Tuesday, 21 October 2014

5DIMES OPENS WWE HELL IN A CELL 2014 BETTING

The 5Dimes Casino & Sportsbook's WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 betting markets have now been opened at 5Dimes.com.

As of right now, the company is accepting wagers on five of this Sunday's bouts. They are: both Hell in a Cell matches, the US Championship, Rusev versus The Big Show and the contest between the Bella Twins.

Nikki Bella is an early favourite to win the match which will see the loser have to become the victor's servant for a month. She is -210 (1.48 EU, 10/21 UK) while her sister is +160 (2.60 EU, 8/5 UK).

The Miz is a +350 (4.50 EU, 7/2 UK) underdog to defeat US Champion, Sheamus. The Irishman is currently available at -530 (1.19 EU, 10/53 UK).

Similar odds have been applied to the match between The Big Show and Rusev. Show is +350 and Rusev is -530.

John Cena is -190 (1.53 EU, 10/19 UK) to win his Hell in a Cell match against Randy Orton. Punters looking for an outsider victory can get Orton with a price of +150 (2.50 EU, 3/2 UK).

Dean Ambrose is favoured to win his Hell in a Cell match against Seth Rollins. Ambrose is -515 (1.19 EU, 20/103 UK) with Rollins +345 (4.45 EU, 69/20 UK).

I expect odds for the remaining two matches on the card (AJ Lee vs Paige & Dusts versus The Usos) to be added to the betting board within the next few days.

Keep checking back for updates throughout the week.

Odds correct as of 9am BST. For the latest, check 5Dimes.com.

Friday, 26 September 2014

WHERE TO BET ON WWE HELL IN A CELL 2014

World Wrestling Entertainment's next pay-per-view - Hell in a Cell - will take place from Dallas, Texas on Sunday October 26th. In this post, I'll point out the online sportsbooks where you're likely to find betting odds for the event.

As per usual, I'll name the bookmakers that offered betting markets for the most recent pay-per-view. In this case, it's WWE Night of Champions 2014.

The 5Dimes Sportsbook

The 5Dimes Casino & Sportsbook has offered WWE match markets for many years and was the first company to offer betting odds for Night of Champions in September.
Markets for Night of Champions first saw the light of day either late Monday or early Tuesday (depending on where you live). I found the company having odds out right after the go-home episode of Raw surprising as they had been getting published in the middle of the week before recent PPVs.
I fully expect 5Dimes to have WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 lines up. If they go by the schedule like last time, the odds could be up as early as the 20th/21st October. Failing that, they should be up around the 23rd.

Where to find the odds:
5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Wrestling' in the 'Other Sports' category of 5Dimes.com.

Paddy Power

The Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power, was the 2nd place to produce lines for Night of Champions 2014. These prices went live on the Wednesday afternoon before the pay-per-view.
Paddy Power is one of Europe's most popular bookies and has allowed his customers to wager on professional wrestling supercards for years. 
I'm expecting the Hell in a Cell 2014 markets will be up around the same timeframe - midweek before the show. 

Where to find the odds:
When available, you'll be able to find the Hell in a Cell 2014 markets under 'Sports Novelties' at PaddyPower.com. For an easier route, you can follow this direct link to Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page.

Sky Bet

Sky Bet is another European-based company that consistently produces betting odds for upcoming WWE pay-per-views.
In September, SkyBet.com was the third website to publish betting odds for Night of Champions. These markets opened on the Thursday afternoon leading up to PPV Sunday. 

Where to find the odds:
When Sky Bet's WWE prices are up, you'll find them under 'Wrestling' on the sportsbook menu at SkyBet.com. You can follow this direct link to Sky Bet's WWE Betting Page.

Betfair

The Betfair Sportsbook entered the WWE Betting party earlier this year when it published betting lines for WrestleMania XXX. Since then, the company has produced odds for other events.
Interestingly, Betfair decided to compile odds for the Brock Lesnar versus John Cena Night of Champions main event first. These odds were available from the Thursday before showtime.  Lines for the rest of the card went live on the Saturday before the event.

Where to find the odds:
Betfair publishes WWE odds under 'Special Bets' in the Sportsbook menu at Betfair.com. Alternatively, you can check out Betfair's Special Bets page.

