Thursday, 21 June 2018

Reigns Cut To 5/4 In Extreme Rules 2018 Market

Roman Reigns has moved to 5/4 from 7/4 in a market where Sky Bet customers can gamble on who they believe will win the number one contenders match at WWE Extreme Rules 2018.

The market, which was published hours after Kurt Angle announced it on Raw, saw Reigns and Bobby Lashley at the top as joint-favourites because - from Monday's TV - it appeared as though they were guaranteed spots in the multi-person match.

As a result of Reigns' price moving in, Lashley has become a 7/4 second-favourite.

One thing I think is worth mentioning to those looking to back Reigns to be given the win is to consider another market that's available on the Sky Bet website.

If you believe Reigns is winning at Extreme Rules and then going on to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, then the 3/1 for Reigns to be the 'Universal Champion After Brock Lesnar' should also worth your consideration.

Sure, with Braun Strowman as as Mr. Money in the Bank there is a possibility of a cash-in.

However, Reigns has failed to get decisions over Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble. The story has focused on his most recent loss - in Saudi Arabia - and he would surely have to go over and - if he does win at Extreme Rules - succeeding Lesnar at 3/1 is worth looking at.

As noted, Strowman could cash-in, but I think it'll make more sense for him to do so after Reigns has finally slayed 'The Beast'.

It isn't only Reigns whose price has lowered in the Extreme Rules market.

Extreme Rules 2018 Multi-Person Winner Betting Odds

Seth Rollins, who was 5/2 when I first came across the market, is now at 2/1. Braun Strowman is now 12/1 from 14/1. Having Strowman win would seem a bit backward considering he's already holding the Money in the Bank briefcase and can instantly become a contender.

'Exactly' Bookends MITB 2018 Star Ratings Betting Results

WWE Money in the Bank 2018 was bookended by two exact results in Kambi's Wrestling Observer  Over/Under star ratings markets.

Sunday's pre-show bout, which saw the Bludgeon Brothers successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship against Gallows and Anderson, received two stars in Dave Meltzer's review of the event which appears in this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Kambi had set the Over/Under star rating line for the match at 2 stars, so those who may have backed the 'Exactly 2 Stars' will have bets settled in their favour once the bookies are aware of the results.

Going by the betting, it appears as though some punters had hopes that the match would go over the amount.


SD Tag Team Championship
Over 2 Stars
Exactly 2 Stars
Under 2 Stars
15/6 10AM
19/20
7/4
6/5
16/6 11AM
4/5
2/1
5/4
17/6 10:45PM
"
"
"


As you can see, 'Over 2 Stars' was cut from 19/20 into 4/5 by Sunday morning.

The men's Money in the Bank ladder match was given a line of 4.25. Anyone who backed the 'Exactly 4.25' at 9/4 are now holding winning bets.

Money in the Bank 2018 Star Ratings Betting Result

One of the surprises of the night came in the WWE Raw Women's Championship match. The bookies set the line at two-and-a-quarter stars, but Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax earned three-and-a-half stars from the newsletter's editor.

As you can see in the table below, most of the bets were coming in on the match receiving less than 2.25 in the periods when the market was available.


Raw Women's Championship
Over 2.25 Stars
Exactly 2.25 Stars
Under 2.25 Stars
22/5 5:30PM
23/20
19/10
9/10
23/5 5:30PM
57/50
15/8
22/25
28/5 11AM
23/20
19/10
9/10
31/5 6PM
EVS
"
21/20
5/6 8PM
21/20
43/20
9/10
9/6 6:00PM
6/5
21/20
4/5
11/6 2:30PM
5/4
9/4
7/10
13/6 4PM
13/10
23/10
13/20
16/6 11AM
6/4
12/5
11/20
17/6 7:45PM
8/5
5/2
1/2
10:45PM
"
"
"

From a betting perspective, I was surprised that AJ Styles versus Shinsuke Nakamura received four stars. 

In a good way!

The line was set at 4.25. I thought the 'Under' had a good chance of coming in because of how underwhelming their previous matches had been. After the match, which I felt was the best of the night, I thought the winning selection would have landed in favour of the 'Over' or, in the very least, 'Exactly 4.25'. I lucked out on that one.

