Crossword clues for odds
odds
 Gambler's numbers
 Figures affected by point spreads
 They're about 1 in 650,000 for drawing a royal flush
 88, e.g., familiarly
 Racetrack figure
 Parimutuel calculation
 See 33Across
 Gambler's chances
 Things are unlikely when they are long
 10:1, for example
 One in a million, e.g.
 10:1 at a racetrack, e.g.
 The probability of a specified outcome
 The ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
 7:30 or 8:15, say
 Bet consideration
 At ___ (in dispute)
 Gambler's concern
 Probabilities
 Hialeah listings
 Bookie's calculation
 Toteboard numbers
 Figures at Las Vegas
 Toteboard information
 Vegas term
 Las Vegas posting
 Some are even
 Actuary's concern
 Cross purposes
 Partner of ends
 Concern in a casino
 Tote board tally
 Track stats
 Las Vegas ratios
 Track concerns
 Bettors' concerns
 Irish Sweepstakes figures
 Toteboard figures
 5:2, e.g.
 Jimmy the Greek's specialty
 Tout's vital statistics
 Totalizator output
 Concern of Jimmy the Greek
 Hialeah arithmetic
 Ends' friends
 See 28 Down
 Equalizing allowance
 Track posting
 Track word
 Fluctuating figures at Belmont
 Advantage
 Bookmaker's concern
 Evens' partner
 Disagreement
 Likelihood
 Consideration at the Big A
 They go with ends
 Bettor's consideration
 Probability ratio
 Some casino figures
 Bettor's concern
 Handicap
 Las Vegas numbers
 Las Vegas term
 They're played in Reno
 High roller's concern
 "Against All ___," 1984 film
 Sights on roulette tables
 3 to 1, e.g.
 Racetrack listings
 Ten to one, e.g.
 Tote board stat
 Tout's topic
 Ends' partner
 Track figures
 Sports figures?
 Bookie's quote
 Chances
 Probability
 3 : 1, 5 : 2, etc.
 Bettor's stat
 Lotto info
 Betting ratio
 4:1, e.g.
 They may be against you
 Vegas calculation
 Race track figures
 "What are the ___...?"
 3:1, e.g.
 They're uneven
 Factor in decisionmaking
 Tout's tabulation
 With 65Across, Miscellany, when separated by "and"
 Bettor's figuring
 With 27Down, a bookie
 "What are the ___?"
 Handicapper's calculation
 Tout's concern
 They may be beaten
 7:5, e.g., at a horse race
 Bookie's concern
 Track info
 9 to 5, maybe
 Bookie's figures
 Bookie's computation
 Las Vegas figures
 "The Wizard of ___" (shortlived Alex Trebek game show)
 Racetrack figures
 Even ___
 Bettors' figures
 Betting parlor subject
 What a tout may tout
 6:1 or 3:2, say
 They may be hard to beat
 Part of a sweepstakes's fine print
 Tote board figure
 Track calculation
 Some roulette bets
 Track numbers
 "Against All ___"
 3:1 or 4:1, e.g.
 O.T.B. postings
 Long ones are risky
 ___ and ends
 Bookie's figure
 They're sometimes stacked
 Poker player's calculation
 Some calculations
 9 to 5, e.g.
 They may be stacked against you
 2:1, e.g.
 Line at a track
 They may be even, ironically
 5:2, e.g., at a racetrack
 2:1 or 3:1
 Partner of 62Across
 Betting line
 By all ___
 Tip sheet figures
 Bookies give them
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Odds \Odds\ ([o^]dz), n. sing. & pl. [See Odd, a.]

Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality; advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances; probability. The odds are often expressed by a ratio; as, the odds are three to one that he will win, i. e. he will win three times out of four ``Pre["e]minent by so much odds.''
Milton. ``The fearful odds of that unequal fray.''
Trench.The odds Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.
Shak.There appeared, at least, four to one odds against them.
Swift.All the odds between them has been the different scope . . . given to their understandings to range in.
Locke.Judging is balancing an account and determining on which side the odds lie.
Locke. 
Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife;  chiefly in the phrase at odds.
Set them into confounding odds.
