Thursday, 22 November 2018

Lesnar/Bryan Wins Survivor Series Match Of The Night Betting Markets And More

This past Sunday's Survivor Series main event - which saw Brock Lesnar beat Daniel Bryan - was awarded the most stars in Dave Meltzer's review of the PPV in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The match, which received four-and-a-half stars, will now be the winning selection in a handful of betting markets published by the Kambi oddsmakers for the event.

Over the weekend, punters could have backed the eventual winner at 7/4 or at a slightly better 2/1 in a special where people could wager on the 'Highest Rated Match' in Meltzer's review of the event.

Survivor Series 2018 - Highest Rated Match Betting

The market opened with Lesnar .vs. Bryan and Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte Flair as joint 7/4 favourites. However, interest in the option to bet on any of the unlisted matches being credited with match of the night forced the bookie to snip the rest of the field from 10/1 into 15/2 and moved Lesnar versus Bryan into 2/1 joint-second favourite alongside Seth Rollins versus Shinsuke Nakamura.

The four-and-a-half stars means that the 'Exact Star Rating' market will be settled with the selection where customers could have picked '4.5 Stars or More' at 13/10.

Survivor Series 2018 - Star Rating Betting

Lesnar versus Bryan was also paired off against Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte Flair in a head-to-head market. Customers could bet which of the two bouts was rated the highest by Meltzer.

Survivor Series 2018 - Highest Rated Match Head-to-Head

Both selections were 19/20 when betting opened. By Sunday evening, it was evident that the customers thought that Rousey versus Flair would earn the most stars in the review as it was moved into sole favourite as Lesnar .vs. Bryan was moved out.

Rousey versus Flair came a quarter of a star off from forcing the bookies to pay out on 'Same Amount' being the winning selection.

I was one of the punters who backed Rousey versus Flair to beat Lesnar and Bryan in this market. My reasoning was because I expected the match to be a short, one-sided affair. I was wrong. Not only did it last longer than I expected it to, it also won in the Over/Under market that Kambi released for all of the matches that were scheduled for the show.

Survivor Series 2018 - Star Ratings O/U Betting

Lesnar .vs. Bryan had a line of four-and-a-quarter stars. In a post published on Saturday, I pointed out that the line was the same amount of stars that Lesnar's match against John Cena at SummerSlam 2014 had. Sunday's match was better, so I wasn't surprised to see my bet lose. In fact, I more or less figured my betting slip would end up red when Bryan first kicked Lesnar in the head from the prone position. 

The issue of the Wrestling Observer has only just been published, so the markets are sure to be settled as soon as the bookmaker has read it.

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