After a month-long hiatus from WWE betting, opportunities resume again on Sunday evening with their Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View.
Following the big success of our picks at WrestleMania, there are again great options for value on Sunday’s card. With the sports world still mostly on a lengthy hiatus, WWE remains a great alternative for sports alternative, and the fact that you can bet on these events can certainly make the action even more intriguing.
One of the premier matchups at Money in the Bank will be between the enigmatic Bray Wyatt and his former protegee, Braun Strowman. There has been a ton of lead-up between this feisty duo about their storied past, and it will surely get settled on Sunday. Adding more fuel to this big showdown is the fact that the WWE’s Universal Championship will be up for grabs. We all recall Strowman surprisingly taking this off Goldberg’s hands a month ago at WrestleMania, but whether or not he can retain the belt against a tricky Bray Wyatt should provide some drama.
As always, read on below the odds for a match-up breakdown and who we anticipate being deemed victorious in this big title clash on Sunday. Although the sports world is still on pause, it doesn’t mean your betting accounts have to be. There are still great opportunities to make money, and Sunday’s WWE card has some good options.
Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman Betting Odds:
Bray Wyatt (-110)
Braun Strowman (-130)
*For the WWE Universal Title
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Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman Pick:
This is a betting matchup that has seen some line movement in the lead-up to this bout. Since opening as a straight pick’em (-120 on each side), the odds have shifted to the favour of Braun Strowman. This does make particular sense given the trajectory of their storyline thus far.
While Bray Wyatt clearly remains one of the WWE’s brightest stars, and the long-term goal surely has to be securing a belt around his waist, in this era of uncertainty and empty arenas – it just doesn’t seem right yet. Strowman remains a worthy adversary, a beast among men – and it seems unlikely and frankly disrespectful to have him drop the Universal title mere weeks after winning it.
There is also the issue of Bray Wyatt’s character. For those unfamiliar, Wyatt has two distinct persons. One is a ‘Mr. Rogers’-esque character that plays with puppets in his ‘Funhouse’, while the other is much more sinister and represents his dark side, known as ‘The Fiend’. When Fiend Wyatt has shown up, he’s been dominant and unbeatable – last month destroying John Cena at WrestleMania. However, Wyatt’s other persona, the Funhouse Wyatt has had mixed results. It’s not unlike previous WWE characters such as the Undertaker and Finn Balor, who have historically risen their performances when being another moniker.
The reason why that distinction is crucial for betting this fight is that it seems certain we will get ‘Funhouse’ Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman on Sunday. The ‘Fiend’ has shown no glimpses of appearing in the Smackdown contests leading up to the event, and given the lack of crowd or general excitement surrounding this match right now, it would seem ill-advised to give him the belt in this situation.
Expect a hard-fought match with either Strowman winning and retaining the belt on a disqualification, or something else out of Wyatt’s control. Ultimately, expect Wyatt to return to his ‘Fiend’ persona, and exact some revenge in the future – but it won’t be Sunday. At -130, Strowman represents a solid value price to retain the Universal Title at Money in the Bank.
PICK = Braun Strowman (-130)