Monday, 18 February 2019

D-Generation X And The 2019 WWE Hall Of Fame

It looks like D-Generation X will officially be announced as inductees for this year's WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.

And I would hazard a guess it'll be done by the end of the day.

A video has been circulating on Twitter today. It was recorded from the WWE Network. It indicated that DX will be going into the Hall of Fame and that tickets for the ceremony will go on sale later this week.

The Kambi oddsmakers were taking bets on the person - or persons - who would be the headline act of the 2019 Hall of Fame from April 8th right up to late-October of last year. D-Generation X was one of the selections available to customers.

When the market was first installed, the faction was 7/1. The selection was cut to 6/1 by May 19th (thumbs up if the first thing you thought of was Kane), but then - by June 7th - the selection had drifted back out to 10/1.

Its final cut came on August 29th when the bookies moved it to 4/1.

When the market was last available on October 22nd, it was the New World Order that was the betting favourite. It closed at 6/4.

Per the rules of the market, bets will be settled at the conclusion of the event as the winning act will be the one that is inducted last on the night.

WWE 2019 Hall of Fame Headline Act Betting
Kambi's WWE Hall of Fame Market (Click Image To Expand)


Corbin Is Another Underdog Winner At Elimination Chamber 2019

Baron Corbin has just become the third underdog to win a match at WWE Elimination Chamber 2019.

Of the three outsider wins so far, this one shouldn't really be that much of a surprise. A look over the betting points that there were many bettors who thought Corbin could end up winning the match.


Date/Time
Braun Strowman
Baron Corbin
14/2 10:00PM
-600
+400
16/2 7:00PM
-420
+300
16/2 11:30PM
-280
+200
17/2 8:00AM
-350
+250
17/2 8:00PM
-290
+210
17/2 11:00PM
"
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PPV
"
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18/2 12:20AM
-260
+180
MATCH
"
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The eventual winner had started off at +400 on Valentine's Day and  - despite one entry when he rose to +250 from +200 before moving down to +210 - closed at +180 before the match.

Balor Wins IC Title As Slight Underdog

Another betting underdog has won at WWE Elimination Chamber 2019.

Finn Balor - who was up against WWE Intercontinental Champion, Bobby Lashley, and Lio Rush in a handicap match - came out of the match as the new titleholder.

Despite opening with 5Dimes as a favourite, Balor was pushed out following interest in his opponents. Lashley and Rush went from +100 into -160 between February 14th and Saturday night.

As you can see below, Balor's price did come in last night after dipping from +120 into +100.


Date/Time
Lashley and Rush
Finn Balor
14/2 10:00PM
+100
-140
16/2 7:00PM
-130
-110
16/2 11:30PM
-160
+120
17/2 8:00AM
-140
+100
17/2 11:00PM
"
"
PPV
"
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MATCH
OTB
OTB


5Dimes entire Elimination Chamber markets were unavailable as the match was about to begin. However, the Kambi market closed with Balor a slight 9/10 outsider to Lashley's 4/5.

The Usos Win Smackdown Tag Team Championship At Elimination Chamber 2019

Jimmy and Jey Uso have just defeated Shane McMahon and The Miz to become WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions in what should be considered a betting upset.

Going into the match, the challengers were +300 outsiders with the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

Date/Time
Miz and Shane
The Usos
14/2 10:00PM
-400
+280
16/2 7:00PM
-300
+220
17/2 8:00AM
-420
+300
17/2 11:00PM
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PPV
"
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MATCH
"
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The Usos were backed from +280 into +220 by 7PM GMT yesterday evening. However, the then champions were backed into their closing -420 overnight.

In a post published earlier this evening, I pointed out how BetOnline customers had backed Miz and Shane from -400 into -850 between February 6th and the early hours of Sunday morning. The eventual winners rose from +250 into +450 in this period.

Kambi's market closed with The Usos at 11/5. 

Elimination Chamber 2019 Betting Favourites

Here are the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 betting favourites as the PPV was starting. The selections are ranked in order of strength with the shortest price first.