William Hill

William Hill was the last company to publish betting odds for Night of Champions. They went up on the day of the show. This wasn't the norm for William Hill as the company usually produces lines earlier on a PPV weekend. What was also surprising is the fact the company kept their markets open throughout the show, so customers were able to punt on the matches in-play. 
I'm unsure whether this will be a regular thing or was simply because the event was being aired on Sky Sports. It's something worth checking out on for Hell in a Cell.

Where to find odds:
William Hill's WWE markets will be found under 'TV/Specials' on the sportsbook menu at WilliamHill.com.

Note
On the weekend of Night of Champions, I contacted Ladbrokes.com and was told the compilers were preparing to publish lines. I made regular checks throughout the Saturday, but they never saw the light of day. 
I'm unsure whether the decision to not publish the odds was a one-off, so it might be worth checking Ladbrokes.com for Hell in a Cell odds on the weekend of the show.

The above list are just names that produced odds for WWE Night of Champions 2014. A full list of bookies that have published markets for previous WWE events can be found at BetOnWrestling.co.uk's WWE Sportsbook Review Page.

I hope this has been of some use to you. As per usual, I will be updating the blog as soon as I notice WWE betting lines have been published for Hell in a Cell. 

Keep checking back & good luck with your bets!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

DOLPHINS SAID, THE RESULTS READ: WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 EDITION

Here's the Night of Champions 2014 edition of the 'Dolphins Said, The Results Read' series I run in the days following a WWE pay-per-view.

This month once again points to Dolphins1925, or DolphinsReddit as he is known on Twitter,  picking the betting favourites.

Here's what was Tweeted out on Sunday along with some notes on the odds.

My source has guaranteed me once again the leaks are still back. I will be posting spoilers for Night of Champions shortly.

Okay..

Randy Orton will defeat Chris Jericho

Hardly a surprise considering it was Jericho's last night in the company for the time being. The oddsmakers had Orton a favourite from the start. At the time of the tweet, he was a -4,500 favourite with Jericho priced at +1,500.

Gold & Stardust will defeat The Usos

The Rhodes boys were -6,000 right before the show. They had been favourites to win from the off. For what it's worth, The Usos were +2,000.

Rusev will defeat Mark Henry

Rusev was -1,700 at the time of the tweet. He even ended up being backed further as the show was ongoing. He was priced at -2,000 before the start of the contest.

AJ Lee will win the Triple Threat match

In the few hours before the show, the 5Dimes Sportsbook published individual odds for the participants in the Divas Championship bout. The 'AJ Lee' option had opened at around +275. However, when the smart money appeared to come in, she immediately became a favourite. At the moment the tweet was delivered, she was marked up at -1,200.

The Miz will defeat Dolph Ziggler

Miz had opened as an underdog to win the match. His odds started to move in his favour when the smart money came in between 10pm and 10:37pm BST. In that short space of time, he went from a +400 outsider to a -2,000 favourite. His odds had shortened further when DolphinsReddit announced him as being the potential winner.

Sheamus will defeat Cesaro

This was another case of an early underdog becoming overwhelming favourite in the latter stages of the betting period. At the time of the tweet, Sheamus was in the -1,700 range. A huge shift from the +160 he was at 9am BST on Sunday morning.

Brock Lesnar will defeat John Cena

This was the incorrect 'spoiler' of the night and it makes for an interesting betting story.

Lesnar had been favourite throughout the entire week  However, and as I wrote on this blog in the days leading up to the event, there were occasions when Cena's price started dropping. It wasn't enough to send him into the role of favourite, though.

At the time of Dolphins' tweet, Lesnar's odds were priced at -1,750 after moving from -475 to -1,200 in the period where the smart money appeared to have moved the rest of the board.

Another point worth noting is when I was tracking the closing odds right before the match started, Lesnar's odds were still at -1,750 with Cena at +850. A visitor to the blog noted that he had seen Cena's price drop 350 points around this time.

Whichever way you look at it, John Cena entered the main event as an underdog. Dolphins delivered Brock Lesnar as the winner because of one reason.

The betting board indicated the match would end with a Brock Lesnar victory.

Odds taken from the betting board at 5Dimes.com

Monday, 22 September 2014

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 IN-PLAY WITH WILLIAM HILL

It has just been brought to my attention that William Hill is running in-play betting on WWE Night of Champions.



The markets can be accessed by following this link to William Hill's WWE Page.

WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 BETTING FAVOURITES

Here are the WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting favourites.

