Preakness Stakes Odds: Nyquist favored for 2nd Triple Crown leg
Online sportsbooks have released 2016 Preakness Stakes odds.
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is the odds on favorite at an average price of -130 to win the Preakness Stakes, and thus complete the second leg of the Triple Crown.
This means a $130 wager returns a profit of $100 on a Nyquist victory at Preakness.
The longest shots on the board pay +6500 or $6,500 for every $100 wagered for bets on Awesome Speed, Dazzling Gem, Fellowship, and Outwork (odds from BetOnline).
Triple Crown History & Odds
Only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown, with last year's winner American Pharoah ending a 37-year drought.
The Triple Crown has been won in consecutive years only one time in history with the combination of Seattle Slew in 1977 and Affirmed in 1978.
Online sportsbook Bovada briefly hung odds of up to +250 for Nyquist to win the Triple Crown, though this market is presently off the board.
Triple Crown betting value was discussed in this SBR Picks handicapping video featuring Teddy Covers.
Preakness Stakes Winner Odds
Sports bettors can find Preakness Stakes odds from top online sportsbooks using Sportsbook Review. Below is a snapshot of the current pricing using odds from Bet365.
Gun Runner: +1000
Mor Spirit: +1600
Uncle Lino: +1600
Cherry Wine: +2000
Dazzling Gem: +2000
Awesome Speed: +2500