WWE Clash of the Champions 2016 Preview and Latest Odds

clash-of-the-champions-top-640x370It’s that time again! Two weeks after the exclusive SmackDown brand Backlash 2016 pay per view, WWE has returned for the Raw exclusive brand Clash of Champions on September 25, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The blood has been boiling ever since Triple H interfered in the match to crown a new Universal Champion on Raw, costing Seth Rollins the win and giving Kevin Owens the pin. Seth is looking for some revenge in the crossroads of America on Sunday night. Before we get into the latest odds for Sunday’s PPV though here’s a useful reminder – WWE odds are based on the decisions of the creative team scripting the shows in general and on the whims of Vince McMahon in particular. Therefore when you’re betting on an underdog, you’re betting on the chance of Vince changing his mind or rewriting the script before the pay per view begins. The longer the odds are the the lesser the chance of a “swerve” during the PPV itself, but it’s certainly not unprecedented for McMahon to think a show is too predictable and change his mind at the last minute — in fact it happens several times a year and often at the biggest events. The line favors Owens retaining at -1050, with Rollins being a +550 dog. The odds don’t account for the possibility of Triple H interfering AGAIN on Owens behalf, so even though it might be tempting to think that Vince McMahon would change his mind based on physique alone (McMahon has always been a guy obsessed with wrestlers who are tall and well built) it’s clear Triple H has put his stamp on Owens both in story line and as a WWE executive, so it’s not likely “dad” will overrule his son-in-law on this occasion. Women’s Champion Charlotte has a triple threat match on Sunday night against both Sasha Banks and Bayley, so there are a lot of odds at play here. Charlotte is the favorite at -190 which seems reasonable in story line since she just took the title back from Sasha and Bayley hasn’t been on Raw long enough to build up to a title change (no matter what fans might want). Bayley is a +150 underdog and Banks is a large +550, so you can pretty much assume she’s out of the title picture for now, which also isn’t surprising given some of her recent WWE injuries. Other lines of interest for this Sunday’s show are as follows. The New Day are underdogs to retain their tag titles after over a year as champions, with The Club (Gallows & Anderson) coming in as -275 favorites with the champs being +170. Newly crowned cruiserweight champion TJ Perkins has much less to worry about as a strong -700 favorite over Brian Kendrick at +330. Finally in the U.S. Title match, Roman Reigns is the -190 favorite to take the belt from the current champion Rusev at +110. As always these previews are for entertainment purposes and if you’re going to wager please bet only what you can afford. Enjoy WWE Clash of Champions this Sunday live on the WWE Network!

Written by Stevie J

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