They are ranked in order with the wrestler/s strongest odds first.

Gold & Stardust
Randy Orton
The Miz
Rusev
Sheamus
Brock Lesnar
AJ Lee


SHEAMUS TO RETAIN?

If the WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting odds are anything to go by, Sheamus will retain the US Championship against Cesaro tonight.

A little over an hour ago, the current champ had been priced at -120 along with his opponent. 

Upon my most recent observation of the pay-per-view's betting markets at 5Dimes.com, it seems clear that the Irishman has been backed as his odds now reflect a heavy -1500 (1/15 UK).

On the other side of the board, Cesaro has moved from the aforementioned -120 into +700 (8.00 EU, 7/1 UK).

 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

ONE OPTION REMAINING IN WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 BETTING

There are no more British or Irish based bookmakers accepting wagers on tonight's pay-per-view.

William Hill has set its markets to close at 10pm, Paddy Power closed at 11pm, Sky Bet - who were set to accept wagers right up to 1am removed its prices once the apparent inside money started a ripple effect on these shores.

Betfair, who had prices up just a few moments ago have also shutdown its Night of Champions coverage.

This leaves the 5Dimes Casino & Sportsbook as the only option for WWE bettors.


FULL RUNDOWN OF MAJOR NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 PRICE CHANGES

Here's a full rundown of the WWE Night of Champions 2014 price changes that have occurred within the past hour.

Cesaro has gone from +110 to -120.
Sheamus is also at -120 after being -150 at 10pm BST.

Chris Jericho remains at +700
Randy Orton remains at -1500

Mark Henry moved out from +325 to +400
Rusev -600 but was -475 at 10pm

The Usos have gone from +180 to +600
Gold & Stardust shortened from -260 to -1200

Dolph Ziggler from -600 to +1000
The Miz is now -2000 from +400

Paige from -120 to +900
AJ Lee +275 to -826
Nikki Bella +170 to +900

Brock Lesnar -475 to -1200
John Cena +325 to +600

These prices are correct as of 11pm BST. For the latest, check the betting board at 5Dimes.com.

SIGNIFICANT SHIFTS IN WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 ODDS AT 5DIMES

There have been some significant shifts in some of the WWE Night of Champions 2014 match markets over at 5Dimes.com in the past half an hour.

In the least surprising change. The Usos went from being +180 underdogs to an even more unlikely +600 (7.00 EU, 6/1 UK). Their rivals for the WWE Tag Team Championship - Gold & Stardust - have moved from -260 to -1200 (1/12 UK).

Paige, who was a -120 pick 'em against the option to bet on 'AJ Lee or Nikki Bella'. However, as I write this - she has drifted out to +700 (8.00 EU, 7/1 UK). The 'AJ Lee/Nikki Bella' double has gone from -120 to -1500 (1/15 UK).

Dolph Ziggler, who was -600 to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship match against The Miz is now +1000 (11.00 EU, 10/1 UK). As a result of this change, The Miz has become an instant favourite going from +400 to -2000 (1/20 UK).

I'll have another update shortly.

WWE odds can be found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com.

2 NEW WAYS TO BET ON THE WWE DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP AT NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 WITH 5DIMES

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has added two new betting opportunities for customers looking to wager on the triple threat match for the WWE Divas Championship that will take place at tonight's Night of Champions 2014 pay-per-view.

Customers can now wager on either AJ Lee or Nikki Bella winning the match straight-up.

As of right now, AJ Lee is +275 (3.75 EU, 11/4 UK) and Bella is +170 (2.70 EU, 17/10 UK) with the Casino & Sportsbook.

The other possible outcome, a Paige victory, is currently in a -120 (1.93 EU, 5/6 UK) pick 'em with 'Either AJ or Nikki'.

These markets, along with the rest of the WWE Night of Champions odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com.


PADDY POWER'S WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS MARKETS AS OF 10PM BST

The next bookmaker to close down its WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting markets will be PaddyPower.com.

