In our previous article, I analyzed some picks in relation to who will rule the Iron Throne that I believed presented some value. In this article, we’ll take a deeper dive into some of the more obscure props and bets you can make for Game of Thrones’ final season.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Betting Specials
- When: April 14th (Worldwide)
- TV: HBO
- Live Stream: HBOGo
Death Matchups (Who will die first)
Arya Stark vs. Sansa Stark
- Game of Thrones Season 8 Odds: Arya -200 / Sansa +140
This could be my favorite line of the bunch, as I don’t really see why Arya should be favored here. In fact, I actually think Sansa is the most likely to die of all the Starks. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the series so far it’s to never bet on a Starks survival, and Sansa is the hardest to trust. She’s not exactly a force in anyway, be it in power or intelligence. She also has Cersei to deal with, who definitely wants her dead.
Redditor u/OpalNecromancer13 pointed out:
“In the first Episode of the Series when they find the Direwolves there is one for each of the Stark children. It also has been theorized that the dead Direwolf and Stag represented how Ned and Robert die. So I think that the lives of the wolves are connected to their Stark counterparts. But the ones who perished have also lost their owners. The only exception to this is Sansa, who has sadly lost her Direwolf, Lady.”
If this theory is correct, Sansa will be the next Stark to die. Putting what you may think about Sansa aside, the reason this is such a safe bet is because of Arya. Can she even die? She’s experienced what should’ve been mortal wounds countless times and her training with the Faceless Men make it seem like she’s untouchable. Plus, she can shift into anyone she wants to be so how is anyone ever going to get to her?
I also think that her character arc is that of someone who will be an integral part of the final episodes, so I think she at least makes it that far. I think the most likely scenario for Arya is her sailing off at the end of the show to explore other parts of the world, like she’s stated she wants to. GoT is not shy about killing our favorite characters, so this could go either way. But at positive odds, I like the juice way too much with this one.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Pick: Sansa Stark +140
Jon Snow vs Bran Stark
- Game of Thrones Season 8 Odds: Snow -175 / Stark +135
This pick has a lot more to do with gut feeling than anything else, but it’s still a pretty strong one.
Right now, Bran Stark is listed as -120 to rule the Iron Throne at the end of season 8. The fact that he’s so heavily favored tells me that he absolutely will NOT rule the Iron Throne.
Right now, nobody truly understands what’s going on with Bran. But one thing a lot of people agree with is that he’s destined for the throne. However, nothing ever goes as planned or thought on this show, so expect the unexpected.
On the flip side, everyone is banking on Jon Snow to die. People think they’re being smart when they say Jon Snow will die because all the characters you don’t think will die (which Jon Snow should be) eventually die. Therefore, they’re thinking one step ahead of George R.R. Martin.
But we all know this isn’t how it goes; he baits you into overthinking and totally switches it up on you. Therefore, expect Bran to die in an unexpected way and Jon to live. Or don’t. Either way:
Game of Thrones Season 8 Pick: Bran +135
Is Bran the Night King?
- Yes +300
- No -400
I just don’t think this one is possible to be honest.
For it to be true, Bran would have to be in his body and the Night King’s body at the same time. In order to make the viewer believe this, Game of Thrones would have to introduce a whole new and confusing piece of logic to arrive at that conclusion.
Also, believers of this theory argue that Bran went into the Night King’s body in order to prevent him from ever being created but instead got trapped in his body because he was stuck in the past too long. However, we have no proof that Bran can go back in time and actually change the past.
Also, if Bran is the Night King, why does the Night King believe that all living humans should be killed?
Too many holes in this theory for me. Put the house on this one.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Pick: No -400
There’s a few other bets on MyBookie.ag that you can take a look at if you want; such as who will die first in the season, or what female character will be shown topless first. Either way, if there’s a wagering option, there’s value there somewhere. Hope I helped you find it. Win or lose, this season will be crazy.