It might sound counterproductive for online sports books to offer odds on events that have pre-determined outcomes, but every year, these books make an exception for one event in the name of publicity.
Wrestlemania 30 is just around the corner and, you better believe it, odds are being offered on the entire card. In the words of Daniel Bryan: “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
But before you jump at the rails of making some serious dough on these Wrestlemania odds, its important to know that the odds, which in this case we got from Bodog, are heavily slanted on one side, depending on who, in all likelihood, is going to win their matches.
Think Brock Lesnar has a chance to break the Undertaker’s 21-0 record at Wrestlemania? Common knowledge seems to dictate that the former UFC Heavyweight Champion has as good a chance as anybody, right?
Well, if you’re feeling confident, then you’re going to enjoy the fact that Lesnar is a heavy 9/1 underdog. As for the Undertaker, try explaining to somebody why you shelled out money on 1/30 odds.
But that’s only the beginning. Everyone’s working-man hero, Daniel Bryan, is 1/20 odds to beat WWE COO Triple H in their own match, a clear indication that Triple H, at 8/1 odds, has no chance of derailing the chairman of the Yes! Movement.
Meanwhile, the Bray Wyatt-John Cena match seems to be a good opportunity to put your money on the leader of the Cenation, seeing as he’s still considered the biggest draw in the business. But WWE has been never been known to pimp up their wrestler’s records (except for Taker’s Wrestlemania “streak”), opting for the more predictable rout of putting wrestlers with a chance to break out over, even at the expense of seeing their meal ticket lose a match. So it’s no surprise that Wyatt, one of the WWE’s rising stars, has 2/7 odds to beat Cena, who is actually a 9/4 underdog.
The World Heavyweight Championship for Wrestlemania 30 further adds credence to the belief that sports books know something about the results of the event. See, the aforementioned Triple H-Daniel Bryan match has a stipulation wherein the winner of that match will be added to the championship match between Randy Orton and Batista. But with Bryan at 2/11 odds to win the championship, there shouldn’t be any doubt that neither Batista (9/4) nor Orton (17/4) are walking away with the title after Wrestlemania. You could throw a prayer in the direction of Triple H to win his match against Bryan and proceed to screw everyone with his 566th title reign. The chances of that happening are 8/1, but we wouldn’t put it past the Game to actually write it on the cards, right?
A Four Way Tag Team Match featuring the Usos vs. Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores vs. Real Americans are also in the cards. The Usos are a 2/3 favorite with the Real Americans at 7/4 odds. From there, Rybaxel are at 5/2 odds while Los Matadores are the heavy dogs at 7/1.
Then there’s the six-man tag-team match between the Shield and the team made up of Kane and the New Age Outlaws. No surprise here, but the Shield are 1/8 favorites against the old timers, who are 17/4 dogs.
And finally, the first ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is also set to heat up Wrestlemania 30. Alexander Rusev and the Big Show are the co-favorites at 11/4 each, followed by Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler at 5/1, Alberto Del Rio at 12/1, and a number of 16/1 odds that include Big E Langston, Fandango, Christian, Mark Henry, The Miz, and Rey Mysterio.