Michael Sam has yet to find steady employment in the NFL, but he’ll stay in the spotlight this spring as a second-tier favorite at the online sportsbooks on the Season 20 odds to win Dancing with the Stars.
Sam and partner Peta Murgatroyd opened at 9/1 on the odds to win Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars at Bodog, with Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin listed as the 3/1 favorite on those opening lines at the sportsbook. Liukin’s partner will be Derek Hough.
Military veteran Noah Galloway is then at 4/1, followed by musician Riker Lynch at 7/1, model Charlotte McKinney at 9/1, and each of actress Suzanne Somers, musician Patti LaBelle, and musician Redfoo at 10/1.
Actress Willow Shields (12/1), actress Rumer Willis (14/1), and businessman Robert Herjavec (16/1) round out the odds, with one contestant still to be named. Shields is the youngest contestant in Dancing with the Stars history at 14 years old.
Odds to Win Dancing with the Stars Season 20 at Bodog:
Nastia Liukin 3/1
Noah Galloway 4/1
Riker Lynch 7/1
Charlotte McKinney 9/1
Michael Sam 9/1
Suzanne Somers 10/1
Patti LaBelle 10/1
Willow Shields 12/1
Rumer Willis 14/1
Robert Herjavec 16/1
The contestants have been revealed for Season 18, and the sportsbooks have started to post their opening Dancing with the Stars odds. And the favorites on the odds to win Dancing with the Stars just won Olympic gold medals in Sochi.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Olympics in Sochi last month, and they’re the top two favorites on the opening odds to win Dancing with the Stars Season 18 at Bodog. Davis, who is partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is the 3/2 favorite. White, who is partnered with Sharna Burgess, is then at 3/1.
Singer Cody Simpson and actor James Maslow are then both at 6/1 on those Dancing with the Stars odds, with snowboarder Amy Purdy at 10/1, and actresses NeNe Leakes, Candace Cameron Bure, and Danica McKellar all at 15/1.
Former NHL player Sean Avery, who will be partnered with Karina Smirnoff, is at 20/1 on those Dancing with the Stars odds at Bodog, with actor Billy Dee Williams at 25/1, and both swimmer Diana Nyad and The Price is Right host Drew Carey at 33/1.
Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars gets underway on March 17.
Odds to Win Dancing with the Stars Season 18 at Bodog:
Meryl Davis 3/2
Charlie White 3/1
Cody Simpson 6/1
James Maslow 6/1
Amy Purdy 10/1
NeNe Leakes 15/1
Candace Cameron Bure 15/1
Danica McKellar 15/1
Sean Avery 20/1
Billy Dee Williams 25/1
Diana Nyad 33/1
Drew Carey 33/1
Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars is set to get underway on March 18, and the 11 participating celebrities and their professional partners have now been announced – and a favorite listed at the sportsbooks.
Zendaya Coleman of the Disney Channel show Shake It Up opened as the 7/2 favorite at Bodog on the odds to win Dancing with the Stars this season. Coleman plays a dancer on that TV show, and her partner for Season 16 is Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold medal gymnast, is then at 5/1 odds at Bodog along with her partner Mark Ballas, with soap opera actor Ingo Rademacher at 11/2, and country singer Kellie Pickler at 6/1. Rademacher’s partner for Season 16 is Kym Johnson, while Pickler has been paired with Derek Hough.
Comedian D.L. Hughley and boxer Victor Ortiz both opened at 13/2 on the Dancing with the Stars odds at Bodog, with NFL wide receiver Jacoby Jones at 7/1, and country singer Wynonna Judd and figure skater Dorothy Hamill both at 10/1. Hughley is paired with Cheryl Burke, Ortiz with Lindsay Arnold, Jones with Karina Smirnoff, Judd with Tony Dovolani, and Hamill with Tristan MacManus.
Reality star Lisa Vanderpump is then at 15/1 on the odds to win Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, with comedian Andy Dick the longshot at 30/1 odds. Vanderpump’s professional partner for the show is Gleb Savchenko, and Dick’s is Sharna Burgess.
Odds to Win Dancing with the Stars Season 16 at Bodog:
Zendaya Coleman 7/2
Aly Raisman 5/1
Ingo Rademacher 11/2
Kellie Pickler 6/1
D.L. Hughley 13/2
Victor Ortiz 13/2
Jacoby Jones 7/1
Dorothy Hamill 10/1
Wynonna Judd 10/1
Lisa Vanderpump 15/1
Andy Dick 30/1