The 67th Annual Miss Universe Pageant is being held on December 17th 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and oddsmakers have now posted various lines for the event. There are 95 contestants battling it out for the most coveted title in “The World of Beauty” and two top USA online sportsboooks for entertainment props are having a little fun with possible outcomes. After last year’s debacle, who could really blame them for not taking this production too seriously? Certainly not us!
Many attractive numbers are found at traditionally-safe Bovada, which is quite surprising given Head Bookmaker, Pat Morrow, is known for usually being very nervous when crafting odds. This is because as a rule, they do not like to expose themselves to potential large losses and prefer to cater to recreational gamblers, not sharps. However, this time they’ve got some beefy payouts available if absurd possibilities come to fruition.
Both Morrow and potty-mouthed Head Trader, David “Dr. Death” Strauss at bombastic MyBookie USA Casino agree on who top favorites should be, but differ on ranking order. Bovada has Miss Canada (+1000) as co-favorite, possibly in a nod to the ethnic origin of their company, while MyBookie also posted +1000, but behind top pick, Miss Brazil (+850). The always-nervous Morrow feebly placed Miss Brazil at +1300 in 3rd spot behind Miss Columbia (+1000).
Those looking for some huge underdog odds to win 2018 Miss Universe should look at Miss Romania, Miss Singapore, Miss Malta, Miss Slovenia and Miss Zambia who are all paying +10000. However, there’s a tie for longest shot between Miss Aruba and Miss Austria, both at +20000. The stable geniuses over in Strauss’ trading room have placed five contestants as longest shot, with a 5-way tie at +20000 between Miss Aruba, Miss Austria, Miss Bulgaria, Miss Indonesia and Miss Mauritius.
Both agree over/under on age of winner should be 23.5, offering an identical -120 on either side. Although, they slightly disagree on
Will Steve Harvey announce the wrong winner again? with Strauss extending +4000 for “Yes” and Morrow hanging +5000 for the same.
One of the craziest wagers to get money down on is Bovada’s,
2018 Miss Universe – Winner’s Gender (at birth)? with “Male” dangling a meaty +5000. This is due to Miss Spain being born a man, currently getting odds of +5000 to take the crown, putting them level with Miss United Kingdom, Miss Germany, and Miss Philippines.
To check out all these zany entertainment props and more, go visit Bovada Sportsbook now and see the full list of what’s on offer. (If you can stand it.)