2016 Indy 500 Betting Odds + Preview
Gamblers…ready for IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Odds betting? The Memorial Day Weekend and the Indianapolis 500 have gone hand-in-hand for years and this Sunday is a very special anniversary with the 100th running of this storied open-wheeled auto race.
The green flag from the Brickyard is set to wave at 12 p.m. (ET) and the race will be broadcast nationally on ABC.
IndyCar Racing- Indianapolis 500 Preview and Prediction
Race: Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 12 p.m. (ET)
The starting order for Sunday’s race has been set and Bovada has listed its betting odds to win for each of the 33 drivers in the field.
After breaking things down, the following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win the 100th Indy 500.
IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Odds: The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
It is no coincidence that the hottest driver in Sunday’s field also happens to be one of the favorites to win at +600 betting odds.
France’s Simon Pagenaud is in the midst of a three-race winning streak that started in mid-April with a victory in the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
From there he went on to win at Alabama and most recently he made his to the Winner’s Circle in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 15. As the driver of the Team Penske No. 22 Chevrolet, Pagenaud is currently first in the IndyCar standings with 242 points.
The only issue that I can see for Sunday is a starting position from Row 3 after starting from the pole in his last two races.
IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Odds: The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
The driver that will start from the pole in the 2016 Indy 500 is James Hinchcliffe and his odds to win have been set at +1000.
As the driver for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team in the No. 5 Honda, this 29 year-old hails from Canada and he brings some momentum into this race after making his way to the podium in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a third-place run.
He is now ranked eighth in the standings with 110 points through his first four events of the year.
This will be his fifth appearance in the Indy 500 and Hinchcliffe’s best finish was sixth in 2012 when he started in the middle of the front row.
IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Odds: The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
Marco Andretti continues to carry on a long family tradition of IndyCar racing started by 1969 Indy 500 Champ Mario Andretti.
Based out of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Marco drives the No. 27 Hondo for Andretti Autosport and he has been opened as a +2000 longshot to win this his first Indy 500 title.
Going back to 2006, he has made his way to the podium four times in this race with a top three finish and he has not finished outside of the Top 10 in five of his last six runs around the Brickyard.
Two of the big reasons for such long odds could be a slow start this season with zero top 10 runs and a starting position in the middle of Row 5 for Sunday’s main event.
IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Odds To Bet On
- Will Power 6-1
- Simon Pagenaud 6-1
- Juan Pablo Montoya 6-1
- Helio Castroneves 13-2
- Scott Dixon 13-2
- Tony Kanaan 9-1
- James Hinchcliffe 12-1
- Josef Newgarden 12-1
- Sebastien Bourdais 16-1
- Ryan Hunter-Reay 20-1
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