The early betting odds for this upcoming Sunday's WWE 'Backlash' event.
This Sunday, WWE will be live from the 'Prudential Center' in Newark, New Jersey for the 2018 installment of 'Backlash'. This event will kick-start the beginning of all PPV's being co-branded throughout the calender year. This year's edition of 'Backlash' will also be the first time that the event has been dual-branded since 2009.
5Dimes has posted the following betting odds for 'Backlash' with six total matches on the card:
"Early Betting Lines for Backlash project that Shinsuke Nakamura will win the WWE Championship when he challenges AJ Styles this Sunday. With the No DQ stipulation, there’s not much of an out against a positive finish that see the title change hands. The odds are close however, with Nakamura only favored at -210.
The Smackdown Women’s Championship is a toss up with both the new champion Carmella and the former champion Charlotte Flair having odds of -120. Expect this match’s odd to move in the direction of one of these women, rather than remaining in a dead heat.
Seth Rollins is favored by -600 to retain the IC title against The Miz. Miz winning would mean both secondary titles would be on the Smackdown Brand. While this could happen, it’s not likely and this unlikelihood is probably what drove the odds in Rollin’s favor. The US Title match, with both the champion Jeff Hardy and challenger Randy Orton both being on Smackdown, keeps that title on that brand with either result. The US Title match does not currently have odds set.
Nia Jax is heavily favored at -750 to retain the Raw Women’s Championship against the woman she had won it from, Alexa Bliss. Roman Reigns has odds of -600 to defeat Samoa Joe in their cross-branded grudge match. Daniel Bryan is favored at -280 to best Big Cass and the team of Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley are favored at -475 to topple Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
These odds are all subject to “end of broadcast ruling”, meaning the final announced winner by the end of the broadcast is the result the sports books will recognize. This rule exists to account for the possibility of a “Dusty Finish”.
WWE Backlash Betting Odds
* AJ Styles(c) +160 vs. Shinsuke Nakamura -210
* Carmella(c) -120 vs. Charlotte Flair -120
* Seth Rollins(c) -600 vs. The Miz +400
RAW Women’s Championship
* Nia Jax(c) -750 vs. Alexa Bliss+450
* Roman Reigns -600 vs. Samoa Joe +400
* Daniel Bryan -280 vs. Big Cass +200
Fightful will have full coverage of WWE 'Backlash'. Also, following the event there will be a post-show podcast where our crew will review the event in its entirety.