Ronda Rousey -2,000
Buddy Murphy -750 (Pre-Show Winner)
Daniel Bryan -675
Miz and Shane McMahon -420
Braun Strowman -290
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush -140
Bayley and Sasha Banks -140

Odds from 5Dimes.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Kambi Publishes Shake Up Odds

The oddsmakers from Kambi have published a trio of betting markets for the brand extension that is set to shake up the WWE rosters in mid-April.

The first market is made up of NXT roster members. Customers can place wagers on them staying on their current brand or moving to another one during the shake up.

The second and third markets have the same concept as the one with NXT stars only one is a list of Raw wrestlers and the other is for Smackdown talent.

I'll write more about these props in the coming days.

Odds Notes About 5Dimes' WWE Elimination Chamber Markets As Of 9PM GMT

It has been a relatively quiet day in regards to the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 betting markets that are available from the 5Dimes Sportsbook.

Here's all that I have as of 9PM GMT.

  • No change in the market for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match. The champ, Buddy Murphy, remains a -750 favourite to Akira Tozawa's +450
  • Baron Corbin fell from +250 into +210 sometime before 8PM GMT. As a result, Braun Strowman has been moved to -290 from -350
  • No change in the Intercontinental Championship market. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush are still -140 favourites over Finn Balor (+100)
  • Ronda Rousey remains a -2,000 fave to retain her WWE Raw Women's Championship with a decision over Ruby Riott (+1,000)
  • Daniel Bryan fell into -750 from -570 in the men's Elimination Chamber market sometime before 8PM GMT. He wasn't the only name to have a price drop. AJ Styles is now +1,250 from +1,280 (okay, not a huge drop, but a drop nonetheless). Randy Orton is up to +1,700 from +1,400 as is Samoa Joe. Kofi Kingston has climbed to +2,200 from +1,600 and Jeff Hardy is at +2,800 from +2,400
  • The Miz and Shane McMahon have stalled as -420 favourites to successfully retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship. The Usos are +300
  • Nia Jax and Tamina were moved down from +250 into +175 by 5PM GMT and were then cut to +160 by 8PM in the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship market. Bayley and Sasha Banks are still favourites, but their price has moved up from -170 to -135. The other selections have moved in the following order: Riott Squad from +1,100 to +1,250, Rose and Deville from +1,200 to +1,600, IIconics from +1,800 to +2,000 and Naomi and Carmella are now +3,500 from +2,700
5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

Elimination Chamber 2019 Wagering From BetOnline

I have just taken a look over the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 betting markets that are available to customers of BetOnline.

The sportsbook first opened betting on tonight's show at the start of this month and I've made regular visits noting down how each match market has been adjusted. In this post, I'll share with you the latest odds and compare them to when I first came across them.

Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush .vs. Finn Balor
As of the time of writing, Lashley and Rush are -150 favourites to get a decision over Finn Balor (+110). This wasn't always the case, however. When it first opened on February 12th, BetOnline has Balor as a -170 favourite. The customers have evidently backed Lashley and Rush down from their opening +130.

Buddy Murphy .vs. Akira Tozawa 
The market for the pre-show was first installed on the 11th. It has been stationary ever since with Buddy Murphy a -700 fave. His challenger is +400.

Ronda Rousey .vs. Ruby Riott
When it first opened on February 11th, BetOnline had Rousey as an extremely short -5,000. Ruby Riott was at +1,200. It appears to me as if the punters have taken a speculative punt on the outsider as Riott is now down to +1,000. With the challenger lowered, they've moved up Rousey to -4,500.

Shane McMahon and The Miz .vs. The Usos
The WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship market was one of the first to be priced up. Across the eleven or so days since, the action has sided with the champs.

Shane McMahon and The Miz .vs. The Usos - BetOnline

As you can see, I've been able to catch McMahon and The Miz fall from -400 into their current price of -850.

The Usos have drifted from +250 to +450 over those days.

Braun Strowman .vs. Baron Corbin
When I came across the Strowman .vs. Corbin market on the morning of Valentine's Day, the former was a -600 favourite and Corbin was +350. When I looked over the market at 12AM GMT this morning, Corbin's price had been snipped into +250. A decision in favour of Strowman will now pay out at -400.

