Who will win the Iron Throne on Game of Thrones' final season? Judging by the latest trailer for Season 8, things are about to get intense for the Stark family and friends, as dragons and wights move toward Winterfell for what promises to be a battle of epic proportions. But that doesn't mean our heroes are out of the running just yet — assuming the throne is still the endgame of the show, that is.
Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has been surprisingly resilient at retaining power, despite all the personal costs, but it looks like betting folks aren't expecting her smug smirk will last much longer in Westeros.
Surprisingly, it's been Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) who has reigned as Las Vegas' biggest contender for the win, thanks in part to one teaser trailer's potential wink to the theory that he will become — and perhaps already has become — the Night King himself. However, despite a significant early edge against everyone else in the series, Bran's lead in the odds is starting to waver, according to OddsShark.
While Bran is still favored, his odds are no longer -150 but have decreased to +300, with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) closing the gap at +350 odds of winning the Game of Thrones. Also, although Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) previously trailed several others, the Mother of Dragons has now risen to the third spot, jumping from an inexplicable +1200 to +500 odds. Perhaps it was the stunning shots of her two remaining dragons cresting over Winterfell's skyline that earned her more of an edge.
Next up is Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at +600. Sansa has experienced a very radical transformation of spirit over the years — most recently, she saw through Littlefinger's cunning nature and finally put an end to all his subterfuge for the sake of her family — and she's taken quite a shine to leadership. Gendry is also still in the mix with +700 odds.
Meanwhile, the Night King and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) have remained steady at +1000 odds, while the hypothetical love child of Daenerys and Jon Snow has dropped to +1400. Evidently, Vegas is starting to doubt that the "prince [or princess] who was promised" has yet to arrive after all.
One person whose chances haven't improved, according to these wagerers, is Cersei, who maintains her +2500 odds. It looks like all her scheming hasn't convinced them of her staying power just yet.
Winter is coming for somebody. We just don't know who... yet.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres on HBO Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c.