At the beginning of the week they had Melissa and Jeffrey with equal odds. This is how they explained it: According to the experts at Bookmaker.com, Melissa, the “Working Mom & Home Cook,” has shown such improvement over the past few challenges, that despite Jeffrey’s extensive training and experience, the competition is too close to predict a clear winner.
But, NOW, Melissa is actually ahead. What's surprising to me isn't that Melissa caught up with Jeffrey (and is now the more likely winner), but that Jeffrey was ahead at all...ever! I have problems with both of them, but I have never liked Jeffrey and never will, so just like Bookmaker.com, Melissa is my pick.
As of this writing Bookmaker.com says
The Odds On The Next Food Network Star Season 5: Finale
- MELISSA D'ARABIAN -140
- JEFFREY SAAD +100
That means (I’m told) that you have to bet $140 on Melissa to win $100. (You get back your initial investment of $140.) And for Jeffrey, if you bet $100, you win $100 dollars (on top of your original bet).
Me? I'm betting that at least some part of the show will be annoying and that it's unlikely that I'll watch a new show with EITHER of them.