Women's Elimination Chamber Match
The women's Elimination Chamber match market kicked off with Bayley and Sasha Banks at -175 (7th February). They were -250 when I checked over their odds a couple of days later, but are now up to -200 following a drop in favour of Nia Jax and Tamina.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Betting - Women's EC Match

Nia and Tamina were initially +500 third favourites. They were then backed into +450 second-faves by February 9th and were slashed to +150 by the early hours of this morning.

Men's Elimination Chamber Match
The WWE Championship market has seen Daniel Bryan move from -250 (February 6th) all the way down to -800 (12AM today). 

The only other selection who has had a price cut over those days is Randy Orton who was snipped into +800 sometime before 12AM this morning. He had risen to +1,000 from +600 in the first six days.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Betting - Men's EC Match

The markets are still available as of the time of writing. They can be found under 'WWE' in the 'Game Props' category of the BetOnline Sportsbook.

Kofi's Momentum In Storyline And In Betting

I don't know whether I should be surprised or not to see Kofi Kingston's odds to win the WWE Championship sliding in markets for tonight's Elimination Chamber match.

Following his performance in the gauntlet match on Tuesday night, I guess I should have expected Kingston to see some interest from punters believing he is the one with the most momentum  from the gauntlet match.

I didn't expect to see some European books move him into second-favourite, though. I felt that AJ Styles would have been cemented in second place across all European websites, just like he is in offshore sites like 5Dimes.

5Dimes and BetOnline have Kingston at 16/1 while, over here, the shortest I can find is Sky Bet's 6/1. To show just how far he has lowered, Sky Bet had Kingston at 14s the morning after Smackdown.

It's important to note that Kofi Kingston was a replacement for the injured Mustafa Ali. I believe it's very likely that Ali would have came out of Tuesday's gauntlet match with the MVP/Momentum going into tonight had he not been injured.

Another important thing to point out is that - even though it's hard to tell right now - WWE must have an idea for the WWE Championship match for WrestleMania. I doubt the plan would have changed in favour of a late replacement brought on by Ali's injury.

In my opinion, the bookies have the correct favourite in Daniel Bryan.

There are still legs to his current 'New Daniel Bryan' character. The introduction of the eco-friendly WWE Championship belt hasn't ran its course yet.

Bryan 'lost' to Kingston in the gauntlet match, so I believe the favour will be returned tonight with Bryan being the one who'll eliminate Kofi.

I don't know if they do Bryan and Kingston as the final two, but - based on how much people have seemingly been invested in Kofi's momentum  - it is the conclusion that I'd do.

If Luke Harper is going to be a part of the Bryan/Rowan allegiance, I'd have him assist the champ for the win.

5Dimes' Elimination Chamber Odds For Sunday Morning

I have just made my first visit of the day to the 5Dimes website to see how the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 markets are looking since last night.

There have been a few minor changes made to some of the markets. In this post, I'll bring you up all up to date.

Buddy Murphy .vs. Akira Tozawa
The pre-show market is still showing Buddy Murphy as a -750 favourite to successfully retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. He has been at this number since the market was installed on February 14th. Murphy's opponent, Akira Tozawa, is +450.

Braun Strowman .vs. Baron Corbin 
When I last wrote about this market, I pointed out that Baron Corbin had moved in from +300 into +200. He has since drifted out to +250 after Braun Strowman was backed from -280 into -350.

Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush .vs. Finn Balor
Yesterday evening's wagering saw Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush move in from -140 to -160. As a result of this, Finn Balor was pushed up from -110 into +120. The overnight wagering has sided with Finn Balor as he is now +100. Lashley and Rush are -140.

Ronda Rousey .vs. Ruby Riott
The WWE Raw Women's Championship market was adjusted for the first time. The selection that has seemingly been backed is Ruby Riott as the challenger is now a +1,000 outsider from +1,500. Ronda Rousey has moved up to -2,000 from -4,500.

