Indy 500 OddsThose looking to bet on Indy 500 odds will have a difficult time deciding between the favorites for the 94th running of the biggest race in American open-wheel motorsports. The top three favorites have all drank the milk in Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while the last two will be aiming to join an elite group of drivers.

Indy 500 Odds – Sunday, May 30, 1:00 PM ET

Scott Dixon (+300): The 2008 winner (as well as 2003 and 2008 series champion) is coming off a win at Kansas, and he has finished in the top five in five of his seven trips to the Brickyard. Dixon has led laps in all five of those races, and he’ll probably be up near the front at some point again on May 30th. He led a race-high 73 laps last year.

Helio Castroneves (+400): Castroneves won in his first two Indy 500s in 2000 and 2001, but his win last year was probably the most satisfying when you consider that he was acquitted on tax-evasion charges the week before the race. He’ll be aiming to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. as the only drivers to win the Indy 500 four times, and Castroneves has finished in the top four in six of his nine races at the Brickyard. Essentially, he’s the equivalent of Brazil in World Cup betting.

Dario Franchitti (+450): Franchitti’s Indy win came in the rain-shortened 2007 edition, but he backed up his credentials by winning his second IRL title last year. He’s hit-and-miss at the Brickyard, finishing in the top 10 in four of his six races here, but the only time he finished in the top five was the year he won. He did manage to lead 50 laps before fading to seventh in 2009.

Ryan Briscoe (+500): Briscoe has struggled in the Indy 500 with one top-10 in four appearances here, and while he has started third and second in the last two years, respectively, they have turned into 23rd and 15th-place finishes. Briscoe isn’t off to the best start this season, failing to crack the top 10 in the first five races.

Tony Kanaan (+1000): Kanaan isn’t the favorite that his native Brazil is in the soccer betting
world, but his experience always gives him a chance at Indy, where he’s raced eight times. The problem is luck: Kanaan has three finishes worse than 27th here, including the last two years. In the remaining five races, he has four top-10s, including three inside the top five. If Kanaan can stay out of trouble and avoid any mechanical defects, he has all the tools and talent to scoop up a famous Brickyard win.

Sports Betting pick: Tony Kanaan


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