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Updated Odds to Win DWTS Season 29 – Kaitlyn Bristowe Favored Amongst Final Four

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Entertainment

Nov 17, 2020 · 12:59 PM PST

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Television personalities Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe participate in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the reality show, "The Bachelorette", at AOL Studios on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
  • Can anyone topple Kaitlyn Bristowe from her perch as a -150 odds-on favorite to win DWTS?
  • Nev Schulman is the +150 second betting choice, with Nelly (+900) given the longest odds to win
  • Read below for odds, analysis, and our best bet to win Dancing With The Stars Season 29

When it comes to Dancing With The Stars, Kaitlyn Bristowe is nothing if not a mover and a shaker. The Bachelorette star has been rapidly climbing the odds board for the competition. As the dancers enter the finals, after two straight weeks as the second betting choice, she’s finally jumped to the top of the DWTS betting line.

Entering the final four – hey, it’s a pandemic, we’ll take any final four we can get – Bristowe is moving to the odds-on -150 chalk to win Season 29 of DWTS following Monday’s latest round of dancing action. The finals will air Monday at 8 PM EST on ABC.

Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Odds

Dancer Odds
Kaitlyn Bristowe -150
Nev Schulman +160
Justina Machado +700
Nelly +900

Odds taken Nov. 17

Suffering elimination on Monday were Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson.

Bristowe Tugs On Heartstrings

Dancing a Contemporary to “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks, Bristowe revealed that she was dedicating her performance to honor the memory of her late friend Lindsay, who died in a car accident when they were both teenagers.

Her inspiring, heartfelt performance pulled in the judges as well. Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev ended up receiving three 10s. They scored 30/30 for their second dance, and 60/60 as their total score.

The judges were in a generous mood all night long. The two perfect scores awarded to Bristowe were among eight dished out during the night’s competition. That means they were deeming two-thirds of all dances performed on the show to be without flaw.

Johnny Be Gone

Weir was the +150 favorite to win Dancing With The Stars entering each of the two previous rounds. The Olympic skater was visibly shaken as his elimination from the competition was revealed.

“It definitely feels like a popularity contest more so than a dance contest,” Weir told reporters following his departure. He added that he’d rather be true to himself than sell out to try and win over the masses.

Machado Barely Survives

The final battle to dance another week was between One Day At A Time star Justina Machado and Jackson. It was Machado and partner Sasha Farber who got the nod and the fourth final four berth.

Machado trained at a dance academy as a youngster and she seems to have retained the skills she learned there in her muscle memory. While she may not turn in show-stopping numbers, her consistency makes Machado a worthy consideration as a value bet here.

Schulman The Clubhouse Leader

Based purely on point totals, Catfish star Nev Schulman and partner Jenna Johnson are the statistical frontrunners. The duo has garnered 290 out of a possible 335 points through 10 weeks.

Bristowe and Chigvintsev (286) are next, followed by Machado and Farber (273).

Whoa Nelly

The conspiracy theorists are already supposing that the fix was in to get Nelly to the finals. The rapper is performing several of his hits on next week’s show.

He’s appearing to have two left feet for much of the series. However, with everything on the line Monday, Nelly and partner Daniella Karagach came through with their first perfect score of the competition.

Dancing Off With The Title

It looks like a call between Bristowe and Schulman. Both are bringing their A-game to the dance floor. She’s posted three consecutive perfect scores. He’s on a two-dance perfect streak.

As Weir notes, ultimately, it’s a popularity contest. And people seem to be gravitating toward Bristowe.

Pick: Kaitlyn Bristowe (-150)

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