WWE Survivor Series 2016 Betting Tips

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Written By Graeme on November 18, 2016  


WWE Survivor Series is the final big event of the year as one of the WWE’s “big four” pay-per-views. This year is especially big as it takes place after the brand split and is the first joint Raw and Smackdown PPV since SummerSlam. WWE is really going all out to make this a big show wth Goldberg make his return after an over ten year absence to face off against Brock Lesnar. It doesn’t get much better than this.

The rest of the card is being filled out with traditional Survivor Series matches pitting Raw against Smackdown. It is a bit odd as both brands feature teams made up of both good guys and bad guys with no real storyline behind them besides the “feud” between the two brands. Still, there is a lot of interesting dynamics at play here with Dean Ambrose on the same team as AJ Styles and Kevin Owens on the same team as Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

In addition to that there is also a couple of title matches with potentially big implications. The Miz (Smackdown) will take on Sami Zayn (Raw) for the Intercontinental title and the winner will take the title back to their own show. There is also a Cruiserweight championship match between Brian Kendrick (Raw) and Kalisto (Smackdown) that will see the winner not only take the title to their brand, but the whole division.

It should be an interesting night and Survivor Series style matches are always fun. Let’s check out the odds.

Survivor Series Betting Odds:

  • Brock Lesnar (-320) vs Goldberg (+210)
  • Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Braun Strowman (-150) vs AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt & Dean Ambrose (+110)
  • Tag Team Survivor Series: Team Raw (-275) vs Team Smackdown (+180)
  • Sami Zayn (-330) vs The Miz (+215)
  • Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alicia Fox & Nia Jax (-140) vs Nikki Bella, Naomi, Carmella, Becky Lynch & Alexa Bliss (EVEN)
  • Kalisto (-400) vs Brian Kendrick (+250)

All odds are taken from http://www.5Dimes.com.

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Survivor Series Betting Tips & Analysis:

This is definitely a weird show from a betting standpoint. You have what the unbeatable monster taking on the guy who has been saying this is his last match. Yet the odds make it feel a lot closer than that. Then the Survivor Series matches that are putting the brands against each other have the Raw brand favored in every single match. That can’t possibly be right, can it? Let’s take a closer look.

Brock Lesnar (-320) vs Goldberg (+210): The story here is that there is one person that Brock Lesnar has never beaten and that person is Goldberg. He defeated Brock at Wrestlemania XX in an extremely weird match and this is the rematch nearly 15 years later. Goldberg has been saying that this is his last match, but what better way to set up a rematch down the line than to say that and then lose? Then again, it’s hard to imagine Brock Lesnar losing at this point. The only people to defeat him cleanly in this run have been Triple H, John Cena and (arguably) The Undertaker. Those are certified WWE legends and Goldberg isn’t that. This should be a nice farewell for Goldberg, but he isn’t touching Brock here.

Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Braun Strowman (-150) vs AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt & Dean Ambrose (+110): This is the weirdest match on the card as both teams feature partners who hate each other and for some reason Shane McMahon is on the Smackdown team. Two of the most protected stars (Rollins, Reigns) in the company are on Team Raw and that leads me to believe they will stay that way with a win here. There is also the foreshadowing (?) of Team Smackdown losing here as the Undertaker basically threatened them if they lost. Could that be a set-up for The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania match against one of the members of Team Smackdown? There are enough question marks here to feel safe putting a unit on Team Raw -150.

Tag Team Survivor Series: Team Raw (-275) vs Team Smackdown (+180):Call it a hunch, but this just seems like American Alpha’s coming out party. Team Raw looks much better on paper with the top established teams in the company, but there is no way that Smackdown is losing all of these matches. This seems like a great time to show the world exactly what American Alpha is all about and build your next superstar tag team. Team Smackdown +180 for the win.

Sami Zayn (-330) vs The Miz (+215): I don’t see the point of moving the Intercontinental title to Raw when it has been the best part of Smackdown for months. Then again, I don’t always understand a lot of things in WWE. I could easily see this as Zayn win, a DQ with Dolph Ziggler involved or a Miz win. Just going to stay away from this one.

Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alicia Fox & Nia Jax (-140) vs Nikki Bella, Naomi, Carmella, Becky Lynch & Alexa Bliss (EVEN): I don’t want to read too much into the ending of Smackdown, but it definitely feels like the Smackdown women present more of a united front than the Raw women. All of the talk has been about the Raw women, but it would definitely be a big statement for Becky Lynch & company to grab a win here and the Raw team just feels more dysfunctional. The Smackdown women are a nice play.

Kalisto (-400) vs Brian Kendrick (+250): The Cruiserweight title just feels like it belongs on Smackdown and based on these odds, that’s where it’s going. Too high to bet on, but this one feels like it’s a given.

Survivor Series Betting Picks:

Based on the odds, our best bets are:

  1. Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Braun Strowman
  2. Smackdown Tag Teams
  3. Nikki Bella, Naomi, Carmella, Becky Lynch & Alexa Bliss

All are quarter unit bets.

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