Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fatal 4-Way Booked For SummerSlam And How Bets On It Will Be Settled

A fatal 4-way match for the Universal Championship for the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2017 was confirmed during the opening segment on last night's edition of WWE Raw.

With the bout now being official, this means that a couple of markets that Kambi released where customers could guess the number of participants in the match as the 'Exact Composition' of names announced for the Universal Championship contest.

SummerSlam 2017 Main Event Match Betting Odds

The sportsbooks with the market were still offering 'Strowman .vs. Lesnar .vs. Reigns .vs. Joe' at 5/4 when I looked over the odds yesterday evening. The selection had started out at 2/1 when it was first published on the night of Great Balls of Fire.

I wrote about the market again on July 16th and pointed out that the four-way option would have been more valuable if you had backed '4 or More' in the market that was published where customers could have a punt on the number of participants that would start the 20th August match.

Number Of Participants In SummerSlam 2017 Main Event Match Betting Odds

Peculiarly, the option to back '4 or More' had drifted out in this market at the same time the option to back the eventual four-way was shortened from 2/1 into 7/4 in the 'Exact Composition' market. Now we have hindsight to fall back on, the right call was to back '4 or More' rather than the other option. However, it doesn't really matter. Both selections will be settled as winners when the time comes for these markets to be graded.It's unlikely you'll get your winnings - if you've had a bet - until at least the night of the event because the rules state that the bets will remain open in case of changes made ahead of the match.

A market where customers can have a bet on who they believe will leave Brooklyn as Universal Champion is still on the board as of the time of writing. 

Universal Championship SummerSlam 2017 Betting Odds
Click On Image To Expand  (Odds From LeoVegas)

Of the four runners confirmed for the match - Brock Lesnar remains a 1/4 favourite to successfully retain the strap, Roman Reigns is 5/4, Braun Strowman is 7/2 and Samoa Joe is out at 11/2.

John Cena is still listed for the time being.

There will be another SummerSlam betting post published within the next day.

The markets were/are available from the websites that publish Kambi's betting odds. A couple of examples can be found below:


Monday, 24 July 2017

Looking Through The Universal Championship Markets For SummerSlam 2017

With Raw taking place tonight, it's expected that Kambi's SummerSlam specials - that focus on the Universal Championship match - will either be temporarily taken down or removed for good if we find out what the main event for August 20th is during tonight's show.

I've browsed through the three markets to see what the sportsbooks' customers have been betting on since I last looked through the odds on Saturday.

Last week's episode of Raw closed with Braun Strowman interfering in the Roman Reigns versus Samoa Joe main event that was meant to determine a challenger to Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship. With the show going off the air with no winner, and Strowman now in the mix, it more or less teased that there will be a four-way match in the main event of August's pay-per-view.

With the tease out there, I figured that the customers would have pushed 'Braun Strowman .vs. Brock Lesnar .vs. Roman Reigns .vs. Samoa Joe' into favouritism in a market titled 'Exact Composition Of Match' for the Universal Championship.

The punters have backed this option from 6/4 to 5/4 since Saturday. However, there still appears to be people out there punting on Samoa Joe not being in the mix as the odds for 'Strowman .vs. Lesnar .vs. Reigns' selection has moved in from 2/5 to 1/4.

Exact Composition Of Participants In The SummerSlam 2017 Main Event

Interestingly,with the odds for a triple threat moving in in the 'Exact Composition' market, it has drifted out in a market where clients can have a bet on the number of participants that start the match.

Exact Number Of Participants In The SummerSlam 2017 Main Event

'Exactly 3' has moved up from 1/2 to 7/10 in this market. I personally think it's going to be a four-way, but if anyone out there believes it'll be a triple threat - and the betting would indicate that there are  people under this belief - then the 'Exactly 3' in this market is a better option than going for 'Stowman .vs. Lesnar .vs. Reigns' at 1/4.

The market where customers can bet on who they believe will leave the event as champion is also showing no love for Samoa Joe since the start of the weekend.


Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman have all moved in from where they were on Saturday. 

Joe had been on the descent before the weekend, but hasn't been cut since.

If we find out what the SummerSlam main event is during tonight's show, these markets will be shut down for good. If the match is still up in the air after tonight, then I'll have another look through these markets if they're republished later in the week.