The Miz and Shane McMahon .vs. The Usos
The Usos went from +280 into +220 by early yesterday evening. They've now drifted out to +300 following interest in Miz and Shane, who have now fallen to -420 from -300.

Women's Elimination Chamber Match
The women's Elimination Chamber match is showing the same pricing as last night.
Bayley and Sasha Banks are -170 favourites to become the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. The team that's next to them in the betting - at +250 - is the one comprising of Nia Jax and Tamina. The Riott Squad (+1,100), Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (+1,200), The IIconics (+1,800) and Naomi and Carmella (+2,700) are the other runners in the market.

Men's Elimination Chamber Match
Just like with the women's Elimination Chamber market, the male version is still showing the same pricing as last night.
Daniel Bryan is a -570 to retain the WWE Championship. The second-favourite is AJ Styles at +1,280 and then there are Randy Orton (+1,400), Samoa Joe (+1,400), Kofi Kingston (+1,600) and Jeff Hardy (+2,400).

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

5Dimes' Elimination Chamber 2019 Update For Saturday Night

Here are a few more notes about the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Elimination Chamber betting markets.

  • In the update from earlier this evening, I noted that Baron Corbin's odds had dipped from +400 into +300. They're now down to +200. As a result, the bookies have moved Braun Strowman up from -420 to -280
  • In the same update, I pointed out that Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush had moved into favouritism from +100. They've now dropped from the -130 into -160 while their opponent, Finn Balor, has risen to +120 from -110
The rest of the markets are showing the same pricing. They are:

Ronda Rousey -4,500
Ruby Riott +1,500

Daniel Bryan -570
AJ Styles +1,280
Randy Orton +1,400
Samoa Joe +1,400
Kofi Kingston +1,600
Jeff Hardy +2,400

The Miz and Shane McMahon -300
The Usos +220

Bayley and Sasha Banks -170
Nia Jax and Tamina +250
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville +1,200
Riott Squad +1,100
IIConics +1,800
Naomi and Carmella +2,700

Buddy Murphy -750
Akira Tozawa +450

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

5Dimes' Elimination Chamber 2019 Prices For Saturday Evening

Here are some notes about the 5Dimes Sportsbook's WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 markets.

  • Baron Corbin's odds have been snipped from the +400 he opened at two days ago to +300. Braun Strowman is now up to -420 from -600
  • Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush are now down to -130 from +100 in the handicap match market. A decision for Finn Balor will now pay out at -110. He was -140 previously
  • The WWE Raw Women's Championship market still has Ronda Rousey as a short -4,500 favourite over Ruby Riott (+1,500)
  • The Cruiserweight Championship market is also unchanged with Buddy Murphy -750 to successfully retain against Akira Tozawa (+450)
  • Kofi Kingston has lowered from +1,900 into +1,600 in the market for the WWE Championship. He isn't the only selection to lower as Daniel Bryan has fallen to -570 from -505. All of the other participants have drifted out
  • The Usos have been snipped from +280 into +220 to beat Shane McMahon and The Miz in the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match. The champs have moved up from -400 into -300
  • The WWE Women's Tag Team Championship market has seen Nia Jax and Tamina backed from +460 into +250. Bayley and Sasha remain faves, but they've drifted to -170 from -270. The rest of the field have increased.
All prices are compared to this morning's lines.

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

Kurt Angle Favoured To Win The Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Betting on this year's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal has commenced on the Sky Bet website and Kurt Angle has opened as a favourite.

The market, which opened within the last hour, had Angle as a 20/1 favourite. However, just as I was about to begin writing this post, I noticed the selection has dropped to 16/1.

What is worth pointing out is the fact that history has not been kind to the early betting favourites to win this match.

In betting on the first five Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royals, none of the early favourites have won.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Betting History (WrestleManias 30-34)

It's a trend that could potentially work against punters sooner or later.

I didn't even consider Kurt Angle winning the battle royal before I came across the market. I don't know if I do now, but I can see why he's favoured considering the company has teased Angle could retire. A swansong win in the battle royal, by throwing out his current nemesis - and the third Andre Battle Royal winner, Baron Corbin - is something that would not surprise me.

