Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Odds
(The Spread) – The cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 14 has been announced and oddsmakers have released the odds for all 12 dancers. So who’s favored?
The cast for Season 14 was revealed Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America and for the first time, the pairings were announced at the same time. Usually the stars are named during “The Bachelor” while the dancers are announced a few days later. But DWTS decided to release all the names at once.
Oddsmakers have installed telenovela star William Levy as a 4/1 favorite while Jaleel White (best known for his role as Urkel from the show “Family Matters”) has the next best odds at 11/2. Green Bay Packers’ receiver Donald Driver and Gladys Knight are both 13/2, respectively, while entertainment journalist Maria Menounos is 7/1 and Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins is 15/2.
The mid-range long shots include Disney star Roshon Fegan at 8/1, singer Gavin DeGraw and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd at 10/1, respectively, “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” star Jack Wagner at 15/1, and former Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert at 18/1. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is the long shot at 20/1.
Wagner will pair with dancer Anna Trebunskaya, while Gilbert will dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Driver will pair with Peta Murgatroyd, Shepherd is with Val Chmerkovskiy, DeGraw with Karina Smirnoff, and Navratilova with Tony Dovolani. Fegan is with Chelsie Hightower, Menounos is with Derek Hough, White is paired with Kym Johnson, Knight is with Tristan MacManus, Levy is with Cheryl Burke and Jenkins is with Mark Ballas.
The first episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 14 will air on March 19, 2012.
Dancing With the Stars Season 14 Odds to Win:
William Levy 4/1
Jaleel White 11/2
Donald Driver 13/2
Gladys Knight 13/2
Maria Menounos 7/1
Katherine Jenkins 15/2
Roshon Fegan 8/1
Gavin DeGraw 10/1
Sherri Shepherd 10/1
Jack Wagner 15/1
Melissa Gilbert 18/1
Martina Navratilova 20/1