WWE Crown Jewel 2018: Betting Lines For The November 2nd PPV


Today, I preview the current betting odds leading up to WWE Crown Jewel which will air live on the WWE Network on Friday, November 2nd.

A quick warning before we get into the odds for WWE Crown Jewel: Betting odds for WWE represent possible spoilers. While it is not a certainty, they are right more often than not. So if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading now!

How To Read American Betting Odds

For my articles on Daily DDT, I will use an American betting odds system. Here is a quick overview (and fractional odds conversion) for how American betting odds look:

A “favorite” is given a negative number. This is the amount of money that needs to be placed on that competitor to win $100. For example, if someone is a -300 favorite, you need to bet $300 to potentially win $100. If you win the bet, you get $400 back (your original $300 and your $100 profit). If you lose the bet, you lose your $300.

-300 = 1/3 in fractional odds.

An “underdog” is given a positive number. This is the amount of money you will WIN so long as you bet $100. For example, if someone is a +450 underdog, you need to bet $100 to potentially win $450. If you win the bet, you get $550 back (your original $100 and your $450 profit). If you lose the bet, you lose your $100.

+450 = 9/2 in fractional odds.

Understanding Implied Odds

One way to quickly translate betting odds is to understand how they convert to implied odds. I’ve included a list of popular betting lines below alongside their implied odds.


WWE Evolution: Betting Odds

Odds as of 10/31/2018 at Oddshark.

World Cup Quarterfinals: Seth Rollins (-800) vs. Bobby Lashley (+450)

World Cup Quarterfinals: Kurt Angle (-500) vs. Dolph Ziggler (+333)

World Cup Quarterfinals: The Miz (-700) vs. Jeff Hardy (+400)

World Cup Quarterfinals: Rey Mysterio (-225) vs. Randy Orton (+165)


World Cup, Seth Rollins vs. The Miz is the finals (+350)

World Cup, Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio is the finals (+450)

World Cup, Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton is the finals (+750)

World Cup, Kurt Angle vs. The Miz is the finals (+800)

World Cup, Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz is the finals (+900)

Every other combination is +1000 or worse


World Cup, Winner: The Miz (+175), Seth Rollins (+190), Rey Mysterio (+450), Kurt Angle (+700)

The Bar (-333) vs. The New Day (+250)

D-Generation X (-120) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (Even)

AJ Styles (-800) vs. Samoa Joe (+450)

Braun Strowman (-333) vs. Brock Lesnar (+250)

Kevin’s Thoughts: The World Cup provides a lot of different betting options, as shown above. Seth Rollins seems to be the “lock” to make the finals on the Raw side of the bracket looking at both his quarterfinals odds and combination odds. I find it interesting that a Smackdown superstar (The Miz) is the favorite to win the whole thing.

Shane McMahon’s declaration on Smackdown that if the Smackdown representative lost they would be fired added some mystery. However, if Smackdown ends up winning, I’m not entirely sure the purpose that would serve. In my eyes, I figure the Smackdown superstar will lose in the finals and then be on the Raw Survivor Series team to add some build-up to that PPV.

If Seth Rollins is the odds-on favorite, you’d assume he’d be defeating either The Miz or Randy Orton in the finals. All that being said, The Miz, Randy Orton, AND Rey Mysterio are all being advertised for Smackdown on November 14th. Jeff Hardy is not making the finals… so who really knows with all this.

The remainder of the card is heavily slanted towards big favorites. The Bar (-333), AJ Styles (-800), and Braun Strowman (-333) are all big-time favorites. In my previous writing gig on another website, Brock Lesnar burned me as many times as you could imagine.

He was a heavy underdog going into both WrestleMania 34 AND Greatest Royal Rumble and he walked out the winner of both. If there is an upset on the card, it’s Brock Lesnar as Vince always seems to keep that plan heavily under wraps. Braun Strowman is being advertised for matches against Drew McIntyre following Crown Jewel. Will he be the champion? Time will tell…

AJ Styles losing his match against a replacement Samoa Joe doesn’t seem likely. I had just recently read reports that Samoa Joe was going to be out due to injury; not sure if that has changed.

I don’t see any big changes happening there. DX vs. The Brothers of Destruction have been about a coin-flip since the lines opened. The Undertaker opened as a Super Showdown favorite over Triple H before eventually flipping into the underdog role. This matchup is too risky to lay down any money, in my mind.

Kevin’s Best Bet(s)

First, a recap from WWE Evolution

Bet 1: Becky Lynch def. Charlotte Flair ($185 to win $100) – WIN

Bet 2: Trish/Lita def. Bliss/James ($390 to win $100) – WIN

Bet 3: Asuka wins Women’s Battle Royal ($50 to win $150.00) – LOSS

Kevin’s Bank: 5-1, +558.00

Results: The favorites went a 6-1 at Evolution. I did not count the Nia Jax battle royale win since no one was a betting favorite in the traditional sense. One important thing to note is that in my article published prior to the event, The Riott Squad were favorites over Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Natalya.

However, the odds swung before the event started and Bayley, Banks, and Nattie closed at -260 favorites. The only underdog to win was Shayna Baszler who closed as a +255 underdog to Kairi Sane (-365).

Next, my best bets for WWE Crown Jewel:

Bet 1: Brock Lesnar def. Braun Strowman ($100 to win $250)

Bet 2: World Cup, Seth Rollins vs. The Miz is the finals ($100 to win $350)

Bet 3: The Bar def. The New Day ($333 to win $100)

Previous Articles

WWE Super Showdown (Betting Favorites 9-1, Kevin’s Best Bets 3-0)

WWE Evolution (Betting Favorites 6-1, Kevin’s Best Bets 2-1)

Disclaimer: Betting, in any form, involves risk. The author of this article is not responsible for decisions made based on the opinions of this article.