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2014 National Spelling Bee live stream, TV coverage & odds

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The 2014 National Spelling Bee live stream and TV coverage is scheduled to get underway Wednesday, May 28 as the top spellers will battle it out for spelling supremacy. This annual competition gets tougher each year and this year will feature over 281 from all over the world including the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea - and that is just naming a few. This year's National Spelling Bee live stream will be truly global!

According to ABC on May 27, over 86% of this year's contestants are between the ages of 12 and 14, but all eyes may be on Hussain Godhrawala of Barnwell, South Carolina, who comes into the 2014 National Spelling Bee as the youngest speller in the competition at the tender age of 8.

Last year's winner was Arvind Mahankali of New York. Mahankali took home the title after correctly spelling "knaidel," which is a type of dumpling.

When people think of the National Spelling Bee, they don't usually associate it with gambling, however online sports giant Bovada will provide different ways people could cash in on this year's event. Although they are not actually laying odds on each individual speller in this contest, Bovada has several prop bets posted on this event.

If you want to catch all of the 2014 National Spelling Bee action live you can do so several different ways thanks to ESPN. Wednesday's preliminaries begin at 8 a.m. and continue at 1:15 p.m. ET and can be seen streaming online through ESPN 3.

Thursday will feature the semifinal round starting at 10 a.m. and the finals will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday night. The semifinals action can be seen on ESPN 2 nationally, while the finals will air on ESPN. All of Thursday's events will stream live through Watch ESPN. Here is a look at some of the prop bets for the 2014 National Spelling Bee.

Gender of 2014 Spelling Bee Winner:

  • Male -120
  • Female +100

Age bracket of the 2014 Spelling Bee Winner:

  • Under 12 (+150)
  • Over 13 (-200)

Will the winner of the 2014 National Spelling Bee come from a public school?

  • Yes -155
  • No - +125
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