On Sunday, I published a post where I wrote about Dave Meltzer's thoughts on the lines. He mentioned that he had a feeling two of the lines were set low. His opinion turned out accurate.

He felt that - because the women had been preparing for their Money in the Bank ladder match - it had the potential to go over the three stars. Their match was awarded four stars.

The other match that stood out to the editor and Bryan Alvarez was the Intercontinental Championship match. It was set at two-and-a-half stars. The match went over by a star.

There were two other star ratings markets available over the weekend.

The first was a head-to-head where customers could bet on which of two matches received the most stars in the Observer's review of the event. The bouts were the men's Money in the Bank ladder match at 19/20 and the WWE Championship match at 23/20. A third 'Same Amount selection was also available at 9/5 for those willing to bet on both matching one another for stars. The four-and-a-quarter stars that the main event received beat AJ Styles .vs. Shinsuke Nakamura by a quarter.

The main event's 4.25 was also the winning selection in a market where people could gamble on the score that the match of the match received. The line maker had given 'Exactly 4.25 Stars' odds of 7/4 when he set up his market on Friday.

MITB 2018 Star Rating Betting



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Extreme Rules Odds Published

Sky Bet has published a couple of betting markets for next month's WWE Extreme Rules PPV.

The first market is for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match which was confirmed at the beginning of last night's epsiode of Raw.

Alexa Bliss is - as of the time of writing - a 2/7 favourite to successfully retain the strap against former titleholder, Nia Jax.

A win for Jax will pay out at odds of 5/2.

The other market is a longlist of names that could take part in the muli-person match to determine a number one contender to Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship.

On Raw, Kurt Angle revealed that Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns were both confirmed for the match. They're both at the top of the list as 6/4 joint-favourites.

The other participants prices are:

Seth Rollins 5/2
Finn Balor 12/1
Braun Strowman 14/1
Baron Corbin 16/1
Drew McIntyre 16/1
Kevin Owens 20/1
Bobby Roode 25/1
Elias 25/1
Jinder Mahal 25/1
Sami Zayn 33/1

Whoever wins will likely challenge for the title at SummerSlam. If August 19th really is the final night of Brock Lesnar's current deal, then I can't see anyone other than Roman Reigns winning the match to determine Lesnar's next challenger.

Reigns has to get a win over Lesnar after the two losses in the spring.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Rousey Is 1/2 To Be Next Raw Women's Champ

Ronda Rousey is a 1/2 favourite to succeed Alexa Bliss as WWE Raw Women's Champion in a betting market that was published by Sky Bet today.

Last night's Money in the Bank 2018 PPV saw Bliss cash in her title shot against Nia Jax after costing Ronda Rousey a victory against the then champion.

Unsurprisingly, the ex-champ, Jax, is a second-favourite to be the next holder of the strap.

Here are the odds for all of the selections in the market as of 7PM BST this evening.

Ronda Rousey 1/2
Nia Jax 5/2
Ember Moon 5/1
Natalya 8/1
Ruby Riott 8/1
Bayley 9/1
Sasha Banks 9/1
Liv Morgan 33/1
Mickie James 33/1
Sarah Logan 33/1

Bliss was physical with Rousey to cause the disqualification in the latter's match with Nia Jax last night. Plus, she threw the upcoming UFC Hall of Famer outside of the ring, so it isn't surprising to see Rousey favoured to be the next champ.

2 Betting Favourites Fail To Win At MITB 2018

Two betting favourites failed to win their respective matches at WWE Money in the Bank tonight.

The first losing selection was Shinsuke Nakamura who failed to wrest the WWE Championship from AJ Styles in a last man standing match.

Styles had closed as a +145 outsider.

The other losing favourite was The Miz to win the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. He entered the bout as -300 chalk, but the victor turned out to be Braun Strowman who 5Dimes closed at +1,750.

MITB 2018 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Money in the Bank 2018 betting favourites as the PPV was about to begin. The selections are ranked in order with the shortest odds first.

