Gambling odds on the 86th Academy Awards winners

Here are your Vegas odds on who will win the Oscars Sunday night

2/28/14 in Gaming   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - Gambling odds on the 86th Academy Awards winnersWhether you have a hopeless gambling problem or you just want to win the "pick the winners" game at your Oscars party, you will find invaluable help from the official Las Vegas odds being laid down on who will win the Academy Awards. All of the big Las Vegas sportsbooks list odds on the Academy Awards winners -- but they don't let you place any bets. You cannot legally bet on the results of an awards show, according to Nevada state law. But you can legally do so on the Internet!

You can also make these wagers privately, and international sports books will take your Oscars bets online. In fact, they'll even let you bet on how many people will watch the Oscars (the over/under is 41 million people tuning in) or which performers are mostly likely to trip and fall during an award presentation (Amy Adams and Ellen DeGeneres are favored over last year's tripping klutz Jennifer Lawrence).

With this in mind, let's take a dive into the odds on who's favored to win this year's Academy Awards. (Be aware that odds can move and fluctuate over time.)

Blog Photo - Gambling odds on the 86th Academy Awards winners12 Years a Slave (2-5)
American Hustle (4-1)
Gravity (5-1)
Dallas Buyers Club (15-1)
The Wolf of Wall Street (30-1)
Captain Phillips (50-1)
Philomena (75-1)
Nebraska (85-1)
Her (150-1) 

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (6-5)
Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 Years a Slave (8-5)
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (5-1)
Bruce Dern, Nebraska (25-1)
Christian Bale, American Hustle (30-1)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (1-5)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity (10-1)
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County (14-1)
Amy Adams, American Hustle (18-1)
Judi Dench, Philomena (25-1)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (1-4)
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave (5-1)
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips (15-1)
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street (25-1)
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle (30-1)

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyongo, 12 Years a Slave (4-5)
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle (8-5)
June Squibb, Nebraska (15-1)
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County (20-1)
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine (25-1)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity (1-3)
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (4-1)
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street (15-1)
David O. Russell, American Hustle (16-1)
Alexander Payne, Nebraska (50-1)

If you're interested in the odds on "lesser" Academy Awards like Best Sound Mixing or Best Documentary Short, has compiled a complete list of odds for all of the Academy Awards.

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