CMA Awards cheat sheet: You should predict Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton …

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Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Wednesday night's CMA 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).

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 UsersLast year all three groups tied with an accuracy rate of 66.67% when it came to predicting the CMA winners.

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.

Who will be victorious this year? User Dehlavi got the top score predicting the CMAs last year with a whopping 89% accuracy rate. Do you have that kind of special insight into this year's contest? If so, there's still time to make your predictions before Wednesday's awards. 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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End of Blake Shelton's CMA winning streak? He's vulnerable for Male Vocalist

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan – 9/10
Miranda Lambert – 4/1
Garth Brooks – 15/2
Eric Church – 9/1
Kenny Chesney – 16/1

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"The Big Revival," Kenny Chesney – 1/1
"Pageant Material," Kacey Musgraves – 7/2
"Old Boots, New Dirt," Jason Aldean – 7/1
"Pain Killer," Little Big Town – 15/2
"Traveller," Chris Stapleton – 22/1

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town – 9/10
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney – 14/5
"Talladega," Eric Church – 10/1
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt – 12/1
"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice – 20/1

SONG OF THE YEAR
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney – 6/5
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town –  23/10
"Like a Wrecking Ball," Eric Church – 8/1
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt – 10/1
"Like a Cowboy," Randy Houser – 22/1

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert – 2/3
Kacey Musgraves – 9/2
Carrie Underwood – 15/2
Lee Ann Womack – 16/1
Kelsea Ballerini – 25/1

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton  6/5
Luke Bryan – 21/10
Eric Church – 8/1
Chris Stapleton – 14/1
Dierks Bentley – 22/1

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line – 4/7
Maddie and Tae – 9/2
Thompson Square – 12/1
Dan and Shay – 16/1
Brothers Osborne – 20/1

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town – 1/2
The Band Perry – 6/1
Lady Antebellum – 10/1
Zac Brown Band – 14/1
Rascal Flatts – 25/1

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton – 10/11
Sam Hunt – 13/5
Maddie and Tae – 10/1
Kelsea Ballerini – 12/1
Thomas Rhett – 22/1

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban and Eric Church – 4/5
"Smokin' and Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town – 4/1
"Django and Jimmie," Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – 17/2
"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter – 11/1
"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe – 20/1

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town – 5/6
"Little Red Wagon," Miranda Lambert – 9/2
"Something in the Water," Carrie Underwood – 15/2
"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves – 10/1
"Girl in a Country Song," Maddie and Tae – 11/1

Photo Credit: ABC

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