Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Observer Star Ratings Odds Published For Jax .vs. Rousey

In the most recent post, I mentioned that Kambi had published a couple of match markets for next month's WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

Another market that is currently available is an Over/Under Wrestling Observer Star Ratings special where customers can place bets on whether the newsletter's editor - Dave Meltzer - rates the WWE Raw Women's Championship match above, below or exactly on the bookmakers' estimate.

As of the time of writing, the line has been set at two-and-a-quarter stars. The odds can be viewed in the image below.

Observer Star Ratings Betting For Nia Jax .vs. Ronda Rousey at Money in the Bank 2018

MITB Match Markets Published By Kambi

The oddsmakers from Kambi have added two singles match markets for the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank PPV.

They've installed Roman Reigns as an 11/50 favourite to see off Jinder Mahal (11/4).

The other market is for the WWE Raw Women's Championship match which will see Nia Jax defend her title against Ronda Rousey.

As of the time of writing, Rousey is a 13/25 favourite to get the decision over Jax. A win for the titleholder will pay out at 27/20.

A side bet is also on offer. Customers can have a punt on how Jax .vs. Rousey is settled. The offerings are:

Pinfall 16/5
Submission 11/20
Any Other Method 6/5


Monday, 21 May 2018

Daniel Bryan Betting Updates For May 21st

I have slowly been getting through Kambi's WWE betting markets since they were republished a couple of days ago. In this post, I'll take a look through the specials that are available for Daniel Bryan and point out the changes that have been made to these markets since I last covered them.

There are two kinds of Daniel Bryan specials available from the bookies. The first are the 'Conqueror' markets where you can bet on the time when Bryan next loses a match as well as the person who gets the decision over him. The second is a time-frame market where punters can wager on the period when - or if - Bryan wins either of WWE's two major championships on the road to next year's WrestleMania.

The price for Bryan to lose a match 'Before or During Money in the Bank 2018' has been cut since I last wrote about them on May 11th.

You'll see in the table below that it has been cut from even money into 17/20.

Date of Daniel Bryan's Next Defeat Betting Odds For May 21st

With the 'Before or During' the upcoming PPV option moving in, the compilers have moved the next period up from 5/4 to 6/4. This will cover the day following Money in the Bank right up to the TVs before SummerSlam Sunday.

The Miz is favourite to get the W over Bryan. His price is the only one to move in the market since the most recent update. It is at 13/20 as of the time of writing.

Daniel Bryan's Next Conqueror Betting Odds For May 21st

Big Cass is just below Miz at 6/4. He lost to Bryan at the most recent PPV - Backlash 2018 - and could very well end up on the opposite side of Bryan at Money in the Bank if he doesn't qualify for the ladder match (he's facing Samoa Joe tomorrow night). 

In my opinion, for that alone, Cass should be the favourite in this market. 

Yes, I know Cass is reportedly in the bad books for not working to a directive during an angle ahead of Backlash. What's telling, however, is he was still booked to come out of the May 6th loss to Bryan strong as he did a post-match beatdown.

Finally, the market where customers can place bets on the date when Bryan next wins either the Universal or WWE Championship (or not) has seen the price for him winning one of the straps at WrestleMania 35 dip to EVS from 5/4.


With 'WrestleMania 35' declining, the oddsmakers have moved three other selections out the period that covers the day after SummerSlam right up to the TVs before Survivor Series has moved up to 8/1 from 7/1,  The Survivor Series but before the 2019 Royal Rumble is now 12/1 from 10s as has the time between the Rumble but before Mania

The selection where punters can choose to wager on Bryan not winning the title remains a 3/4 favourite.


Joe And Rollins Snipped In Road To WrestleMania 35 Betting

Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins have been backed to win either the Universal or WWE Championship at any point between now and WrestleMania 35 in a betting market from Kambi.

The Road to WrestleMania special was priced up ten days ago. Joe and Rollins are the only two selections to have been cut since that time.

Smackdown's latest signing, Joe, has moved in from 2/5 to 4/11. Based on the situation of the title, the punters are evidently of the belief the Samoan will become WWE Champion before - or during - next year's Mania.

Using the same logic, it would appear that the bettors have a feeling Rollins will win the WWE Universal Championship sometime before the close of the April 7th event.

With that said, just as long as the selection wins either the WWE or Universal Championship within the time, the wagers will be settled as winners.

You can view the current odds in the table below.

Road to WrestleMania 35 Betting Odds


Nakamura's Odds Dip In Next WWE Champion After Styles Betting

Shinsuke Nakamura's odds to succeed AJ Styles as WWE Champion have taken a small dip in a betting market that's available from Kambi.

