odds are about even

Jeff Jacobs

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Spanish
Winston says to Charon about John Wick:

Winston: $14 million bounty on his head. Every interested party in this city wants a piece of it. I'd say the odds are about even.

What is the meaning of "odds are about even"?
Source: John Wick 3
 
  • Hans in Texas

    Senior Member
    US English
    Even odds mean a 50% likelihood that an event will occur. Here, perhaps the speaker means there is a 50% likelihood the fugitive will be captured.
     
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