Odds correct at 6:30pm BST and from sports betting firms that run odds from Kambi. A couple of examples can be found below:


Kevin Owens Wins As Battleground 2017 Underdog

Kevin Owens has just won the US Championship from AJ Styles after entering their match as a +1,650 outsider.

You can see how the betting went in the table below.

Date/Time
AJ Styles
Kevin Owens
22/7 8:30pm
-210
+160
11:30pm
"
"
23/7 6am
"
"
1pm
"
"
5pm
"
"
5:50pm
-135
-105
6:10pm
+100
-140
7:30pm
+180
-260
8pm
"
"
9:10pm
"
"
10pm
+250
-350
11pm
+200
-280
11:25pm
-260
+180
24/7 12am
-4,950
+1,650
PPV
"
"
MATCH
"
"

AJ Styles became a -4,950 favourite at a time when heavy price changes were made shortly before the event's Kick Off started.

Odds from 5Dimes.

WWE Battleground 2017 Betting Favourites

Here are the betting favourites for this year's edition of WWE Battleground as the PPV was beginning.

They are ranked in the order of strength. The favourite with the shortest odds is first and so on.

Aiden English -16,000 (Kick Off Winner)
Jinder Mahal -7,500
The New Day -5,700
AJ Styles -4,950
Sami Zayn -3,250
Shinsuke Nakamura -2,450
Natalya -1,700
John Cena -350

These favourites are from available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2017 Odds As Of 12am BST

Here are the WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds from the 5Dimes Website as of midnight.

Heavy betting action within the last hour. I recommend checking out the most recent odds to see how the favourites were backed.

Jinder Mahal -7,500
Randy Orton +2,500

The Usos +1,900
The New Day -5,700

John Cena -420
Rusev +300

Note: Rusev's odds have lowered from +650 to +300.

AJ Styles -4,950
Kevin Owens +1,650

Charlotte +1,100
The Field  +800
Becky +5,000
Lana +6,500
Natalya -1,700
Tamina +9,500

Shinsuke Nakamura -2,450
Baron Corbin +1,150

Sami Zayn -3,250
Mike Kanellis +1,350

Tye Dillinger +4,000
Aiden English -16,000


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

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Battleground 2017 Price Shifts

There has been a huge flurry of price changes in the betting markets that are available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook within the past few minutes.

Here are the names that have been backed:


  • Aiden English has moved from +400 to -120 to win the Kick Off match
  • Sami Zayn is on the slide. He has moved in from +650 into +168
  • Shinsuke Nakamura has dropped from +400 into -115
  • Natalya is back to being the favourite in the elimination match 
  • AJ Styles is also back to favouritism. He moved to -260 from +200
  • John Cena went from -1,200 to -1,350
  • New Day have plummeted from +220 to -400
  • Jinder Mahal has become a -540 fave from -140
Prices correct as of 11:25pm and from 5Dimes.com.

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2017 Betting Odds As Of 11pm BST

Here are the WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds that are currently available from the 5Dimes Website.

Jinder Mahal -140
Randy Orton +100

This market has been going back-and-forth all night. The most recent price I have is -120 for both selections at 10:35pm BST. The current edge has evidently gone to Jinder Mahal.

The Usos -300
The New Day +220

New Day has been cut from +475

John Cena -1,200
Rusev +600

No change.

AJ Styles +200
Kevin Owens -280

AJ Styles' price has been snipped from the +250 it was at 10pm

Charlotte -400
The Field +280
Becky +4,500
Lana +5,500
Natalya +258
Tamina +7,000

Charlotte's price has shortened from -320, 'The Field' versus Charlotte has moved out from +240 to +280. The individual odds for the other participants have stayed where they were previously.

Shinsuke Nakamura +400
Baron Corbin -600

Nakamura's odds have lowered from +500

Sami Zayn +650
Mike Kanellis -1,350

Tye Dillinger -600
Aiden English +400

Aiden English's odds were +600 for the past six hours or so.

These prices were correct at 11pm BST tonight.

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

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2017 Odds As Of 10pm BST

Here are the WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds that are currently available from the 5Dimes Website.

Along with the odds are a few notes indicating any changes that have been made since the most recent post where I looked through them.

Jinder Mahal +100
Randy Orton -140

Orton's odds were at +100 when I last checked in. Mahal has moved out from -140 to underdog.