Shak.I can not speak Any beginning to this peevish odds.
Shak.At odds, in dispute; at variance. ``These squires at odds did fall.''
Spenser. ``He flashes into one gross crime or other, that sets us all at odds.''
Shak.It is odds, it is probable; same as odds are, but no longer used. [Obs.]
Jer. Taylor.odds are it is probable; as, odds are he will win the gold medal.
Odds and ends, that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles. ``My brain is filled . . . with all kinds of odds and ends.''
W. Irving.slim odds low odds; poor chances; as, there are slim odds he will win any medal.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
in wagering sense, found first in Shakespeare ("2 Henry IV," 1597), probably from earlier sense of "amount by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another" (1540s), from odd (q.v.), though the sense evolution is uncertain. Until 19c. treated as a singular, though obviously a plural (compare news).
Wiktionary
n. 1 The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening. 2 The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations.
WordNet
n. the probability of a specified outcome [syn: likelihood, likeliness] [ant: unlikelihood, unlikelihood]
the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another; "he offered odds of two to one" [syn: betting odds]
Wikipedia
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Odds are a numerical expression, usually expressed as a pair of numbers, used in both gambling and statistics. In statistics, the odds for or odds of some event reflect the likelihood that the event will take place. Odds against reflect the likelihood that a particular event will not take place. In gambling, the odds are the ratio of payoff to stake, and do not necessarily reflect exactly the probabilities. Odds are expressed in several ways (see below), and sometimes the term is used incorrectly to mean simply the probability of an event. Conventionally, gambling odds are expressed in the form "X to Y", where X and Y are numbers, and it is implied that the odds are odds against the event on which the gambler is considering wagering. In both gambling and statistics, the 'odds' are a numerical expression of the likelihood of some possible event.
In gambling, odds represent the ratio between the amounts staked by parties to a wager or bet. Thus, odds of 6 to 1 mean the first party (normally a bookmaker) stakes six times the amount staked by the second party.
In statistics, the odds for an event E are defined as a simple function of the probability of that possible event E. One drawback of expressing the uncertainty of this possible event as odds for is that to regain the probability requires a calculation. The natural way to interpret odds for (without calculating anything) is as the ratio of events to nonevents in the long run. A simple example is that the (statistical) odds for rolling six with a fair die (one of a pair of dice) are 1 to 5. This is because, if one rolls the die many times, and keeps a tally of the results, one expects 1 six event for every 5 times the die does not show six. For example, if we roll the fair die 600 times, we would very much expect something in the neighborhood of 100 sixes, and 500 of the other five possible outcomes. That is a ratio of 100 to 500, or simply 1 to 5. To express the (statistical) odds against, the order of the pair is reversed. Hence the odds against rolling a six with a fair die are 5 to 1. The probability of rolling a six with a fair die is the single number 1/6, roughly 17%.
The gambling and statistical uses of odds are closely interlinked. If a bet is a fair one, then the odds offered to the gamblers will perfectly reflect relative probabilities. A fair bet that a fair die will roll a six will pay the gambler $5 for a $1 wager (and return the bettor his or her wager) in the case of a six and nothing in any other case. The terms of the bet are fair, because on average, five rolls result in something other than a six, at a cost of $5, for every roll that results in a six and a net payout of $5. The profit and the expense exactly offset one another and so there is no disadvantage to gambling over the long run. If the odds being offered to the gamblers do not correspond to probability in this way then one of the parties to the bet has an advantage over the other. Casinos, for example, offer odds that place themselves at an advantage, which is how they guarantee themselves a profit and survive as businesses. The fairness of a particular gamble is more clear in a game involving relatively pure chance, such as the pingpong ball method used in state lotteries in the United States. It is much harder to judge the fairness of the odds offered in a wager on a sporting event such as a football match.
Usage examples of "odds".
Battle of North India, in which the entire AngloIndian aeronautic settlement establishment fought for three days against overwhelming odds, and was dispersed and destroyed in detail.
Josef was heading when he killed him, but the odds were it was Agios Georgios .
The odds were slightly more in favor of mummified alumnae staggering out of the ritual closet than of police thundering down the stairs, but there was little else to do.