The firm has set 11pm as the cut-off point for bets. Here are the prices currently available:

Cesaro 8/15
Sheamus 11/8

Chris Jericho 11/2
Randy Orton 1/12

Mark Henry 7/2
Rusev 1/6

The Usos 7/4
Gold & Stardust 2/5

Dolph Ziggler 1/3
The Miz 2/1

Paige 4/9
AJ Lee 3/1
Nikki Bella 4/1

Brock Lesnar 2/7
John Cena 9/4

The WWE markets are found under 'Sports Novelties'. For a quicker route, you can follow this direct link to Paddy Power's WWE Betting Page

BETFAIR'S WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 ODDS AS OF 21:40 BST

Here are the WWE Night of Champions 2014 odds currently available at Betfair.com

Cesaro 11/10
Sheamus 4/6

Roman Reigns OTB
Seth Rollins OTB

Chris Jericho 6/1
Randy Orton 1/16

Mark Henry 11/4
Rusev 2/9

The Usos 8/5
Gold & Stardust 4/9

Dolph Ziggler 1/6
The Miz 7/2

Paige 11/10
AJ Lee 2/1
Nikki Bella 2/1

Brock Lesnar 1/5
John Cena 3/1

Betfair's Night of Champions odds can be found on the Sportsbook's Specials Page.

CESARO & PAIGE LOSING TONIGHT?

In the past hour, both Paige and Cesaro have been moved into the role of outsider in WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting at 5Dimes.eu.

Both wrestlers have been favoured through the week so this late change is quite a curious shift.

Cesaro's opponent - US Champion, Sheamus - was marked up as a +140 underdog a while ago. He's now priced as a -145 (1.69 EU, 20/29 UK) favourite.

Cesaro has moved from -180 to +105 (2.05 EU, 21/20 UK).

In the other market, Paige has moved from -150 to +110 (2.10 EU, 11/10 UK) with the selection of 'AJ Lee or Nikki Bella' making a symmetric change from +110 to -150 (1.67 EU, 2/3 UK).

It's somewhat early to determine whether this movement is from smart money. It's something to keep an eye on, though.

Odds correct as of 9pm BST. For the latest, check out the betting board at 5Dimes.com.


WILLIAM HILL'S WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 ODDS AS OF 19:47 BST

Here are the WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting odds currently up at WilliamHill.com.

Prices for the triple threat match:

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Rest of the card:

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These markets are set to close at 10pm BST, so you have two hours to catch them.

WWE betting markets are found under 'TV/Specials' on the William Hill Sportsbook menu. For an quicker route, you can follow a Direct Link To William Hill's WWE Betting Page


ROMAN REIGNS VS SETH ROLLINS NOW OFF THE BOARD AT 5DIMES

The Night of Champions 2014 match between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins has not been taken off the board at 5Dimes.eu.

The match, which was cancelled yesterday following Reigns' emergency surgery following an incarcerated hernia, had remained on the board until this afternoon.

Late Saturday betting had forced Rollins into the role of favourite after being an underdog since the odds went live on Tuesday morning.

When I last checked in with the market at 4pm BST, Rollins was priced at -140 (1.71 EU, 5/7 UK) with Reigns +100 (2.00 EU, EVENS UK).

Here are the rest of the Night of Champions betting odds as of 7pm BST.

Cesaro -180 US, 1.56 EU, 5/9 UK
Sheamus +140 US, 2.40 EU, 7/5 UK

Chris Jericho +600 US, 7.00 EU, 6/1 UK
Randy Orton -1200 US, 1.08 EU, 1/12 UK

Mark Henry +300 US, 4.00 EU, 3/1 UK
Rusev -420 UK, 1.24 EU, 5/21 UK

The Usos +265 US, 3.65 EU, 53/20 UK
Gold & Stardust -385 US, 1.26 EU, 20/77 UK

Dolph Ziggler -295 US, 1.34 EU, 20/59 UK
The Miz +215 US, 3.15 EU, 43/20 UK

Paige -150 US, 1.67 EU, 2/3 UK
AJ Lee/Nikki Bella +110 US, 2/10 EU, 11/10 UK

Brock Lesnar -390 US, 1.26 EU, 10/39 UK
John  Cena +270 US, 3.70 EU, 27/10 UK

WWE Night of Champions 2014 odds are found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board at 5Dimes.com.

WILLIAM HILL PUBLISHES WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 BETTING ODDS

William Hill customers can now wager on tonight's WWE Night of Champions matches after the company published betting markets at WilliamHill.com.

The firm has priced up odds for every match scheduled to take place. Here's how they are as of 1pm BST.

Cesaro has opened as a 1/2 favourite to defeat Sheamus (6/4) in the WWE US Championship match.

