Dancing with the Stars Season 15 Odds UpdatePublished November 19, 2012 by OCR Editor
Is Dancing with the Stars Season 15 going according to odds makers' predictions?
Americans "went to the polls" again last November 13 - this time, to select which Dancing with the Stars contestant to send packing in the latest elimination round. It was double-elimination night and, besides low-scoring Kirstie Alley, the other contestant to bid adieu turned out to be Gilles Marini, the French actor who had consistently scored high in previous performances.
In this week's semifinal round, the five remaining pairs - including Apolo Ohno and Emmitt Smith and, on the ladies' side, Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco - will be performing to the music of Michael Jackson's Bad album. The much anticipated grand finals is in two weeks.Are DWTS judges/audience and odds makers on same wavelength?
Dancing with the Stars' competing pairs vie against each other for judges' points and audience votes. So how much do these latest decisions concur with the betting world? According to online sports books' most current (as of 31 October) betting odds, the contestants' (including Alley and Marini) odds of winning are as follows:
Melissa Rycroft 50-1
Kelly Monaco 20-1
Kirstie Alley 20-1
Shawn Johnson 8-1
Gilles Marini 11-2
Apolo Ohno 7-2
Emmitt Smith 3-2
The coming semifinal and final editions will show just how accurate the bettors' odds are.How Betting on Dancing with the Stars Works
Online sports books deal with sports outcomes, as well as that of other competitions like Dancing with the Stars. One can place bets on the show's individual episodes, just like on individual games or matches. With DWTS, odds are formed both before the season airs (when the contestants' names are announced) and may be revised throughout based on each pair's performance. Among the sports books placing bets on Dancing with the Stars is Bet365.