The history of War Games has gone about how it should with the babyface teams winning every match but the first one. That first one was the weird three-way though so we shouldn’t really hold that against them. War Games, as a match, is designed for the heels to get the advantage and the babyfaces to win. It’s one of the more simple concepts in wrestling.
Of course, even the simplest things can be messed up. For some reason, the babyface team on the women’s side is going to have the advantage in their match. Despite that, they are only a -200 favorite. That seems like it would be a lay-up bet, but if they are overthinking themselves with the face team having the advantage then who knows.
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Odds are in American betting format. For those who don’t know what that means, a -300 favorite would mean that you would need to bet $300 to win $100 or that if you bet $100 then you could win $33.33. A +200 underdog means that a $100 bet could win $200.
Ember Moon, Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley and Shotzi Blackheart (-200) vs. Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Toni Storm (+150)
The babyface team here should be an absolute lay-up, but it’s hard to go with it thanks to their advantage as weird as that sounds. It’s a very WWE move to put the faces at an advantage and then have them lose, and we’ve seen over the past several months that NXT has become more WWE than ever. Plus, Rhea Ripley is on this team and they’ve shown a unique ability to make her look weak at the exact wrong time in her ascension. (Hi, Charlotte.)
I’m convinced that the heel side is winning one of these two matches and (spoiler alert) I am going to take both heel sides, hoping one wins to get a small profit. I think it will be this one thanks to some Indi Hartwell shenanigans.
Pick: Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Toni Storm (+150)
North American Title
Leon Ruff (-200) vs. Johnny Gargano (+150) vs. Damien Priest (+225)
Ruff looked like more of an actual wrestler on NXT this week so it seems like his title reign might continue. Priest would be a good bet to get his revenge on Gargano from Halloween Havoc, but he hasn’t seem interested in getting the title back since losing it. He just likes to party, man.
I don’t think Gargano or Priest really need this title so Ruff stealing a win is the play.
Pick: Leon Ruff (-200)
Dexter Lumis (-250) vs. Cameron Grimes (+200)
Lumis is going to win this, right? If there is one thing serial killers are good at, it’s strap matches.
Pick: No bet at this price.
Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong, and Kyle O’Reilly (-300) vs. Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch (+240)
The Undisputed Era has lost the last two years of War Games matches and now find themselves on the babyface side for the first time. The right thing to happen is for them to win. It’s what people want, it’s what the match calls for, and it’s not something they’ve done before.
It’s the obvious answer and the right answer, but I’m just not convinced it will happen. It’s NXT in 2020 in front of no crowd.
I said above that I was taking both of the heel teams because I am convinced one will win and I am going to stick with that here. I am slightly more convinced the Undisputed Era will win this one, but not enough to shy me away from thinking about overbooking.
Pick: Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch (+240)
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