WWE Survivor Series Betting Odds and Predictions

This Sunday is WWE’s Survivor Series, the annual Pay-Per-View event that pits champions from their Raw brand against champions from Smackdown. There’s also a ten-person tag elimination match that’s the hallmark of Survivor Series – one of WWE’s “Big Four” events, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, and SummerSlam.

Since I typically cover political betting, I figured it’s only fitting to write about the next closest thing: professional wrestling!

And as usual, MyBookie is making it all possible with their WWE betting odds! Their oddsmakers posted betting lines on all the major matches.

The best thing about it is Survivor Series is one of the more unpredictable events of the year.

Since it features all the top stars from both brands competing against each other, there aren’t many consequences from the matches that carry over to the weekly shows’ storylines. The champions competing against each other don’t lose their titles or anything more than bragging rights.

Full Disclosure:

I haven’t been watching much WWE these days. However, I always keep up with the industry and what’s going on with the various angles (storylines).

It’s the most hilarious and fascinating form of entertainment ever invented. I’m more partial to the industry’s history than the current product, but I keep up. So, if I miss a vague detail about the various rivalries, that’s why.

All of that being said, I’m watching Friday Night Smackdown as I write this in case of any last-minute changes to Sunday’s card – something I consider a great sacrifice for our readers.

United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • Bobby Lashley-300
  • Sami Zayn+200

As you can see from the picture, Sami Zayn, the Intercontinental Champion – representing Smackdown – would be at a severe mismatch in any legitimate combat sport. I’m not sure that’s any less true for professional wrestling.

Since finding his latest gimmick, Bobby Lashley has been a nearly unstoppable force as a member of The Hurt Business.

Before signing a contract with WWE and spending time in NXT before being called up, Sami Zayn was an indie wrestling darling who wrestled under the name “El Generico.” He’s also extremely vocal about social justice issues and the effects of American imperialism and invests significant time and money on charity causes overseas.

Those two seemingly unrelated points have one thing in common: they’re the kind of thing that can find a performer on the wrong side of super-Trump-donor Vince McMahon.

I think MyBookie’s oddsmakers are right on the money with this betting line.

I fully anticipate Lashley’s stablemates interfering after Sami nearly pulls off the upset, giving Bobby the opening he needs to hit his finisher and win.

Tag Team Champion vs. Champion – The New Day vs The Street Profits

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • The New Day -120
  • The Street Profits -120

This has the feel of a “passing of the torch” match. The two teams actually swapped title belts in October when they both switched brands.

The New Day are ten-time tag-team champions who have accomplished everything there is for a tag-team to achieve over the multi-year run in the WWE.

Traditionally, they’ve been a three-man team consisting of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E. However, during the last WWE Draft, they were separated, with Big E going to SmackDown and the other two heading to Raw.

The Street Profits are a younger up-and-coming tag-team who are still reaching their prime – having only been in the title picture for about a year. I think The New Day will want to put the young guys over while they transition into the next phase of their careers.

Big E is off on his single’s run, maybe the other two will venture off on their own as well.

Following pro wrestling logic, I could see a surprise heel-turn for E here. Maybe he’ll come out to the ring, seemingly to help The New Day, only to betray them, setting up a win for The Street Profits instead.

Tag-Team Champions vs Champions Match
The Street Profits
+140

Women’s Champion vs. Champion – Asuka vs Sasha Banks

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • Sasha Banks -160
  • Asuka +120

Asuka won her Raw Women’s Championship by beating Sasha Banks at the last Survivor Series. In fact, The Empress of Tomorrow has gotten the best of Banks in most of their encounters. Based on what I saw on Friday’s go-home episode of SmackDown, Sunday should give “The Boss” her redemption.

Recently, Carmella has been ambushing Sasha, leaving her lying in the ring. It happened again on Friday. That they’re using time on the go-home show to set-up future angles for the SmackDown champ and not Raw’s, reaffirms why Banks is the betting favorite.

I expect Carmella to interfere in the match, but for Sasha to overcome the distraction and get a big win over Asuka.

Plus, Sasha Banks has a terrible history of never successfully defending her belt. If the title were on the line, she’d almost certainly lose. Survivor Series gives her an opportunity to win a PPV match as champion, for once.

Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • Team Raw+140
  • Team Smackdown-180
Team Raw:

Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans, and Peyton Royce

Team SmackDown:

Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Bayley, and Natalya

I’ve got a theory for this one, predicated on three points:

  1. Carmella won’t be competing as part of Team Smackdown for the first time since 2016. She’s currently in a storyline with Smackdown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks.
  2. After Mandy Rose was injured recently, Team Smackdown was left with two openings, which weren’t filled until the go-home show on Friday night. Carmella would usually be an obvious choice as a late replacement.
  3. Lana, on Team RAW, has been slammed through a table by her Survivor Series teammate every week lately.

I think the WWE withheld Carmella from the match because they don’t want a title challenger eating a pin before competing for a championship. Her absence from the match and the presence of Natalya tells me that Team Raw is winning.

If the WWE has any sense of storytelling, Lana will be slammed through another table early in the contest. She’ll lay around on the outside or be forced to receive medical attention back in the locker room for most of the action.

However, she’ll run back out to roll up the last survivor from Team Smackdown for the pin, becoming an unlikely hero and winning the match for the teammates who have refused to take her seriously and abused her for weeks now.

I’m probably putting way too much faith in Vince McMahon to do the logical thing, but I’m picking Team RAW at +140.
Women’s Survivor Series Match
Team RAW
+140

Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • Team RAW-180
  • Team Smackdown+140
Team Raw:

Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Riddle, Sheamus, and Braun Strowman

Team SmackDown:

Jey Uso, King Corbin, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Otis

Looking at the two teams, Raw simply has the better talent – both within kayfabe and out. As usual, the story leading up to Survivor Series is how none of the teammates get along, but I don’t expect it to change the outcome of the match.

The most important factor I can identify is that Seth Rollins will be going on paternity leave soon, as his wife Becky Lynch is pregnant. Wrestlers rarely go on extended breaks from television without a big loss.

The fifth member of Team SmackDown was a mystery until Friday’s episode of SmackDown. Before then, I thought the last entrant would either be Big E or the Undertaker, which would boost the blue brand’s chances.

The Undertaker made his WWE debut at Survivor Series 30 years ago, so it seemed fitting that he’d swing the balance for SmackDown. The WWE has been advertising that the aging superstar will be making his final farewell on Sunday, but it looks like he’ll just be honored and won’t wrestle.

Ultimately, Otis was given the final spot on the team.

He’ll create some entertaining moments opposite Keith Lee and Braun Strowman, as they’re all massive power guys, but I don’t think Vince McMahon likes him very much. They broke up the guy’s tag-team, took away his love interest, and had him win Money in the Bank, only to lose the briefcase without cashing in.

If he’s Team SmackDown’s final pick, I’ve got to go with Team Raw winning the match as the –180 favorite.

Men’s Champion vs. Champion – Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

American Odds

  • Matchup Odds
  • Roman Reigns -250
  • Drew McIntyre +180

This is the most anticipated fight of the night, between Roman Reigns – the face of the company – and Drew McIntyre. Just two ridiculously good-looking, oiled-up, buff champions throwing each other around for half-an-hour or so.

Roman returned recently as a heel for the first time in his career with Paul Heyman by his side in a similar role the “advocate” always played for Brock Lesnar. Reigns has been every bit as dominant as Brock during this time as well.

On Friday, the SmackDown champion was extremely dismissive of McIntyre during their contract signing.

You might expect the arrogant guy to get his comeuppance after such a display, but I don’t think that’ll happen at Survivor Series. Reigns has been bossing around his cousin Jey Uso recently and making lots of comments about being the “Tribal Chief” of his Samoan family – a family with a long, rich history in professional wrestling.

I foresee the WWE continuing Roman’s reign of dominance, during which he’ll continually refer to sitting at the head of his family’s table until The Rock finally shows up for an enormous blowoff match at WrestleMania.

Even before Roman was a heel, he almost never lost big PPV matches. Now that he’s the hottest thing in the company, I don’t see them changing that dynamic at Survivor Series. I’ve got to take Roman Reigns at –250.
Men’s Champion vs Champion Match
Roman Reigns
-250
Will Cormier / Author

Will Cormier is a sports and political betting writer living in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. When he’s not wandering around the streets of the Arts District aimlessly, a lifetime of pessimism and paranoia has made Will perfectly suited for handicapping politics. Cormier tries to analyze current events as objectively as possible – a strategy that often enrages loyalists on both the right and the left. When he’s not covering major upcoming elections, Will enjoys writing about basketball, football, and MMA from a betting perspective. He also loves dogs, ice cream sundaes, the movie “Stomp the Yard,” and long walks on the beach.