It looks like the smart money might be in for tonight’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view. Basically, that means that the results have leaked and that is when the smart money comes in on betting.
The following was sent in by Bet Wrestling:
All of the betting odds projections released last week are still intact and the lines actually moved further in the direction of the presumable victors. Of the six matches graded, three have moved dramatically and the other three have increased only marginally. It’s difficult to figure out if any of these are “smart money odds” due to this split.
AJ Styles is still favored to successfully retain his WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge. “The Phenomenal One” has seen his odds rise from to -800 to -2600. Also of note in this match is John Cena’s odds slightly improving, going from +750 to +650. The most rational reason for this would be gamblers irrationally believing “Big Match” John is winning. Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler have all seen their odds decrease in this match.
Charlotte Flair’s odds also skyrocketed from -1000 to -2300 as she defends the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott. 2019 Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura’s odds have also jumped from -800 to -3600 against Rusev.
Three matches that have not moved as dramatically. Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos were initially favored at -175 and have moved to only -260 defending against The New Day. Also, Becky Lynch and Naomi moved only slightly from -150 to -180 in their match with Natalya and Carmella. Finally, The United States Championship match no longer has the even odds it has opened with.
The sports books have set Bobby Roode as a -300 favorite to be the “end of broadcast ruling” winner, which would account for a match being restarted and initial decision being changed. Interestingly enough, the odds for the initial ruling have Roode favored at only -230 against challenger Randy Orton. Historically, the “initial rulings” and “end of broadcast rulings” do not vary much.
The story of the Fastlane odds are very similar to the last PPV, Elimination Chamber. While it was not believed that there were leaks creating “smart money odds”, all of the final projections ended up being 100% accurate, but for this PPV a potential upset tonight is reasonably possible. The odds are still live and do not close until just before the bell rings for each individual match.
WWE Fastlane Betting Odds
WWE Championship 6 Pack Challenge
AJ Styles(c) -2600 vs
John Cena +650 vs
Sami Zayn +1700 vs
Kevin Owens +1700 vs
Baron Corbin +3300 vs
Dolph Ziggler +3800
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair(c) -2300 vs Ruby Riott +1100
United States Championship
Bobby Roode(c) -230 vs Randy Orton +170 (Initial Ruling)
Bobby Roode(c) -300 vs Randy Orton +220 (End of Broadcast Ruling)
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Usos(c) -260 vs The New Day +160
Shinsuke Nakamura -3600 vs Rusev +1400
Becky Lynch & Naomi -180 vs Natalya & Carmella +140
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