When it comes to the WWE, there are actual places that allow people to place bets on the matches of major pay-per-view events, including this Sunday’s WWE Backlash. These are also odds that many fans will want to avoid because, the weekend of the pay-per-view, there are major shifts that normally indicate who really will win the WWE matches. One of the matches that saw a major shift just one day before Backlash was the WWE world title match between Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal.
This week, the odds of the WWE world title match has slowly shifted and Randy Orton was not as big of a favorite as he originally was. However, on Saturday, Sportskeeda reported that Jinder Mahal has suddenly become a favorite to actually win the match at 2/5 odds.
When looking at the WWE odds for matches, the reason that odds for a match between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton change so drastically is because of insider information getting out and changes coming the weekend of the pay-per-view. An example is looking at last month’s match between Bayley and Alexa Bliss.
Bayley was favored to win the match all the way up to the Sunday of WWE Payback. However, the word is that Vince McMahon changed his mind the day of the pay-per-view and suddenly the odds changed to Alexa Bliss as the favorite. By the time the betting lines closed before Payback, Alexa Bliss was an overwhelming favorite to win.
Alexa Bliss won the WWE women’s title that night at Payback.
It is also important to understand that just because Jinder Mahal is favored to beat Randy Orton in the match doesn’t mean that Jinder will win the WWE world championship. If Jinder Mahal wins the match by count out or disqualification at WWE Backlash, Mahal will win but won’t win the title from Randy Orton.
There is a chance that the WWE stretches out the program between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton to SummerSlam. The word is that Vince McMahon loves the look of Jinder Mahal and also loves the work that Jinder Mahal has done since getting this opportunity.
If Jinder Mahal does win the WWE world title, there is a chance it won’t last long. Recent reports indicate that Vince McMahon sees Randy Orton as the face of SmackDown Live while Roman Reigns is the face of Monday Night Raw.
Losing the title to Jinder Mahal and then winning it back at SummerSlam would put Randy Orton at 14 world title wins, only two away from the record of 16 co-held by John Cena and Ric Flair. There are some who believe that the WWE is considering having Randy Orton his 16 and then having a huge match with John Cena to finally set a new record.
The Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton match isn’t the only one from WWE Backlash to see the odds drastically shift today. Yesterday, AJ Styles was a huge favorite to beat Kevin Owens, but that changed today as well. Kevin Owens is now favored to win the match with 1/12 odds while AJ Styles is the underdog at 11/2 odds.
Another change to the WWE Backlash odds sees the six women match shift, with Natalya, Camella, and Tamina favored at 1/10 odds to beat Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Naomi. Finally, Sami Zayn is suddenly favored to beat Baron Corbin with 1/2 odds.
As mentioned before, just because someone is favored to win does not mean it will be by pinfall. For example, Baron Corbin could end up losing by disqualification over Sami Zayn and the odds would be the same as if Zayn pinned Corbin. Jinder Mahal could beat Randy Orton and not leave as the champion.
The other matches have stayed the same, with Shinsuke Nakamura as the biggest favorite for WWE Backlash at 1/66 odds. Luke Harper, Tye Dillinger, and The Usos are also favored to win.
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