Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Jinder Mahal's HIAC 2017 Odds Cut

Jinder Mahal's odds to successfully retain the WWE World Championship at Hell in a Cell have been cut into 11/10 sometime today.

The champ, who will defend his strap against Shinsuke Nakamura in one of the confirmed matches on the October 8th pay-per-view, was originally a 7/4 outsider when the market was first published last Friday.

Nakamura remains a favourite, but his price has increased from 2/5 to 13/20.

I think there's a good reason why Mahal's price has dropped.

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that the Raw brand will visit India later this year for a two-night tour. 

Both events will take place from the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on December 7th and the following day.

Despite not being on the Raw brand, I would be surprised not to see Jinder Mahal being a part of this trip. 

Jinder Mahal's WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 Odds Have DroppedThe reason why I believe Mahal's odds have dipped is because of these events being announced. I expect there are punters out there who have heard the news of the India tour and have placed speculative punts under the assumption that Mahal's reign will continue just so he can headline the New Delhi events as WWE Champion.

I had a similar idea when I learnt that WWE was visiting Japan post-SummerSlam. I initially thought there was a good chance of Nakamura winning the title on the August 20th PPV.

One thing worth considering as it pertains the title match at Hell in a Cell is that the market will pay out on the match winner.

Shinsuke Nakamura could earn victory via disqualification or count-out. This would mean that Mahal keeps the strap as titles only change hands on a pinfall or submission. Either that or the punters could be backing the right side and Mahal will get the W despite already going over at SummerSlam.

The market will be temporarily closing because of Smackdown airing tonight. When available, you can find it on the sports and casino websites that publish Kambi odds. A couple of examples can be found below.

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