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Ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry facing long odds on Dancing With The Stars

Former Texas governor Rick Perry will pair with Emma Slater on Dancing with the Stars, which starts its new season on Monday, Sept. 12.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry will pair with Emma Slater on Dancing with the Stars, which starts its new season on Monday, Sept. 12. TNS

It might be football season, but competition is competition regardless of the arena.

Proving that you can find a betting line on just about anything, the experts at www.SportsBettingDime.com have set their sights on Dancing with the Stars.

Season 23 begins Monday, Sept. 12, on ABC (WFAA/Channel 8).

In a nutshell, the experts say former Texas Governor Rick Perry has no chance.

Perry is paired with Emma Slater.

According to www.SportsBettingDime.com, Perry carries 6 to 1 odds of being the first contestant eliminated from the competition. Perry and Slater carry 50 to 1 odds of winning the event, the highest among all contestants.

Gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and partner Val Chmerkovskiy are the favorites to win the event with 9 to 2 odds. Recently retired NFL great Calvin Johnson and partner Lindsay Arnold are picked second at 6 to 1.

Dance the night away

Here are the odds to win the 23rd season of Dancing With The Stars, according to www.SportsBettingDime.com:

Dance team=Odds

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy= 9/2

Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold= 6/1

Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson= 9/1

Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy= 9/1

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess= 12/1

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Allison Holker= 14/1

Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko= 14/1

Marilu Henner and Derek Hough= 16/1

Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson= 16/1

Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke= 18/1

Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev= 25/1

Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber= 25/1

Rick Perry and Emma Slater= 50/1

Odds to be the first contestant eliminated

Rick Perry= 6/1

Marilu Henner= 19/2

Maureen McCormick= 9/1

Ryan Lochte= 10/1

Terra Jolé= 10/1

Jake T. Austin= 10/1

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds= 12/1

Jana Kramer= 12/1

James Hinchcliffe= 15/1

Amber Rose= 15/1

Vanilla Ice= 25/1

Calvin Johnson= 25/1

Laurie Hernandez= 30/1

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