Thursday, 22 June 2017

Settling The MITB 2017 Observer Ratings Specials From The Weekend

In the days and weeks leading into WWE Money in the Bank 2017, a couple of sports betting agencies published proposition and specials markets where customers could wager on how Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor, Dave Meltzer, rated certain aspects of the show.

The markets were to be settled in the days following the release of the newsletter issue. It came out in the early hours of this morning.

In this post, I'll go through all of the specials that were available leading up to Money in the Bank 2017. I'll point out how the wagers will be settled if they haven't been already.

Paddy Power's Wrestling Observer Specials

The Paddy Power Sportsbook released four specials that focused on Dave Meltzer's star ratings. 

Dave Meltzer To Give 4 Stars Or More To The Women's Ladder Match
This was first installed on Monday June 12th. The odds stayed at 10/11 from day one right up to the time of closing. I wasn't too keen on this market, so didn't bet on it. Dave Meltzer ended up rating it three stars, so my instinct was right to avoid it. This will be settled as a loss.

Dave Meltzer To Give 5 Stars To The Women's Ladder Match
If I didn't like the 4 stars option, I certainly didn't like the 10/1 for Meltzer to rate this match five stars or more. The odds were way too short. I'll get to my reasons why later on. As you're sure to have figured out, this was a loss.

Paddy Power's WWE MITB 2017 Specials For Women's Ladder Match
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Dave Meltzer To Give 5 Stars Or More To The Men's Ladder Match
Just like with the '5 Star' or more market for the women's version of the ladder match, I didn't like the chance of this one coming in. The 7/1 odds were far too short as well. Keep reading if you want to know why I thought the odds were too short.

Dave Meltzer To Give 4 Stars Or More To The Men's Ladder Match
This was a selection I did like. I published a post on Saturday June 10th giving reasons for backing this one to come in. From there, the odds fell continuously from 5/6 and closed at 1/5. 
The match was given four-and-a-half stars, so this will be settled as a win when the traders find out the results.

Paddy Power's WWE MITB 2017 Specials For Men's Ladder Match
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Kambi's Wrestling Observer Specials

The oddsmakers from Kambi published their Observer Star Rating Specials on the Friday before the PPV. 

Any Match To Be Given 5 Stars

MITB 2017 Any Match To Get 5 Stars Betting Odds From Kambi
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Remember earlier in this post where I wrote about disliking the '5Star' offerings from Paddy Power? Well, here's why. Kambi have been offering between 15/1 to 20/1 on any match being graded five stars or more on a show in the months that they have been releasing these specials. For Money in the Bank, the offer was 15/1. It didn't win, but there was value in backing the 15s - and having every match on the card in contention - than there was in taking the 10/1 (Women's) or 7/1 (Men's) at Paddy Power.

WWE Championship Match Over/Under
The oddsmakers published a proposition where clients could wager on the WWE Championship match - which saw Jinder Mahal defend the strap against Randy Orton - having over or under three stars.

WWE Championship Star Rating Over/Under Betting
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As the betting points to, the punters took the 'Under 3 Stars' option in the latter part of betting. After opening at 9/10, the option was at 18/25 by 11:30pm BST on Sunday night.
The match was rated three-and-a-half stars, so the underdog, if you can call it that, was the winning selection. It opened 4/5, but was EVS late on Sunday.

Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match Over/Under
Just like with the above market, the Kambi trader priced up an over/under prop where clients could wager on how the male Money in the Bank ladder match would received by the newsletter's editor. The line was set at four-and-a-quarter stars.

Men's Money in the Bank Over/Under Star Rating Betting

The late bets came in on the match being credited with more than 4 1/4 stars as it went from the opening 18/25 into 3/5 by Sunday afternoon. Then - by 9pm BST - it had been cut to 1/2. I checked back in at 11:30pm and the odds were still at 1/2.
As you already know, the match was given four-and-a-half stars, so those that backed the over were on the right side.

Highest Rated Match Of The Night
The oddsmakers put up a market where customers could bet on what they thought would end up being given the most stars in this week's issue of the Observer. Unlike most of the previous editions of this kind of market, the traders put out two options - 'Men's Money in the Bank' or 'Any Other Match'.

Highest Rated Match at Money in the Bank 2017 Betting
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The ladder match was backed almost instantly as it had been cut from 1/2 to 21/50 within the first few hours of the market being installed. The odds had fallen to 2/5 within the first day. It was 1/3 by Sunday evening. 
The punters were spot on. No other match on the card beat the **** 1/2 that the men's MITB ladder match scored.

