Royal Rumble 2018 Betting Preview and Latest Odds

January 28th, 2018
Stevie J

It’s that time of the year again when one of the “big four” WWE events takes place — the 2018 Royal Rumble pay per view! The odds have been shifting like crazy for the past two weeks so with short time to go here’s a closer look at the final lines going into the huge…

December 17th, 2017
Stevie J

We’re back again with the final WWE pay per view of 2017 and the follow up to Survivor Series. That’s right — tonight is the Clash of Champions at TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. One might think the PPV name would actually have been more appropriate for the aforementioned Series, where Raw and SmackDown…

November 19th, 2017
Stevie J

After a month off since WWE TLC 2017 it’s time for the annual fall tradition known as Survivor Series. This year the show takes place at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and is expected to be SIX HOURS LONG if you include the two hour pre-show. If you’re going to be there live make sure…

October 20th, 2017
Stevie J

Editor’s note: Earlier this afternoon, new broke that Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt were both unable to compete at TLC due to illness. Raw general manager Kurt Angle will replace Reigns in the Shield match while AJ Styles will replace Wyatt against Finn Balor. New betting odds for the matches have not been released. If…

October 8th, 2017
Stevie J

Following the Raw branded No Mercy pay per view where Brock Lesnar successfully defended the Universal Title against Braun Strowman, WWE returns with the SmackDown branded Hell in a Cell pay per view at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Featured matches for October 8, 2017 include Jinder Mahal defending his WWE Championship against Shinsuke…

September 23rd, 2017
Stevie J

It has been just over a month since SummerSlam 2017 took place, and the fallout from that event in Brooklyn has taken us all the way to the other coast for No Mercy 2017 in Los Angeles. Brock Lesnar was able to successfully defend his Universal Heavyweight Title, but the vicious beating laid on him…

August 20th, 2017
Stevie J

A month removed from the infamous WWE Battleground 2017 Pay-Per-View, we are now ready for SummerSlam 2017 live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this Sunday (August 20, 2017). Often billed as “the biggest party of the summer,” the SummerSlam PPV is one of WWE’s traditional “big four” events dating back to the…

July 23rd, 2017
Stevie J

Thankfully, Great Balls of Fire is over now, and we can move on to a more sensibly named WWE Pay-Per-View like Battleground 2017. Oddly though, the main event of Battleground may be sillier than the hard-hitting, fast-paced Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe match for the Universal Title last time. Instead of that epic brawl, we…

July 9th, 2017
Stevie J

Money in the Bank is a Pay-Per-View name that makes sense. You’ve got a contract that’s worth “money” locked away inside a briefcase, suspended over the top of a wrestling ring. You climb a ladder, retrieve the briefcase and “bank” that contract for a future title shot until you “cash in.” Even in the reality…

June 18th, 2017
Stevie J

Has it been two weeks already? As a matter of fact yes. We’ve flipped brands again and moved from the Raw exclusive Extreme Rules on June 4th, 2017 to the SmackDown exclusive Money in the Bank taking place on Sunday, June 18th. That means it’s also time for a whole new set of betting odds…

June 15th, 2017
Stevie J

The long anticipated and much talked about fight is finally official! As confirmed by ESPN, Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now set to take place on August 26th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of right now, there’s still a lot that we do not know — how many rounds it will be,…

June 4th, 2017
Stevie J

The SmackDown brand had their turn two weeks ago with Backlash, so now it’s time for WWE’s Raw brand to get EXTREME with the 2017 edition of Extreme Rules live on WWE Network. As is tradition at MMAOddsBreaker, we’re here to bring you the latest betting odds for Sunday’s show, which includes a fatal five-way…

May 21st, 2017
Stevie J

As is the tradition every two to three weeks (most months anyway) it’s time for another WWE Pay-Per-View with all but the “big four” being divided up into separate brand events. This time it’s SmackDown’s turn up to bat for Backlash 2017, and we’re here to give you the latest and greatest odds so you…

April 29th, 2017
Stevie J

A long four weeks has passed since WrestleMania 33 concluded what to many wrestling fans feels like a “full season” of WWE. Many of the things you probably expected (and which we predicted) happened — Brock Lesnar beat Bill Goldberg for the Universal Title, Roman Reigns beat Undertaker, and so on. We did get a few nice “Mania…

April 2nd, 2017
Stevie J

We’ve gotten out of the Fastlane and the road to WrestleMania finally comes to an end on Sunday. It’s time for a show WWE has branded “the ultimate thrill ride” to finally take place — WrestleMania 33 at Camping Ground Stadium in Orlando, Florida on April 2nd, 2017. It’s the biggest wrestling spectacular of the…

March 5th, 2017
Stevie J

We’re nearing ever closer to WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on April 2nd, and with Elimination Chamber out of the way, we know that Bray Wyatt goes in as the WWE Champion. Who will be the Universal Champion though? That’s to be determined at Fastlane on March 5th as Kevin Owens defends against Bill Goldberg. What…

