Huge Underdogs Rule The WWE Backlash Sports Betting Odds

  • Apollo Crews (-600 odds) is favored to retain his United States Championship against former champion Andrade.
  • Braun Strowman has -1750 odds to retain his Universal Championship in a handicap match against The Miz and John Morrison.
  • Randy Orton is a -160 favorite to win what is billed as “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever”.

WINTER PARK, Fla. - WWE Backlash, this month’s WWE Pay-Per-View event, kicks off on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST.

There are multiple championship matches on the card, as well as a match being billed as The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.

No, seriously, that’s what they’re calling it. That’s the official name.

This article will cover all four previously mentioned matches, but it is worth noting that there are more matches both on the main card and the pre-show.

One last thing before the match odds analysis - wrestling is predetermined. It is pretty reasonable to consider these odds similar to entertainment betting odds.

The fact that the results are known to some before the matches start, and that some of the matches are pretaped, means that it is possible that the sportsbooks know what will happen better than the public does.

Leaks are always possible, and it is worth keeping that in mind when placing wagers, and when examining these odds.

Apollo Crews vs. Andrade Betting

Apollo Crews has made a triumphant return to prominence on Raw, which has resulted in this capture of the WWE United States Championship.

The previous champion, Andrade, has been one of the highlights of the show recently, but this might be his last shot at the US Championship belt.

The betting odds suggest that Crews is a heavy favorite to keep the belt away from Andrade, with -600 odds.

Crews has had a stop-and-start career in the WWE, and a long run with the United States championship could be just what he needs to break out.

Andrade has been a star since day one - in fact, since before he was even in the WWE, competing overseas as La Sombra.

If he does lose his shot at redemption tonight, it actually could signal him moving up the card, not down - and perhaps taking a shot at the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre.

It seems unlikely that he wins, as his odds are +350, but anything is possible.

Asuka vs. Nia Jax Odds

Women’s division standout Asuka captured the belt at the Royal Rumble, technically, after Becky Lynch stepped down as champion as she announced her pregnancy.

Since then, Asuka, one of the best wrestlers in the world, bar none, has maintained her grip on the title.

This month, her PPV opponent is the giant Nia Jax, but Nia’s odds are anything but mammoth.

Advertising Disclosure provides you with the most current information regarding sports betting and fantasy with the help of commissions we receive from links you may click on our site.

Asuka is a monstrous favorite, with -1250 odds to retain her Raw Women’s Championship.

Jax is +550, very nearly the heaviest underdog on the entire card - only behind the competitors in the next match.

Braun Strowman vs. Miz and Morrison Betting Odds

Braun Strowman, The Monster Among Men, is set to face off with an outstanding tag team, all by himself.

Strowman, the Universal Champion, is a force of nature - his nickname is no joke - and he looks set to dominate against The Miz and John Morrison.

This match is a handicap match for the Universal Championship, meaning that Strowman will have to score a pinfall or submission on either opponent if he wants to walk out as the winner.

Miz and Morrison have the numbers advantage in a literal sense - there are two of them, and one of Strowman - but on many online sportsbooks, the numbers are not in their favor.

Strowman is a monster (among men) favorite, with -1750 odds, while Miz and Morrison have +600 odds to take the title away.

The numbers don’t lie, and they spell disaster for Miz and Morrison at Backlash.

Randy Orton vs. Edge (The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever) Odds

This match is being billed as The Greatest Wrestling Match ever, but neither of the competitors are what one would expect from a match like that.

Edge is, undoubtedly, a legend, but he is on the wrong side of 40 at this point, and the storyline has focused on his confidence as a wrestler just coming back to the WWE this year.

Orton, meanwhile, is one of the most gifted competitors in the WWE, but has struggled with motivation, and the story has also nodded to that.

This match is pre-taped, and will take place in a cinematic style, similar to some of the matches at WrestleMania this year.

As far as the odds for The Greatest Wrestling Match ever, they seem to be fairly even.

Orton is a -160 favorite, while Edge, the underdog, clocks in with +120 odds.

This match actually appears to have been kept under wraps fairly well, as the odds are not lopsided at all.

This could be a good betting opportunity, and hopefully, WWE Backlash will be a good viewing opportunity as well.