Dancing with the Stars Odds Winner 8 at SBG Global

Dancing with the Stars Odds came to an end as Shawn Johnson surprised all fans of the show by taking the crown.

Dancing with the Stars odds saw a big shock in the finale of Season 8 as Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson shocked favored Gilles Marini to win the title.  Dancing with the Stars betting has not seen a surprise like this one in some time.

Dancing with the Stars odds at the sports book had Johnson as the third choice behind Marini and Melissa Rycroft so it was a big shock to see her win.  The voting was as close as ever between Marini and Johnson but the young Olympic star was able to win in Dancing with the Stars odds.  To put the win in perspective, keep in mind that Shawn had only finished in first place once in the previous weeks while Gilles had come in first eight times.  Melissa had finished in first three times.  In fact, Dancing with the Stars betting statistics tell us that Gilles had received more points than any other celebrity in history, yet he lost the finale.

Johnson’s win in Dancing with the Stars odds continues a sports related trend.  She is the fifth sports celebrity to win in Dancing with the Stars betting.  Former NFL star Emmitt Smith won in season 3 of Dancing with the Stars odds, Apolo Anton Ohno, the Olympic skater won in season 4, Indy Car driver Helio Castroneves won in season 5 of Dancing with the Stars odds and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi won in season 6 of Dancing with the Stars odds.

Dancing with the Stars odds throughout the season at the sports book had favored Marini while Rycroft was gaining ground.  Johnson though was just an afterthought by sports betting gamblers when it came to the finale.  She performed well though and the voters carried her above Marini in Dancing with the Stars odds.  She and her partner Mark Ballas tied Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke on the judges’ scorecard and the voters just barely gave her the title in Dancing with the Stars odds.  Rycroft finished in third in Dancing with the Stars odds.

Overall, season 8 of Dancing with the Stars betting didn’t have many surprises until the finale when virtually everyone was shocked when Johnson took home the title.