ABC unveiled the celebrities and their professional pairings yesterday for Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars,” and everyone’s already got their favorites — including Las Vegas.
As it turns out, bookmakers in that sleepy desert town like Laurie Hernandez to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy this time, blessing her with 4-to-1 odds. Just one point behind the artistic gymnast is Amber Rose.
The model, actress and fashion designer is followed by Vanilla Ice (7-to-1), rounding out the Top 3. Or maybe he’s Rob Van Winkle again. Who can keep up with that dude?
On the wrong end of the silly sportsbook prop bet is Rick Perry, coming in at a rough 33-to-1. “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick is the next longest of the long shots at 25-to-1. Not much love for Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
Terra Jole of “Little Women” doesn’t quite have the sharks’ confidence either, clocking in at 16-to-1.
Also of interest, Ryan Lochte is mid-pack at 10-to-1. This writer thinks Babyface at 12-to-1 could be a solid sleeper bet.
Here are all the odds, per Bovada:
Laurie Hernandez: 4/1
Amber Rose: 5/1
Vanilla Ice: 7/1
Calvin Johnson: 8/1
Jana Kramer: 8/1
Jake T. Austin: 10/1
Marilu Henner: 10/1
Ryan Lochte: 10/1
James Hinchcliffe: 12/1
Terra Jole: 16/1
Maureen McCormick: 25/1
Rick Perry: 33/1
Last season, Nyle DiMarco won the whole thing. He was given the third-best odds (+600) by the bookmaker we used back then.