- WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 will take place on Sunday, February 21st, 2021
- Two Elimination Chamber matches with major WrestleMania implications will be held
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? See odds, analysis, and our best bets below
WWE’s road to WrestleMania 37 reaches its next stop at Elimination Chamber this Sunday, February 21st on the WWE Network. Although the complete card has yet to be announced, fans now know that the two top matches will be contested inside the Elimination Chamber itself and will directly affect what we will see at The Show of Shows this April.
First, Drew McIntyre will defend the WWE Championship against five of Raw’s finest competitors and attempt to escape with his title reign intact. There will be a second Chamber match to determine Roman Reigns’ opponent for the Universal Championship later in the night.
Ahead of Elimination Chamber, let’s take a look at the favorites that will emerge victorious in each advertised bout according to the current betting odds.
WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Odds
|United States Championship Triple Threat||Odds|
|Bobby Lashley (c)||-180|
|Universal Championship No. 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match||Odds|
|WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match||Odds|
Odds as of Feb. 18
Lashley vs Lee vs Riddle
In addition to the two grueling Elimination Chamber matches, the United States Championship will be up for grabs at Sunday’s show when current champ Bobby Lashley takes on Keith Lee and Riddle. Not only are all three Superstars supremely talented, but this is also a match that could believably end any which way.
Lashley has been absolutely dominant since taking the title from Apollo Crews last August. He’s been so dominant, in fact, that fans have speculated whether WWE has something else in store for him at WrestleMania that doesn’t involve the star-spangled prize.
— WWE (@WWE) February 16, 2021
Having him lose the belt in a matchup where he doesn’t have to get pinned (thus freeing him up for bigger and better things) is a sound strategy. It’s far from a lock that Lashley will win here despite being the odds-on favorite at -180, which is why Lee is the next best bet at +175 (assuming he’s cleared to compete following his odd absence from Monday’s Raw).
Riddle isn’t an awful choice, either. It would actually make sense after he’s been beaten up by Lashley and The Hurt Business so frequently over the last month, but of the three, Lee is the safest choice.
Universal Championship No 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match
Roman Reigns insisting on his Universal Championship not being defended inside the Elimination Chamber and facing the winner of Satan’s Structure later in the show instead is a tell-tale sign that he isn’t losing the title before WrestleMania.
— WWE (@WWE) February 13, 2021
However, it does make the Elimination Chamber featuring the stars of SmackDown incredibly interesting because of who is involved. Kevin Owens is currently favored above everyone else at -115, but considering he’s already lost to Reigns three times, the only outcome that makes sense is Cesaro.
Daniel Bryan vs Reigns should be saved for later down the line, Jey Uso vs Reigns has been done to death, and King Corbin and Sami Zayn are both heels. Cesaro outlasting his opponents inside the Chamber and having a standout performance against Reigns for the Universal title before losing is the best-case scenario.
WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match
WWE champion Drew McIntyre’s biggest threat going into Elimination Chamber has been Sheamus, who won a six-man Gauntlet match on Monday night to earn the opportunity to enter last. McIntyre vs. Sheamus is virtually a lock for WrestleMania, but whether it will happen for the WWE Championship is the question.
— WWE (@WWE) February 16, 2021
McIntyre is expected to retain the title, but that doesn’t present too many exciting possibilities for WrestleMania, especially if he’s going to face Sheamus at the event regardless. That’s why fans should be putting money on The Celtic Warrior to emerge victorious, which would put McIntyre in chase mode as their feud gets underway.
Barring a Brock Lesnar return and surprise victory, the other Chamber combatants don’t stand a chance of winning. If it comes down between McIntyre and Sheamus, the latter is more likely to have his hand raised in the raised despite what the odds indicate.
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