Roman Reigns -1,700
Seth Rollins -1,050
Bobby Lashley -900
Ronda Rousey -560
Alexa Bliss (MITB)  -335
The Miz (MITB) -265
Shinsuke Nakamura -210
Carmella -210
Daniel Bryan -160

Odds from the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

BetOnline Still Taking MITB 2018 Bets

BetOnline is still accepting wagers on Money in the Bank.

Here are all of the prices as of a few minutes ago.

BetOnline MITB 2018 Odds


5Dimes' WWE MITB 2018 Odds As Of 11PM BST

Here are the latest WWE Money in the Bank 2018 betting odds as of 11PM BST.

I'll add notes below any markets that differ from previous updates and point out where the bets appear to be landing.

Natalya +200
Field .vs. Favourite (Bliss) +168
Alexa Bliss -225
Charlotte Flair +4000
Sasha Banks +4000
Becky Lynch +5000
Lana +7000
Ember Moon +5000
Naomi +15000

'The Field' versus the favourite, Alexa Bliss, has dipped from +175.

The Miz -225
Field .vs. Favourite (Miz) +168
Braun Strowman +900
Samoa Joe +1200
Kevin Owens +420
Finn Balor +1725
Rusev +1800
Bobby Roode +6000

Kevin Owens has moved up from +400. The Miz has been cut from -210.

AJ Styles +159
Shinsuke Nakamura -206

Nia Jax +370
Ronda Rousey -560

Carmella -150
Asuka +110

Asuka has been cut from +130

Roman Reigns -1625
Jinder Mahal +775

The Bludgeon Brothers -900
Gallows and Anderson +500

The Bludgeon Brothers' price has dropped from -750

Bobby Lashley -725
Sami Zayn +442

Seth Rollins -960
Elias +520

Daniel Bryan +125
Big Cass -165

Odds from the 5Dimes Website.

5Dimes' WWE MITB 2018 Odds As Of 10PM BST

Here are the WWE Money in the Bank 2018 odds from 5Dimes as of 10PM this evening.

I'll add notes below the prices that may have changed since the last update.

Natalya +200
Field .vs. Favourite (Alexa) +175
Alexa Bliss -245
Charlotte Flair +2500
Sasha Banks +2000
Becky Lynch +2500
Lana +4000
Ember Moon +3500
Naomi +10000

Bliss has been moved up from -270. I believe this is because people could have blindly backed some of the stronger outsiders like Sasha Banks (+2500), Becky Lynch (+3000) and Ember Moon (+4000).

The Miz -210
Field .vs. Favourite (Miz) +160
Braun Strowman +870
Samoa Joe +1200
Kevin Owens +400
Finn Balor +1700
Rusev +1800
Bobby Roode +6000

Kevin Owens continues to decline. He was +500 when I last looked through this particular market.

AJ Styles +159
Shinsuke Nakamura -206

Nakamura's price has been lowered from -155.

Nia Jax +370
Ronda Rousey -560

Carmella -170
Asuka +130

Carmella was at -135 for quite some time this evening. She has now lowered.

Roman Reigns -1625
Jinder Mahal +775

Reigns' price has been cut from -1545

The Bludgeon Brothers -750
Gallows and Anderson +450

Bobby Lashley -725
Sami Zayn +442

Lashley has moved in from -675.

Seth Rollins -960
Elias +520

Seth Rollins has moved in from -825.

Daniel Bryan +125
Big Cass -165

Odds from 5DIMES.

Ellsworth Backstage At MITB

I've just read that James Ellsworth is in Chicago and backstage at Money in the Bank.

It's worth noting this news because Sky Bet was taking bets on him making an appearance in its Request-A-Bet markets earlier this week.

He was 10/1 when I first placed a bet on him. At the time I placed the wager, he was subtly denying he would be at Money in the Bank by pointing out he would be in China today. It was later revealed by the promotion in China - Middle Kingdom Wrestling - that Ellsworth had pulled out of travelling to his booking.

I don't know exactly how far the odds fell, but I know people have placed wagers on the Ellsworth appearance at 3/1, 5/2 and - I believe - 6/4.

