WWE SummerSlam Odds and Betting Preview for Six Matches

Those who are fans of professional wrestling know that Saturday, August 21 is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, WWE SummerSlam. Fans will cram into Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada to see the action-packed card that WWE will be showcasing and it should make for a truly memorable night.

BetOnline is one of the many online sportsbooks that has released odds for each of the announced WWE SummerSlam matches thus far. Continue reading to see who has the best odds of winning each match.

SummerSlam Odds: WWE Championship

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Bobby Lashley (c) (-600) vs Goldberg (+350)

Former WCW icon Bill Goldberg returned last month after WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view to challenge WWE Champion Bobby Lashley to a match at SummerSlam. Considering how this is the second of Goldberg’s two annual matches, it seems unlikely that he’ll leave WWE SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium with the title belt. With that being said, anything can happen, however, the smarter decision seems to be Lashley walking out as the victor.

SummerSlam Odds: WWE Universal Championship

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Roman Reigns (c) (-500) vs. John Cena (+300)

Sixteen-time world champion John Cena made his triumphant return at Money in the Bank, setting his sights on Roman Reigns and the Universal Championship for WWE SummerSlam. The two have been trading words ever since then, which has only made people look forward to the monumental clash even more.

On one hand, it makes sense that Reigns wins because he’s younger and is having the best run of his career. Beating Cena — especially if he makes him submit — could push the Tribal Chief to new heights. On the other hand, Cena is expected to wrestle into September, which means that he could stick around for a short title reign. Should he win at WWE SummerSlam, it would be his 17th world championship, which would break the tie that he and Ric Flair are in right now.

WWE Odds: SmackDown Women’s Championship

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Bianca Belair (c) (-200) vs. Sasha Banks (+150)

When Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania this year, it was clear that the duo had immense chemistry. Now, they’ll get to show that off again in Las Vegas. Belair has been one of the most popular superstars on the roster since winning the title and hasn’t been losing momentum, which makes sense as to why she’s the favorite ahead of WWE SummerSlam. On the other hand, WWE just aligned Banks with Carmella and Zelina Vega to form a new group, so they may want to put the championship on her again for legitimization.

WWE Odds: Raw Women’s Championship

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Nikki A.S.H. (c) (-125) vs. Charlotte Flair (+150) vs. Rhea Ripley (+250)

One of the more intriguing bouts at WWE SummerSlam is the triple threat match for the Raw Women’s Championship between Nikki A.S.H. (Almost a Super Hero), Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. The three women have been involved in a feud over the last few months, with the most notable moment being when Nikki cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase to become the Raw Women’s Champion. Even though she’s the favorite entering the match, there’s been some controversy surrounding her as fans seem to be having a hard time believing in her superhero gimmick.

On the other hand, fans seem to be opposed to another Flair championship reign and Ripley just held the championship for several months earlier this year. Unless WWE wants to abandon Nikki’s new gimmick as quickly as it started, it seems like there’s a decent shot at her leaving Las Vegas as champion.

SummerSlam Odds: Seth Rollins vs. Edge

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • Seth Rollins (+200) vs. Edge (-300)

The battle between Seth Rollins and Edge is one of WWE SummerSlam’s most anticipated matches. It’s a rivalry that’s been brewing since 2014 after Rollins threatened to curb stomp Edge while the latter was retired due to a history of neck injuries. Fast forward to 2021 when the Rated R Superstar is medically cleared to compete and now the duo is set for a possible ‘Match of the Night’ candidate.

Aside from scoring a victory over Randy Orton last year, Edge hasn’t been able to win the big matches upon his return. While a loss wouldn’t ruin his career, it does make sense for him to score the victory if A) the feud continues and B) WWE wants to build him up so that when someone like Rollins or another younger superstar beats him, it means something. At the same time, this could be a one-off match in which Rollins wins and moves on to challenge for the Universal Championship. Regardless, it’s shaping up to be a potential classic.

SummerSlam Odds: SmackDown Tag Team Championships

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 16

  • The Usos (c) (-400) vs. The Mysterios (+250)

Nobody has better odds to win at WWE SummerSlam than the Usos (-400) do. The duo of brothers just defeated the Mysterios last month for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense for them to lose already. SmackDown’s tag team division is already thin and the Mysterios have been hovering around the title picture for the last few months. Having the Usos win and go on to feud with another team would certainly add a breath of fresh air to things.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.