The Emmys are, essentially, the equivalent of the Oscars but this time we’re moving away from the film industry and concentrating solely on television. This is also one of the oldest, established entertainment betting markets.
The awards and the winners are announced at an annually organized event. The Emmy Awards symbol is a golden, winged woman, holding an atom in her hands.
If you want to know more about current Emmy Award betting odds, read more and check out this year’s nominees!
Emmy Awards 2019 Betting Odds Preview
The 2019 edition of the Emmy Awards is set to go off in September as the great and the good of the TV industry are rewarded for their excellence. This year promises to be busier than ever in terms of staking so let’s not waste any more time as we consider our 2019 Emmy preview.
This year, awards night is set for September 22 and it’s all set to go off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. A total of 26 awards will be handed out on the night but like all ceremonies of this kind, not every section will have a betting market attached to it. We’ll therefore ignore some of the more obscure writing categories and concentrate instead on those that will attract more interest from a betting point of view.
Drama and Comedy lead the way in terms of prestigious trophies so we’ll focus on those while touching on one of the slightly more obscure sections.
This will be the 71st running of the Emmy Awards and, on such a historic night for all involved, let’s see if we can benefit and turn some profits.
Event Date: September 22, 2019
Making a Killing
Not every bookmaker has embraced the Emmys but those that have are established brands that generally offer competitive prices. We’re therefore happy in the belief that there will be some good value in the odds that we list below.
One of the success stories of the last 12 months has been Killing Eve. It’s a compelling drama that has gripped TV viewers all over the world and it’s no surprise to see the show feature heavily in a number of markets.
If we start with Best Female Actor in a Drama we find that both of the main women kick things off. To begin with, we have Sandra Oh at 3/10 with Unibet and she is followed by Jodie Comer at 6/1 with William Hill. Comer is second favourite in most places but that best price of 6/1 just puts her in front of Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke at 5/1 with Unibet.
If we move across to best actor in a drama, the options are more spread around. Leading the way here is the favourite Jason Bateman who is at Even Money with William Hill for his role in Ozark. There is, meanwhile, an interesting split of opinions on Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul. Unibet have him down as their 3/4 favourite while William Hill disagree, putting him out at 11/4.
Game of Thrones doesn’t get any mention in this category so it may now come as a surprise to see the show leading the way in the overall best drama category. As GoT said goodbye, it dropped in as the clear 1/5 favourite with William Hill while Unibet offer slightly better value at 3/10. As for Killing Eve, this finds itself some way behind in second place at 11/2 with Hills once again.
Other Betting Options
We’ve so far focused on drama as this is where we think the real value lies on Emmy Awards night but there are plenty more betting market options to consider. If we switch across to comedy, the series Veep tends to dominate here. It’s the leader of the market in terms of the overall, Most Outstanding Comedy award and currently comes in at 5/4 with William Hill.
The closest challenger for this particular title could prove to be The Marvelous Mrs Maisel which is listed at best odds of 7/2 with Unibet. Veep also leads the way in terms of providing the shorter options for best actress in a comedy series. Here, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is way out in front at 3/10 while Rachel Brosnahan follows at 7/2 with Unibet again for the Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Anyone looking for outside value in this category might want to consider Fleabag. The UK series is available at 10/1 for best comedy while its star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is at 5/1 in the corresponding best actress category. Once again, both of those prices are with Unibet.
Like all novelty markets, it may help your cause here if you have more than a passing interest in television programmes that have been produced over the last 12 months. If not, you can still scour the markets to look for that elusive quality – value.
We think that the value starts in most outstanding drama where Killing Eve is quite a distant second favourite behind Game of Thrones. It’s worth remembering at this point that none of the awards are voted for by the general public and that is a factor that just might work in our favour.
This isn’t just a popularity contest and with Game of Thrones on the way out, it may well be time for a fresh new series to take its place. At a best of 11/2 with William Hill, Killing Eve offers a tempting option up against the heavy odds on favourite.
If you do want to try to aim for a smaller profit then we think Chernobyl is involved in the safest bet of the night. As the favourite in the betting for best limited series, the 3/5 on offer from Unibet certainly isn’t the worst price across the Emmys betting markets.
The split in prices on Bob Odenkirk are also interesting and they may well see many punters take the 11/4 with William Hill on leading drama actor.
For now, we’ll simply settle for the two tips. Feel free to consider more but here we have two strong suggestions that we hope will lead to a nice profit on the night.
- Killing Eve as Most Outstanding Drama Series at 11/2 with William Hill
- Chernobyl as Most Outstanding Limited Series at 3/5 with Unibet