-and-three-quarters.

The winning selection was a 17/20 favourite.

Night 11
Kambi published some head-to-heads and a proposition market for nights 11 and 12. However, Dave Meltzer hasn't given star ratings to any of the matches from the twelfth night as of the time of writing. Therefore, the only market I can cover for now is the head-to-head which had two bouts from night ten in competition.

Kazuchika Okada versus Jeff Cobb received three-and-a-half stars from the writer. This was three quarters shorter than what Meltzer gave to Will Ospreay's win over Minoru Suzuki.


The four-and-a-quarter stars for Ospreay .vs. Suzuki meant that it was the winning selection in the head-to-head. As you can see - in the table above - the winning selection was a 9/10 favourite when the market was available.

Over/Under Results From Nights 8-11
The release of Dave Meltzer's star ratings for the matches from nights eight to eleven meant that Kambi settled its over/under markets for a selection of matches from those cards. Here are the bouts that had lines created for them, their respective lines, the stars that each match received as well as the betting results.

G1 Climax 30 Over/Under Star Ratings For Nights 8-11

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Night 16

It's B Block's penultimate round of matches on today's G1 Climax card. In regards to the betting on today's contests - Kambi's markets had closed by the time I came online a little after 10:00AM BST today. Therefore, I can only cover the match winner odds from the day the markets were first available right up to the last time I made note of them, which was 8:30PM BST last night.

G1 Climax 30: Night 16

Yoshi-Hashi (1-6) .vs. KENTA (3-4)
When I first came across the market for Yoshi-Hashi versus KENTA - on Monday morning - the bookies had the latter as a 2/5 favourite. His price had lowered into 2/7 when I checked in last night and was still at that price at 8:30PM BST.

G1 Climax 30: Yoshi-Hashi .vs. KENTA

With KENTA's odds lowered, Yoshi-Hashi went from 7/4 to 9/4.

Match Winner: KENTA

Juice Robinson (3-4) .vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (4-3)
It was all Juice Robinson in the market for his meeting with Zack Sabre Jr. 

As you can see below, Robinson started out as a 5/2 underdog on Monday morning. His price had lowered into 2/1 by 7:00PM BST that evening. It was then at 13/10 yesterday morning and had dropped into 17/20 by 8:30PM BST last night.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Juice Robinson .vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

A win for ZSJ - which was initially priced at 1/4 - ended up moving out to 17/20 by last night.

Match Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.

Toru Yano (3-4) .vs. Tetsuya Naito (5-2)
When Kambi put up a market for Toru Yano versus Tetsuya Naito, the oddsmakers had Naito as a 1/4 favourite. His opponent was 5/2.

By Monday evening, Yano's odds had lowered slightly as they were at 7/4 while Naito's were at 2/5. 

Yano's price had lowered into 2/1 before yesterday morning's visit. This dip moved Naito up to 1/3.  However, by last night, Naito was down into his initial price of 1/4 while Yano was at 9/4.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Toru Yano .vs. Tetsuya Naito

Match Winner: Tetsuya Naito

Hirooki Goto (4-3) .vs. EVIL (5-2)
EVIL's odds to beat Hirooki Goto in their match was initially priced at 2/5 when the market was first installed on September 13th. A week later, the market was adjusted with the favourite's price down into 1/3.

A fall into 1/4 occurred by the morning of October 2nd. The price had descended into 1/9 by 8:30PM BST last night.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Hirooki Goto .vs. EVIL

Goto started at 7/4, but had risen to 17/4 when I last viewed the market.

Match Winner: EVIL

Hiroshi Tanahashi (3-4) .vs. SANADA (4-3)
SANADA was a 3/5 favourite to defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi in today's main event when Kambi published the market last month. The fave's price declined all the way through into 1/9 by yesterday morning.

G1 Climax 30 Betting: Hiroshi Tanahashi .vs. SANADA

Tanahashi was out to 17/4 by yesterday morning. His odds had risen from 6/5 over those weeks.

Match Winner: SANADA