I've placed a couple of long-shot bets.

The first is on Nia Jax (100/1) to play into her participating in the men's Royal Rumble match last month.

It looks like the company may have gotten cold feet about Jax wrestling men as an intergender match between her and Dean Ambrose - for an upcoming house show - appears to have been canned, so this is a gamble on my part.

Another 100/1 gamble is on the New England Patriots'  Rob Gronkowski winning it.

If you recall, Gronk was there when his friend - Mojo Rawley - won the battle royal a couple of years ago.

The Super Bowl winner hasn't announced his retirement as of the time of writing. I believe has until early March, when the new league year begins, to announce his intentions for 2019.

If he does call it quits, making a surprise appearance and winning the battle royal at Mania could be Gronk's first post-football sports media moment.

MITB Cash In During 1st Smackdown On Fox Props Published

In the most recent post, I mentioned that Sky Bet has published two markets where customers can place wagers on this year's Money in the Bank winners.

The bookies didn't end there. They've also installed three Money in the Bank cash-in specials on the website.

In the Money in the Bank RequestABet section, customers have the opportunity to wager on either of the Money in the Bank contracts being cashed in on the first episode of WWE Smackdown when it moves to Fox this autumn.

The three markets, and their prices, are:

- Either briefcase to be cashed in on the first Smackdown to air on Fox (19 October 2019) 9/2

- Women's briefcase to be cashed in on the first Smackdown to air on Fox (19 October 2019) 8/1

- Men's briefcase to be cashed in on the first Smackdown to air on Fox (19 October 2019) 14/1

I was the person who requested a special for a cash-in on WWE's Smackdown debut on Fox, so it should go without saying that I've backed all three selections.

Kicking off the new era for Smackdown with a cash-in is something that would not surprise me if it were to happen on October 19th.

Sky Bet Publishes MITB 2019 Markets

Sky Bet has opened a book on both of the Money in the Bank ladder matches that will likely take place over the summer.

The firm has installed Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens as joint-favourites to win the men's match. Both wrestlers are available at 9/1 as of the time of writing.

McIntyre and Owens are then followed by Andrade (11/1), John Cena (12/1), Seth Rollins (12/1). Finn Balor (14/1), Bobby Lashley (16/1) to round off the top few names on the long list.

Names like AJ Styles, Braun Strowman and Mustafa Ali follow in the 18/1 bracket. The offerings continue all the way down to The Undertaker who's 100/1.

Three names share the top of the ladies' market. 

Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax and Sasha Banks are 9/1 each. Then it's Ruby Riott at 10/1. The 2018 winner, Alexa Bliss, is 11/1 as is Bayley. They're above Natalya (12/1), Ember Moon (14/1), Mandy Rose (14/1).

2019 Women's Royal Rumble winner, Becky Lynch, is 16/1 along with Naomi and Shayna Baszler. Then, just like with the men's market, there are a lot of other selections for customers to choose from.

The last name, as of the time of writing, is Maryse at 66/1.

Kambi Reopens Tag Market

Kambi is once again accepting wagers on tomorrow night's WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match.

In a post published yesterday, I pointed out that the oddsmakers had closed the market with the assumption that it was done following the news that Jimmy Uso was arrested after getting into a confrontation with police in Detroit.

The new pricing has the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions - The Miz and Shane McMahon - drop further into favouritism as they're now at 1/10. The most recent price I had was 2/13.

Date/Time
The Miz and Shane McMahon
The Usos
6/2 5:00PM
2/5
7/4
8/2 3:00PM
1/4
5/2
11/2 1:45PM
2/13
7/2
16/2 9:00AM
1/10
9/2

As a result of the champs moving in, a decision in favour of The Usos is now 9/2. This is an increase from 7/2.

In yesterday's post, I looked at other firms' prices for the tag match and noted the arrest had no affect on the active markets. As of this morning, there have been adjustments made.

Sky Bet now lists Shane and The Miz at a shorter 1/16. They were 1/8 yesterday. A win for their challengers has risen from 9/2 to 7/1.