I'll return with a look back at the Great Balls of Fire Observer Ratings bets on the Thursday following that PPV. I know I'll be doing this because Kambi has already installed an Observer O/U market for the Great Balls of Fire main event. You can read about it in this post

The markets above were available on the following pages:






Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Women's MITB Situation And Cash-In Bets

Last night's episode of WWE Smackdown followed up on the controversy from Sunday's women's Money in the Bank ladder match with the announcement that there will be a rematch on next week's show.

This obviously means that - for the time being at least - Carmella is no longer the holder of the women's Money in the Bank briefcase.

I suppose this would lead some to wonder what becomes of the cash-in prop markets that were available from some bookies leading in to Sunday's pay-per-view.

The Kambi and Paddy Power oddsmakers installed proposition markets where clients could bet on a successful or unsuccessful briefcase cash-in.

Kambi's oddsmakers made it clear from day one that any bet would remain in play if a change were to be made in regards to a  briefcase carrier:

Kambi's rules for the Women's Money in the Bank cash-in (Click on image to expand)

I've highlighted the important part of the rule. It determines that 'Bets will remain valid in case of eventual changes to the recognized briefcase holder'.

Paddy Power's market looked like this when its market first went up:

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I can't speak for Paddy Power's rule on this. I can only presume that it'll be similar to Kambi's in that it focuses on the 2017 briefcase physically being cashed in regardless of who is the holder at the time.

I state this because we have seen Money in the Bank briefcases put on in the line in matches before they were cashed-in. For example, 2007 winner - Ken Kennedy - lost his briefcase to Edge. The latter went on to cash in the contract shortly afterwards.

It's worth noting that, on Sunday, the odds for there to be an unsuccessful cash-in fell sharply. In hindsight, this should have been an indcator that something controversial was brewing ahead of the night's action.

Closing odds for 'Will The Women's MITB Cash-In Be Successful?' (Click image to expand)

The option to back an unsuccessful cash-in closed as an 1/18 favourite when the market was taken down at 10pm BST on Sunday.

I think it's safe to presume that the 'No' option was backed by people who were aware that the match result would end in controversy and - on the following edition of Smackdown - the briefcase would be held up. 

In my opinion, I believe that those who took the 'No' to send it into favouritism have botched things up believing that Carmella being stripped of the briefcase would result in the market being settled in favour of an unsuccessful cash-in. 

There has been no cash-in, so - if we're going by Kambi's take - all bets should still be pending.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Something To Think About Regarding SummerSlam, The Rumble And WrestleMania

Here's something to think about.

Earlier today, I was listening to this morning's edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio podcast. When discussing Roman Reigns' SummerSlam announcement and everything else that happened on Raw - Dave Meltzer brought up something that might explain why we could be seeing Roman Reigns challenging Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam rather than at WrestleMania 34.

The newsletter writer mentioned that, if the SummerSlam main event turns out to be Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns - a match that was reportedly in the plans for WrestleMania 34 - then the deviation from the original path to Mania may be because the company has decided to have John Cena versus Roman Reigns as the big match for April 8th.

Despite coming to the theory, Meltzer did stress that he hasn't been told of a change. So, everything we are witnessing on TV could still be leading to Brock Lesnar .vs. Braun Strowman on August 20th and then have Reigns chasing Lesnar during Mania season.

For what it's worth, I still think they're on the course to Brock Lesnar .vs. Roman Reigns as the Mania main event will be a contest between the only two wrestlers to have defeated The Undertaker at a WrestleMania.

However, If the plan really has changed, this should put John Cena as the favourite to win the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble.

In previous Rumble and WrestleMania prop posts, I noted that Cena should be one of the favourites to win the Rumble because his Mania storyline could be all about his quest to gain his seventeenth major championship.

I pegged Cena and Reigns as early Rumble favourites when the markets were first published shortly after this year's battle royal was completed. I'm actually leaning more on John Cena now due to the fact that he'll be floating across both Raw and Smackdown due to his televised status as being a 'Free Agent'.

If Cena is still being referred to in this manner - or simply not being aligned to one brand - come January, there's a perfect set up storyline-wise where a Rumble win would put him in a spot where he has the choice to challenge for either the Universal or World Championship at WrestleMania 34.