Rusev is a short-priced 1/6 to win against Mark Henry (7/2).

Chris Jericho, who is set to depart WWE after tonight's show, is a 7/1 outsider against Randy Orton. Customers looking for an Orton win can get him at an extremely short 1/16.

Gold & Stardust are 2/5 faves to win the WWE Tag Team Championship match against current champions, The Usos (7/4).

Dolph Ziggler is 1/4 to win and retain the WWE Intercontinental Title against The Miz. If you want to gamble on The Miz reclaiming the belt - or winning via disqualification at the least - you can find him marked up at 11/4.

Hills have priced up Paige at 8/15 to win the triple threat match for the WWE Divas Championship. Her opponents - AJ Lee and Nikki Bella are 11/4 and 4/1 respectively.

Brock Lesnar is a favourite to leave the main event with the W. He is 2/7 with WWE World Heavyweight Championship challenger, John Cena out at 5/2.

The company has set 10pm BST as the cut-off time for wagers. This allows it enough time to avoid the late betting action.

WWE odds are found under 'TV/Specials' on the sportsbook menu at WilliamHill.com. For an easier route, you can follow this direct link to William Hill's Night of Champions Page


SKY BET TAKES REIGNS VS ROLLINS OFF THE BOARD

The Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins Night of Champions match has now been taken off the board at SkyBet.com.

The removal is due to the match being scrapped following Reigns' emergency surgery from a hernia. It had been taken down from PaddyPower.com a number of hours ago.

Here's how the rest of the Sky Bet Night of Champions markets are looking as of 12pm BST today:

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Sky Bet's WWE Night of Champions markets can be found on the sportsbook's WWE Betting Page.

5DIMES' NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2014 BETTING ODDS AS OF 10AM BST

Here's how the WWE Night of Champions 2014 betting odds are looking over on the 5Dimes Sportsbook website.

Cesaro -210 US, 1.48 EU, 10/21 UK
Sheamus +160 US, 2.60 EU, 8/5 UK

Roman Reigns +155 US, 2.55 EU, 31/20 UK
Seth Rollins -195 US, 1.51 EU, 20/39 UK

Chris Jericho +800 US, 9.00 EU, 8/1 UK
Randy Orton -1700 US, 1/17 UK

Mark Henry +400 US, 5.00 EU, 4/1 UK
Rusev -600 US, 1.17 EU, 1/6 UK

The Usos +175 US, 2.75 EU, 7/4 UK
Gold & Stardust -245 US, 1.41 EU, 20/49 UK

Dolph Ziggler -395 US, 1.25 EU, 20/79 UK
The Miz +275 US, 3.75 EU. 11/4 UK

Paige -210 US, 1.48 EU, 10/21 UK
AJ Lee or Nikki Bella +160 US, 2.60 EU. 8/5 UK

Brock Lesnar -400 US, 1.25 EU, 1/4 UK
John Cena +280 US, 3.80 EU, 14/5 UK

Odds correct as of 10am BST. For the latest, head over to the betting board at 5Dimes.com

SETH ROLLINS FAVOURITE TO WIN A SCRATCHED MATCH

Seth Rollins is now a favourite to win a match that isn't going to take place on tonight's WWE Night of Champions 2014 pay-per-view.

It was reported yesterday that Rollins' scheduled opponent for the bout - Roman Reigns - was rushed into hospital with an incarcerated hernia which required emergency surgery.

I speculate that this shift from underdog to favourite is a result of people predicting the WWE creative team will work the real-life drama into an angle and somehow have Rollins awarded the victory via forfeit.

When I checked in with the 5Dimes Sportsbook before the news broke, Reigns' price was -260 with Rollins' +180.  As of this morning, Rollins is -195 (1.51 EU, 20/39 UK).

It wasn't only the off-shore sportsbook that had to readjust its lines.

European bookmaking websites SkyBet.com and Betfair.com have also seen action on Rollins.

His price has gone from 13/8 to 8/15 with Sky Bet and from 13/8 to 1/2 with Betfair.

PaddyPower.com, who also had Rollins at 13/8 yesterday evening has taken the match off its betting board.

Odds are correct as of 10am BST. For the latest WWE prices, you can go to 5Dimes.com, Paddy Power's WWE Page, Sky Bet's WWE Page or Betfair's Specials Page