Bet on the Indianapolis 500 – First Look at the Odds

The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, May 27th with Dario Franchitti the early favorite.  Seven drivers are listed at odds of 10-1 or less at BetDSI Sportsbook.  Here is a first look at the numbers as we get ready to bet on the Indianapolis 500.

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New Chassis and Engines

This year’s Indy 500 is going to feature the Dallara DW12 chassis and the new V-6 engines from Honda, Chevrolet and Lotus.  Many of the teams won’t really know how their cars will do on the oval at Indianapolis. “It’ll be all new to everybody,” said Tony Kanaan, “It’s a new aero kit and a new engine, and there’s so many things that can happen that are unknown.”

Penske Cars

When you look to bet on the Indianapolis 500 you have to start with Roger Penske cars. His cars have won the race a total of 15 times.  Helio Castroneves is looking to win the race for the fourth time and he is not even the best Penske driver.  Will Power has won three of the four races this season and is already 45 points clear of Castroneves and 100 points ahead of Dario Franchitti in the driver’s standings. Not to be left out is Ryan Briscoe who could also win the race.

Many Cars Have No Chance

The Indy 500 is trying to keep their history of having a full field of 33 cars and while they will probably pull it off, many of the cars are going to have no chance to win.  The Lotus engines have been a disaster and many cars that were expecting to use them have had to switch to Honda or Chevrolet.

“We will have a 33, but, honestly, if we didn’t, I think we need to focus on the quality, not on the quantity,” said Kanaan. “I believe that with the economy right now, it’s been remarkable how many cars we’ve already got, and it’s just a number.”

Indy 500 Odds

Dario Franchitti 4-1

Scott Dixon 5-1

Helio Castroneves 5-1

Ryan Briscoe 6-1

Will Power 6-1

Marco Andretti 10-1

Tony Kanaan 10-1

Ryan Hunter Reay 17-1

JR Hildebrand 21-1

James Hinchcliffe 25-1

Oriol Servia 30-1

Alex Tagliani 30-1

Graham Rahal 30-1

Ed Carpenter 30-1

Justin Wilson 40-1

Rubens Barichello 40-1

Takuma Sato 40-1

Field (Any Other Driver) 15-1

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