From a betting perspective, Cena is a top price 13/2 to win the 2018 Rumble with the Kambi websites. He had been 8/1 with Paddy Power and Betfair, but I had another punt on him shortly before writing this post and - as of right now - he has been moved to 6s.

Roman Reigns, His 'Blockbuster SummerSlam Announcement' And The Odds

Roman Reigns' 'Blockbuster SummerSlam Announcement' is set to be in the first segment of tonight's episode of WWE Raw.

If, and I still believe it's a BIG IF, this is where Reigns' dance partner for August 20th is revealed, then a specials market that was published on Friday will be close to settled, but you'll still have to wait until the event for a payout.

The aforementioned market was priced up by the oddsmakers from Kambi and gave the customers an opportunity to wager on the wrestler they believe will oppose Reigns at WWE SummerSlam 2017.

I've followed the odds a number of times over the weekend and managed to catch the prices shortly before they were taken down on Monday evening.

The wagers appear to have gone the way of Brock Lesnar as he closed as a 2/5 favourite. He had opened at 4/1.

The initial fave was Braun Strowman, who I still believe will challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam, so - in my opinion - this should rule both acts out, if what I think will happen turns true.

I placed a few speculative punts on the market when it was available. 

I took Bill Goldberg at 15/1 on Friday evening. His price was down to 8/1 by the following morning. Then - when looking through the adjusted odds this afternoon - I backed Samoa Joe and Finn Balor. They were 10/1 each.

Brock Lesnar was strongly backed over the weekend. 

If this was due to inside information, then that could mean there has been a change to not only the SummerSlam card, but other events leading all the way to next year's WrestleMania. I state this because it was reported that Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns was the planned main event for April's event.

I've added a table below showing how I tracked the odds for the Roman Reigns SummerSlam opponent special from the moment I became aware of their existence to Monday evening.

Roman Reigns' SummerSlam 2017 Opponent Betting Odds
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For what it's worth, I believe tonight's announcement will see Roman Reigns challenge the winner of the Brock Lesnar versus Samoa Joe match that will take place at Great Balls of Fire. This will prompt Braun Strowman to make his return and say he and Reigns have unfinished business leading to a Reigns .vs. Strowman match for Great Balls of Fire with the winner then going on to challenge Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

I'm intrigued to see how this goes. I'm even more intrigued to see if the market is republished if Reigns' SummerSlam is still unclear after tonight's show.

The market had been available from these websites.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Hypothetical Proposition : Pricing Up Lesnar .vs. Joe (Week 2)

In last week's 'Hypothetical Proposition' post, I asked a person who worked in the gaming industry how he would price up this summer's clash between Brock Lesnar versus Samoa Joe if he was able to publish betting odds for the match. I have checked back in with him to see if anything that happened on last week's Raw has made him reflect on the prices he gave me last week.

When we spoke last week, I was told that Brock Lesnar would have been installed at 1/8 (-800 US). The reasons I was given for the short odds were because Great Balls of Fire will be Lesnar's first defence of the title and there had been reports that Braun Strowman could be the wrestler that challenges Lesnar at this year's SummerSlam.

With Lesnar at 1/8, this meant that Samoa Joe would have been 9/2 (+450 US) - a 12.5% chance of winning.

Since we spoke, there was a big angle in the first segment of last week's Raw where both Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe were in a pull apart brawl to hype up their July 9th meeting.

Brock Lesnar .vs. Samoa Joe Hypothetical Betting Odds Week II

The segment was a hit on YouTube. As of the time of writing, it has been viewed 6,451,605 times. With it receiving a lot of interest, it became a factor that forced the oddsmaker to readjust his approach.

As of today, if he were able to publish a market for the Great Balls of Fire main event, the compiler would now have Brock Lesnar as a 1/6 favourite (-600 US). This would mean Joe's price has been lowered to  7/2 (+350 US).

The adjustment was prompted mainly by the popularity of the angle from Raw.

'WWE might realise they have something there,' he told me. 'They could end up with a double count-out or double disqualification finish.'

Kambi's Observer Star Rating Prop For Lesnar .vs. Joe

In the most recent post, I looked at most of the Brock Lesnar versus Samoa Joe match and prop markets that have been published for July's WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view. I left one of the markets out because I wanted to cover it separate from the rest.

The market in question is a special where clients can wager on how Dave Meltzer rates the Great Balls of Fire in the issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter where he reviews the pay-per-view.