Paddy Power's market is unchanged. The champions are 1/8 to The Usos' 9/2.

Bayley And Sasha Banks Now -270 Faves At 5Dimes And More

Bayley and Sasha Banks are now -270 favourites to become the all-new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions at WWE Elimination Chamber 2019.

When I last checked in with the 5Dimes Sportsbook's betting odds for tomorrow night's Elimination Chamber, the Boss and Hug Connection were -210 faves.

Despite their odds moving in, the bookies have kept the prices for their opponents where they were on my last visit. They are:

Nia Jax and Tamina +460
Riott Squad +800
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville +850
The IIconics +1,300
Naomi and Carmella +2,300

The rest of 5Dimes' Elimination Chamber markets are showing the same pricing as last night.

Miz and Shane McMahon -400
The Usos +280

Daniel Bryan -505
AJ Styles +1,150
Randy Orton +1,250
Samoa Joe +1,350
Kofi Kingston +1,900
Jeff Hardy +2,000

Buddy Murphy -750
Ruby Riott +1,500

Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush +100
Finn Balor -140

Braun Strowman -600
Baron Corbin +400

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

Kambi's Observer Star Rating Markets For Elimination Chamber 2019 Published

The oddmsakers from Kambi published their Wrestling Observer Newsletter specials for WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 this morning.

As per usual, there's a market where customers can bet on the 'Exact Star Rating Of The Highest Rated Match' in Dave Meltzer's review of the event in the next issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, another market where clients can bet on the match that is crowned the match of the night per Meltzer's star rating system and then there are Over/Under lines for all of the matches currently scheduled to take place on the night.

The 'Exact Star Rating of the Highest Rated Match on the Card' market has 'Exactly 4 Stars' and 'Exactly 4.25 Stars' as joint-favourites. Both are 2/1. Next up is 'Exactly 4.5 Stars' at 9/4.

If you're looking for any of the bouts in the review to get more than four-and-three-quarters, then the option to go '4.75 Stars or more' is 13/4.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Observer Star Rating Betting

Unlike previous PPVs that Kambi has installed Observer star rating markets for, the 'Higest Rated Match on the Card' market has two options rather than the usual plethora of selections. I guess this is more to do with the WWE Championship match looking to be, on paper, the bout to beat.

The bookies have given the men's Elimination Chamber match odds of 1/4 to get the most stars in Meltzer's review. The selection that will cover the rest of the card - 'Any Unlisted Match' - is 5/2.

With the WWE Championship match being regarded by the bookies as the one that'll be the likeliest winner in the highest rated match market, it should come as no surprise to see it having the highest line in the Over/Under special.

The bookies have set Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship defence at 4.25. Customers can get to choose whether Meltzer will rate the match over, under or exactly on this number.

The full list of matches, and their lines, can be viewed below:

Buddy Murphy .vs. Akira Tozawa: 3.5 Stars
Braun Strowman .vs. Baron Corbin: 2.25 Stars
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush .vs. Finn Balor: 3 Stars
Ronda Rousey .vs. Ruby Riott: 3.25 Stars
Shane McMahon and The Miz .vs. The Usos: 3.25 Stars
Women's Elimination Chamber Match: 2.75 Stars
Men's Elimination Chamber Match: 4.25 Stars

I'm planning to wager on the Intercontinental Championship match to beat three stars. I feel that Rush and Balor will get to do enough. Before the market was published, I predicted the oddsmaker would have had it at 3.50.

There are others I like, but not as much as the IC Title line.

I think the WWE Raw Women's Championship match has the potential to do better than its line (I predicted 3.50, so it' s 0.25 shorter). Same goes for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship line (I guessed 3.50 and it's also 3.25).

Friday, 15 February 2019

5Dimes Elimination Chamber 2019 Update For Friday Night

It has been a day since I first wrote about the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 betting markets from 5Dimes. Since writing the post, the odds for the two Elimination Chamber markets have been adjusted.

