‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 28 Betting Odds

by James Murphy in Entertainment  / August 22, 2019

  • This is the 28th season for ABC’s reality show.
  • Radio personality Bobby Bones was the Season 27 winner.
  • Season 28 of ‘DWTS’ will premiere on September 16, 2019

The 28th season of ABC’s reality franchise Dancing with the Stars begins on September 16, 2019 and with the producers releasing the full roster of contestants we’re ready to put up some prices. By now everyone knows the deal with the DWTS since it–along with American Idol–quickly became the basic template for all reality TV competitions. Each celebrity contestant is paired with a professional dancer. They then prepare and perform dances every week. DWTS is scored using a combination of judge’s scoring and audience voting. Three judges rate each performance on a 1 to 10 scale and the team with the lowest combination of scoring and audience vote gets eliminated. This process continues until there is a winner.

The professional dancer partners for the celebrity contestants have yet to be announced. So far, the buzz for the forthcoming contestant roster has been pretty good. One entertainment writer called it a ‘post-apolcalyptic nightmare’ and a ‘glorified dumpster fire’ but confessed that for these reasons she’s ‘already hooked’. There’s been a phony controversy about the casting of former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer. The dance/political experts at Good Housekeeping had this hysterical observation:

“While working for the White House, he notoriously sparred with reporters and made repeated false claims to the American public.”

You know who else has made ‘repeated false claims to the American public’? That would be ‘everyone who has ever served as a White House Press Secretary’. That’s the nature of politics and the press secretary’s job is to advance the agenda of his boss. As for the ‘sparring with reporters’ the way it works is that the White House Press Corps has been excessively antagonistic of Republican Presidential press secretaries while fawning over those of Democratic Presidents. I abhor politics, government and everything associated with it so this isn’t an ideological opinion. It’s a statement of fact. For example, longtime White House Press Corps battle axe Helen Thomas cavorts and yuks it up with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in one video despite constantly being lauded for her ‘tough questioning’ of Republican Presidents. In theory, every member of the White House Press Corps should be ‘sparring’ with the Press Secretary of every president regardless of the brand affiliation…er…political party of the man in charge. In any case, I’ve done a prop on Spicer’s status and whether he’ll be booted and/or drop out to placate the perpetually offended.

Here are the official SPORTSINSIDER.COM opening odds on Season 28 of Dancing With The Stars. Look for an indepth handicapping preview of the field within the next 24-48 hours. This will give you some idea of my thinking behind how each contestant is priced.

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 BETTING ODDS

TO WIN ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28

Ally Brooke                            +300
Karamo Brown +450
James Van Der Beek +450
Ray Lewis +450
Kel Mitchell +700
Lauren Alaina +700
Hannah Brown +1500
Lamar Odom +2500
Christie Brinkley +2500
Kate Flannery +2500
Mary Wilson +5000
Sean Spicer +5000

WILL SEAN SPICER BE IN THE CAST OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 AS OF 9/1/19?

Yes                                    +300
No                                     -350

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 BETTING ODDS

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 AVERAGE SCORE

Over 18.5                              -150
Under 18.5                     +130

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 HIGHEST SCORE

Over 22.5                              -130
Under 22.5                     +110

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 LOWEST SCORE

Over 15.5                              +130
Under 15.5                     -150

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 VIEWERSHIP

Over 8.15 Million                      +130
Under 8.15 Million                     -150

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 RATING

1.1 or Over                            +180
Under 1.1                     -210

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 28 EPISODE 1 SHARE

5                                      -250
Any Other Number                     +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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