The news was reported by Pro Wrestling Insider.

5Dimes' MITB 2018 Odds As Of 9PM BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2018 betting odds as of 9PM BST.

Natalya +280
Field .vs. Favourite (Alexa Bliss) +190
Alexa Bliss -270
Charlotte Flair +2500
Sasha Banks +2500
Becky Lynch +3000
Lana +4000
Ember Moon +4000
Naomi +10000

The Miz -230
Field .vs. Favourite +170
Braun Strowman +750
Samoa Joe +1200
Kevin Owens +500
Finn Balor +1300
Rusev +1300
Bobby Roode +5000

AJ Styles +115
Shinsuke Nakamura -155

Styles' odds have declined from +140 within the last half an hour.

Nia Jax +370
Ronda Rousey -560

Carmella -135
Asuka -105

Roman Reigns -1545
Jinder Mahal +725

The Bludgeon Brothers -750
Gallows and Anderson +450

Bobby Lashley -675
Sami Zayn +425

Seth Rollins -825
Elias +475

Daniel Bryan +125
Big Cass -165

Odds from the 5Dimes Sportsbook's Website

Kevin Owens Now A MITB Second-Favourite

Kevin Owens is climbing up the 5Dimes Sportsbook's betting market for the men's ladder match as of 8:30PM BST this evening.

He's currently at +500 and has become a second-favourite. He was at +750 a little over ninety minutes ago.

Despite Owens' price being cut, the sportsbook has also cut present favourite - The Miz.

When I last looked over the odds, Miz was at -175. He is now down to -230.

The rest of the board's prices are:

Braun Strowman +750 from +550
Samoa Joe +900 from +1200
Finn Balor +1300 from +1000
Rusev +1300 from +1000
Bobby Roode stationary at +5000

In the most recent post, I noted that Kambi customers have been wagering on Raw going 2-0.

Odds correct as of 8:30PM BST and taken from the 5Dimes Website.

Raw Still Going 2-0 Tonight? Today's Punters Seem To Think So

In a post published on Thursday, I pointed out that Kambi customers were betting on performers from Raw would go 2-0 in the two Money in the Bank matches tonight.

Money in the Bank 2018 Betting Odds

Today saw the 'Raw 2-0' backed once again. As you can see in the table above, it fell from 13/10 into 23/20.

If the offshore betting turns out to be significant, Raw's Alexa Bliss will make it 1-0 in favour of Raw. Which begs the question - who from Raw is winning?

This would leave Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor or Bobby Roode as the potential other winner if the bets coming in favour of 2-0 is coming in from anything other than guesswork.


5Dimes' WWE MITB 2018 Odds As Of 7PM BST

Here are the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2018 betting odds as of 7PM BST along with some notes about any price cuts that might have been made since 5:30PM.

Natalya +250
Field .vs. Favourite (Alexa) +170
Alexa Bliss -230
Charlotte Flair +2000
Sasha Banks +2000
Becky Lynch +2800
Lana +4000
Ember Moon +4000
Naomi +8000

Alexa was at -280 earlier, so has moved back up a slight bit. The Field has been lowered from +200 to +170. Nothing here to point to anyone else winning the match other than Alexa (as of right now!),

The Miz -175
Field .vs. Favourite (Miz) +135
Braun Strowman +550
Samoa Joe +900
Kevin Owens +700
Finn Balor +1000
Rusev +1000
Bobby Roode +5000

The Miz has been cut from -155.

AJ Styles +175
Shinsuke Nakamura -245

Nakamura's odds have moved in from -180.

Nia Jax +370
Ronda Rousey -560

Carmella -135
Asuka -105

Carmella was -110 at 5:30PM.

Roman Reigns -1545
Jinder Mahal +725

The Bludgeon Brothers -750
Gallows and Anderson +450

Bobby Lashley -675
Sami Zayn +425

Seth Rollins -825
Elias +475

Daniel Bryan +125
Big Cass -165

Bet at 5dimes

Bliss Becomes MITB 2018 Favourite

Alexa Bliss has become an odds-on favourite to become this year's Ms. Money in the Bank.

