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Zoe Zimmerman successfully spells the word "ingenue" during the Chattanooga Times Free Press Regional Spelling Bee on March 15 at the University of Tennessee's Chattanooga Fine Arts Center. Matthew Prus won the spelling bee by correctly spelling the word "Pizzicato." / Doug Strickland, AP

Next week, 281 spellers will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Even if you're not a great speller, you can get into the action by betting on who will win.

Here are the odds, courtesy of Bovada.lv, a betting website.

Gender of winner

Odds are split evenly.

Last year's winner was a boy, the first time a boy had won since 2008.

Age of winner

A winner 13 years or older is an overwhelming favorite, with higher odds of winning the competition than California Chrome had in the Preakness.

Odds are 1-2 the winner will be a teen and 3-2 he/she will be 12 or under.

Type of school

Odds of the winner coming from a public school are the same as the 1-2 line on the champion being 13 or older.

Those teens from public schools in the competition should feel pretty confident Las Vegas thinks highly of them.

Length of winning word

It's likely that a long word will determine the winner. The over/under for the length of the winning word is 9.5 letters.

Last year's winning word was knaidel (seven letters long).

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