‘Big Brother’ Season 21 Betting Odds Episode 8

by James Murphy in Entertainment  / July 5, 2019

  • This is the 21st season for CBS’s reality show.
  • ‘Big Brother’ is a spin-off of a Dutch TV series of the same name.
  • ‘Big Brother’ Season 21 Episode 8 airs July 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern.

In the previous episode of Big Brother it was revealed that the show had co-opted the worst reality TV trope of all time. Yep–Season 21 of the CBS reality show has lifted the almost universally reviled ‘Extinction Island’ gimmick from the most recent season of Survivor. The characters on Big Brother don’t get sent to a desolate beach in the Canary Islands–they get ‘banished’. That is assuming you consider being ‘forced’ to live in a different part of the Big Brother house as being ‘banished’. Now check out this crazy, never before seen twist–the ‘banished’ contestants have to *compete* to get back into the house!

It was only a matter of time before the group of banished contestants was given a name of some sort and here it is: “Camp Comeback” which sounds like some type of Summer program for at-risk teens. Right now there are two members of ‘Camp Comeback’–the most recent is Ovi Kabir who was eliminated (but not really) after his residential peers ‘voted him out’ unanimously (but not really). The other in-patient at ‘Camp Comeback’ is David Alexander. He wasn’t technically eliminated–remember back in the first week when four people were ‘banished’ to the at-the-time unnamed ‘Camp Comeback’? Well, three of them are back in the game with the hapless Mr. Alexander still caught in his own purgatory.

It’s still difficult to figure out what the hell is going on. That usually takes at least four weeks. Seriously though, people never learn the deal with reality television. Last week, everyone was convinced that right leaning Jim Ross looking guy Cliff Hogg III was on his way out. Of course he wasn’t–Reality TV 101 dictates that any truly divisive contestant will be kept around at least for awhile since it makes for good television (qv: the Buitendorp Twins on Season 16 of Project Runway). At some point, you think the viewing audience would catch wise but they never do.

The other nominal ‘controversy’ involving Big Brother Season 21 is desperate stretch to make it a ‘social justice’ issue. One of the sillier things I’ve read about reality TV and it’s role within the broader social context came during Survivor where someone suggested that the genre is racist since minorities of one type or another are ‘marginalized’. The very dubious logic went that minority contestants are never ‘featured’ on the show (which isn’t true–I could think of a half dozen examples off the top of my head where a major character could have claimed minority status and could have come up with dozens had I wanted to waste my time and research it) and thus they’re under represented because they don’t figure in the big storylines.

You probably won’t be surprised that the ‘social justice’ issue with the current season of Big Brother is the diametric opposite. Several ‘minority’ contestants have been nominated for elimination. You know, the basic plot device that has existed on every reality TV show forever. Alas, the social justice types aren’t happy that the (insert aggrieved minority here) contestants are playing a major role in the storyline. They’re crying foul because they’re being ‘targeted’.

As best as I can figure the schedule for the show this season they’ll be on a more or less permanent schedule of live elimination shows starting next week. For now, here are the official SPORTS INSIDER betting odds for Season 21 Episode 8 of Big Brother.

‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21 BETTING ODDS

TO WIN ‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21

Tommy Bracco                           +500
Jack Matthews +500
Nick Maccarone +750
Isabella Wang +750
Nicole Anthony +750
Holly Allen +750
Sam Smith +750
Christie Murphy +1500
Analyse Talavera +1500
Jackson Michie +1500
David Alexander +2500
Kimi Fakunle +2500
Jessica Milagros +2500
Ovi Kabir +5000
Cliff Hogg III +5000
Kathryn Dunn +5000

‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21 EPISODE 8 BETTING ODDS

TO BE EVICTED IN EPISODE 8

Kimi Fakunle                           -150
Jessica Milagros +500
Ovi Kabir +750
Kathryn Dunn +1500
Cliff Hogg III +1500
Nicole Anthony +2500
Sam Smith +2500
David Alexander +2500
Tommy Bracco +2500
Isabella Wang +2500
Jack Matthews +2500
Holly Allen +2500
Christie Murphy +3500
Analyse Talavera +3500
Jackson Michie +3500
Nick Maccarone +3500
No One Eliminated in Episode 8 +5000

WILL THE EVICTION VOTE IN EPISODE 8 BE UNANIMOUS?

Yes                                    +180
No                                     -210

‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21 EPISODE 8 VIEWERSHIP

Over 4.35 Million                      -150
Under 4.35 Million                     +130

‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21 EPISODE 8 RATING

Over 1.00                              -170
Under 1.00                     +150

‘BIG BROTHER’ SEASON 21 EPISODE 8 SHARE

6 or Over                              -250
Under 6                     +210

The previous three TV ratings propositions will be graded using data reported at TV By The Numbers.

James Murphy

James Murphy is a preeminent authority on the international gambling industry and has made frequent appearances in the mainstream media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, CNBC and NPR. He has previously worked as a radio and podcasting host where he broadcast to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice. Murphy also serves as an odds making consultant for sports and ‘non-sport novelty bets’ covering the entertainment industry, politics, technology, financial markets and just about everything else.

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