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Odds to Win Dancing With the Stars 2020 – Carole Baskin Given the Worst Odds

JJ De La Torre

by JJ De La Torre in Entertainment

Updated Mar 10, 2021 · 12:55 PM PST

Mark Adler and AJ McLean
Mark Adler, left, and AJ McLean attend the world premiere of "The Call of the Wild" at the El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
  • Contestants for Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars have just been announced
  • The season premieres September 14th on ABC and features quite the cast of notable characters
  • See the odds on each cast member’s likelihood of winning as well as best bets for the champion

Can you believe it’s been a year since Hannah Brown won the previous season of Dancing With the Stars?

The last twelve months felt like an eternity. In a year that’s been filled with brutal global news, there’s no better time than the present to welcome back bumbling dancing celebs to our television screens.

This year’s lineup of stars really spans the gamut of entertainment. Who would have thought one season of this show could include Ellen DeGeneres’ ex, one of the flashiest figure skaters of all time, and the man who wrote “Hot in Herre” ?

Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars will premiere on September 14 on ABC, with brand new host Tyra Banks at the helm. With such a wide variety of stars on deck to do their best salsa spin, let’s take a look at who stands the best chance to take home the gold.

Odds to Win Dancing With the Stars Season 29

Contestant Odds
AJ McLean +400
Johnny Weir +400
Justina Machado +750
Jeannie Mai +900
Monica Aldama +900
Nelly +900
Skai Jackson +900
Chrishell Stause +1200
Jesse Metcalfe +1200
Kaitlyn Bristowe +1200
Vernon Davis +1400
Anne Heche +1600
Charles Oakley +1600
Nev Schulman +1600
Carole Baskin +5000

All odds taken September 2nd

We are less than two weeks away from the Season 29 premiere. Like all seasons before, this year includes a few highly relevant stars as well as some names you may have not thought of for a while. Looking at the odds, let’s first take a look at who is slated to slay the dance floor.

Best Bets

Leading the pack, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean and Olympic figure skating champion Johnny Weir both have equal odds. Both of these stars’ odds are completely understandable.

McLean has been practicing group choreography since his boy band days began in the early ’90s. He has three full decades of experience under his belt and has been dancing for the better part of his lifespan.

On the other hand,  Weir is certainly one to watch as well. He may have not fared too well on The Masked Singer, but dancing is much more in line with his honed craft as an ice skater. If he could nab a Bronze medal with blades strapped to his feet, he should have no trouble on the dance floor.

Looking at the other stars with great odds, One Day at a Time star Justina Machado also has a pretty good shot at winning this thing. The spunky actress studied dance at the Franklin Fine Arts Center before she got her start in television. Heading back to her roots for Stars is sure to spark her fancy footwork beginnings.

Long Shots

Hilariously enough, the worst odds have been given to the most notable name of all the contestants: Carole Baskin.

The self-appointed ‘big cat rights activist’ is virtually a household at this point as the star of Netflix’s surprise hit docu-series Tiger King. Baskin has gone from being a local name to a big time celebrity since her Netflix appearance this past spring.

She’s been parodied on SNL,  the subject of a SoundCloud rap single that launched its own TikTok trend, and even suspected of murder – but does Carole Baskin have enough Baskin have enough rhythm and coordination to dance?

The odds say no. And, for those needing more proof than the odds alone, one watch of Baskin’s awkward promo video for the series backs the numbers up entirely.

It makes sense. Baskin is perpetually in slow motion, shown in Tiger King constantly roving around her animal sanctuary blissed out with a flower crown on her head. She’s not exactly known for her coordination and speed.

In addition to Baskin, MTV’s Catfish star Nev Schulman and former NBA enforcer Charles Oakley also have really bad chances at becoming the successor to Hannah Brown’s title. Don’t bet on these folks unless you want to kiss your bets goodbye.

Pick: Johnny Weir (+400)

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