Oscars Betting Odds: How To Bet The Oscars At NJ Sportsbooks 2020

So you thought legal sports betting in New Jersey only pertains to sports?

Come on now folks, NJ Sportsbook Apps are going to post odds on anything they possibly can within the regulations set by the state. Therefore, we have compiled your 2020 Oscars Betting Odds in the table below.

Betting on the Oscars has grown in popularity over the years, albeit via offshore sportsbooks. Last year marked the first time USA bettors could egally bet on Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and more! Betting on the 2020 Oscars has expanded to New Jersey and Indiana.


Oscars TV ChannelABC
Oscars Start Time- Sunday, February 9th, 2020
- 6:30pm EST for the Red Carpet Show on ABC
- 8pm EST for the awards show
Oscars HostHost-free, due to last year's issues with Kevin Hart, etc.
Best Oscars Betting Bonus10-1 odds on best picture at DraftKings Sportsbook


Oscars Betting Lines For Each Category

 DraftKings Opening OddsDraftKings Current Odds
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood+450+550
The Irishman+2500+5000
Marriage Story+6600+10000
Jojo Rabbit+6600+10000
Little Women+10000+10000
BEST ACTORDraftKings OpenDraftKings Current
Joaquin Phoenix-2500-3335
Adam Driver+900+1000
Leonardo DiCaprio+2800+3300
Antonio Banderas+3300+3300
Jonathan Pryce+4000+5000
BEST ACTRESSDraftKings OpenDraftKings Current
Renee Zellweger-2000-2500
Scarlett Johansson+1000+1000
Cynthia Erivo+2500+2500
Charlize Theron+2800+3300
Saoirse Ronan+3300+3300
BEST DIRECTORDraftKings OpenDraftKings Current
Sam Mendes-230-670
Bong Joon Ho+200+375
Quentin Tarantino+1000+1200
Martin Scorsese+2000+2800
Todd Phillips+3300+5000
BEST SUPPORTING ACTORDraftKings OpenDraftKings Current
Brad Pitt-2500-2500
Joe Pesci+1000+1000
Al Pacino+2000+2000
Tom Hanks+2500+2500
Anthony Hopkins+3300+3300
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSDraftKings OpenDraftKings Current
Laura Dern-2500-2500
Margot Robbie+1000+1000
Florence Pugh+1200+1200
Scarlett Johansson+2500+2500
Kathy Bates+5000+5000

Oscars odds are very telling, as the movements do not happen for every award. As you can see above, a lot of nominations have the same odds now in the week leading up to the Oscars as they did when odds opened. When the odds do change, they can be drastic.


Best Picture

The odds movement for “Best Picture” has been most drastic, with the ever-so-popular 1917 rising to a -278 favorite, up from -167. Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit declined to +10000, essentially out of the running. Given how much 1917 jumped, the other “candidates” in Parasite and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood dropped from +275 to +350 (Parasite) and +450 to +550 (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). It will be interesting to see how these odds move during Oscars week.


Best Actor

This was all but a lock when odds were released as Joaquin Phoenix opened as a massive -2500 favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. Now, he is all the more favored at -3335. Adam Driver is “second” but is a 10:1 longshot. This is Phoenix’s award to lose. He was excellent in “Joker”, and has revitalized his career with a terrific performance and likely an Oscar.


Best Actress

While not as much of a favorite as Phoenix, Renee Zellweger’s opening odds were -2000 to win Best Actress, and she has seen that grow all the way to -2500. Second is Scarlett Johansson at +1000, but again this award is all but settled in terms of odds. If Zellweger holds on, this is a great addition to her Golden Globe for Best Actress in Motion Picture award.


Best Director

When odds were released, this was going to be a very close race. Sam Mendes came in at -230 as the clear favorite, but Bong Joon Ho wasn’t far behind at +200. Now, Mendes is a clear favorite at -670 indicating that the Best Director for the 2020 Oscars will indeed go to Mendes, in what is expected to be one of many awards for the “1917” cast and crew.


Best Supporting Actor

When did you ever think you would see this list as a “supporting actor” Oscar odds list at the same time? With a star-studded group from Pitt to Pesci to Pacino to Hanks, and even Anthony Hopkins as the longshot, this was expected to be a bit closer when you look at the names on the ballot. The odds have not changed, and Brad Pitt is expected to receive the Oscar, following his similar awards at other shows. Pitt could clean up in 2020.


Best Supporting Actress

Even with an insane list of names from Margot Robbie to Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern’s odds have not wavered as she still remains the overwhelming favorite for best supporting actress at -2500. Dern’s role in “Marriage Story” has earned her the top spot in terms of being the favorite to win this Oscar.

Oscars Betting Action Per DraftKings Sportsbook


Which States Offer Betting on the Oscars?

New Jersey and Indiana are currently the only states that can offer legal betting options on the Oscars.

Which Sportsbooks offer Oscars Betting in NJ?

The following NJ sportsbooks are expected to offer Oscars betting odds: DraftKings, BetMGM, PointsBet, SugarHouse, BetAmerica.

What can I bet on for the Oscars?

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor