Thursday, 14 December 2017

5Dimes' Clash Of Champions 2017 Odds Published

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has published betting markets for this Sunday's WWE Clash of Champions PPV.

As of the time of writing, customers can wager on four of the bouts scheduled to take place on the night.

The Usos are currently -180 favourites to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship in the fatal four-way match. A winning bet on 'The Field' will pay out at +140.

Charlotte Flair is -675 to keep her WWE Smackdown Women's Championship with a decision over Natalya in the lumberjack match.  The former champ is +425. As of the time of writing, this market is scheduled to be settled on the initial ruling that is made by the referee.

WWE Champion, AJ Styles, is -280 to pick up a win over Jinder Mahal (+200).

The team of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are -140 for their meeting against Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura (+100). Just like with the lumberjack match market - these odds represent the 'Initial Ruling'. Therefore, the bout will be graded on the first call made by the referee/announcer.

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website.

Comment Bag : 14 December 2017

I was just left the following comment by music mania in the most recent post, so thought I'd dedicate a 'Comment Bag' post to this question.

Which match do you think will main event Clash of Champions?

1) WWE Championship match which is not the most important match on Sunday in terms of build up?
2) Tag team match, which has 2 referees and 2 careers on the line and basically the selling point for this PPV?

My response:

It's number two for me.
As you've already pointed out, the stipulation of the tag match has been the most promoted part of the build to Sunday's show.
I did a poll on Twitter yesterday asking what people thought would be the main event. As of the time of writing, the results are:

KO/Zayn .vs. Nak/Orton 45%
Styles .vs. Mahal 36%
Any Other 19%

There are still a few hours left of it.

5Dimes Rumble Update For December 14th

It has been three days since I published a post noting that the 5Dimes Sportsbook has installed a betting market where customers can have a bet on who they believe will win the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble.

There have been a couple of adjustments made since then.

Roman Reigns, who was +275 to win the January battle royal when I first came across the market, has now been cut into +225.

Another selection that has been snipped by the 5Dimes Sportsbook is the one where clients can wager on 'Field wins Royal Rumble'. It has fallen from +275 to +250.

Royal Rumble 2018 Betting Odds From 5Dimes

It's worth pointing out that - as of the time of publishing - the 'Field wins Royal Rumble' means anyone other than John Cena, Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and Seth Rollins.

The other selections remain as they were on Monday.

5Dimes' WWE Royal Rumble market is found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the 5Dimes Website.

Monday, 11 December 2017

5Dimes' 2018 WWE Royal Rumble Odds Published

The 5Dimes Sportsbook opened betting on the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble within the last few hours.

As of the time of writing, there are five wrestlers in the market along with the option to back 'The Field wins Royal Rumble'.

Just like with the domestic sports betting firms, 5Dimes is hanging John Cena out as a favourite. He's +260.

Next up are Roman Reigns (+275), Shinsuke Nakamura (+275), AJ Styles (+575) and Seth Rollins (+875).

The aforementioned option to wager on any unlisted participant - opposing Cena, Reigns, Nakamura, Styles or Rollins - is +275.

5Dimes' WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Betting Odds

5Dimes' WWE Royal Rumble odds are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the 5Dimes Website

Bookie .vs. Blogger: Comparing Our Rumble Top 5s (Week 3)

A month ago, a bookmaker and myself decided to run a series here at where we compared our Royal Rumble top five selections on a frequent basis leading up to January's battle royal.

We've met up for a third time to compare our picks. However, there has only been on change made.

The bookie has removed Chris Jericho from fifth place on his list. This is due to Jericho's Fozzy commitments meaning that he'll be touring with the band during Rumble and WrestleMania seasons. 

In Jericho's place is the 2017 winner - Randy Orton. The reason why the bookmaker has picked The Viper is because he still believes that the Rumble will be won by a member of the Smackdown roster.

You can see how our lists have changed over the three meetings in the table below.

Bookie .vs. Blogger Week 3

In regards to my list -  there is still a big drop off after John Cena or Roman Reigns. For now, Shinsuke Nakamura stays in third, but I'm beginning to wonder if his WrestleMania match will be against his current tag team partner, Randy Orton.

