Betting on professional sports is one of the world's oldest pastimes, but one aspect of that which is fairly new is betting on wrestling. I wouldn't say that wrestling betting is rampant, but several sportsbooks now offer WWE betting lines for pay-per-views. Few matches are more receptive to bets than the Elimination Chamber match.
The Royal Rumble is probably the most-bet-on match in professional wrestling due to the large field, and WrestleMania gets a lot of play as well as it is the Super Bowl of wrestling. Aside from those two events, I have to believe that the Elimination Chamber match is among the bettors' favorites. The match is often unpredictable and it features six top stars, so there are a lot of possibilities.
This year's chamber match is even tougher to call than usual as there is no title on the line. The incumbent champion usually has the advantage from a storyline standpoint, but that won't come into play on Sunday. Randy Orton, Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Kane and Daniel Bryan will do battle in the demonic structure to earn a World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania.
The following are my personal betting odds for those involved in the chamber match. These odds aren't taken from any sportsbooks, rather they are based off my own opinion with regards to each superstar's chances of winning.
Real odds are likely to be released in the coming days, so don't hesitate to use this article as a guide if you plan on placing a bet.