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2011 Dancing With The Stars Finale Odds: Hines Ward Heavy Favorite To Win

Can you bet on Dancing With The Stars? Yes, apparently -- Bodog.com has odds for the show's May 23 finale all ready for you.The pairing of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson is the clear favorite at 1/2 odds, followed by Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas at 3/1 and Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy at 4/1.

Kane has twice been the last dancer to avoid elimination, while Alley has ranked in the bottom two for the past two weeks and has never earned the highest judges' score for a week. Kane and Ward have scored the highest in four weeks each. Learning so much from all these Wikipedias!

Based on those numbers, I'd have to think the oddsmakers are being kind to Alley, while Kane looks like a very strong bet at those odds. The odds are probably being influenced by people being more comfortable using a sports betting site to bet on Ward, having done so in football games for years.

I have no idea who Chelsea Kane is, but I'd bet on her if I were up for betting on such a thing.

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