February 10th, 2017
Stevie J

After a two year hiatus, the Elimination Chamber returns with a vengeance this Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona — the same venue that played host to UFC’s BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez card just a month ago. Why do I bring this up? Because both events took advantage of the…

January 26th, 2017
Stevie J

A six week break since Roadblock: End of the Line transpired has given the fans time to build up their hunger for the return of World Wrestling Entertainment to pay per view. The funny thing is you don’t really need to make them ravenous for the Royal Rumble, which is by widespread agreement one of…

December 18th, 2016
Stevie J

Two weeks have gone by since WWE TLC 2016 which means it’s time for another WWE PPV. This one is called Roadblock: End of the Line and it’s coming to you from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The last show was a SmackDown roster exclusive, so this one will feature the stars of…

December 4th, 2016
Stevie J

After the shocking conclusion to WWE Survivor Series 2016 last month, with last minute changes that confounded both the oddsmakers and the casual viewer, we are back for TLC 2016 on the WWE Network. Unlike Survivor Series this event is a brand exclusive pay per view, so all of the featured wrestlers and featured matches…

November 19th, 2016
Stevie J

Other than WrestleMania, Survivor Series is the longest running annual WWE pay-per-view, having held more events dating back to 1987 than either the Royal Rumble or SummerSlam. Of course in referencing those other shows we’ve just made something abundantly clear – Survivor Series is one of the “big four” shows that are the signature of…

October 29th, 2016
Stevie J

For those who needed a quick break from frequently occurring big WWE events, the last few weeks since No Mercy 2016 have given us all time to chill. Break’s over though – it’s time to step on the gas and put your foot down through the floor. Four more events are on tap for the…

October 8th, 2016
Stevie J

The WWE Raw brand took over last time at Clash of Champions 2016, and now it’s time for the SmackDown brand to be on top again as No Mercy name returns for the first time since 2008. In a show that features a title vs. career match, a tag team title match, a women’s title…

September 24th, 2016
Stevie J

It’s that time again! Two weeks after the exclusive SmackDown brand Backlash 2016 pay per view, WWE has returned for the Raw exclusive brand Clash of Champions on September 25, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The blood has been boiling ever since Triple H interfered in the match to crown a new…

September 10th, 2016
Stevie J

You’re probably thinking WWE SummerSlam 2016 was only a few weeks ago — and you’d be right. As part of this “New Era” that WWE continues to promote we’ve come to the point post-draft where both the WWE Raw and SmackDown Live brands are going to be running separate pay per view events every 2-3…

August 21st, 2016
Stevie J

It has been a month since WWE Battleground 2016, and the most notable thing to come out of that show was that Dean Ambrose retained the WWE Championship in a triple threat against his former comrades in The Shield. This left WWE Raw with no champion since Dean Ambrose was exclusive to SmackDown Live, so…

July 24th, 2016
Stevie J

After a tumultuous month since WWE Money in the Bank which saw Dean Ambrose win the world title by cashing in a Money in the Bank briefcase, which we later learned was because Roman Reigns was about to be suspended for failing a drug test, we arrive at WWE Battleground on July 24, 2016. If…

June 19th, 2016
Stevie J

Following Extreme Rules last month on the WWE Network we’re back again for the seventh ever edition of Money in the Bank as a stand alone PPV. It’s also WWE’s first ever PPV at the T-Mobile Arena, which only opened a couple of months ago in Las Vegas. It’s also the first major “sports” event…

June 2nd, 2016
Stevie J

After a record setting game seven between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder, the victorious Warriors have advanced in the West to the NBA Finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East. The Thunder were an unlikely underdog who rode a wave of momentum to force a game seven with the…

May 30th, 2016
Stevie J

We’ve arrived at the final and penultimate battle for Lord Stanley’s cup — seven games (or less) to determine one NHL champion. As expected, the Pittsburgh Penguins emerged victorious in the Eastern conference, although it went down to the wire and required two goals from rookie Bryan Rust in game seven to close out the Tampa…

May 21st, 2016
Stevie J

Just a few weeks after WWE Payback 2016 we’re already back for Extreme Rules, which airs May 22, 2016 on the WWE Network. That may seem to be too soon for another big event, but WWE isn’t afraid to stack these events up in quick succession, given they’ve got a built in audience of over…

May 21st, 2016
Stevie J

Since we last talked about the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs the field of 16 has been whittled down to a field of four. Surprisingly the early favorites who were seeded #1 aren’t the ones leading the charge to the NHL Finals – though I don’t think you can call any of these teams a Cinderella…

May 1st, 2016
Stevie J

It may seem like WrestleMania 32 was just the other day, but four weeks have gone by and it’s already time for the annual WWE Payback PPV, which as it has for two of the last three years will emanate from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois – so close to Chicago it feels like a…

April 30th, 2016
Stevie J

You could hardly be more busy as a sports fan this time of year – the NFL Draft is ongoing, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and if that wasn’t enough action for you the 2016 NBA Playoffs are in the mix as well. Throw in big MMA cards like UFC 197 on…