When I checked in with the women's Elimination Chamber market this morning, I noticed that the odds for a Nia Jax and Tamina win had been snipped from +460 to +350. The team has now moved back up to +460 while The Riott Squad (+1,000 to +800) and Naomi and Carmella (+2,500 to +2,300) have lowered since 10AM GMT.

Bayley and Sasha Banks are still favourites. However, their price has moved up slightly from -215 into -210.

The two other selections have drifted out. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are now at +850 from +800 and The IIconics have moved to +1,300 from +1,200.

Daniel Bryan's price to retain the WWE Championship inside the other Elimination Chamber match was moved from -410 into -505 by 10AM GMT today.

As a result of Bryan seeing action, the oddsmakers have increased the odds for his opponents. They are:
  • AJ Styles from +1,000 to +1,150
  • Randy Orton from +1,140 to +1,250
  • Samoa Joe from +1,200 to +1,350
  • Kofi Kingston from +1,700 to +1,900
  • Jeff Hardy from +1,800 to +2,000
The other match markets are unchanged from when I wrote about them Last Night.

Kambi Takes Smackdown Tag Market Down

The oddsmakers from Kambi have taken an Elimination Chamber 2019 match market down from their coverage of this weekend's PPV.

The market of note is the one for Shane McMahon and The Miz's WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship defence against The Usos.

There's a reason why the market has been taken off the board.

Last night, TMZ reported that Jonathan Fatu (Jimmy Uso) was arrested in Detroit after a drunken stand-off with police officers.

WWE has released a statement that reads 'Jonathan Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions', so - to me - it seems unlikely that his match for Sunday will be affected.

The news has not made any difference to markets that have remained open with other bookmakers. Sky Bet and Paddy Power / Betfair still lists the champs as 1/8 favourites to The Usos' 9/2.

Other sites like 5Dimes and BetOnline still have their markets up with no adjustments made since the news started circulating.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

5Dimes' Elimination Chamber 2019 Markets Published

The 5Dimes Sportsbook has published betting markets for this weekend's WWE Elimination Chamber 2019.

All seven of the matches that are scheduled for the event are covered.

Braun Strowman has been installed as a -600 favourite to beat Baron Corbin (+400) in their no disqualification match.

Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush are +100 to get a result over Finn Balor in the handicap match with Lashley's WWE Intercontinental Title on the line. A win in favour of the challenger will pay out at odds of -140.

Ronda Rousey is -4,500 for her defence of the WWE Raw Women's Championship against Ruby Riott (+1,500).

WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Buddy Murphy, is -750 to successfully retain his strap against Akira Tozawa (+450).

Smackdown's Tag Team Champions, The Miz and Shane McMahon, are -400 favourites to get a W against The Usos (+280).

The women's Elimination Chamber market has Bayley and Sasha Banks as -215 favourites.  Next up is the team of Nia Jax and Tamina at +400. Then it's Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (+800), The Riott Squad (+1,000), The IIconics +1,200 and Naomi and Carmella (+2,500).

Daniel Bryan is a -410 to retain the WWE Championship inside the second Elimination Chamber match market. His opponents are AJ Styles (+1,000), Randy Orton (+1,140), Samoa Joe (+1,200), Kofi Kingston (+1,700) and Jeff Hardy (+1,800).

5Dimes' WWE markets are found under 'Pro Wrestling' on the sportsbook's website. The sportsbook's founder is still missing as of the time of writing - please read this post for most of the details.

Paddy Power And Betfair Installs Elimination Chamber 2019 Match And Specials Markets

The Paddy Power and Betfair websites are now taking bets on this Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 matches.

Customers can bet on all of the bouts that are scheduled for the night. There are also a couple of specials.

The first special is a market where customers can bet on the 'Last Person To Enter' the women's Elimination Chamber match.

As of the time of writing, the team of Nia Jax and Tamina is 7/4 to be the final entrants. They're followed by The IIconics (5/2), The Riott Squad (11/4), Naomi and Carmella (11/4), Bayley and Sasha Banks (50/1) and Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (66/1).

With Bayley and Sasha Banks now confirmed to be one of the teams to start, and with the match loaded with heels, the only other babyface team - Naomi and Carmella - to come in last is standing out to me. 

