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2021 Oscars Bets | 93rd Academy Awards Odds

Pat Mayo and Scott Yager breakdown the state of the race for the 93rd Academy Awards, including their 2021 Oscars Bets and the best odds on the Betting board.

Pat Mayo and Scott Yager breakdown the state of the race for the 93rd Academy Awards, including their 2021 Oscars Bets and the best odds on the DraftKings Sports betting board.


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2021 Oscars Bets: Show Index

00:00 Intro
1:37 Watching the Movies at Home
2:59 The Year In Movies
12:57 Narratives & Political Stances
16:54 Best Picture Odds
37:03 2021 Oscar Bets
37:21 Supporting Actress
41:58 Best Actress
47:17 How Voting Works
51:27 Rest of Bets

2021 Oscars Bets

There is a bounty of overwhelming favorites at this year’s Oscars. And it makes them fairly unbettable. Having to lay $5000 to win $100 on Soul to win Best Animated Feature doesn’t seem all that fun.

That said, there are a few competitive categories, and an opportunity to make down the board.


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Best Actress: Viola Davis +200

Many consider Davis to be this generations Meryl Streep. But it’s tough to be called that without a win in this category. Carey Mulligan is currently the betting favor (+125), and is putting on a publicly push — ie. hosting SNL — however it seems, unless things go off the rails, that the Academy will reward Promising Young Woman in the form of its writer/director, Emerald Fenell, in the screen play category.

Best Documentary: Time +450

I saw the favorite in this category, The Octopus Teacher, it’s fine. In fact, the underwater footage is pretty incredible. But you never see Planet Earth win anything. Just go with the long shot second favorite, Time.

Best Editing: Trial of the Chicago Seven -110

It’s a two-horse race between this and Sound of Metal for Best Editing, unless Nomadland takes this en route to Best Picture. There’s always a thing where all the Best Picture nominees pick up a win somewhere down the line, and this may be Chicago Seven’s only win of the night. Sound of Metal is almost a lock for Best Sound (go figure), so go the other way in this Category.

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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at ThePatMayoExperience@gmail.com and the best will be addressed on the show.


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