North American Odds For Royal Rumble Championship Matches
The odds for 4 non-rumble matches have been set for the North American markets by 5Dimes. These are all championship matches and the other matches including preshow bouts are likely to be posted over the next day or two. The odds for the Royal Rumble match itself have been posted earlier and can be seen by clicking here. You are encouraged to sign up for our mailing list below for updates.
WWE Universal Championship – No Disqualification
Kevin Owens(c) +180 vs Roman Reigns -260
AJ Styles(c) -120 vs John Cena -120
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair(c) -490 vs Bayley +330
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Rich Swann +380 vs Neville -570
Like the European market, Roman Reigns is favored to win his match challenging Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship. This is a No DQ match so the champion’s advantage is not a factor so a win for Roman would mean a title change. This isn’t always the case with championship matches because the challenger winning but not becoming champion based on a DQ in usually a possibility. This is worth keeping in mind for normal championship matches without such stipulations involving no DQ or even count out in some cases.
The WWE Championship is in a dead heat. Both champion AJ Styles and John Cena are at -120 making them both slightly favored. This is usually because sports books do not know how to call it and rely on how people wager to determine who the favorite will end up being. This is to keep a “balanced book”. John Cena is going for his 16th world championship and never beat Styles decisively adding much importance to the match.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is favored to successfully retain at against Bayley and the odds are considerable wide. This makes sense because Charlotte has never lost on PPV and that streak is likely to be kept alive at the Rumble. Her losing would be a monumental event most fitting for a Wrestlemania moment, which seems to be what is being built towards.
The Cruiserweight Champion, Rich Swann appears to be in danger of suffering a loss to Neville based on the odds. Neville is heavily favored at -570 and coming off of both an injury and a heel turn for his return as “King of the Cruiserweights”.
Changes in the odds can be followed at 5Dimes by clicking here.