HIt The Pedal With Indy 500: Top Contenders, Sleepers & Free Pick

SBR Staff

Friday, May 27, 2016 4:03 PM UTC

Friday, May. 27, 2016 4:03 PM UTC

Get on the edge of your seats as this Sunday one of the most exciting sports betting events takes place. We pursue the top odds to cash a winning ticket with the 100th edition of the Indy 500. 

Indy 500 Top Contenders
The 2.5 mile oval circuit of the Indy 500 will take place this Sunday, May 29th with 200 laps of adrenaline running through bettors & fans alike. 

Five drivers listed in the +600 odds range and offshore sportsbooks like Bovada have set 2014's IndyCar champ Will Power as one of the favorites on that list. Let's review some of those numbers below as we share top contenders, sleepers and projected winner for this year's competition. 

It's a stiff competition at top of the betting board as Simon Pagenaud which has been quite dominant this season and Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya are equally priced to odds favorite Will Power. Followed by Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon both at +650. If your more of a conservative gambler Dixon's tremendous run has proven he's dominant enough to take the first place. 

Tony Kanaan at +900 is one the the drivers the public sure need to keep an eye on. Despite not having the same form as fellow contenders, this 35-year old IndyCar driver finished second in last years competition and proudly owns 4 top-10 finishes. If your looking into good value bets when hitting the virtual window you might wanna take Kanaan for the victory this Sunday. 


Indy 500 Odds on Offer at Bovada 

  • Will Power +600
  • Simon Pagenaud +600
  • Juan Pablo Montoya +600
  • Helio Castroneves +650
  • Scott Dixon +650
  • Tony Kanaan +900
  • James Hinchcliffe +1200
  • Josef Newgarden +1200
  • Sebastien Bourdais +1600
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay +2000
  • Marco Andretti +2000
  • Townsend Bell +2200
  • Graham Rahal +2500
  • R. Hildebrand +3300
  • Takuma Sato +3300
  • Carlos Munoz +3300
  • Charlie Kimball +4000
  • Mikhail Aleshin +4000
  • Ed Carpenter +5000
  • Oriol Servia +5000
  • Alex Tagliani +6600
  • Max Chilton +6600
  • Sage Karam +6600
  • Alexander Rossi +10000
  • Conor Daly +10000
  • Jack Hawksworth +10000
  • Stefan Wilson +10000
  • Bryan Clauson +10000
  • Gabby Chaves +10000
  • Matthew Brabham +10000
  • Spencer Pigot +10000
  • Buddy Lazier +10000
  • Pippa Mann +15000


The Rest Of The Group
We can't forget about how well other drivers have been, which is why when talking about this year's Indy 500 sleepers we must consider Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Charlie Kimball and Takuma Sato in this list. All inside the Top-11 standings for IndyCar racing this year and when it comes to potential payouts their odds range trade as high as +4000, Not a bad way to invest some cash this weekend.
More long shot contenders could yield a larger profit if your feeling the adrenaline already. Some +10000 odds appear on this board and in fact the idea of laying a couple bucks on these drivers doesn't sound that crazy. Making a modest bet with drivers like Stefan Wilson and Buddy Lazier to get the job done could generate insane payouts. True story here is that 9 drivers offer large value, so why not take the chance and lock a few small bets on several contenders. Just for the fun! 
The Pick
With a pretty wide open race ahead of us and top performance drivers like Montoya and he's 2-1 record in recent years, will be tough to bet against them, still we see Scott Dixon could be a serious threat to beat these top favorites. 
2016 Indy 500 Best Pick: Scott Dixon +650 at Bovada
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