Indy 500 Odds, Starting Lineup: Will Power the 2019 Race Day Favorite

May 26, 2019 09:57 AM EDT
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: IndyCar series driver Will Power

  • Defending race winner Will Power (7-1) is the favorite to win the 2019 Indy 500.
  • Here's the full list of Indy 500 odds from the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, as well as the starting lineup for Sunday's race.

The 2019 Indy 500 will officially go green at 12:45 p.m. ET (NBC) today, and defending race winner Will Power is the favorite at 7-1 betting odds.

Power’s Team Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden, as well as 2016 Indy 500 champion Alexander Rossi, are just behind at 8-1.

Ed Jones and Sebastien Bourdais — both available at 20-1 — have the worst odds among drivers starting inside the top 10.

Here’s a look at Indy 500 odds from the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas as well as the starting grid for today’s race:

2019 Indy 500 Odds, Starting Lineup

 

Spencer Pigot and Colton Herta are notable movers after securing the third- and fifth-place spots, respectively, on the starting grid.

Both drivers unloaded with fast racecars and showed that speed throughout the month of May, so it’s no surprise to see their odds improve from 60-1 in the middle of April to 12-1 today.

Jones also rode a strong qualifying run to a fourth-place starting position, forcing oddsmakers to move his odds from 40-1 to 20-1.

On the other hand, James Hinchcliffe, who opened at 14-1 in Las Vegas, struggled mightily in qualifying and needed a good lap in last weekend’s Las Row Shootout to earn a spot in the 2019 Indy 500 field.

Hinch will start 32nd in the 33-car field, and his odds have plummeted accordingly down to 40-1.

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