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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 (2019) Odds & Props: Ray Lewis Favored, Sean Spicer Given Worst Odds

JJ De La Torre

by JJ De La Torre in Entertainment

Aug 23, 2019 · 7:33 AM PDT

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Who will win Season 28 of ABC's longtime reality show? Photo from @DancingABC (Twitter)
  • Dancing with the Stars returns for its 28th season on ABC September 16, 2019
  • The season features an array of celebrities, politicians, and athletes
  • You can now place bets on who will be this season’s winner

Dancing with the Stars has been a pop culture institution for the past decade and a half, and it’s still showing no signs of slowing down.

The entertainment reality series has proven itself a perennial favorite on television with a devout viewership that has not waned in over fifteen years. So, when looking ahead at its 28th season, it’s likely the show is going to have yet another shining year.

Who Will Win Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars?

Who Will Win Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars? Odds
Ray Lewis +400
James Van der Beek +450
Karamo Brown +550
Ally Brooke +600
Kel Mitchell +600
Lauren Alaina +700
Christie Brinkley +1200
Mary Wilson +1200
Hannah Brown +1400
Kate Flannery +1400
Lamar Odom +2500
Sean Spicer +5000

*Odds taken 08/22/19

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Favorites like Ray Lewis and Karamo Brown are shoe-ins, given the stars’ ability to previously exhibit their physical stamina in their respective careers. Lewis, the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, has physical clout in his athleticism. Brown carries a trim physique clearly showcased in his Queer Eye appearances.

Add in well-known Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek and we have a strong grouping of capable, able-bodied names who could all equally prove a strong case for the championship. But, as we’ve seen on previous seasons, anything goes.

Typically, one of the pre-season favorites often wins this competition. The stereotypical Dancing With the Stars winner is on the younger side, filled with zest, and brimming with star power from the get go.

So Many Options

Dancing with the Stars is fun to watch given the large group of competitors it opens the season with. This year, we have another full gauntlet of celebrities to choose from.

Ranging from well-loved to loathed, young to old, physically fit to out of shape, it’s easy to break down the competitors to an obvious “likely” to “unlikely” quite easy. Separating the good from the great, though, is harder.

Naturally, Brown is the one to watch with his smooth confidence, his strong sense of self, and willingness to adapt in new situation. Everything he learned on Queer Eye is going to pay off.

Pick: Karamo Brown (+550)

Will Sean Spicer Say “Trump” in Episode 1?

Will Sean Spicer Say “Trump” in Episode 1? Odds
No -2500
Yes +1000

*Odds taken 08/22/19

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is a surprising choice for a competitor this season, but his name has already garnered the show quite a bit of press attention.

It is said that “any press is good press”, but Spicer’s appearance in the season has seen a lot of controversy and backlash. Many are disgusted that the disgraced politician is being shoved down their throats with an appearance on a benign entertainment series but his inclusion on the show has certainly gotten people talking.

Famously, Spicer was dismissed by President Donald J. Trump, so will his appearance on Stars be an opportunity for him to drag the President’s name through the mud?

Doubtful. Watch for Spicer to leave Trump’s name out of the telecasts, especially on the first week of programming.

Pick: No (-2500)

Who Will Be Eliminated First on Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars?

Who Will Be Eliminated First? Odds
Lamar Odom -200
Ray Lewis +150

*Odds taken 08/22/19

When considering the odds of which dancer is going to be the first to kick the bucket during the competition, all eyes are down to two competitors: Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis.

Odom, now mostly famous for being the ex-partner of socialite Khloe Kardashian, is the one to watch here. Odom is seen by the non-sports fans as a bit of a fumbling buffoon given his wacky media journey over the past few years. He’s not as coordinated as he was during the prime of his NBA career, so imagine how that will pan out on a dancing program.

Pick: Lamar Odom (-200)

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