The big story heading into Sunday's Grammy Awards may very well be that there is no big story. With no odds-on favorite (à la Adele last year) or single artist leading the field of nominees (instead, [article id="1701552"]there are six[/article]), it truly could be one of the most unpredictable shows in history.
So, of course, attempting to actually predict who will be the night's big winner is nearly impossible. But that doesn't mean we haven't tried to do just that — you can check out our [article id="1701500"]Grammy expert's picks right here[/article] — and now, we're reaching out to the oddsmaking experts at Bovada to get their take on this year's field of nominees. What can we say? We'll take all the help we can get.
So here, straight from the pros, are the up-to-the-minute Grammy odds. Will Fun. reign supreme? Can Frank Ocean shock the world? Or will rock heavyweights the Black Keys or Mumford & Sons flex their muscles? Read on to find out!
Album of the Year
» Mumford & Sons, Babel, 2/5
» The Black Keys, El Camino, 5/2
» Frank Ocean, Channel Orange, 10/1
» Fun., Some Nights, 10/1
» Jack White, Blunderbuss, 15/1
"This is the only category where there is an odds-on favorite to win with Mumford & Sons," Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley said, though he cautioned, "Some early money on the Black Keys dropped them from 4/1 to 5/2."
Record of the Year
» Fun., "We Are Young," 3/2
» Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know," 7/4
» The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy," 9/2
» Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger," 13/2
» Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," 10/1
» Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You," 12/1
"Fun. has a chance to really clean up on Sunday evening, since they're the favorite in three of the four categories that we are offering odds on," Bradley said. "But Gotye may be tough to beat here and is a close second at 7/4."
Song of the Year
» Fun., "We Are Young," 5/4
» Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe," 8/5
» Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger," 4/1
» Ed Sheeran, "The A Team," 7/1
» Miguel, "Adorn," 10/1
"There is no doubt in my mind that 'We Are Young' has to be the favorite for Song of the Year," Bradley said, "but if you ask my 4-year-old daughter, Carly Rae Jepsen should be the winner!"
Best New Artist
» Fun., 7/4
» Frank Ocean, 7/4
» Hunter Hayes, 5/2
» The Lumineers, 5/1
» Alabama Shakes, 15/1
"This is always an interesting category to handicap, since there are always some more obscure artists and upsets," Bradley said. "And so, with the exception of Alabama Shakes, we feel any of the other four have a shot. Maybe some value in the Lumineers at 5/1."