When they were published at around 11pm BST yesterday night, the traders had set the line at '4.25 Stars or Over' at 9/10 and  'Under 4.25 Stars' at 4/5.

The markets were still showing the same prices at 8:30pm BST today.

Brock Lesnar .vs. Samoa Joe Great Balls of Fire Betting Odds
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The market has since been taken down ahead of tonight's Raw, but I'm sure it'll be republished eventually.

Kambi's oddsmakers have been publishing Wrestling Observer specials since this year's WrestleMania. However, the over/under prop markets are relatively new as they were first introduced for Money in the Bank.

When available, the markets can be found alongside other World Wrestling Entertainment odds under 'WWE' on the websites that offer Kambi markets. A trio of examples can be found below.



Lesnar .vs. Joe Match Odds And Specials Rundown

If you were following along last night, you may have came across a post where I mentioned that the oddsmakers from Kambi had installed a few markets for the Brock Lesnar versus Samoa Joe match, that will take place at the next WWE pay-per-view, Great Balls of Fire.

In the said post, I promised to get to through all of the prices at a later point. This is what I intend to do right now.

Match Winner
As noted last night, the match winner market opened with the current WWE Universal Champion - Lesnar - a 1/5 favourite to get a decision over the challenger. A winning punt on Samoa Joe will pay out at odds of 3/1.
I have checked in with the market once again and the prices are still where they were yesterday. The same cannot be said of the next market.

Method Of Decision
A Method of Decision special, where customers can choose one of three ways the match will end, was installed with 'Pinfall' a 1/4 favourite. The other choices were 'Submission' at 5/2 and 'Any other result' at 5/1.
The early bettors have evidently sided with a pinfall decision as this selection has moved into 1/7. The submission offering has jumped to 15/4 and 'Any other result' is still 5s.

Match Duration From Bell to Bell
A time prop has already been published for the match with the traders setting twelve minutes as the key time. When they went up the '12:00 or more' was even money and '11:59 or less' was an 18/25 favourite. The prices are still where I left them yesterday.

Brock Lesnar To Break Suplex Record
The Brock Lesnar prop that appears nearly every time Brock Lesnar is wrestling is once again available. For it to win, Lesnar has to break the most suplexes in a single match record he set when he took on John Cena at SummerSlam 2014. It's set at sixteen. If Lesnar does, the bookie will pay out at odds of 4/1.

Brock Lesnar Suplex Over/Under
The traders have priced up an Over/Under on the number of suplexes Brock Lesnar delivers in the match. The options are '9 or More' at 17/20 or '8 or less' also at 17/20. 

There's also a Wrestling Observer Star Rating special. Read About It In This Post.

When available, you'll find these markets under 'WWE' on the sports betting menus on the websites that offer wrestling betting odds from Kambi. A couple of exanples can be found in the links below:


Headline Inductee Of The 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame Betting Odds

Oddsmakers from Kambi released a special market yesterday night where customers could wager on the main inductee in the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will take place during WrestleMania weekend next spring.

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As you can see, the traders have priced The Undertaker up as a 1/2 favourite to be the headline act in New Orleans.

With Taker appearing to retire at the end of this year's WrestleMania, it makes sense for The Phenom to be considered a favourite to be in the class of 2018.

Another name that caught my attention when I saw the market last night was Daniel Bryan. 

With Bryan talking about seeing out the rest of his contract, I can't help but feel that next year could be the last opportunity WWE will have to induct Bryan for the foreseeable future. 

New Orleans is an intriguing city for both wrestlers. For Taker, it was where he suffered his first WrestleMania loss and - for Bryan - it was where he won the WWE World Championship in the main event.

The markets can be found on the websites that offer betting odds from Kambi.

New Day Win As MITB 2017 Underdogs

The New Day's count-out win over The Usos was an upset, from a betting perspective, as the challengers to the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship entered the match as +165 underdogs.

The Usos closed as -215 favourites.

It should be worth pointing out that New Day's odds fell for a period today. They started off the day as +180 outsiders, but were backed in the afternoon. They drifted back out when The Usos' price shortened as the pay-per-view was starting.

Date/Time
The Usos
The New Day
18/6 3:30am
-260
+180
8am
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3:37pm
-185
+145
5:30pm
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7pm
"
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9:28pm
"
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10pm
"
"
11pm
"
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19/6 12am
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12:30am
"
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PPV
-215
+165
Match
"
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Odds from 5Dimes.com.