The market - which has been available on and off since November - was republished on May 11th with Styles' Money in the Bank challenger a 2/13 favourite to be the next person to hold WWE's major title.

After being taken down ahead of last Monday's Raw, it was republished on Saturday with Nakamura still at the 2/13, but - as of today - the new price is a slightly lower 1/7. As you can see in the table below, Nakamura was 1/7 following his Royal Rumble win at the top of the year.

All other selections in this special remain as they were earlier ten days ago.

WWE Champion After AJ Styles Betting Odds


Braun Strowman Conqueror Update For May 21st

With Kambi's oddsmakers likely to take down most - if not all - of their WWE markets ahead of tonight's episode of Raw, I thought I'd publish a short update about the Braun Strowman Conqueror markets where customers have been betting on both the time-frame when Strowman next suffers a loss in a singles match and the person who delivers the defeat.

As you can see in the tables below, there has been interest in Strowman losing 'Between the Day After MITB 2018' and 'During SummerSlam'. The former has been cut from 9/4 into 2/1 while the 'SummerSlam' selection has moved from 2/1 to 6/4.

As a result, the bookies have moved the present period - 'Before or During MITB 2018' from 6/4 to 9/4.

Braun Strowman Conqueror 2018 Betting

The name that seems to have been backed to get the W over Strowman - since I last wrote about these specials - is Brock Lesnar.

The current WWE Universal Champion has been snipped from 4/1 into 3/1.

With Lesnar falling, the bookies have increased John Cena (6/1 to 8/1) and Dean Ambrose (10/1 to 12/1).

For these markets to be settled, the qualifying match has to take place on a live WWE broadcast and been advertised at least twenty-four hours before it takes place. The win must come by pinfall, submission or referee stoppage. There are other rules, so I advise looking at them before placing your bets.


Sunday, 20 May 2018

WrestleMania 35 Main Event Betting Odds Notes For May 20th

Kambi's WrestleMania 35 special - where customers can have a bet on what they believe will be the final match on April 7th 2019 - was republished yesterday with a few adjustments made to it since I last looked at it nine days ago.

WrestleMania 35 Main Event Betting Odds

As you can see by clicking the table above, there are six changes. Three selections have drifted out and three have been cut.

Those that have increased since May 11th are:

  • Braun Strowman .vs. Bobby Lashley has moved from 6/1 to 8/1
  • Bobby Lashley .vs. Brock Lesnar also from 6s to 8/1
  • Daniel Bryan .vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, which had moved from 2/1 to 5/2 between May 8th and 11th is now 3/1
The selections that have been cut by the oddsmakers are:

  • Brock Lesnar .vs. Finn Balor has been halved from 50/1
  • Roman Reigns .vs. Seth Rollins from 17/1 into 10s
  • AJ Styles .vs. Daniel Bryan has dropped to 5/1 from 6/1


These bets will be settled at the conclusion of WrestleMania 35. Winning bets will be decided on what the final match of the night will be.


WWE Universal Champion After Brock Lesnar Odds Notes For May 20th


The market was taken down ahead of Monday's episode of Raw, but was republished yesterday morning.

I've taken another look through the prices and noticed a few adjustments since the 11th.

For starters, Roman Reigns' price to be the next Universal Champion has moved up slightly. He's now at 13/10 - an improvement from last week's 5/4.

Another selection that has moved up is the one for Bobby Lashley, who is now at 5/1 from 4/1.

The two wrestlers moving up is because there has evidently been interest in another name on the board.

Seth Rollins - who was 4/1 last week - has now dipped to 3/1.

You can view the current odds for all of the listed participants in the table below.


Universal Champion After Brock Lesnar Betting Odds For May 20th


Mania 35 Champions Odds Update For May 20th

It has been over a week since the Kambi oddsmakers first installed betting markets where customers can place bets on who they believe will leave WrestleMania 35 Weekend as holders of some of the major titles within WWE. Since that time, I've noticed two markets have been adjusted. Both are for the women's titles.

In the Smackdown Women's Championship market, there appears to have been interest in AJ Lee and Lana being champs by the end of April 7th.

Lee's odds have been cut from 25/1 into 20/1 while Lana - who is also at 20/1 - dropped from 33/1.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion At WrestleMania 35 Betting

As you can see, the only other changes that have been made have seen Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville both move out from 20/1 into 33/1.

The Raw Women's Championship market changes can be viewed below.

WWE Raw Women's Champion After WrestleMania 35 Betting

Ronda Rousey - who opened as a 4/6 to be in possession of the strap - has been cut into 1/2. 

