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The Oscars 2019 – Betting tips, predictions and preview

It’s just over a month before The Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles on the 24th February. The excitement is increasing and the nominations have been revealed for the 91st edition of The Oscars.

Whilst 2018 was not a year of record breaking films, there were a number of great pictures, some of which get the nod for Oscar nominations.

There seems to be two films leading the race for best picture with Roma and Green Book out in front. We’ll look at some betting odds later in the article and choose our best picks.

Oscar nominations 2019

Best picture:

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Lead actor:

  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Lead Actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?


  • Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Adam McKay – Vice

Oscars betting odds

As I mentioned at the start of the article, it seems to be a two horse race for ‘best picture’ with Roma and Green Book battling it out for the award.

However, it is The Oscars and judging by it’s history, anything could happen…

Here are some betting odds for the top three films:


Roma – 1.83
Green Book – 5.00
The Favourite – 9.00

Paddy Power

Roma – 2.00
Green Book – 5.00
A Start Is Born – 8.50

Interestingly, Paddy Power are pricing A Star Is Born more likely than The Favourite.


Roma – 2.00
Green Book – 5.00
The Favourite – 7.00

Roma looks like a strong pick with most bookies pricing them at evens or better. However, don’t write off Green Book or The Favourite. The Oscars has a history of throwing up some controversial awards.

Betting and the Oscars

You can expect plenty of betting activity over the coming weeks in the run up to 2019 edition of The Oscars. This is great for those looking to take part in matched betting.

The more markets available, the more likely you can find a tight match between the back and lay odds. This is the key to maximising your profit with matched betting in 2019.

At the time of writing this article, the lay odds for ‘Roma’ are 2.00 at Smarkets. Compare this to the odds above and you’ve got some great matched betting markets available to complete a qualifying bet.

Be sure to stay tuned in for the latest bookmakers’ free bets and offers, especially if you’re looking to place some matched bets.

Thanks for stopping by, happy betting

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