WWE Money In The Bank 2017 Betting Favourites

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 betting favourites as the pay-per-view was about to begin.

The selections are ranked in order with the heaviest odds first.

Jinder Mahal -1,500
Baron Corbin -345
Carmella -320
Naomi -300
The Usos -215

Prices from the 5Dimes Website.

Mahal's Odds Move In

Jinder Mahal's odds to win the WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank 2017 have moved in once again at 5Dimes.com.

The current champ is now a -1,500 favourite. The most recent price I have is -900.

As a result, Randy Orton has been moved out from +500 into +700.

Odds correct as of shortly after 12:50am BST.

5Dimes MITB 2017 Odds Update

I have just had another browse through the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 odds and noticed a few things.

Firstly, Lana's odds have dipped from +250 into +220. WWE Smackdown Women's Champion, Naomi, is still a favourite, but her price has moved up from -350 to -300.

There has also been a small cut made in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match market.

AJ Styles' price has lowered from +1,300 to +1,200. Baron Corbin has moved up from -350 to -345.

Nothing major, but thought I'd point it out.

5Dimes MITB 2017 Odds As Of 12am BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's Money in the Bank 2017 odds as of 12am BST.

There are two moves of note. I've highlighted them in red.

Jinder Mahal -900
Randy Orton +500

Baron Corbin -350
Shinsuke Nakamura +500
Sami Zayn +1,200
AJ Styles +1,300
Kevin Owens +2,200
Dolph Ziggler +5,000
Field .vs. Corbin +250

The Usos -185
The New Day +145

Carmella -320 (has moved in from -265)
Charlotte Flair +475
Natalya +800
Becky Lynch +1,200
Tamina +6,500
Field .vs. Carmella +240

Naomi -350 (Moved in from -270)
Lana +250


5Dimes' WWE Money in the Bank 2017 odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website's Betting Board.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Another Bookmaker With Kick-Off Odds For MITB 2017

Another sportsbook that is accepting wagers on the Kick-Off match is William Hill.

The firm lists the Hype Bros as 1/8 favourites to defeat The Colons (9/2).

Great Balls Of Fire Betting Odds Published

The Kambi oddsmakers have priced up a handful of betting odds for the next WWE pay-per-view, Great Balls of Fire.

As of the time of writing, they've published match odds, match duration propositions, method of decision, suplex props and Wrestling Observer Ratings props.

I'll get to the props in the near future, but - for those interested - the Universal Championship match market has Brock Lesnar as a 1/5 favourite to overcome Samoa Joe. A winning bet on the challenger will pay out at odds of 3/1.

The markets can be found alongside other WWE themed betting odds on the websites that use Kambi pricing.


5Dimes' WWE MITB 2017 Odds As Of 11pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 betting odds as of 11pm BST tonight.

The prices still haven't changed for hours.

Jinder Mahal -900
Randy Orton +500

Baron Corbin -350
Shinsuke Nakamura +500
Sami Zayn +1,200
Kevin Owens +2,200
AJ Styles +1,300
Dolph Ziggler +5,000
Field .vs. Corbin +250

The Usos -185
New Day +145

Carmella -265
Becky Lynch +1,050
Natalya +750
Charlotte Flair +400
Tamina +6,000
Field .vs. Carmella +185

Naomi -270
Lana +190

5Dimes' WWE Money in the Bank 2017 odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website's Betting Board.

A Time To Watch Tonight In Tonight's WWE Championship Match

The Paddy Power Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 betting markets were closed at 10pm BST. I managed to grab all the odds shortly before they were closed.

Here's one that caught my attention.


The market for the WWE Championship match to go over seventeen minutes and fifty-nine seconds closed as a 1/9 favourite.

When the prop was first installed, customers could take either the over or under at 5/6.

I felt that the match would go shorter than the line that the oddsmakers took and backed the under as soon as I became aware of the market.

I'm even more intrigued to see how this one goes.

5Dimes' MITB 2017 Odds As Of 10pm BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 betting odds as of 10pm BST this evening.

