- With three celebs now eliminated, Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars has 12 remaining competitors
- The season features ice skaters, singers, rappers, and celebrity real estate agents vying for first place
- Check out Season 29’s best bet and which longshot also provides good value
Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars may only be four episodes in, but it’s already one for the books. This year’s cast has been one of the most fun to watch in recent years. Early on, fans got excited for Tiger King star Carole Baskin to take to the dance floor. However, Baskin’s early poor odds were dead on as she’s already eliminated.
While some remaining competitors’ odds have changed and some haven’t budged, let’s take a look at the updated cast odds and unpack them a little. After all, there can only be one champion.
Odds for Winner of Dancing With the Stars Season 29
Odds taken Oct 6
He may have been hot on the charts, but Nelly is merely lukewarm on the dancefloor. The rapper is the remaining contestant with the worst odds. That being said, don’t blame the bookmakers– Nelly’s two left feet have earned him these poor odds.
He may have had better odds when the cast was announced, but his weak performances have contributed to his chances decreasing immensely.
Nelly’s scores have been poor week after week, and his average weekly score out of 30 is a mere 18.3, the lowest of the whole cast. At this rate, Nelly is going to be the next dancer out of the competition. Betting on him at this point would be like firing your hard-earned money out of a cash cannon at the club.
On the other hand, one long shot worth noting is Justina Machado. The One Day at a Time star may not have the best odds but she’s proven her worth as a viable dancer. Machado’s average score is 21.3, just below Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nev Schulman.
Machado’s younger days in a dance academy have clearly made a lasting impact. Her weekly routines on Dancing With the Stars have not been the blockbuster favorites. However, her scores are making her an unsuspecting potential upset winner. Betting on her could provide a good payout.
From Ice to the Dancefloor
Interestingly, Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir still has the best odds at this point in the game. Weir was the once to watch from the beginning of the series given what seemed to be an easy transition from the ice rink to the dancefloor.
Weir’s odds are the best at +150. While he’s certainly no slouch, he has the fourth-best average score ranking at 21 out of 30. Maybe bookmakers are waiting for Weir to blow the judges away in a forthcoming performance. They’re banking on his previous athleticism to pay off bigger than ever.
While Weir will almost certainly continue to the final five, he’s not a lock to win right now. He would have to blow past judge and audience favorites like Kaitlyn Bristowe to win.
Bristowe is the favorite at this point, also bringing the best scores to the table. The Bachelorette star boasts an impressive 22.5 average score. She’s been consistently impressive on the show. While other competitors may have had one great dance, bringing great moves week after week is the name of the game.
Pick: Kaitlyn Bristowe (+200)
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