The most prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, the five hundred mile race around the 2.5 mile long banked Indianapolis Motor Speedway is part of the Triple Crown Of Motorsport drawing massive crowds each year since 1911 but with qualifying out of the way who really stands a chance of winning this legendary race? We take a look at the Indy 500 odds on sites like Bovada and check out the opportunities to increase your bank roll.
- Who’ll be victorious in the premier NASCAR race of the year?
- Can Danica Patrick beat the 20/1 Indy 500 odds on her to win?
- Are Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon great wagers at 10/1?
- Does UK’s Max Chilton have a chance in the quintessential US race?
Given both the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix are part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport (alongside the 24hrs of Le Mans), and both are held on the same day, albeit whole continents apart, comparisons twixt the two are hard to avoid. The brash almost uncontrolled blaze of boisterousness that is NASCAR makes Formula One look somewhat po-faced and nerdy by comparison, and the Indy 500 odds being offered by sites like Bovada highlight just how much more open and competitive the racing.
Naturally the new owners of F1 will be looking to emulate the massive popularity of NASCAR in the US but if they think they’ll ever be able to rival the Indy 500 odds are they’re in for disappointment. The accessibility of NASCAR makes Formula One look overly technical and complex and means that if you like to bet on sports in the US it is an almost mandatory annual wager just like betting on the Kentucky Derby or Super Bowl, and this year there are some great opportunities to pick a winner.
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Not that Max Chilton at 300/1 at sites like Bovada is one of those opportunities, and, if we’re honest neither are Connor Daly at 200/1 or Oriol Servia at 100/1, and whilst stranger things have possibly occurred down the years at the Indy 500 odds are it won’t this year. Jay Howard gets 80/1 which is fair enough, after which there is a slew of drivers at 40/1 including Stefan Wilson, Spencer Pigot, Robert Wickens, JR Hildebrand, and Ed Jones, but they may be too busy trying to finish to attempt the win.
At 30/1 Zach Veach is shoulder to shoulder with Takuma Sata, Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball each of whom isn’t doing as well as the media darling that is Danica Patrick at 20/1 the same Indy 500 odds that you’ll find at Bovada for Carlos Munoz, despite her starting in 7th place and he being back in 21st. Can she become the first woman to win? Certainly a lot of people taking advantage of US gambling laws believe so, and if you still find 20/1 on her snap it up because fairy stories can come true.
All The Indy 500 Odds Are Available At Bovada
- Tony Kanaan – 12/1
- Sebastien Bourdais – 12/1
- Marco Andretti – 12/1
- Josef Newgarden – 12/1
- Ed Carpenter – 12/1
- Will Power – 10/1
- Simon Pagenaud – 10/1
- Scott Dixon – 10/1
- Ryan Hunter-Ray – 10/1
- Helio Castroneves – 9/1
- Alexander Rossi – 8/1
Sage Karam garners a relatively nice 15/1 in the Indy 500 odds on offer which only stands out because of the raft of drivers that occupy the 12/1 mark at sites like Bovada. Both Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais, Marco Andretti and Josef Newgarden, plus Ed Carpenter all get the same shot according to the bookies, and that might well tempt you if the 10/1 shots of Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Ray don’t, and if we’re honest about it they really should at this point.
Of course Helio Casroneves gets 9/1 which puts some perspective on things, and the race favorite gets just 8/1 Indy 500 odds at sites like Bovada which means if you’re in the US gambling news headlines will be of a long shot winning you may be disappointed. The Fast Nine at the front are likely to have it all their own way, especially if there’s a characteristically typical crash in the midfield as they come round turn two and put the hammer down into that straightaway. Experience is going to count for lots.