The Royal Rumble is right around the corner. Who are your odds-on favorites? You might be surprised who the betting experts have targeted.
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Latest Odds on Who’ll Win the Royal Rumble
It’s hard to believe that we are only a couple of months away from the 2020 Royal Rumble! Last season the Rumble was the key to Seth Rollins Beast Slaying ways and of course, Becky Lynch may have had the best Royal Rumble victory ever …
So where do we start, Men’s or Women’s? OK, Men’s.
A lot of folks seem to think that Kofi Kingston should get the win at Royal Rumble. Many are still upset with how quickly he was smashed by the Beast. But, if we look at the betting odds, it’s probably not going to happen. Kingston is 20-1 win the Royal Rumble in January – remember to compare your options with this 5Dimes review before getting into the action.
If you think that Seth Rollins is going to win back to back Rumbles, think again … he is way, way back at 25-1 to repeat. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rollins in the Final 4 and set up to look like he is about to win two straight years … just to get hit beaten at the very end.
The odds-on leader is Roman Reigns at 9-2 or +450. It’s about time that he got another Royal Rumble win and we have to think that he can beat Lesner if Rollins can … I mean, He did beat him in SummerSlam, so …
If we were going strictly by the probability that is implied by the odds on the massive match, the Final Four would be:
- Roman Reigns 9/2
- Bray Wyatt 6/1
- Finn Balor 9/1
- Cain Velasquez 10/1
Sitting just outside the Top 4 are Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, and AJ Styles. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Drew McIntyre or Kevin Owens in the No. 4 spot because I just can’t see Cain Velasquez in the Final 4 … I mean, the guy can’t even throw a believable punch.
Ok. On to the Women. Last year was amazing, and we should expect just as much mayhem this time around, especially given the venue.
Fans, as well as I, expect Sasha Banks to go deep into the Royal Rumble. She’s amid a career high-point after her turn to heel and is legitimately one of the biggest stars in the WWE. But she isn’t at the top of the odds boards. Well, she isn’t far from it either. The Big Boss Lady is 10-1, tied for that No. 4 spot with Nikki Cross and Charlotte Flair. That said, let’s make one thing clear: I do not think Nikki Cross is still alive and fighting come Final 4 time.
What about Naomi? We could see her return to the spotlight in Royal Rumble to gather up some fans again for the rest of the year … but her odds to win are back at 40-1, which means, NFL.
The Top 3 on the odds boards are:
- Rhonda Rousey 4/1
- Kairi Sane 6/1
- Shayna Baszler 8/1
Sure, many might get upset about a Rowdy win … but I do think it will happen. She got a bit of a debut last year, but she was still kind of in transition from real fighting to fake fighting … and her pro wrestling skills were not quite up to par yet. Now, they are. In fact, Rhonda has the best odds out of any individual, male or female to win. At the moment, her chance of winning is set at 20%. Not bad at all when you look at how big the field is.
I think the Women’s Royal Rumble comes down to Rhonda, Sasha, Kairi Sane, and Charlotte Flair … even though I hope Flair gets a tooth knocked out beforehand.