Indy 500 Opening Day Odds: Herta, Pigot Among Biggest Early Movers


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May 13, 2019, 11:00 AM EDT
  • Opening day for the 2019 Indy 500 is here as drivers and teams will hit the track for the week's first practice session.
  • Since odds opened in Las Vegas nearly one month ago, Colton Herta and Spencer Pigot are among the biggest movers.
  • Here's a look at Indy 500 odds heading into practice on Tuesday, as well as where they stood on April 16.

It’s officially the month of May, meaning the 103rd running of the Indy 500 is quickly approaching. With Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix in the books, drivers and teams will now to turn attention to the The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, starting with Tuesday’s first Indy 500 practice session.

Cars will be on track for practice runs Tuesday through Friday, with Indy 500 qualifying scheduled for the weekend.

Here are current Indy 500 betting odds from the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, compared to numbers from nearly one month ago.

Indy 500 Betting Odds

Defending race winner Will Power joins Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi as the early favorites to win the 2019 Indy 500 with 8-1 odds. Scott Dixon is alone at 10-1, followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay, Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves at 12-1.

As you can see in the table, many of the favorites have ticked down a bit as bettors hit some of the longer shots, forcing an adjustment from oddsmakers.

Following a strong day in Indy 500 testing, Colton Herta has jumped from 60-1 up to 25-1. Spencer Pigot followed in Herta’s tracks by making the same move from 60-1 to 25-1.

Interestingly, Kyle Kaiser, who will run the Indy 500 for Juncos Racing, has rocketed from 500-1 to 50-1 over the past month. Kaiser qualified 17th and finished 29th in his lone Indy 500 start last year.

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