Pickpocket wrote: ShogunRua wrote:
Pickpocket wrote:Love betting on these things and it looks like the only real money this year is in the best actor category. Clooney is currently favored to win and I just can't see it happening since he already has one and his performance, while good, wasn't exactly mind blowing. Haven't seen The Artist or TTSS but I like the odds at 4:1 and 50:1, especially considering that The Artist is pretty much favored to win everrything else and Gary Oldman doesn't have an Oscar. Anyone got any insight
That seems like a decent play, yeah.
However, I typically like to bet on favorites that should be even heavier favorites than they currently are. As such, I feel there are several other opportunities to make money this year...
I like doing this too but from what I've seen the "shoe ins," if you will, have odds that aren't even worth the risk. Meryl Streep was -5000 last time I checked and the competition for best actress is (finally) decent for once. I just ended up hedging on the best actor, the worst I can do is break even. Unless, of course, Clooney wins.
You don't think Viola Davis for Best Actress is a strong play? She's 5/7 on Bodog, which seems a little low. As for Streep, where are you getting her at -5000? She's 11/10 on Bodog, 2nd behind Davis. (so less than -100, even)
Odds for both Best Picture and Best Director are solid. I wouldn't put any money into those two.
(And yes, I know Bodog sucks, but my regular sportsbook doesn't have Oscar betting, sadly)