|The Oscars Best Picture Odds to Win - 12 Years a Slave Favored at 2/7|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 17 January 2014 11:00|
The Oscars Best Picture Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Here's a look at the odds to win Best Picture this year at The Oscars, which takes place March 2 at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, "12 Years a Slave" is a 2/7 favorite to win Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. The film "American Hustle" has the next best odds at 3/1 while "Gravity" is 15/2 and "The Wolf of Wall Street" is 33/1. "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks, is 40/1.
The long shots to win this year's Oscar for Best Picture are "The Dallas Buyers Club" and "Nebraska" at 66/1, as well as "Her" and "Philomena," which both have the longest odds to win at 75/1.
"12 Years a Slave" was written by John Ridley and Solomon Northup and directed by Steve McQueen. It stars Chiwetel Ejofor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender and is a film about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery.
"American "Hustle" was written by Eric Singer and David O. Russell and also directed by Russell. It stars Christian Bale, Amy Dams and Bradley Cooper and revolves around a con man who is forced to work for a wild FBI agent that pushes him into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
The Oscars - Best Picture
12 Years a Slave 2/7
American Hustle 3/1
The Wolf of Wall Street 33/1
Captain Phillips 40/1
The Dallas Buyers Club 66/1