The prices haven't moved for hours. They are:

Jinder Mahal -900
Randy Orton +500

Baron Corbin -350
Shinsuke Nakamura +500
Sami Zayn +1,200
Kevin Owens +2,200
AJ Styles +1,300
Dolph Ziggler +5,000
Field .vs. Corbin +250

The Usos -185
New Day +145

Carmella -265
Becky Lynch +1,050
Natalya +750
Charlotte Flair +400
Tamina +6,000
Field .vs. Carmella +185

Naomi -270
Lana +190

5Dimes' WWE Money in the Bank 2017 odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website's Betting Board.

Kambi Has Kick-Off Odds For MITB 2017

If you're looking to bet on tonight's pre-show, then the websites that use the Kambi platform have odds available for it.

As of the time of publishing, The Hype Bros are 1/13 favourites to defeat The Colons. A winning punt on the heels will pay out at odds of 11/2.

The Kick-Off will start at 12am BST.


William Hill's MITB 2017 In-Play Specials Published (Updated)

The oddsmakers at William Hill have started to publish their in-play specials for tonight's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 pay-per-view.

Here are some of the specials and prices you can find.

Women's Ladder Match Specials
Charlotte to perform a moonsault from the top of a ladder 1/5
James Ellsworth to climb the ladder 4/7
A 6th person to be entered into the match and win it 5/2
Tamina to do a Superfly Splash from the top of the ladder 2/7

Men's Ladder Match Specials
Baron Corbin to be the last person to be knocked off the ladder before the briefcase is claimed 16/1

General Specials
Mike Bennett to make an in-ring appearance 4/7
Maria Kanellis to make an in-ring appearance 8/11
Rusev to make an in-ring appearance EVS
Sgt Slaughter and Ric Flair to both make an in-ring appearance 16/1 (cut from 33/1)
Rusev and Lana to both hold Money in the Bank briefcases at the end of the show 20/1

William Hill's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 markets can be found ON THIS PAGE.

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Sports Interaction Canada's WWE Money In The Bank 2017 Odds

The Canadian sportsbook, Sports Interaction, has released odds for tonight's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

There are five match markets on the board. In this post, I'll go through all the prices as of the time of publishing.

Naomi is a -278 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship against Lana. The challenger is out at +190.

The WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship market has The Usos at -208 to overcome The New Day. A winning bet on the Smackdown newcomers will pay out at +145.

WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal, is a very short favourite to get a decision over former titleholder, Randy Orton. The Viper is a +500 underdog.

The women's Money in the Bank ladder match market is showing Carmella at odds of -270. Charlotte Flair is a +400 second-favourite. Next up is Natalya at +750, Becky Lynch at +1,050 and Tamina who is +3,000.

Just like everywhere else, the oddsmakers have Baron Corbin as the person to beat in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. A successful wager on The Lone Wolf will return at odds of -345. The second favourite is Shinsuke Nakamura. He's +500. Sami Zayn is +1,000, AJ Styles is +1,300, Kevin Owens is +2,200 and Dolph Ziggler is +3,000.

The sportsbook is suitable for residents of Canada. You can view the odds by following this link.

Hypothetical Prop On There Being A Sixth Participant In The Women's MITB Match

The weekend has been filled with rumours of a sixth woman being entered into the ladies' Money in the Bank ladder match tonight. It prompted me to seek out a bookmaker to see what kind of odds he would put out if he could publish a prop where customers could bet on an additional person being added.

Or not.

After thinking it through, the bookie suggested that - if he could publish a prop market like this - he would have opted to hang the 'Yes' out at 5/2 and have the 'No' at 2/7.

I wrote a fair bit about it on Friday as I didn't think it was likely despite WWE publishing a tweet that announced there would six wrestlers in both the men's and women's ladder matches for tonight. The tweet was later deleted.

Men's Money In The Bank Outsiders' Prices Dip

All of the outsiders in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match market have lowered in odds since I last checked in with the 5Dimes Sportsbook's odds for tonight's PPV.

Here's how the prices have moved:

Shinsuke Nakamura fell from +550 to +500
Sami Zayn moved from +1,300 to +1,200
AJ Styles from +1,450 to +1,300
Kevin Owens from +2,500 to +2,200
Dolph Ziggler from +6,000 to +5,000
The Field .vs. Baron Corbin +300 to +250

I guess this is likely punters taking a gamble on all of the underdogs. Their actions have forced Baron Corbin's price up from -420 to -350.

Odds were correct at 7pm and taken from 5Dimes.com.

Show Of Briefcase Cash-In Odds

There are another two Money in the Bank cash-in specials that have been priced up by the oddsmakers from Kambi.

