Grammy Betting Odds: Kacey Musgraves, HER, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga Favored For Big Wins

A look at the betting odds for the 61st Grammy Awards.

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour Shot | UMG Nashville

After a six-year streak of getting three of the “Big Four” races correct, oddsmakers struggled at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

They missed on Album of the Year (favoring “DAMN” over the victorious “24K Magic”), Record of the Year (favoring “Despacito” over the victorious “24K Magic”) and Song of the Year (favoring “Despacito” over the victorious “That’s What I Like”). Their only correct pick was Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, and even that has an asterisk (they identified her as a co-favorite with SZA).

Will they redeem themselves in 2019? We will find out when the ceremony takes place this Sunday, February 10.

This year’s landscape will, of course, be far more challenging. Instead of five nominees, each of the “Big Four” races includes eight hopefuls. With more opportunities for “vote splits,” handicapping the races becomes immensely more difficult.

Still, select sportsbooks are offering action on this year’s event. We’ve shared the Bovada odds below.

Reading Betting Odds: Negative number = how much you have to bet to win $100 / Positive number = how much you win if you bet $100 | In other words, the lower the number, the better the odds. To make it easy, we’ve ordered the nominees based on odds of winning (from best to worst).

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (+120)
Black Panther: The Album (+250)
Drake – Scorpion (+350)
Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer (+600)
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy (+1500)
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys (+1800)
Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You (+2000)
H.E.R. – H.E.R. (+2500)

Best New Artist
H.E.R. (-110)
Dua Lipa (+180)
Greta Van Fleeet (+550)
Bebe Rexha (+1000)
Luke Combs (+2000)
Chloe x Halle (+2200)
Jorja Smith (+2200)
Margo Price (+2200)

Record of the Year
Childish Gambino – This Is America (-150)
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (+160)
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars (+900)
Cardi B – I Like It (+1500)
Drake – God’s Plan (+1800)
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (+2200)
Post Malone & 21 Savage – rockstar (+3300)
Brandi Carlile – The Joke (+3300)

Song of the Year
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (-300)
Childish Gambino – This Is America (+275)
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars (+1200)
Drake – God’s Plan (+1600)
Brandi Carlile – The Joke (+1600)
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood (+2200)
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (+3300)
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle (+3300)

Written by Brian Cantor

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