The series will resume in a few weeks.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Kambi Rumble Odds Update

Kambi's 2018 WWE Royal Rumble betting markets were temporarily taken down at the start of the week. However, I made note of all the prices on November 30th. In today's post, I'll compare these prices to my previous notes from a month ago to highlight any adjustments.

This is going to be a long one with a lot of 'No change' or 'No difference'.

  • John Cena 6/4 - His price hasn't changed. He remains the bookie's favourite.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura 2/1 - Nakamura's price has fallen from 5/1 
  • Roman Reigns 5/2 - Reigns was a joint 6/4 favourite along with Cena, but has drifted out
  • AJ Styles 9/2 - Styles has moved up from 7/2
  • Samoa Joe 13/2 - Joe was previously 5/1
  • Seth Rollins 13/2 - Same as Joe
  • Braun Strowman 8/1 - No change
  • Brock Lesnar 8/1 - No change
  • Finn Balor 8/1 - No change
  • Jinder Mahal 10/1 - The former WWE Champion's odds have been cut from 25/1
  • Kevin Owens 10/1 - No change
  • Matt Hardy 15/1 - Snipped from 25s
  • Baron Corbin 20/1 - No change
  • Bray Wyatt 20/1 - No change
  • Dean Ambrose 20/1 - No change
  • Kane 20/1 - Has fallen from 80/1
  • The Miz 20/1 - A drop from 30/1
  • Big E 25/1 - No difference
  • Bobby Roode 25/1 - Another non mover
  • Cesaro 25/1 - No change
  • Chris Jericho 25/1 - No change
  • Jason Jordan 25/1 - No change
  • Jeff Hardy 25/1 - No change
  • Kassius Ohno 25/1 - No change
  • Randy Orton 25/1 - No change
  • Rusev 25/1 - No change
  • Sami Zayn 25/1 - No change
  • Sheamus 25/1 - No change
  • Bill Goldberg 33/1 - No change
  • Daniel Bryan 33/1 - Bryan's odds have halved
  • Kurt Angle 33/1 - No change
  • Shane McMahon 33/1 - Another selection that has halved
  • The Rock 33/1 - Yet another to have halved
  • The Undertaker 33/1 - No change
  • Triple H 33/1 - No change
  • Apollo Crews 40/1 - No change
  • Big Show 40/1 - No change
  • Dolph Ziggler 40/1 - No change
  • Drew McIntyre 40/1 - Had previously been 150/1
  • Luke Gallows 40/1 - No change
  • Luke Harper 40/1 - No change
  • Mojo Rawley 40/1 - No change
  • Shelton Benjamin 40/1 - No change
  • Alberto Del Rio 50/1 - No change
  • CM Punk 50/1 - No change
  • Conor McGregor 50/1 - No change
  • Batista 66/1 - No change
  • Ryback 66/1 - Moved out from 33/1
  • Hulk Hogan 100/1 - No change
  • Shawn Michaels 100/1 - No change
  • James Ellsworth 125/1 - No change
  • Ronda Rousey 125/1 - No change
  • Adam Cole 150/1 - Up from 125/1
  • Aleister Black 150/1 - No difference
  • Bobby Fish 150/1 - No change
  • Chad Gable 150/1 - No change
  • Johnny Gargano 150/1 - No change
  • Kyle O'Reilly 150/1 - No change
  • Mark Henry 150/1 - No change
  • Tommaso Ciampa 150/1 - No change
  • Bo Dallas 200/1 - No change
  • Curt Hawkins 200/1 - No change
  • Curtis Axel 200/1 - No change
  • Enzo Amore 200/1 - No change
  • Erick Rowan 200/1 - No change
  • Fandango 200/1 - No change
  • Goldust 200/1 - No change
  • Heath Slater 200/1 - No change
  • Jack Gallagher 200/1 - No change
  • Jey Uso 200/1 - No change
  • Jimmy Uso 200/1 - No change
  • Kalisto 200/1 - No change
  • Karl Anderson 200/1 - No change
  • Killian Dain 200/1 - No change
  • Kofi Kingston 200/1 - No change
  • Konnor 200/1 - No change
  • Neville 200/1 - No change
  • R-Truth 200/1 - No change
  • Rhyno 200/1 - No change
  • Rich Swann 200/1 - No change
  • Roderick Strong 200/1 - No change
  • Tye Dillinger 200/1 - Up from 80/1
  • Tyler Bate 200/1 - No change
  • Tyler Breeze 200/1 - No change
  • Viktor 200/1 - No change
  • Xavier Woods 200/1 - No change
  • Ric Flair 250/1 - Up from 160/1
  • 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin 250/1 - up from 200/1
  • Vince McMahon 250/1 - No change
  • John 'Bradshaw' Layfield 400/1 - No change
  • Mick Foley 400/1 - No change
  • X-Pac 400/1 - No change
  • Donald Trump 500/1 - up from 250/1
  • Darren Young Off The Board - Young was removed. The last odds I have for him are 200/1