The other special is for the men's Elimination Chamber match. It allows customers the opportunity to wager on the 'First Entrant Eliminated'. 

Jeff Hardy is a 5/4 to be the first to go. Next up are Kofi Kingston and Samoa Joe, who are 5/2 jount second-favourites. AJ Styles is 11/2 and Randy Orton - who is entering the match from the fourth and final pod - is 11/1. Finally. Daniel Bryan is 14s.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Sasha Banks Cleared For Elimination Chamber And A Couple Of Bad Bets

WWE has announced that Sasha Banks has been cleared to wrestle at the Elimination Chamber event this Sunday.

A tweet, that has just been sent by the official WWE account, reads 'After undergoing additional rehab on her shoulder, Sasha Banks has been CLEARED to compete in the WWE Women's Tag Titles Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday'.

This was kind of a kayfabe cover story for a real injury that has prevented Banks from wrestling since her loss to Ronda Rousey at the Royal Rumble. The company has evidently been protecting Banks for the past couple of weeks on TV as there have been storyline reasons used for her not to wrestle in matches alongside Bayley.

Dave Meltzer noted on this morning's episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Banks has been given clearance. I wish I had listened to it this morning because I thought I'd make a £1 speculative punt on Sky Bet's 100/1 for Sasha and Bayley to be the last entrants to enter the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday.

I was gambling on some sort of in-show storyline to play out that would remove the Boss and Hug Connection from being one of the starting teams in the match in case they needed Sasha to do less work on Sunday.

I would say it was the worst bet I've placed in the past week, but that would be a lie.

The other day, I thought I'd have a punt on LeBron James making an appearance at WrestleMania. I thought the 66/1 odds were worth a pound, so placed the wager before thinking it through properly.

After doing so, I decided to check out the Los Angeles Lakers' schedule for April 7th and noticed they are hosting the Utah Jazz that night!

Elimination Chamber Market With Kofi Kingston Published

With Mustafa Ali now officially out of the Elimination Chamber match - and Kofi Kingston in - the oddsmakers from Sky Bet have installed an updated market for Sunday.

Kingston, who was the MVP of last night's gauntlet match on Smackdown, is 14/1 to overcome the field and win the WWE Championship.

Randy Orton's win in the gauntlet match means he'll enter the match last. This development has seen the bookmakers have Orton as an 8/1 second-favourite.

Daniel Bryan is a 1/5 favourite.

The odds for all the competitors can be found in the image below.

Elimination Chamber WWE Championship Match Market

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Rousey .vs. Flair .vs. Lynch Triple Threat Is 1/7 To Main Event WrestleMania

Following last night's closing angle on WWE Raw, the oddsmakers from Sky Bet are now offering a triple threat match - featuring Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch - at 1/7 to be the WrestleMania 35 main event.

The angle, which saw Becky Lynch suspended from WWE for sixty days and then have Charlotte Flair replace Lynch as challenger for the WWE Raw Women's Championship title match against Rousey at WrestleMania 35, is seemingly another step in a storyline that will see the reported triple threat match take place on April 7th.

When the market closed yesterday night, Lynch .vs. Flair .vs. Rousey was a joint favourite at odds of 6/5 alongside the match that was - in storyline - set for Mania: Lynch .vs. Rousey.

The match that is being teased as of the time of writing, Charlotte Flair .vs. Ronda Rousey, has been snipped from 20/1 into 14/1 since last night's angle.

Sky Bet customers could have found the current fave at 33/1 last autumn.

Last night's edition of Raw also furthered the Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar rivalry. Their Universal Championship clash is now 5/1 to go last on the night.

2 New Elimination Chamber 2019 Match Markets From Sky Bet

Sky Bet has published markets for the latest additions to the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 card.

The bookies have installed Braun Strowman as a 1/5 favourite to beat Baron Corbin (10/3) in the first newest market. The second is for the handicap match with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line.

IC Champ - Bobby Lashley - will be alongside Lio Rush as they take on Finn Balor. Lashley and Rush are currently 5/4 while their opponent is a 4/7 favourite.