Customers can wager on where the Money in the Bank winner cashes in their immediate title shots.

There are two markets. One is for the male winner and the other is for the female winner.

As of the time of publishing, the markets have the same odds. They are:

Raw/Smackdown 3/1
PPV/WWE Network special (or any other show) 1/5

The markets are found under 'WWE' on the sports betting websites that run Kambi sports betting odds. A couple of examples are below:


5Dimes' WWE MITB 2017 Odds As Of 5:30pm BST

I've just had a look through the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2017 betting odds and have noticed a few changes from my previous visits today. In this post, I'll go through every market and point out where the wagers appear to be landing.

Starting with the market at the bottom of the page and working up, we have..

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Naomi's odds have moved in from -210 into -270 here. This means Lana's price has been moved out. She's now +190, which is an increase from +160.

Women's MITB Ladder Match
I noted earlier that Carmella's odds fell from -210 to -245 somewhere between this morning and 2:20pm BST. They have continued to fall as they have now reached -265.
'The Field' has raised up to +185.
The individual selections have all drifted out. Charlotte has moved from +350 to +400, Natalya from +650 to +750, Becky from +900 to +1,050 and Tamina has jumped out to +6,000 from +5,000.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The New Day dipped from +180 to +145 somewhere between 2:20pm and 3:37pm BST (I'm precise!) there has been no change since. The Usos moved up from -260 to -185. So, they're favourites but the edge has gone to the challengers.

Men's MITB Ladder Match
Baron Corbin, who was a -300 favourite at the start of the day, has been cut to -420. 'The Field' versus Corbin has jumped out to +300 from +220. The individual pricing for Corbin's rivals in this match have moved out as follows: Shinsuke Nakamura from +500 to +550, Sami Zayn from +1,150 to +1,300, AJ Styles from +1,200 to +1,450, Kevin Owens from +2,000 to +2,500 and Dolph Ziggler has increased from +5,500 to +6,000.

WWE Championship
Jinder Mahal's price to successfully retain the WWE Championship has fallen to -900. He had been -600 this morning. A winning bet on Randy Orton will now pay out at odds of +500. His previous number was +400.

Odds correct as of 5:30pm BST and available from 5Dimes.com.

Bet at 5dimes

Women's MITB Winner Not To Successfully Cash-In Her Contract?

The first-ever Money in the Bank contract cash-in will not be a successful one if Paddy Power's betting odds are anything to go by.

I was just alerted to the price of the Paddy Power prop market that has been available for the women's Money in the Bank ladder match where customers can bet whether or not the cash-in is successful or not.

MITB 2017 Women's Cash-In Odds


The option for 'Yes' it is successful, which opened as a 1/7 favourite is now out at 4/1.

'No' which was out at 10/3 is now a 1/9 favourite.


I just had a look to see if a similar market from Kambi was contradicting this, but it has been taken off the board.

If the betting is correct, this could indicate that a decision has already been made on when the contract is cashed in and that it will result in a loss for the challenger.

I've written in previous posts that the first-ever cash in should be won to get the gimmick over, so seeing the odds like this is very surprising.

New Day's Odds Move Down In MITB 2017 Betting

The New Day's odds to get a win in the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match at tonight's Money in the Bank pay-per-view has dipped in a market that's available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook and Casino.

The challengers, who were +180 at the start of the day, are now down to +145.

The current WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Usos, are still favourites. However, their price has drifted out from -260 into -185.

Heavy MITB Favourites At Kambi

There have been a few Money in the Bank 2017 favourites backed at the sports betting websites that offer pricing from the Kambi platform.

As of right now, the following selections have been slashed - Baron Corbin, Naomi and Jinder Mahal. All three of these selections were backed during yesterday's flurry.

Their new prices are:

Baron Corbin 1/34
Jinder Mahal 1/34
Naomi 1/20

I last checked the odds earlier today and the prices for the three selections were:

Baron Corbin 1/10
Jinder Mahal 1/10
Naomi 1/4

So, it should go without saying that the selections are back on the descent.


Carmella Now -245 To Win Female MITB Ladder Match

Carmella is now a -245 favourite to win the female Money in the Bank ladder match in the market that's available from the 5Dimes Website.

When I last checked in with the prices this morning, she was a -210 favourite. With the role as favourite strengthening, the oddsmakers have moved 'The Field' versus Carmella up to +175.

The individual prices for the other participants have stayed where they were. You can see this in the table below.

