WWE Summer Slam Picks
As the WWE gets set to host Summer Slam later tonight, here are some picks we think are worth making tonight.
Summer Slam is a WWE special event that takes place tonight at 7PM ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will air live on the WWE Network.
The featured match of the night has Brock Lesnar taking on Randy Orton in a non-title bout. Lesnar is listed as the heavy favorite according to Bovada.lv, as he has a money line of -350, while Orton has odds of +225. While Lesnar is coming off some bad pub from failed drug tests while competing in the UFC, he is still a mega-star for the WWE that only competes a few times a year. Don’t look for them to take any luster off his status. WWE SUMMER SLAM PICK: BROCK LESNAR -350
Another marquee match has Seth Rollins taking on Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship. Balor is listed as the favorite at -300, while Rollins has +200 odds. Rollins has been doing a lot of media this week as the WWE looks to make him as a big star. However, they also are in need of a new superstar good guy and Balor is that. His special “Demon King” gimmick is very marketable and something the fans are behind. Having him lose his first high-profile match in the WWE could set him back for some time. Look for the WWE rookie to score big. WWE SUMMER SLAM PICK: FINN BALOR -300
It’s easy to pick favorites in WWE, but if there is a betting underdog to consider, it is in the WWE Women’s Championship match as Sasha Banks takes on Charlotte. Banks just won the championship a few weeks ago, yet is a +150 underdog against Charlotte, who is a -200 favorite. I find it hard to believe that the WWE would take the title away from Banks after just a few weeks and give it back to Charlotte, who has held the title for the last 10 months. Banks has earned a run with the championship, and the next potential challenger for the belt is Nia Jax, another heel. Wouldn’t make much sense for a heel, Charlotte, to win on Sunday. WWE SUMMER SLAM FREE PICK: SASHA BANKS +150