American Idol Betting Odds: Abrams Elimination Gives Women Hope
When Casey Abrams was eliminated from American Idol last week, he did not have the judges to save him. The first time Abrams was eliminated, the judges saved him and Abrams went on to stay in the competition for several more weeks before finally being booted by America this past week.
The Abrams elimination has done something else to the American idol betting odds, it has given the women a fighting chance. After Abrams was eliminated, it left only three guys and two girls. That is in stark contrast to several weeks ago when it looked like the men were going to dominate this season.
Odds makers still have the men as the favorites. James Durbin has come from a long shot early in the competition to the betting favorite. Durbin has odds of 5/4, meaning that gamblers getting in on the action now will only receive around even money if they bet on Durbin.
Scott McCreery, who was the favorite before last week, has slipped to the second choice at 7/4. McCreery is a country western singer that has come to be loved by America. Jacob Lusk is the other male left in the competition, but he is the long shot, with odds of 30/1.
As for the women, Lauren Alaina has been right there with the top men all season long. Alaina is the third choice at only 4/1. Haley Reinhart, who some are surprised made it this far, is a solid 15/2 choice. Reinhart has survived based on her raspy voice and bubbly personality.
The show only has two more eliminations remaining until they reach the final three. At that point, American idol producers will send the three finalists back home where the red carpet will be rolled out for the hometown heroes. With the way the season has gone so far, and five singers left, odds makers are keeping a close eye on who is in the bottom three each week.