Looking for Oscar pool help? Here's what the smart money says

Looking for Oscar pool help? Here's what the smart money says

4/23/2021 10:04:00 AM

Looking for Oscar pool help? Here's what the smart money says

For amusement purposes only, here's a look at the odds-on picks to win the 2021 Oscars.

PrintBy now, you probably have strong feelings about who’s going to win in the Oscar categories for acting, as well as for best picture and director, if you follow such things. But isn’t it always theshort filmsand the crafts categories such as sound that sink you in the Oscar pool?

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For amusement purposes only, an actual betting analyst is here to tell you what the “smart money” is on for those tricky categories. Rohit Ponnaiya of Covers.com (a sports betting information provider) applies the data to his love of sports and movies — nice work if you can get it. He agrees the die seem to already be cast in some cases.

“‘Nomadland’is about -670 on most of the sites we list,” he says of the heavy favorite to win best picture. But what does"-670" mean? He explains the “American standard way is if you see a minus by a name, you have to put in that much money to win $100. So you’d have to put in $670 to win $100 on ‘Nomadland’ — not a whole lot of value there. If you see the Lakers against the headtopics.com

Timberwolves, you’ll see odds similar to that.”If -670 seems like a not-so-worthwhile bet, consider what the bettors think is the biggest slam-dunk at the Oscars this year:“Soul” Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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No one cases Forest Gump 😀