Prices were correct as of 30th November. When available, you'll find the Royal Rumble outright odds on the websites that publish betting odds from Kambi. A couple of examples can be found below:

Monday, 4 December 2017

Daniel Bryan Specials Update For December 4th

In a post published yesterday, I mentioned that the price for Daniel Bryan having his next match within the WWE ring had been cut from 6/4 into 3/4 in a market where customers of the websites that publish Kambi's WWE betting odds can have a wager on the promotion of Bryan's return. Since then, this market - along with another where you can bet on the date of the next match - have been adjusted.

Daniel Bryan Betting Specials For December 4th

The market where you can gamble on the promotion that houses Daniel Bryan's return to the ring is still showing 'WWE' at the aforementioned 3/4. The majority of the remaining selections have drifted out. 

New Japan has moved from 23/20 to 13/10
Ring of Honor from 6/4 to 7/4
CMLL from 7/2 to 4/1
PWG from 15/2 to 8/1
All Japan from 12/1 to 15/1
NWA from 12s to 15/1
Lucha Underground from 15/1 to 17/1
Pro Wrestling NOAH from 15/1 to 17/1
Evolve from 20/1 to 25/1
Impact/TNA/Global Force from 25/1 to 33/1

This leaves 'Any Unlisted' (4/1) and 'No Match Til After Mania 35' (2/1) as the only selections to stay put.

Daniel Bryan Betting Specials For December 4th

There have been three changes made to the market where punters can have a bet on the period when/if Bryan steps back into the squared circle as a competitor.

The 'Before/During WrestleMania 34' option has been cut from 9/4 into 5/4. The second option on the board 'Between first day after WrestleMania and 27th September 2018' has lowered to 5/2 from 3/1.

This has left 'Between 28th September 2018 But Before WrestleMania 35' to drift out from 2/5 into 4/5 putting it in a nice(ish) price for anyone out there who believes that Bryan will leave WWE when his contract expires next autumn and then wrestles anytime before the WrestleMania that'll take place in 2019.

Odds correct as of 12:30pm GMT images from Unibet's WWE Betting Page.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Daniel Bryan's Odds To Wrestle A Return Match For WWE Cut

The odds for Daniel Bryan's comeback match to take place inside a WWE ring have been cut in a specials market that's available from the websites that publish betting odds from the Kambi Group.

In the market - customers can have a punt on the promotion that they believe Bryan will next wrestle for.

His current employers - WWE - was 6/4 when I wrote about the odds on Friday. They have since been cut into 3/4.
Daniel Bryan's Next Match Betting Odds

As you can see above, the selection has been on the decline as it was 2/1 on the day the market was first opened.

The rest of the list is still showing the same pricing as Friday.

I surmise that the punters have been watching Smackdown lately. There have been teases of tension between Smackdown's General Manager and his superior, Shane McMahon.

It would be an interesting turn of events if Daniel Bryan's return is as a WWE roster member. He was forced to retire due to concussion issues in early 2016. WWE is in the midst of a legal issue with former talent attempting to sue the company in a class action suit concerning concussions and I can't see how Bryan being brought back to wrestle will look good in WWE's defence after the publicity it generated from forcing Bryan to stop competing.

With that said, Bryan has stated - in numerous interviews - that he is looking for other medical opinions that would give him the green light. However, this would have to be okayed by the very same doctor who made the call to end Bryan's career - Joseph Maroon.