Oscar Odds - Locks, Mortal Locks, and Metaphysical Certitudes

As Bob Ryan of ESPN's "Around the Horn" is known to say, "There are locks, there are mortal locks, and then there are metaphysical certitudes." Oscar Night, the most gambled upon evening in the entertainment world, is ripe with overwhelming favorites and massive underdogs. While sports odds are often boiled down to 2:1, or maybe 3:2 at worst, the biggest favorites on Oscar night can run as high as 1:100. That means that a correct bet of $100 will net you a handsome $1 profit.

 

Today, I'll be examining all of the odds for all of the categories, and separating the locks from the mortal locks from the metaphysical certitudes.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Jasper Zweibel

Most respected in all of my fields.

MORE FROM

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.

Chance apologies for "disrespecting" Dr. Dre and Aftermath on his Be Encouraged tour

The two artists are not as different as Chance once assumed.

Find out what time 'GLOW' hits Netflix

The wild new Netflix comedy is coming to small screens on Friday.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Box Office: Looks like US fans are finally over this franchise

The film is set to post the franchise's lowest domestic opening to date.

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.

Chance apologies for "disrespecting" Dr. Dre and Aftermath on his Be Encouraged tour

The two artists are not as different as Chance once assumed.

Find out what time 'GLOW' hits Netflix

The wild new Netflix comedy is coming to small screens on Friday.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Box Office: Looks like US fans are finally over this franchise

The film is set to post the franchise's lowest domestic opening to date.