2024 Preakness Stakes Odds, Picks, Predictions for Saturday’s Races at Pimlico

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Getty Images. Pictured: Beer Can Man wins one of the races at the Preakness Stakes, as he is our expert pick for our best bet among the 2024 Preakness Stakes odds and predictions for Saturday’s full betting card.

It's one of the greatest days in sports and racing, the 2024 Preakness Stakes!

Horse racing's Triple Crown resumes on Saturday, as Mystik Dan will attempt to continue his run toward the history books after winning this year's Kentucky Derby just two weeks ago. And in the latest 2024 Preakness Stakes odds, the Derby winner is the betting favorite to win at Pimlico, with Mystik Dan's odds to win the Preakness at 3-1.

Mystik Dan wasn't originally the favorite to win this weekend, however. Muth, a horse trained by legend Bob Baffert, was your favorite after missing the Derby due to a Baffert suspension. But earlier this week, Muth was scratched due to an elevated temperature, lifting Mystik Dan to the top of the board.

Of course, the 149th Preakness Stakes is only the main event to a full day of racing at Pimlico on Saturday — and my favorite, best bet of the day is on a horse whose name you will almost certainly fall in love with instantly.

We'll get to that in just a minute. Here are my 2024 Preakness Stakes picks, predictions and full betting card for Races 6 through 13 (Race 13 being the Preakness itself!).

2024 Preakness Stakes Odds

2Uncle Heavy7-1
3Catching Freedom7-2
5Mystik Dan3-1
6Seize the Grey8-1
7Just Steel9-1
8Tuscan Gold4-1

Odds via TwinSpires as of Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. ET.For more, check out 2024 Preakness Stakes Odds, Picks, Predictions for Saturday’s Triple Crown Race.

2024 Preakness Stakes Picks, Predictions

Race 6 — To Win: No. 1 Mr Skylight
Race 6 — Pick 4: 1,3,6 | 6,7 | 2,4,7 | 3,4,12
Race 7 — To Win: No. 6 Five Towns
Race 7 — Pick 5: 6,7 | 2,4,7 | 3,4,12 | 5,10 | 8,11,12
Race 8 — To Win: No. 4 Jaxon Traveler
Race 9 — To Win: No. 12 Fulmineo
Race 9 — Pick 5: 3,4,12 | 5,10 | 8,11,12 | 3,5 | 3,5,8,9
Race 10 — Pick 3: 5 | 12 | 5