April 13th, 2016
Stevie J

If you’re a hockey fan it doesn’t get better than the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sixteen teams will enter, but only one will emerge victorious, with team captains and jubilant teammates taking a victory lap around the ice. The myths and legends surrounding the cup loom as large as the prize itself for the NHL’s top…

April 3rd, 2016
Stevie J

It’s the “Grandest Stage of Them All” and the “Showcase of the Immortals” – but sports entertainment fans simply call it WRESTLEMANIA. It’s that time of year where every story, every dramatic build up, every feud and every fight come to their ultimate conclusion. Of course it all starts over the next night on WWE…

March 29th, 2016
Stevie J

Three out of four isn’t bad! I can’t claim 100% success in predicting the NCAA “March Madness” Final 4 due to #10 seed Syracuse scoring the improbable upset over #1 seed Virginia in the Midwest region, but everything else I said came to pass. #2 seed Villanova knocked off the #1 seed Kansas in the…

March 26th, 2016
Stevie J

The field has narrowed considerably now for the 2016 edition of March Madness. We’ve gone from a field of 64 plus down to the Elite Eight of college basketball. While there were some historic upsets and miraculous finishes early on, we’re now in a position where the cream has definitely risen to the top. The…

March 24th, 2016
Stevie J

After a wild and unpredictable opening two rounds of play, where a Michigan State loss destroyed almost every bracket in the country, we move on to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The field is now heavy on favorites and short on Cinderellas, and unfortunately for the upset-minded, two of those…

March 15th, 2016
Stevie J

It’s that time of year we all love as sports fans – March Madness is upon us! Nobody wants to pick a bracket buster, but everybody cheers for a Cinderella story. Nobody believes their local school can go all the way, but every alum fills out one extra bracket “just in case.” Loyalties are tested…

February 20th, 2016
Stevie J

Welcome back to our monthly WWE pay per view betting odds preview. Last month if you picked Triple H to win the Royal Rumble and claim the World Heavyweight Title you were in good company. He was the favorite going in at -150 and used his position as “The Authority” to enter himself #30 in…

February 6th, 2016
Stevie J

It’s traditionally one of the biggest games of the year, so it’s going to be a big sports betting weekend in Las Vegas and around the world – Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers of the NFC South and the Denver Broncos of the AFC West. An entire season of ups and downs led…

January 24th, 2016
Stevie J

Welcome once again to our monthly WWE betting odds preview here at MMA OddsBreaker. As I traditionally do I’d like to remind everyone that unlike traditional sports, these odds don’t reflect an athlete or a team’s tendency to win or lose based on ability. In fact when you are betting on pro wrestling you are…

December 13th, 2015
Stevie J

Welcome back to our monthly WWE preview with the latest betting odds for live events on the WWE Network. We used to call these things “pay-per-view” but these days you subscribe to the Network and pay $9.99 a month. Not such a bad deal compared to what they used to cost via cable or satellite….

November 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

It’s time once again to perform our monthly ritual of previewing a WWE PPV and predicting the results, but events since the Hell in a Cell PPV have made things much less predictable than usual. Thanks to Seth Rollins blowing out his knee at a WWE show in Dublin on their European tour, the WWE…

October 25th, 2015
Stevie J

This is one of those rare months when two “special events” occur on the WWE Network. The last was WWE’s stop at Madison Square Garden on Brock Lesnar’s “Go to Hell” tour. Sunday, October 25th, 2015 will be the FINAL stop on that tour as ‘The Beast Incarnate’ must face his greatest nemesis in The…

October 3rd, 2015
Stevie J

This show is a bit of an aberration in the WWE line-up. It’s not considered a “pay per view” as such, like Night of Champions last month. In fact the next official major event is Hell in a Cell on October 25th. That said this is an official “special event” as far as WWE is…

September 20th, 2015
Stevie J

I’m probably too old school for my own good but I really wasn’t ready for another show yet after SummerSlam. There was something to be said about having 3-4 months between WWE (then WWF) shows that built up your anticipation for the next one. The TV build hasn’t excited me and as much as I…

August 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

Last month at WWE Battleground we got an unexpected swerve in the main event between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. Lesnar was the -180 favorite to take the title back from Rollins, and although I was “technically” right when I said the underdog Rollins would retain, he didn’t do it on his own. Thanks to…

July 19th, 2015
Stevie J

Things didn’t go exactly as predicted at Money in the Bank last month. The consensus opinion was that Roman Reigns would be the one to climb the ladder and collect the briefcase with a guaranteed title shot in it – the betting odds even had him a -420 favorite against the field. Despite that it…

June 14th, 2015
Stevie J

It may seem like there has been a major live event (what could formerly be called a pay per view) on the WWE Network every two weeks. It doesn’t just seem that way though – it IS that way. Just two weeks after Elimination Chamber and for the third time in six weeks, we’re back…