The 5Dimes Sportsbook, which has been taking wagers on tonight's match, has cut the former WWE Raw Women's Champion from this morning's price of +400 into -280.

As a result of this move, 'The Field' versus Bliss is +200.

The favourite going into the weekend - Natalya - is now priced at +360. The other participants' odds have also drifted out as a result of Bliss seeing action.

Charlotte Flair is now +1600, Sasha Banks is +1600, Becky Lynch is +2200, Ember Moon is +3300, Lana is also +3300 and Naomi is +7000.

Another market that is showing contrasting odds to this morning is the one for the Raw Women's Championship.

Ronda Rousey has fallen into -560 from -420. The champ, Nia Jax, has drifted out to +370 from +300.

Seeing Bliss' odds move in has me wondering whether we'll see a cash-in attempt on Jax this evening. I initially thought there was a chance of Natalya doing it to start something with Rousey, but it could still work with Bliss doing something to her nemesis, Jax.

If Bliss really is winning that is.

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

Meltzer And Alvarez On Kambi's MITB 2018 Star Ratings Lines

Earlier today, I listened to the most recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio and the topic of Kambi's Over/Under star ratings markets for Money in the Bank 2018 was brought up. I thought I'd dedicate a post filled with notes on what Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez said about some of the lines.

On Carmella .vs. Asuka's line of 2 Stars
Meltzer let out a deep breath and came up with a 'maybe' in regards to whether it'll do better than the line. Both he and Alvarez agreed that - if it goes over - the reason why will be because of Asuka.

From the betting, the punters appear to have backed the match doing better than the line.


SD Women's Championship
Over 2 Stars
Exactly 2 Stars
Under 2 Stars
15/6 10AM
EVS
2/1
EVS
16/6 11AM
9/10
2/1
11/10
17/6 11AM
4/5
21/10
6/5


It is now being offered at 4/5, but had opened at EVS when it was first priced up two days ago.

On the AJ Styles .vs. Shinsuke Nakamura line of 4.25 Stars
Dave feels that tonight's WWE Championship match has the potential to be the better match of the current series between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. He didn't say whether it would go over or under this number, but felt the line was close to where he believes it could be.

This market has been available since last month. The punters have been backing the 'Under' and - if I were to add something - I would be following them as I have been underwhelmed. Blame it on high expectations.

WWE Championship
Over 4.25 Stars
Exactly 4.25 Stars
Under 4.25 Stars
26/5 8PM
EVS
9/5
11/10
28/5 11AM
"
"
"
29/5 12PM
"
"
"
31/5 6PM
21/20
2/1
19/20
6/6 10:30PM
23/20
11/5
4/5
11/6 2:30PM
"
"
"
13/6 4PM
"
"
"
15/6 10AM
"
"
"
16/6 11AM
6/5
9/4
3/4
17/6 11AM
"
"
"

On Nia Jax .vs. Ronda Rousey having a line of 2.25 Stars
Dave wasn't so sure about the WWE Raw Women's Championship match. He acknowledged that the bout is being worked and planned out ahead of time but, like I wrote in a post published yesterday, he also feels it should be kept short.
Bryan added something really interesting when he mentioned the match length potentially playing a factor in how many stars it receives. He said something along the lines of 'if this match goes ninety seconds, it isn't going to get two-and-a-quarter. If it goes six minutes, it isn't going to get two-and-a-quarter'. I can absolutely see where he's coming from. Time really is important not only for star ratings, but how it will be received universally.

On the 2.5 Stars line for Seth Rollins .vs. Elias
Dave mentioned that he has read a lot of praise for the Seth Rollins .vs. Elias house show matches.
The punters appear to have agreed as the price for the 'Over' has declined since the market went up.

IC Championship
Over 2.5 Stars
Exactly 2.5 Stars
Under 2.5 Stars
15/6 10AM
EVS
9/4
9/10
16/6 11AM
7/10
23/10
5/4
17/6 11:50AM
8/13
12/5
27/20
1:45PM
13/25
13/5
29/20

As you can see, the 'Over' has been cut since the market was republished this morning.

