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Betting Update for Week Nine of Dancing With the Stars Season 29

| November 4, 2020 6:17 am PDT
Dancing With the Stars Betting Week 9 Season 29

Double elimination night on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars came and went on Monday, nudging us one step closer to November 23rd’s season finale.

Except, we didn’t get a true double elimination. I mean, we did, and we didn’t.

Two celebrities did pack their bags and head home, but it didn’t go down quite as scheduled.

We’ll dive more into that in our week nine Dancing With the Stars betting update, while also taking a look at the most up to date DWTS season 29 betting odds.

Dancing With the Stars 2020 Odds

Johnny Weir-125
Nev Schulman+250
Kaitlyn Bristowe+275
AJ McLean+1600
Justina Machado+1600
Skai Jackson+2500

Figure skater Johnny Weir has largely held onto the top spot when it comes to the Dancing With the Stars odds, and that’s no different with another week in the rearview mirror.

Weir tied for the best score in week eight, keeping him projected as the winner. The updated DWTS odds reflect that, too, with the top entertainment betting websites showcasing him as the top threat with a -125 price.

Weir was priced at +150 a week ago, so there is clear movement here. If you wanted to bet on him to win (and still think this is his competition to lose), now may be the time to strike.

I mentioned Nev Schulman as a fast riser, and he left zero doubt in regards to that being true. He tied for the best dance of week eight, and he’s now the top threat to Weir when you look at the 2020 Dancing With the Stars odds.

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s odds lengthened, which is actually pretty great for someone who predicted she’d win before the season started. Right now, she’s looking like the only other viable bet up top.

AJ McLean slides in with the fourth-best DWTS betting odds, and he’s probably as low as bettors can go. Skai Jackson was in the bottom two in week eight, and it’s likely her or Nelly to exit next. Neither are worthwhile Dancing With the Stars sleepers at this point.

Who Got Eliminated From DWTS?

If you couldn’t tell based off of this week’s intro or the latest 2020 Dancing With the Stars odds, the show is moving on without Jeannie Mai and Chrishell Stause.

Stause was voted off, despite not even having the worst week eight score. She narrowly edged out Nelly, but she still landed in the bottom two and was shown the door.

I didn’t think Stause was especially bad in week eight, but she hadn’t been one of the top performers throughout season 29. She also didn’t really do much in her final dance, so I can see why she wasn’t kept on the show.

Season 29 is advancing rapidly and two people had to go, though, so nobody should be too shocked Stause was one of them. I just probably would have voted off Nelly or Skai Jackson before her.

Jeannie Mai Exits the Show

The other celebrity who left in week eight was Jeannie Mai, who had her eventual exit expedited due to a troubling health scare.

Per reports, Mai was diagnosed with epiglottitis over the weekend, and could have been in grave danger if she hadn’t made the decision to seek medical attention.

Here’s a quick look back at her time on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars.

It was obviously a terrible way for her to leave the show, but Mai was among the final cut options, no matter what. Ideally she’d have had the chance to fight her way back up the rankings, though.

Nev Schulman Continues His Rise

I said last week that Nev Schulman is the new dark horse to win season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. Literally nobody has been as consistently good as he has, and in week eight, he handed in the best performance.

Schulman has pulled into second place in terms of betting odds for this dancing competition, and he’s part of an elite trio with a realistic chance to win this season.

I want to pull for Nev, and we can’t ignore how good he’s been, but beating out both Weir and Bristowe won’t be easy.

That said, Nev tied with Weir for the top score this past week, and Bristowe dipped down for the second straight episode.

Keep an Eye on Justina Machado

Okay, I lied. When breaking down the week nine Dancing With the Stars odds, I suggested AJ McLean is the last option you should remotely consider betting on.

He’s still in that “sleeper mix”, but one other celebrity we shouldn’t quit just yet may be Justin Machado. She dazzled in week eight, missing out on a tie for the top score by just one point.

Her week eight performance was full of energy and was better than expected.

Machado isn’t really on my radar when I’m trying to bet on who will win Dancing With the Stars season 29, but that was a fine performance. Based on the pricing alone, she’s not the worst flier bet out there in a quickly shrinking field.


The season 29 Dancing With the Stars field is now down to just seven celebrities, and I’ll stand by the opinion that the top three are the only ones we should be actively betting on as potential winners.

Bristowe was my preseason pick, and she still has life. Among that trio, she now has the most compelling odds. Weir is the favorite and a very possible winner, but he’s losing luster in the eyes of bettors.

Schulman is very appealing, as he’s a fun guy to root for. Unlike Weir, he isn’t a professional athlete. And unlike Bristowe, he doesn’t have an extensive background in dancing. He’s just a naturally nimble and fit competitor who has honestly just delivered on a weekly basis.

I am losing faith in Bristowe, but her experience, early performances, odds, and following will have me stick to my guns for at least one more week. The window to bet on Weir is now, and I am very much warming up to Schulman, however.

Just two more weeks remain, so get in your Dancing With the Stars bets while you still can. And if you want a little extra content, hit some of the links below.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

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