If the betting odds are to be believed, Miss Philippines Ariella Arida will be crowned the Miss Universe 2013 on Nov 9, 2013 at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.
Miss Canada 2013 Santos and Miss Austria 2013 Hofmann pose in their 2014 Yamamay for Miss Universe collection in Moscow
Betting lines are good predictors of who will do well and who will not in the annual pageant for some of the most beautiful ladies in the world universe.
Arida is favored to win the Miss Universe title with odds of 4.5- or as 4.5 to 1 favorites-- followed by Miss USA Erin Brady at 8.5; and Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez and Miss Panama Carolina Brid at 12.0.
For those who are unfamiliar with the betting parlance, below is the explanation how the number works in sports, and in this case, entertainment, betting:
The simple formula is X (Amount of Bet) x Odds (4.5, 8.5, etc).
If a bettor placed a bet $100 on Ms. Arida to win the Miss Universe title, then the bettor gets a payout of $450. A bet of $100 on Ms Brady will net the bettor of $850 and the same amount of bet produces a payout of $1,200 for picks made for Ms Yurena Rodriguez and Ms Brid!
The odds increases as the list moves from the “favorites” to the “underdogs”. Here’s a complete list of the ladies who have the most likely chance of being included in the top ten:
Top 10 Favorites to Win the 2013 Miss Universe title:
(Betting odds vary from one sportsbook to another; all odds in this article were taken from the sportsbook bet365.com. These odds can also change as the day of the event nears.)
If bettors want to really hit the jackpot with one of these beautiful ladies then they should take a very hard look at the odds at the tail end of the list, considered as the heavy underdogs to win the Ms. Universe title:
Miss British Virgin Islands 101.00
Miss Haiti 101.00
Miss Gabon 101.00
Miss Guam 101.00
Miss New Zealand 101.00
Miss Myanmar 101.00
If a bettor places a wager on one of Sharie De Castro, Modiana Pierre, Jennifer Ondo,Alixes Scott, Holly Cassidy, Moe Set Wine and one of them actually wins the Miss Universe title, they’ll get $101,000 for every $100 bet they’ve made!
In 2012, Miss USA Olivia Culpo won the title and she was priced at 10-to-1, beating the 6-to-1 favorite, Melinda Bam from South Africa.
In 2011, Miss Angola Leila Lopes beat all odds-- as a deep 20-to-1 underdog in some books-- outperforming then pre-competition favorites Alyssa Campanella (8-to-1) of USA, Scherri-Lee Biggs (10-to-1) of Australia and Chelsea Durocher (10-to-1) of Canada.
As with any competition, the results are up in the air and anybody can win it come decision day.
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