Odds are.. = Chances are... ?

  • NewAmerica

    Below is an example of using "odds are..."

    Does "Odds are you are" mean "the chances that you are a war pessimist are significant"?

    Thanks in advance

    Are you a war pessimist? Odds are you are. For almost a decade now, I've been asking people if they think war will ever end. I've surveyed thousands of people, young and old, liberal and conservative, hawks and doves, male and female.

    -Scientific American

    Source: Let's Begin Talking about How to End Wars