Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Indy 500 Odds Are In

So here are the First Odds for this year's Indy 500.

Will Power9-2
Helio Castroneves4-1
Ryan Briscoe9-2
Dario Franchitti6-1
Scott Dixon6-1
Marco Andretti10-1
Tony Kanaan10-1
Ryan Hunter-Reay20-1
JR Hildebrand25-1
Field (Any Other Driver)25-1
James Hinchcliffe25-1
Ed Carpenter30-1
Grahan Rahal30-1
Oriol Servia50-1
Rubens Barrichello50-1
Wade Cunningham50-1
Alex Tagliani60-1
Takuma Sato60-1
EJ Viso100-1
Simon Pagenaud100-1
Justin Wilson100-1
Charlie Kimball100-1
Ana Beatriz100-1
Mike Conway100-1
Sebastian Saavedra100-1
Simona de Silvestro100-1


My big takeaways from this.

Shocker Penske has top 3 odds, next 2 go to Ganassi.
Ok not a shocker at all, but I am suprised that Vegas still seeing a large seperation before we get to the Ganassi B team. 

Mike Conway 100-1 ?? 
I'm not saying I'm predicting him to win... yet. But people seem to forget just how close he was to winning 2010, and that his DNQ in 2011 was Andretti Autosport's fault, not Mike's, remember RHR missed it also.

Field this year includes: Josef Newgarden, Bryan Clauson, James Jakes, Katherine Legge, Jean Alesi, Michel Jourdain Jr., Townsend Bell and Sebastian Bourdais!
Obviously I think these odds assume Legge and Bourdais would be using Lotus, but they still haven't been changed and they are also ignoring Townsend Bell somehow who has finished as high as 4th on driving merit in the 500 before. I'm not saying these folks win, but you can't discount Bell, Newgarden, Jakes, and Bourdais as legitimate contenders. I never bet field, but if I did, this is certainly a very good time to do it.

Best bet, if its not Conway, has to be Oriol Servia at 50-1, considering he was front row last year, and that he's now switched to Chevrolet power from a partnership with Panther Racing.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Muhammad Amir said...

I'm not saying these folks win, but you can't discount Spot Odds Bell, Newgarden, Jakes, and Bourdais as legitimate contenders.