Game of Thrones Season 8 Odds & Predictions

Game of Thrones Season 8 Odds & Predictions

Written by on January 25, 2019

If you’re a Game of Thrones junkie and you’re fired up about the quickly-approaching eighth and final season, then you should know that you could cash in big – if you know just which characters are going to survive what promises to be a wild ride of a final season.

Thanks to the fun-filled Game of Thrones betting predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a good idea of who could survive and who’s going to get axed before the season and series finale. Let’s get started.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Odds & Predictions

Series Info

  • When: April 14th (Worldwide)
  • TV: HBO
  • Live Stream: HBOGo

Ruler of Westeros by The End of Game of Thrones Season 8

  • Jon Snow +175
  • Bran Stark +250
  • Daenarys Targaryen +250
  • Arya Stark +900
  • The Night King +900
  • Tyrion Lannister +1000
  • Sansa Stark +1300
  • Cersei Lannister +1600
  • Gendry +1800
  • Samwell Tarly +2000
  • Jamie Lannister +2500

First to Perish in Gmae of Thrones Season 8

  • Yara Greyjoy +200
  • Theon Greyjoy +400
  • The Mountain +500
  • Enroy Greyjoy +800
  • Tormund Giantsbane +800
  • Bronn +1000
  • The Hound +1200
  • Gendry +1400
  • Jorah Mormont +1400
  • Davos Seaworth +1600
  • Brienne +1800
  • Cersei Lanister +2000
  • The Night King +2000
  • Varys +2200
  • Arya Stark +2500
  • Samwell Tarly +3300
  • Tyrion Lannister +4000
  • Sansa Stark +4000
  • Bran Stark +5000
  • Jon Snow +6600
  • Daenerys Targaryen +10000

First Female Character to Appear Topless in Game of Thrones Season 8

  • Cersei Lannister +250
  • Missandei +300
  • Daenerys Targaryen +350
  • Melisandre +500
  • Gilly +600
  • Female White Walker +750
  • Sansa Stark +1000
  • Brienne of Tarth +1200
  • Arya Stark +1500

Jon Snow began the series as Ned Stark’s bastard son but Game of Thrones fans now know he’s the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark which means he’s a legitimate heir to the Iron Throne. In addition to that, Snow has also been the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and the King in The North, making him the clear-cut prohibitive favorite to survive season 8.

Following Snow’s expected survival are Bran Stark and Daenerys Targaryen who are co-favorites to rule the Seven Kingdoms at +250.

Stark is the fourth child and second son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark and he survived ‘dying’ in season 7. Now, Stark looks like he’s got another great chance of surviving again. Daenerys Targaryen is a fearless leader and she has survived a ton of struggles and battles, s she could very well survive season 8.

Other contenders in the Game of Thrones betting odds include Arya Stark and The Night King at an identical +900,  Tyrion Lannister at +1000 and Sansa Stark at +1300. Arya Stark executed Littlefinger in season 7 and could potentially take on his face and enter Westeros as Littlefinger without anyone knowing it’s her.

A pair of Australian researchers that are both affiliated with Macquarie University in Sydney, Reidar Lystad and Benjamin Brown  found that the probability of a character dying within an hour of being introduced on screen was about 14 percent. Lystad and Brown also concluded that the probability of survival was worse for characters who were male and lowborn, had not switched allegiance and were featured more prominently in the series.

The pair have concluded that Lystad said Sansa and Arya Stark had better chances of survival compared with many other main characters since they’re highborn women who have changed allegiance. Lystad and Brown interpreted Sansa’s decision to marry Joffrey Baratheon and her return to Winterfell and Arya’s choice to train to serve the Many-Faced God as switching sides, but Lystad admitted many fans would argue Arya has always been loyal to House Stark.) The pair also concluded that Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow both also have great chances of surviving season 8 since Tyrion clearly rejected House Lannister, and the pair believe that Jon’s oath to the Night’s Watch as a change in allegiance.

As regards, to the first person dying in Season 8, the odds favor Arya Greyjoy to take the fall. In Season 7, it seemed she had died but apparently came out alive from her imminent death by getting her throat sliced. Plus, here history within the series gives her the likeliness to get blood shed first.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Betting Predictions

While Jon Snow is the prohibitive favorite, I’m thinking he’s going to suffer a shocking death that rules him out as a potentially survivor this season. Right now, my money is on either Bran Stark, Daenarys Targaryen and Arya Stark with the female Stark being my pick to survive season 8.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Pick: Arya Stark