Date/Time
Carmella
Field
Charlotte
Natalya
Becky
Tamina
18/6 3:30am
-210
+160
+350
+650
+900
+5,000
8am
"
"
"
"
"
"
2:20pm
-245
+175
"
"
"
"

Odds from 5Dimes.

Flip In Observer Betting Market For MITB 2017 And More

Customers that have been backing a Kambi Wrestling Observer Special have forced the oddsmakers to flip one of the markets that had been priced up on Friday.

The market of note is the one where clients can wager over or under Dave Meltzer rating tonight's WWE World Championship match three stars.

When it was first published, the oddsmakers had given '3.0 Stars Or Over' odds of 4/5. The 'Under 3.0 Stars' offering was 9/10.

I checked in numerous times over the weekend and the market was unchanged. Until now.

As of the time of writing, the 'Under' option has been flipped to 4/5 favourite while the 'Over' has drifted to 9/10.

This isn't the only market to have changed in the Wrestling Observer Specials section for tonight's PPV.

The clients appear to have backed the newsletter's editor rating the men's Money in the Bank ladder match '4.25 Stars or Over' as it has been cut slightly. It moved from 18/25 to 3/5 sometime between yesterday evening and this afternoon.

'Under 4.25 Stars' has moved out from EVS to 6/5 in this time.

In a post published yesterday afternoon, I noted that customers had backed the men's Money in the Bank ladder match to be the highest rated match of the night when Meltzer's review is published next week. So far, the odds are unchanged from yesterday.

Another market, where you can bet on a match receiving five or more stars, has also stayed at its price of 15/1.

The market can be found alongside other WWE odds on the websites that offer betting from the Kambi platform. A couple of examples can be found below:


MITB 2017 Undercard Odds Moves Up To 8am BST This Morning

In the most recent post, I inserted an image of a table with all of the men's Money in the Bank ladder match odds that I have tracked since the market was first published ten days ago.

I purposely put it in as an image because the table was too big to copy and paste here. I can do it with the rest of the markets for tonight's card. So, here goes:

Date/Time
Naomi
Lana
14/6 9:25pm
-230
+170
11pm
"
"
15/6 8am
"
"
12pm
"
"
11pm
"
"
16/6 10:30am
"
"
11pm
-160
+120
17/6 8am
"
"
5pm
"
"
8:18pm
-260
+180
11pm
-210
+160
18/6 3:30am
"
"
8am
"
"

Date/Time
Carmella
Field
Becky
Natalya
Charlotte
Tamina
11/6 2:45am
-140
+100
+350
+360
+900
+2,500
8:15am
-145
+105
"
"
"
"
12/6 9am
-160
+120
+385
+400
+1,000
+2,800
11pm
-140
+100
"
"
"
"
13/6 10am
-145
+105
+350
+365
+950
"
11pm
-135
-105
"
"
"
"
14/6 8am
-145
+105
"
"
"
"
5:30pm
"
"
"
"
"
"
11pm
"
"
"
"
"
"
15/6 8am
"
"
+360
+255
+1,000
"
12pm
"
"
"
"
+800
"
11pm
"
"
"
"
"
"
16/6 10:30am
-175
+135
+500
+400
+660
+3,500
11pm
-165
+125
"
+440
+500
"
17/6 8am
"
"
"
"
+375
"
5pm
"
"
"
"
"
"
8:18pm
"
"
+590
+500
+390
"
11pm
-210
+160
+900
+650
+350
+5,000
18/6 3:30am
"
"
"
"
"
"
8am
"
"
"
"
"
"

Date/Time
The Usos
The New Day
14/6 9:25pm
-120
-120
11pm
"
"
15/6 8am
"
"
12pm
"
"
11pm
"
"
16/6 10:30am
"
"
11pm
"
"
17/6 8am
"
"
5pm
"
"
8:18pm
"
"
11pm
-190
+150
18/6 3:30am
-260
+180
8am
"
"

Date/Time
Jinder Mahal
Randy Orton
14/6 9:25pm
-175
+135
11pm
"
"
15/6 8am
-230
+170
12pm
-280
+200
11pm
-510
+340
16/6 10:30am
"
"
11pm
"
"
17/6 8am
"
"
5pm
"
"
8:18pm
-900
+500
11pm
"
"
18/6 3:30am
-600
+400
8am
"
"

Odds taken from The 5Dimes Website.