The latest betting odds for tomorrow night’s WWE FastLane pay-per-view have been released, and Roman Reigns is heavily favored to win the show’s main-event, defeating Daniel Bryan, and going on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main-event of WrestleMania 31.
If you don’t understand how odds work, here’s a brief explanation — whoever has the minus sign in front of their name is the favorite, and whoever has the plus sign in front of their name is the underdog. The higher the number after the plus or minus sign tells you how big of a favorite, or how big of an underdog the person is. So, say you have someone who is at -325, that person is the favorite, and the -325 means that’s the amount you would have to bet to win $100. Now the underdog would be the exact opposite. Say someone is at +425, the +425 is what your earnings would be if you bet $100 on the underdog, and he or she came out victorious.
Now for the odds. They’re listed below.
- John Cena [+220] vs. Rusev [-300]
- Nikki Bella [-400] vs. Paige [+280]
- Bad News Barrett [+400] vs. Dean Ambrose [-600]
- The Usos [-180] vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro [+140]
- Roman Reigns [-1350] vs. Daniel Bryan [+650]
Now it’s worth mentioning that while Reigns is the favorite to win if the match has a clean finish, the most likely finish according to the betting odds is a no contest, as a no contest is listed at -1675.
It’s been reported that WWE is wanting to do a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31, which would involve both Bryan and Reigns taking on Brock Lesnar. So, that’s the reason why a no contest is the most favored finish in terms of the betting odds. However, WWE could change their mind, and decide to stick to their original plan, which was Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, one-on-one, and have Daniel Bryan take on either Sheamus or Dolph Ziggler.
WWE is considering having Reigns beat Bryan clean because they think that the crowd in Memphis, Tennessee — which is where Fastlane will take place — won’t react the same way the “hardcore crowd” in Philadelphia reacted when Reigns won the Royal Rumble. However, WWE is expecting a split reaction in their main-event, and believe that Reigns get a similar reaction to what John Cena has received over the past decade.
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