odds are

Also found in: Idioms.
it is probable; as, odds are he will win the gold medal.
- Jer. Taylor.

See also: Odds

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Cornelius Nelan, a math professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, notes the odds are about the same as rolling a die and getting a one, 11 times in a row.
But they think former England boss Sam Allardyce is more likely to go into the jungle, as his odds are 5/2.
Although betting odds are almost always right, nonbettors hardly ever draw the logical conclusion - that they could use betting odds most of the time to give themselves a better understanding of the chances of things happening.
"It has certainly given me a challenge, although I am not sure if the odds are a little optimistic," said the Tory politician.
Shortest odds are offered on Labour winning between 340 and 365 seats (7/4), the Tories getting either under 190 seats or over 205 (6/4), the Liberal Democrats getting under 65 seats (6/5) and Plaid Cymru getting more than four seats (6/5).