They've increased the odds for three other selections with Bayley and Sasha Banks both moving out from 5/1 to 6/1 and Natalya drifting out from 10s to 12/1.

The NXT Championship, Universal Title and WWE Championship markets remain as they were on May 11th.


MITB 2018 Outright Winner Odds Notes

There have been a few adjustments made to both of the outright Money in the Bank winner markets that are available from the Kambi oddsmakers.

In the women's market, the price for Alexa Bliss to become this year's Ms. Money in the Bank has dropped from 11/2 to 3/1.

As a result, the bookies have increased the odds for Charlotte Flair. She is now a 2/1 favourite. Her most recent price was EVS.

Women's MITB 2018 Betting Odds

I thought Sonya Deville would have reappeared on the market today. 

WWE sent out a tweet yesterday to announce that she would get another chance to qualify on the upcoming episode of Smackdown where she'll face Naomi. The last we saw of Deville - in this market - was on May 11th when she was 12/1. She was one of the speculative punts I placed, so I am glad she's getting another opportunity to be a confirmed participant.

For what it's worth, Sky Bet has Deville at 16/1 as of the time of writing.

The men's market has had an interesting change since yesterday.

All the names at the top of the list have remained where they were. However, Big E has been slashed from 10/1 into 4/1. This puts him in third place in the betting. As of this moment, he isn't confirmed for the match but this will be addressed on Tuesday's edition of Smackdown. 

Men's MITB 2018 Betting Odds

With the selection falling, the oddsmakers have moved out confirmed runners - Kevin Owens (4/1 to 6/1) and Bobby Roode (15/1 to 17/1).

Kofi Kingston (15/1 from 10/1), Big Cass (15/1 to 17/1) and Xacier Woods (15/1 to 17/1) who are still unconfirmed for the match were also selections that have drifted.


Ronda Rousey Betting Update Following The MITB 2018 Announcement

Following the announcement that Ronda Rousey would challenge Nia Jax for the WWE Raw Women's Championship at Money in the Bank on June 14th, a number of betting markets - specific to WWE's newcomer - have been adjusted by the Kambi oddsmakers.

Before the match was publicised, customers of the sportsbooks that publishes Kambi's WWE markets were able to place bets on the date when Rousey wins either of the two major women's championships in WWE and another where punters could bet on the person who scores a victory over her.

These markets are still available, but have drastically changed with Monday's news.

The latter markets were first installed in early April. At the time they went live, customers could have backed 'Before or During MITB 2018' at 5/2. It is now down to 4/6.

Ronda Rousey Conqueror Betting

As of the time of writing, Rousey's Money in the Bank opponent - Nia Jax - is 3/4 to be the person who scores a pinfall, submission or ref stoppage decision over the former UFC Bantamweight Champion.

Jax had opened at 5/1, but did spend some time at 6/1 in mid-April.

With Rousey potentially - but not certainly! - winning the title in four weeks, the match also makes the 'Road to WrestleMania 35' market interesting.

Ronda Rousey Road to WrestleMania 35 Betting

When the match was announced, a title win for Rousey 'Before or During Money in the Bank' was at 12/1. It was cut to 10s, but bets placed on Monday afternoon were voided due to the rule that bets made after social media announcements would be cancelled

The market opened back up yesterday with the option at 3/4. It has since fallen a little bit more to 13/20.

It's going to be an intriguing month seeing how these odds move. Especially if the markets are still in-contention beyond Money in the Bank.


A Look Through Kambi's MITB 2018 Specials

In the first post I published yesterday, I mentioned that the Kambi oddsmakers had created new Money in the Bank specials ready for not only the MITB PPV but for any cash ins that occur beyond the June 17th event. In the post, I wrote that I would cover them at a later point. Well, now is that point.

I have had another look through all of the markets as of this morning, so - in this post - I'll write about how these markets opened and whether any prices differ from then.

Combined Brand Score Of Men and Women MITB Matches
This market has been priced up giving the option to place a wager on the combined brand score of the men's and women's ladder matches.

So, say both the men's and women's ladder matches are won by a member of the Smackdown roster, the winning selection would be 'Smackdown 2-0'.

They've obviously covered all three possible outcomes. As you can see in the table below, punters have evidently sided with the score being tied 1-1 as it has dropped from 4/6 into 11/20.

Money in the Bank 2018 Betting Odds

Brand Of Winner
In these markets, you're betting on the brand where the eventual winners are contracted to. So - say for example Sonya Deville wins (she's in another qualifier this week) - the winning selection would be 'Smackdown'.

