How did bookmakers do with results for Takeover and Survivor Series?

 
 

While wrestling is often predictable, betting on WWE is not always as predictable as it seems and oddsmakers not always get their picks 100%.

Several online betting websites offered different betting options but similar outcomes in terms of money while others will be offering deals for upcoming events such as the bet365 bonus for 2020.

But how did bookmakers do in terms of nailing the winners for the NXT Takeover: WarGames and Survivor Series events this past weekend? Let’s take a look.

The NXT women made history by participating in the first-ever women’s WarGames match. The odds, just a few hours before the show started, were 5/6 for each team, meaning there was no clear winner projected. Team Ripley eventually went on to win the match which ended in a 4-on-2 handicap match.

Pete Dunne was the favorite at 1/1 to win his triple threat match against Damian Priest and Killian Dain and the prediction was correct for Dunne. The Balor vs Riddle match had the former NXT champ with 1/4 odds as favorite and that proved to be correct as well.

There was a miss in the main event match though as The Undisputed Era were the favorites with 8/11 odds while Team Ciampa were at 1/1 to win. Team Ciampa, with the addition of Kevin Owens, won the WarGames match.

Moving on to the Survivor Series, two of the Kickoff matches were announced late and no odds were available on them. The third Kickoff match saw The Viking Raiders beat The New Day and The Undisputed Era. The Viking Raiders were 5/6 favorites and the outcome was correct.

Kicking off the actual pay-per-view was the women’s five-on-five-on-five elimination tag match. Team Raw, led by Charlotte Flair, was the favorite for this match with odds of 8/11 but that was a wrong prediction, with Team NXT winning. Team NXT, captained by Rhea Ripley, had odds of 5/2.

The triple threat match between the United States champion, the Intercontinental champion, and the North American champion had AJ Styles as the favorite with odds of 4/5 but Roderick Strong was the big upset and those who placed money on him won big with his odds at 4/1.

The NXT title match featuring Adam Cole vs Pete Dunne went according to the prediction with Cole having odds of 1/6 to win. Another easy prediction was The Fiend winning the match and retaining the Universal title against Daniel Bryan. Wyatt had 1/18 odds but a Bryan upset had a big payout of 8/1.

An incorrect prediction was the men’s five-on-five-on-five elimination tag match with Team NXT being the favorites at 1/1. While Team NXT came close with Keith Lee winning, the match went to Team Smackdown with Roman Reigns getting the final pinfall. Team Smackdown had odds of 13/8.

Brock Lesnar is typically a safe bet although the payout is small considering he’s always the favorite. This match was no different and correct in the prediction with odds of 1/3.

The main event featured the women, something that was probably not imagined when the pay-per-view started. The prediction here was also correct with Shayna Baszler as the favorite. She had odds of 10/11.