ACM Awards cheat sheet: You should predict Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, …

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards for a chance to win $100 and a place of honor on our leaderboard? Then take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

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These official odds are based on a combination of three sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Editors, the Top 24 Users (at last year’s awards) and All Users. Overall, last year’s Top 24 team did better than Editors and Users – we collectively scored 18% correct, while the Top 24 had 27%. But everyone’s score was down from 2012 when we collectively forecast 36% of winners, and way down from 2011, when we scored 55%.

That means all of Gold Derby’s predictors are hoping to make a comeback, and you can help. If you think you know who will win this year’s ACM Awards races, click here to make your predictions. Your picks will be pooled together to generate our official racetrack odds, and if you have this year’s best predictions, you’ll win a $100 Amazon gift card (if you qualify according to our contest rules).

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct predictions, don’t take them for granted.

That’s how jcar won last year’s predictions contest. She tied six other users with 55% accuracy, but she wisely bet 500 points on George Strait for Entertainer of the Year. He was a 25/1 long shot, so that pick earned her 12,500 points. That prediction alone put her way over the top.

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Do you have that kind of special insight into this year’s awards? If so, there’s still plenty of time to make your predictions before Sunday’s telecast. Click here to visit our predictions center, where you can enter your picks, or use the easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to get started.

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ACM Awards: Will Miranda Lambert FINALLY win Entertainer of the Year?

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert – 8/13
Luke Bryan – 4/1
Garth Brooks – 13/2
Florida Georgia Line – 33/1
Jason Aldean – 50/1

FEMALE VOCALIST
Miranda Lambert – 2/13
Carrie Underwood – 16/1
Kacey Musgraves – 33/1
Brandy Clark – 50/1
Martina McBride – 50/1

MALE VOCALIST
Luke Bryan – 8/15
Blake Shelton – 11/2
Dierks Bentley – 10/1
Eric Church – 20/1
Jason Aldean – 33/1
Brad Paisley — 50/1

VOCAL DUO
Florida Georgia Line – 1/10
Maddie and Tae – 20/1
Dan and Shay – 50/1
Swon Brothers – 50/1
Brothers Osborne – 100/1

VOCAL GROUP
Little Big Town – 4/11
Lady Antebellum – 6/1
The Band Perry – 12/1
Zac Brown Band – 50/1
Rascal Flatts – 50/1

NEW ARTIST
Sam Hunt – 8/13
Cole Swindell – 13/2
Thomas Rhett – 16/1

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert – 1/5
“The Outsiders,” Eric Church – 12/1
“Riser,” Dierks Bentley – 25/1
“Old Boots, New Dirt,” Jason Aldean – 50/1
“Pain Killer,” Little Big Town – 50/1

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert – 2/5
“Dirt,” Florida Georgia Line – 8/1
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney – 8/1
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley – 25/1
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice – 33/1

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves – 4/9
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert – 6/1
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church – 14/1
“I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley – 25/1
“Drink a Beer,” Luke Bryan – 33/1
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney – 50/1

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell – 8/15
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – 11/2
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley – 10/1
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney – 12/1
“Cop Car,” Keith Urban” – 100/1

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – 2/9
“This is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan – 12/1
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – 14/1
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe – 50/1
“The South,” The Cadillac Three feat. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli – 100/1

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