2021 Oscars Odds & Betting: DraftKings $25k Film Awards Pool Predictions

DraftKings have a free-to-play fantasy contest for the Oscars, we've broken down how to play and how to win!
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2021 Oscars Odds, Betting & Predictions For Free To Play DraftKings Sportsbook Pool

The novelty betting calendar has really heated up, this weekend we have the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight, and the following weekend we’ve got the Oscars. The Oscars is actually a pretty big betting event, with various sports betting sites in the United States offering their own Oscars odds.

DraftKings Sportsbook are just one of those sports betting sites with their own Oscars odds, and they are also offering users a chance of scoring big on the 2021 Oscars without even placing a bet.

DraftKings are obviously very well known for their fantasy competition, and they are running one for the Oscars which is completely free to enter. Not only is the Oscars pool free to enter, but you can win a share of $25,000. Not a bad night’s work…

Here’s how you enter DraftKings Oscars Pool:

1. Click this exclusive link to qualify

2. Register to DraftKings Sportsbook (takes a couple of minutes)

3. Enter your selections to win the following awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Lead Actor
  • Best Lead Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Original Song

4. Once you’ve entered your selections, you are all set to win a share of the $25,000! You will score points for every correct selection, and the person with the most correct selections will in $1,000 at the end of the night.

If you need picking a winner in all ten selections, don’t worry, we can help. Below we have listed the latest odds, betting and our predictions.

2021 Oscars Odds & Betting Predictions

Our betting experts have cast their eye over the latest Oscars odds and betting, and case their selections which will hopefully aid you to win big on DraftKings free to play Oscars pool.

Oscars Odds - Best Picture Odds & Prediction

Unsurprisingly given recent awards nights around the world, Nomadland sits top of the betting market to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The Best Picture odds market is totally dominated by the film, with sportsbooks pricing it at -670, which implied Nomadland has a 87% chance of winning the Oscar.

39% of bets placed this month in the Best Picture odds market have been on Nomadland, The Trial Of The Chicago 7 was the second most wagered with 20% of bets.

2021 Oscars – Best Picture Odds

1Best Picture OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Nomadland-67087%
The Trial Of The Chicago 8+65013.5%
Minari+14006.7%
Promising Young Women+14006.7%
Mank+28003.4%
Judas & The Black Messiah+30003.2%
Sound Of Metal+50002%
The Father+80001.2%

Oscars Prediction: Best Picture Winner

Based on the odds market and the current betting we are going to pick Nomadland to win the 2021 Oscar for Best Picture. Make this your first lock for DraftKings Oscar’s prize pool.

2021 Oscars – Best Actor Odds

1Best Actor OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Chadwick Boseman-160094.1%
Anthony Hopkins+80011.1%
Riz Ahmed+14006.7%
Gary Oldman+25003.8%
Steven Yeun+25003.8%

Oscars Prediction: Best Actor Winner

This is the least competitive category on the night, Chadwick Boseman has this one wrapped up and well deserved too! 

2021 Oscars – Best Actress Odds

1Best Actress OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Carey Mulligan+13842%
Viola Davis+18834.7%
Frances McDormand+35022.2%
Andra Day+60014.3%
Vanessa Kirby+14006.7%

Oscars Prediction: Best Acress Winner

Viola Davis can make this a double Oscar win for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and she looks the best pick in the Best Actress category.

2021 Oscars – Best Supporting Actor Odds

1Best Supporting Actor OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Daniel Kaluuya-140093.3%
Sacha Baron Cohen+90010%
Leslie Odom Jr+14006.7%
Paul Raci+14006.7%
LaKeith Stanfield+25003.8%

Oscars Prediction: Best Supporting Actor Winner

The 93.3% probability tells you there's only one way to go in the Best Supporting Actor category. Daniel Kaluuya. 

2021 Oscars – Best Supporting Actress Odds

1Best Supporting Actress OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Youn Yuh-Jung-30075%
Maria Bakalova+30025%
Olivia Colman+10009.1%
Glenn Close+11008.3%
Amanda Seyfried+20004.8%

Oscars Prediction: Best Supporting Actress Winner

Youn Yuh-Jung is the safe bet here, but we can't see Borat going home empty-handed by the Academy and it's time to chance Maria Bakalova, who received a lot of praise for her role alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. 

2021 Oscars – Best Director Odds

1Best Director OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Chloe Zhao-250096.2%
David Fincher+10009.1%
Lee Isaac Chung+16005.9%
Emerald Fennell+17005.6%
Thomas Vinterberg+20004.8%

Oscars Prediction: Best Director Winner

There's no looking past Chloe Zhao here, she looks a lock for directing Nomadland. 

2021 Oscars – Best Orginal Screenplay Odds

1Best Original Screenplay OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Promising Young Woman-25071.4%
The Trial Of The Chicago 7+22530.8%
Minari+14006.7%
Judas And The Black Messiah+33002.9%
Sound Of Metal+33002.9%

Oscars Prediction: Best Original Screenplay Winner

The looks a straight match between Promising Young Woman and The Trial Of The Chicago 7. We're siding with Promising Young Woman which is a film most likely to win awards in the current climate. 

2021 Oscars – Best Adapted Screenplay Odds

1Best Adapted Screenplay OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Nomadland-35077.8%
The Father+45018.2%
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm+80011.1%
One Night In Miami+14006.7%
The White Tiger+28003.4%

Oscars Prediction: Best Adapted Screenplay Winner

Keep it simple, Nomadland looks nailed on to win this one. 

2021 Oscars – Best Animated Feature Odds

1Best Animated Feature OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Soul-250077.8%
Wolfwalkers+80018.2%
Onward+200011.1%
Over The Moon+28006.7%
A Shaun The Sheep Movie+33003.4%

Oscars Prediction: Best Animated Feature Winner

Disney and Pixar should pick up this Academy Award with Soul which stars Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx. This animated feature looks on another level to its rivals in 2021.

2021 Oscars – Best Original Song Odds

1Best Original Song OddsImplied % Chance Of Winning
Speak Now-20066.7%
Io Si+22530.8%
Husavik+40020%
Fight For You+33003.4%
Hear My Voice+33003.4%

Oscars Prediction: Best Original Song Winner

The betting market for the Original Song is one of the tightest out of all the Oscar categories. We like the look of the outsider Husavik performed by Will Ferrell and Molly Sanden in the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. This would be a surprise winner no doubt, but it's the only film in which bases itself around music and the rest of the favorites are mere credits songs!

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