'Dancing With the Stars': Oddsmakers favor Elisabetta Canalis, not Chaz Bono or Nancy Grace
Oddsmakers at Bodog.com, who successfully favored Season 12 victor NFL wide receiver Hines Ward early in the competition, has released its stats on the recently announced Season 13 cast. The favorites might catch you a bit off guard, but the long-shots only seem to validate our suspicions.
The least likely seem to be Chaz Bono, the series' first transgender contestant, and TV judge Nancy Grace, who have been placed at 20/1 and 18/1, respectively.
Up at the top, there's model, actress and George Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis with 3/1, followed closely by former "Queer Eye" star Carson Kressley (4/1) and "Hills" alum Kristin Cavallari (5/1). [Editor's note: That trio would surely make for the most bizarre finale in "DWTS" history.]
These odds, released Tuesday (Aug. 30), might stand a little tweaking after Wendesday's announcement of the pro pairings. Returning cast member Derek Hough, who sat out last season after winning his third mirrorball trophy, doesn't seem likely to let partner Ricki Lake go as soon she's predicted to leave.
And Canalis might have an uphill battle working with newcomer Val Chmerkovskiy. Audiences aren't terribly familiar with either of them -- though can you imagine what Maks would do if his little brother won the title before him?
Here's the complete list of odds:
Elisabetta Canalis - 3/1
Carson Kressley - 4/1
Kristin Cavallari - 5/1
Chynna Phillips - 6/1
Robert Kardashian - 15/2
Hope Solo - 8/1
David Arquette - 10/1
Ron Artest - 10/1
J.R. Martinez - 12/1
Ricki Lake - 15/1
Nancy Grace - 18/1
Chaz Bono - 20/1
Have any early favorites? And how do you think the pro partners might affect their chances?