On the line of 4.25 Stars for men's Money in the Bank ladder match
Dave pointed out that, historically, the men's Money in the Bank ladder matches are always good. He mentions that this year's match has the potential to be the best of the night.

On the 3 Stars line for the women's Money in the Bank ladder match
Dave mentioned that the women's ladder match could be better than expected due to the talent being pulled from house shows in order to work out how the match is laid out for tonight. The editor said that it 'might beat' the line of three starts.

Women's MITB Match
Over 3 Stars
Exactly 3 Stars
Under 3 Stars
15/6 10AM
19/20
9/4
19/20
16/6 11AM
3/4
"
6/5
17/6 11AM
4/6
23/10
13/10

The gamblers are of a similar opinion as the 'Over' has been falling across the weekend.


These markets are found along with other WWE betting opportunities on the websites that publish Kambi's Pro Wrestling odds. A couple of examples can be found below.



More MITB Match Markets From Paddy Power

In a post published yesterday, I mentioned that the Paddy Power Sportsbook had installed betting markets for the two Money in the Bank ladder matches.

I've just visited the website this morning to collect the latest odds and noticed the compilers have now priced up for the other matches scheduled for tonight.

Here are the prices as of 10AM BST.

Daniel Bryan 8/11
Big Cass EVS

Bobby Lashley 1/9
Sami Zayn 5/1

Seth Rollins 1/4
Elias 5/2

Ronda Rousey 1/4
Nia Jax 5/2

Roman Reigns 1/6
Jinder Mahal 7/2

Bludgeon Brothers 1/9
Gallows and Anderson 5/1

Asuka 5/6
Carmella 5/6

Shinsuke Nakamura 8/11
AJ Styles RVS

I'll compare the prices for the two ladder matches in a later post, but - as of right now - The Miz and Natalya are still favourites to win their respective bouts.

5Dimes' MITB 2018 Odds For Sunday Morning

I've just visited the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Money in the Bank 2018 betting markets for the first of what should be many times today.

In this post, I'll share with you the latest prices and compare them to last night's visit to see how they've been adjusted in the hours since I last looked through them.

The women's Money in the Bank ladder match market has seen 'The Field' versus Natalya move in from +100 to -110. However, what is interesting about this is the oddsmakers have increased the odds for each participant. They have moved in the following directions:

  • Natalya is up to -130, but was -140 on my previous visit
  • Alexa Bliss is now +400, but was +290
  • Charlotte Flair moved out from +480 to +600
  • Sasha Banks is now +650, but was recently +500
  • Becky Lynch has drifted to +950 from +800
  • Lana is now +1,500 from +1,200
  • Naomi moved from +1,200 to +1,450
  • Ember Moon is +3,900 from +3,300
Braun Strowman is showing shorter odds in the market for the men's ladder match.

He has dipped from +350 into +320, but - despite drifting out - The Miz is still the selection with the shortest odds. The fave went from -160 to +115 in this time.

'The Field' versus The Miz, which is technically the favourite in this market, has dropped from +120 into -155 since last night.

The prices for the other wrestlers are as follows:

  • Samoa Joe is +550, but was +355
  • Kevin Owens is now +650 from +450
  • Finn Balor is +850 from +725
  • Rusev is +800 from +600
  • Bobby Roode +3,900 from +2,500
There is no individual pricing for whoever takes part in the match from The New Day. 

WWE Champion, AJ Styles is a +140 underdog for his match with Shinsuke Nakamura. A win for the challenger will pay out at odds of -180.

Ronda Rousey is still a -420 favourite to get a decision over the WWE Raw Women's Champion - Nia Jax. The champ is a +300 outsider.

The other women's champion, Carmella, remains a -135 to successfully retain Smackdown's Women's title against Asuka (-105).

Roman Reigns is a short -1,545 to get the W against Jinder Mahal (+725).

Sami Zayn is a +425 underdog for his match with Bobby Lashley (-675).

WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins, is -825 for his defence against Elias (+475).

