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Next James Bond Odds: Idris Elba's Odds Slashed as he Becomes Most Popular Pick to Play 007

The Next James Bond odds continue to change as rumors start to swirl about different actors. Who will play the next James Bond? No one really knows. But, the betting trends suggest Idris Elba may be the next Bond.
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Next James Bond odds seem to change weekly. Every week there is a new actor making his way up the odds board that looks poised to be the next James Bond, and this week is no different. Right now, Next James Bond odds seem to indicate that Idris Elba could be the next 007.

Now, Elba isn't the favorite, that title still belongs to Rege-Jean Page. However, Elba's Next James Bond odds have been considerably slashed by UK bookmakers over the past week. And the kicker is that he's also the most popular pick in the betting market.

If you're in the United States, unfortunately, you can't bet on next James Bond odds. No sportsbook is offering them. But, that doesn't mean we can't look at the next James Bond odds created by UK sportsbooks and get a good idea of who will be playing 007 following Daniel Craig's announcement to step away from the franchise.

As we said earlier, next James Bond odds are volatile. Next week, there will likely be a different actor that has gained momentum in the market. But, right now, it looks like Idris Elba is the most popular pick among oddsmakers and bettors in the next James Bond odds market.

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Next James Bond Odds

So, we know that Rege-Jean Page is the favorite, according to the latest next James Bond odds. But what does the rest of the market look like?

Page leads the pack at +400, implying there is a 20% chance he plays James Bond next. Tom Hardy is the second favorite. The Revenant star currently has +580 odds to play the next James Bond.

As for Elba, he's currently the third favorite, which is quite a change since the last time we looked at next James Bond odds. Earlier this month, Elba's odds to play Bond were at +1400. Now, just a few weeks later, his odds sit at +760, implying an 11.6% probability.

ActorNext James Bond Odds
Rege-Jean Page+400
Tom Hardy+580
Idris Elba+760
Richard Madden+800
Henry Cavill+1050
James Norton+1150
Jamie Dornan+1200
Tom Hooper+1600
Sam Heughan+1600
Jamie Bell+1800

Next James Bond Odds - Recent Betting

Next James Bond odds aren't the only place where Elba has picked up popularity. Sure, the oddsmakers like his chances much more than they did just a few weeks ago. But, the betting public is also behind Elba right now.

In the last week, 18.07% of all bets on next James Bond odds have backed Elba to be the next 007, more than any other option. Page is the second most backed at 13.86% over that same week-long span. Behind him is Superman himself. Henry Cavill has been backed by 13.25% of bettors.

ActorPublic Betting %
Idris Elba18.07%
Rege-Jean Page13.86%
Henry Cavill13.25%
Jamie Dornan6.63%
Richard Madden5.84%

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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