Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are betting on Gladiator
to slay its best picture competition at the Academy Awards on Sunday. In fact, Bally's race and sports operations director John Avello
gives the Russell Crowe
epic 2-1 odds. Traffic
follows closely at 3-1, while Erin Brockovich
trails at 4-1, Chocolat
gets a not-so-sweet 6-1, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
finds itself the longest shot at 8-1.