Big Cass remains a favourite to beat Daniel Bryan. He's -165 to Bryan's +125.

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Bludgeon Brothers, are -750 for their pre-show meeting with Anderson and Gallows (+450).

Prices correct as of 9AM BST. The latest can be found on the 5Dimes Website.

How NXT TakeOver: Chicago Betting Went This Week

It's a little under an hour to go until NXT TakeOver: Chicago. The Kambi and Sky Bet markets for the event closed a few hours ago, so I thought I'd go through all of the prices I was able to catch over the days the two firms were taking bets on the show.

Ricochet .vs. Velveteen Dream
The Kambi oddsmakers installed Ricochet as a favourite when they put the market up for his match with Velveteen Dream. As you can see in the table below, he was 1/2 when I first came across the market on Tuesday and was down to 2/5 by 8PM BST on Saturday evening.


Date/Time
Ricochet
Velveteen Dream
12/6 5:30PM
1/2
7/5
13/6 4:00PM
"
"
14/6 8:00PM
21/50
33/20
15/6 11:00AM
"
"
16/6 11AM
2/5
7/4
8PM
"
"


Sky Bet had Ricochet at 8/15 on Wednesday, but they were offering him at a shorter 8/5 on Saturday.
For the record, Sky had Dream at 11/8 but moved him to 7/4 in the same period.

Shayna Baszler .vs. Nikki Cross
Here's how Kambi's market for the NXT Women's Championship match went.

Date/Time
Shayna Baszler
Nikki Cross
12/6 5:30PM
1/3
2/1
13/6 4:00PM
3/10
11/5
14/6 8:00PM
"
"
15/6 11:00AM
"
"
16/6 11AM
1/4
5/2
8PM
"
"

The champion was backed into 1/4 by Saturday morning while the challenger drifted to 5/2 from 2/1 across the four days.

Sky had Baszler at 2/7, but was offering her at 2/9 within three days. Cross went up from 5/2 to 3/1.

The Undisputed Era .vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
NXT's tag champs - The Undisputed Era - were 2/9 when Sky Bet posted odds for the match on Wednesday. Just like with the previous matches I've written about, the punters backed the faves as they were 1/7 by Saturday night.
Their opponents, Lorcan and Burch, went from 3/1 up to 4/1 in this time.

Kambi's odds can be found in the table below:

Date/Time
Undisputed Era
Lorcan and Burch
12/6 5:30PM
1/4
5/2
13/6 4:00PM
11/50
11/4
14/6 8:00PM
1/5
3/1
15/6 11:00AM
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16/6 11AM
2/13
7/2
8PM
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Aleister Black .vs. Lars Sullivan
The NXT Champion, Aleister Black, was another favourite who was backed by the punters across the days that Kambi was accepting wagers on the title match.

Date/Time
Aleister Black
Lars Sullivan
12/6 5:30PM
21/50
33/20
13/6 4:00PM
3/10
11/5
14/6 8:00PM
1/4
5/2
15/6 11:00AM
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16/6 11AM
2/13
7/2
8PM
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The fave was initially 21/50 but was as short as 2/13 by Saturday morning. His opponent, Sullivan, moved to 7/2 from 33/20 across the four days.

Sky had Sullivan drift from 2/1 to 3/1 when Black fell from 4/11 to 2/9.

Tommaso Ciampa .vs. Johnny Gargano
The favourites being backed went 5-0 in this round of NXT betting as Tommaso Ciampa - who opened at 8/13 and 11/20 with Sky Bet and Kambi respectively, closed at shorter odds.

Sky Bet had him Ciampa at 8/15 and Kambi had him at 1/3 on Saturday.

Date/Time
Tommaso Ciampa
Johnny Gargano
12/6 5:30PM
11/20
5/4
13/6 4:00PM
1/2
7/5
14/6 8:00PM
2/5
7/4
15/6 11:00AM
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16/6 11AM
1/3
2/1
8PM
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As you can see, Johnny Gargano moved from 5/4 to 2/1 with Kambi. Sky Bet - on the other hand - extended the price from 6/5 into 11/8.

Enjoy the show if you're watching!