The Usos -825
The New Day +475

The Usos' price has moved in from -530

John Cena -1200
Rusev +600

AJ Styles +250
Kevin Owens -350

Kevin Owens' odds have been cut from -260

Charlotte -320
The Field +240
Becky +4,500
Lana +5,500
Natalya +258
Tamina +7,000

Charlotte's price has moved in from -280 to -320

Shinsuke Nakamura +500
Baron Corbin -900

Corbin's odds have been snipped from -565

Sami Zayn +650
Mike Kanellis -1,350


5Dimes' WWE Battleground markets are found under 'Other Sports' on this website.

5Dimes' WWE Battleground 2017 Betting Odds As Of 9:10pm BST

Here are the latest WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds from 5Dimes.

Jinder Mahal -140
Randy Orton +100

This market has been see-sawing over the past hour. I've seen both wrestlers at -120 pick 'em on a couple of visits since 8pm.

The Usos -530
The New Day +350

No change within the hour

John Cena -1,200
Rusev +600

Another market that has been stationary

AJ Styles +180
Kevin Owens  -260

Yet another market that has stalled as have all the other markets below.

Charlotte -280
The Field +200
Becky +4,000
Lana +5,000
Natalya +230
Tamina +6,500

Shinsuke Nakamura +375
Baron Corbin -565

Sami Zayn +500
Mike Kanellis -900

Tye Dillinger -1,200
Aiden English +600

Odds correct as of 9:10pm BST. The markets can be found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website.

Paddy Power's WWE Battleground 2017 Markets Set To Close In An Hour

The Paddy Power Sportsbook's WWE Battleground 2017 betting markets are scheduled to close within the next hour.

The betting firm had set 10pm BST as the cut-off point for wagers when the odds for tonight's event were first installed.

William Hill's WWE Battleground 2017 In-Play Specials

The oddsmakers from the William Hill Sportsbook have began to publish their in-play specials for tonight's WWE Battleground 2017 pay-per-view.

As of right now there are a few specials making their way to the website. Here are some of the selections that have been released so far:

- Erick Rowan to make an in-ring appearance 4/9
- Luke Harper to make an in-ring appearance 4/9
- Baron Corbin to cash in the MITB briefcase and win the title 11/10
- Nakamura to win, Orton to win title, Corbin to cash in his MITB briefcase 17/2
- Great Khali to make an appearance 33/1
- Charlotte NOT to win 11/10


Latest Battleground 2017 Odds From 5Dimes

Here are the latest WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds from 5Dimes. All of the odds are correct as of 8pm BST. I'll add notes under the markets if there's anything worth pointing out.

Jinder Mahal +150
Randy Orton -190

The Usos -530
The New Day +350

John Cena -1,200
Rusev +600

AJ Styles +180
Kevin Owens -260

Charlotte -280
The Field +200
Becky +4,000
Lana +5,000
Natalya +230
Tamina +6,500

Shinsuke Nakamura +265
Baron Corbin -385

Sami Zayn +395
Mike Kanellis -595

Tye Dillinger -1,200
Aiden English +600

5Dimes' WWE Battleground odds can be found under 'Other Sports' on the sportsbook menu over at 5Dimes.com.

Three Flips In 5Dimes' WWE Battleground Markets

There have been a handful of flips in the WWE Battleground 2017 betting markets that are available from the 5Dimes Website. The moves have seen Randy Orton, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin enter favouritsism.

Orton is now a -130 favourite to win the WWE World Championship inside the Punjabi prison. This move sees the current titleholder, Jinder Mahal, jump out to -110 from -225.

Date/Time
Jinder Mahal
Randy Orton
22/7 8:30pm
-175
+135
11:30pm
-245
+175
23/7 6am
"
"
1pm
-260
+180
5pm
-305
+225
5:20pm
-225
+168
5:50pm
-110
-130

The US Championship match market had been stationary since it was first installed yesterday. However, the odds for Kevin Owens have been cut.

Date/Time
AJ Styles
Kevin Owens
22/7 8:30pm
-210
+160
11:30pm
"
"
23/7 6am
"
"
1pm
"
"
5pm
"
"
5:50pm
-135
-105

It's close to a pick 'em, but it's Owens who has the edge as his price has slupped from +160.

Baron Corbin has shortened within the past hour or so. You can see how his odds have descended in the times I've tracked the market below.