The ladies' market opened with 'Smackdown' at 11/20, but this has drifted out to 17/20 after the 'Raw' option fell from 13/10 into 17/20.

The male market is also showing differing pricing to yesterday. 'Smackdown' has been backed from 7/10 into 1/2 while the other option has risen to 11/8 from EVS.

Champion Against Which The MITB Briefcase Is Cashed In
These markets will pay out on the championship that each contract is cashed in on. The odds have moved in a similar way to the 'Brand Of Winner' market.

Raw's Universal Championship has moved from EVS to 11/8 and the WWE Championship has moved in from 7/10 into 1/2.

Both of the women's championships are 17/20 as of the time of writing.

Time of Cash-in
Just like in previous years, customers can bet on the timeframe when the cash-ins take place. Both the men's and women's markets are showing the same odds as yesterday.

Here's how the betting on the male winners cash-in:

Date Of Men's MITB 2018 Cash-In Betting Odds

As you can see, there are joint-favourites with 'During Money in the Bank' and 'During SummerSlam' both at 6/4.

The ladies market favours a cash-in taking place on June 17th as 'During Money in the Bank' is 5/4.

Date Of Women's MITB 2018 Cash-In Betting Odds

A repeat of the first-ever cash-in, 'On 1st Day After WrestleMania Or Later' is currently 12/1.

Men's Briefcase Cash-in To Occur Before The Women Briefcase Cash-in
This is available under the men's markets and allows the customer to bet on the men's cash-in taking place before Ms. Money in the Bank does.

As of the time of writing, the 'Yes' is 23/25 and the 'No' is 3/4. For what it's worth, the 'Yes' started off at 19/20 while the 'No' has stalled.

Show Of Cash-in
These markets will pay out on the show where the cash-ins take place. The odds haven't changed since yesterday.

In the men's market, they have priced up 'Raw/Smackdown' at 5/2 while the 'PPV/WWE Network Specials / Any Other' option is 1/4. Over in the women's market they have 'Raw/Smackdown' at 3/1 and the other option is 1/5.

Cash-in To Be A Success
Just like in previous years, you can also bet on the eventual cash-ins being successful or not.

The men's offering is 'Yes' at a very short 1/14 to the unsuccessful option at 11/2 while - over the women's market - they have 'Yes' at 1/8 to the 'No' at 4/1.

I'll take a look over these markets a number of times not only in the lead-in to MITB 2018, but also in the weeks and months following it. This is, of course, if we don't get earlier cash-ins for both the men and women.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

WWE 2019 Hall Of Fame Betting Update For May 19th

The Kambi oddsmakers republished their WWE 2019 Hall of Fame betting market earlier today. The list has had a number of adjustments made to it since it was last made available to customers.

WWE Hall of Fame 2019 Betting Odds

As you can see, four selections' prices have been cut will three have increased.

Those to have moved up are Big Show (5/1 to 6/1), Kane (5/1 to 6/1) and Daniel Bryan (7/1 to 8/1).

The names that have declined are Vader (12/1 to 8/1), Paul Heyman (10/1 to 8/1), D-Generation X (7/1 to 6/1) and Chris Jericho (7/1 to 6/1).

For bets to be settled as winners, the selection has to be the final act inducted on the April 5th of next year. Seeing Vader declining has me wondering whether the people backing him are aware of this rule because - as I have written in previous posts - seeing his price lowering doesn't make any sense.

I can absolutely see Vader being a name that would be brought in for such a ceremony, but - based on how he was booked by WWE during most of his time with the company - I cannot envision him being placed in the headline slot for the Hall of Fame.

When available, the market is available from the websites that publishes WWE odds from Kambi. A couple of examples can be found below:


Jax-Rousey Match Odds Published And More

The oddsmakers from Sky Bet have installed a market for next month's WWE Raw Women's Championship match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey.

It's the first pricing I have seen for this match from a European-based sportsbook.

As of the time of writing both the champion and challenger are at 5/6 each.

Off-shore bookmaker, BetOnline, has Rousey at +100 to Jax's -140.

Sky Bet has also added singles markets for two other singles matches scheduled to take place on June 17th.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion - Carmella - is a 3/1 outsider for her defence against Asuka. A decision in favour of the challenger will pay out at odds of 2/9.

The other market is for the WWE Championship match. The titleholder, AJ Styles, is 2/5 while Shinsuke Nakamura is 7/4.

MITB 2018 Odds Update For May 19th

Kambi's odds for the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder matches were republished this morning with some adjustments made to them.