Date/Time
Shinsuke Nakamura
Baron Corbin
22/7 9:30pm
-195
+155
11:30pm
"
"
23/7 6am
-260
+180
1pm
-270
+190
5pm
-260
+180
5:20pm
-140
+100
5:50pm
+120
-160

As you can see, they had been on the decline for most of the day. 

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

Another 5Dimes Battleground 2017 Update

As it tends to go, I finished typing up the most recent update from 5Dimes' Battleground 2017 market and there have been significant changes within minutes of hitting the 'Publish' button.

Randy Orton's odds to win the Punjabi prison match have lowered from +225 into +168. This means Jinder Mahal, who still remains a favourite, has drifted out from -305 to -225.

The Usos have moved in from -190 to -390 in the market for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship. A winning bet on The New Day will now pay out at odds of +270. They were +150 twenty minutes earlier.

The women's elimination 5-way market has been going all over the place. 

Date/Time
Charlotte
Field
Becky
Lana
Natalya
Tamina
22/7 8:30pm
-335
+245
+700
+700
+1200
+1375
11:30pm
-230
+170
+500
+625
+950
+1250
23/7 12:30am
-210
+160
+800
+800
+385
+1550
1am
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
23/7 6am
+210
+170
+2300
+2800
-230
+4000
1pm
+195
+165
+2100
+3000
-215
+4500
5pm
+150
+125
+2600
+3500
-165
+5000
5:20pm
+115
-105
+2500
"
-135
"

Charlotte has dropped from +150 into +115 and Natalya has drifted to -135 from -165.

Baron Corbin's odds to win against Shinsuke Nakamura have slid down from +180 into +100. Nakamura is now a -140 favourite, but had been -260.

Mike Kanellis' number has shortened from -275 into -595 for his bout with Samu Zayn. A win for Zayn has now been priced up at +395, which is two hundred points more than twenty minutes ago.

Tye Dillinger's odds to win on the pre-show have been slashed in half. He's now -1,200 while Aiden English has increased to +600 from +400.

All other markets remain as they were at 5pm.

5Dimes' Battleground odds can be found under 'Other Sports' on the betting board on the 5Dimes Website.

5Dimes Battleground 2017 Update For Early Sunday Evening

I have just had a look through the WWE Battleground 2017 betting odds that are available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook to note any changes that have been made to the lines since this afternoon's update. Here's all that I've noticed.

Jinder Mahal's odds to win the Punjabi prison match have moved in from -260 to -305. As a result, Randy Orton has increased from +180 to +225.

The New Day selection has dipped from +165 to +150 while the current WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Usos, have moved drifted out from -215 to -190.

The flag mach market has strengthened in favour of a John Cena victory. He has been backed from -1,125 into -1,200 while Rusev has ascended to +600 from +575.

The US Championship market remains stationary. AJ Styles is -210 and Kevin Owens is +160. They are the same odds from when they were installed yesterday evening.

The 5-way market has seen punters backing Charlotte from +195 into +150. Natalya, who has been backed significantly this weekend, has moved up from -215 to -165. You can view all the times I've tracked the market below to show how Natalya's odds had plummeted.

Date/Time
Charlotte
Field
Becky
Lana
Natalya
Tamina
22/7 8:30pm
-335
+245
+700
+700
+1200
+1375
11:30pm
-230
+170
+500
+625
+950
+1250
23/7 12:30am
-210
+160
+800
+800
+385
+1550
1am
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
OTB
23/7 6am
+210
+170
+2300
+2800
-230
+4000
1pm
+195
+165
+2100
+3000
-215
+4500
5pm
+150
+125
+2600
+3500
-165
+5000

Baron Corbin's price has been snipped from +190 into +180 for his meeting with Shinsuke Nakamura. A winning bet on Nakamura will now pay out at odds of -260. The last time I checked, he was -270.

Mike Kanellis' odds to win his second televised bout of the week against Sami Zayn has moved in from -175 into -275. Zayn has been moved out to +195 from +135.

Finally, it appears as though the punters have backed the babyface to go over on the Kick Off as Tye Dillinger has moved in from -490 favourite into -600. Aiden English, on the other side of the market, has jumped to +400 from +330.

Odds correct as of 5pm BST. The markets can be found under 'Other Sports' on the 5Dimes Website.