In this post, I'll point out the changes that have been made to the two markets. Other MITB specials have also been installed, I'll cover these in a later post.

Here's how the prices have changed for the outright men's winner.

Men's Money in the Bank 2018 Betting Odds

All of the confirmed and potential entrants - as of current storylines - are covered in this market. 

I have highlighted the wrestlers that have been confirmed for the match. On next week's episode of Smackdown, Big Cass and Samoa Joe will wrestle each other to determine another entrant while one member of The New Day will be entered into the match after the team defeated The Bar in a qualifier this week.

The Miz remains a favourite. His price has now been snipped from 6/4 into 5/4. Another name who has dropped is Rusev. He's now at 3s after opening at 6/1.

There are only four wrestlers confirmed for the ladies' match. The entire list  - and their odds - can be viewed in the table below. Just like with the men's match, I've highlighted the confirmed selections.

Women's Money in the Bank 2018 Betting Odds

Charlotte Flair's odds have been snipped from 5/4 to EVS. Alexa Bliss, who is another confirmed participant, has lowered from 6/1 into 11/2.

A name who hasn't been locked in, but has been cut is Natalya.

The Hart Family member went from 6/1 to 3/1. I find this unsurprising with Ronda Rousey facing Nia Jax for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.

If Rousey happens to be booked to win the title, having Natalya as Ms. Money in the Bank could be a way to set up the eventual schism between the friends.

Lana - who will wrestle a qualifier against Billie Kay on next week's Smackdown - has been cut from 25/1 to 15/1. I doubt she'll win the match, but it sure would be interesting to see both Lana and Rusev win their respective matches to become Mr and Mrs Money in the Bank.

Speaking of Billie Kay - her price has increased from 10/1 into 15/1 despite being a win away from a place in the match.

As mentioned above, there are other Money in the Bank specials. I plan to write about this soon.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Rumble 2019 Odds Notes For May 17th


I have spent an hour or so of this afternoon catching up with the two Royal Rumble betting markets that are available on the websites that publishes Kambi's WWE odds.

Even though I haven't written much about these markets since they were released, I have made monthly notes and there are enough adjustments from April to warrant an update.

In this post, I'll run through all the adjustments that have been made since last month.
  • Rhyno is now 125/1. He was 250/1 when the market was first published in February
  • Curt Hawkins - who was 250/1 for months - is now 80/1
  • Carlito has also been cut to 80/1 from 250/1
  • Conor McGregor's odds have doubled to 50/1
  • Great Khali was available at 80s for the opening few months, but is now 33/1
  • Matt Hardy is now 25/1 from 33/1
  • Killian Dain - who was 80/1 - is now down to 25/1
  • Kenny Omega has drifted out to 25/1 from 20s
  • Sami Zayn has been pushed out to 20/1 from 17/1
  • Randy Orton is another at 20/1 from 17s
  • Same for Bray Wyatt
  • Batista, Dean Ambrose and The Rock have each moved up from 15/1 to 17/1
  • The Miz has been cut from 20/1 into 15/1
  • Shinsuke Nakamura has moved out from 12/1 to 15/1
  • Rey Mysterio down to 15/1 from 25/1
  • Dolph Ziggler is now 15/1 from 20s
  • Aleister Black is now 15/1 from 25/1
  • Seth Rollins has lowered from 15s into 12/1
  • Rusev has also moved from 15/1 to 12/1
  • Elias, Chris Jericho, Big E and Baron Corbin are all now 12/1 from 17/1
  • Samoa Joe has dropped from 15/1 to 10/1
  • Finn Balor is now 10/1 from 12/1
  • John Cena has moved up to 8/1 from 13/2
  • AJ Styles has also jumped to 8/1 from 13/2
  • Bobby Lashley's odds have been halved into 6/1
  • Roman Reigns is now 3/1 from 4/1, but had opened at 7/2 in February
  • Daniel Bryan - who opened at 8/1 in February, when he wasn't cleared to wrestle - is now at 3s. He was 4/1 last month
  • Braun Strowman - who had been 2/1 since February - is now 6/4
The women's Royal Rumble market - which opened on April 14th - has shifted at the top with Ronda Rousey drifting out from even money favourite to 6/4 with Charlotte Flair joining her as joint-favourite by dropping from 9/4.

As I've written a couple of times this week, if Ronda Rousey is really going to leave Money in the Bank as WWE Raw Women's Champion - Charlotte Flair winning the Royal Rumble becomes an even likely result if the plan for next year's WrestleMania is to have Flair go up against Rousey. A Rumble win would allow for Flair to cross brands for the encounter.