105th Indy 500 Betting Odds

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The 105th running of the Indy 500 is set for Sunday on NBC and it is pole sitter Scott Dixon listed as the favorite at odds of +350. Right beside Dixon on the starting grid is Colton Herta and he is the second choice in Indianapolis 500 betting at odds of +600. Sunday’s race is expected to be very competitive, as the margin between Dixon and the worst qualifier is the third-closest in Indy 500 history. Let’s take a look at Indy 500 odds and Indy 500 picks.

105th Indy 500 Betting Odds

Scott Dixon +350

Colton Herta +600

Pato O'Ward +1000

Josef Newgarden +1200

Alexander Rossi +1200

Alex Palou +1400

Graham Rahal +1600

Tony Kanaan +1600

Rinus VeeKay +1600

Takuma Sato +1800

Marcus Ericsson 2200

Simon Pagenaud +2200

Will Power +2600

Ed Carpenter +2600

Helio Castroneves +3000

Scott McLaughlin +3200

Juan Pablo Montoya +3500

Conor Daly +5000

Marco Andretti +5000

Santino Ferrucci +5000

Ed Jones +6600

Jack Harvey +6600

All other drivers are listed with odds of +10000 or more.

Race Facts

There are nine former race winners in the field. They are Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power. The two drivers making their first Indy 500 start are Pietro Fittipaldi and Scott McLaughlin.

A total of 17 cars will be powered by Honda engines, while Chevy will power a total of 16 cars.

This year’s field should be tightly bunched because it is the third-closest field in Indy 500 history, by time. The gap between pole sitter Scott Dixon and the slowest qualifier, Dalton Kellett is just 2.288 seconds. The record of the youngest driver to win the Indy 500 is 22 years old, while the record for the oldest winner is 47 years old. Helio Castroneves is trying to win a record-tying fourth Indy 500 title.


Scott Dixon +350

It is hard to argue with picking Dixon to win this race. He led last year’s Indy 500 for 111 laps, but a late caution hurt his chances. Dixon already has a win this season and he has experience winning the Indy 500 from the pole, as he did it in 2008.

Other Contenders

I think you can go at least eight deep for the list of contenders behind Dixon. Herta is next in the odds, and he is starting right beside Dixon. Those two drivers are the only ones listed at single-digit odds. You can throw a net around the next few drivers, as O’Ward, Newgarden, Rossi, Palou, Rahal, Kanaan and VeeKay are listed between 10-1 and 16-1.


This year’s Indy 500 could be a good one to back a longshot. One of the best IndyCar drivers is Simon Pagenaud and you can get him at odds of more than 20-1. A couple of other drivers worth a look at Scott McLaughlin at odds of 32-1 and Santino Ferrucci at odds of 50-1. McLaughlin is a rookie, but rookies have won the Indy 500 in the past and McLaughlin was very competitive in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, as he finished eighth. Ferrucci has two previous Indy 500 starts and finished seventh and fourth. He is driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and they were the winning team for Takuma Sato last year.

Indy 500 Starting Grid

Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Engine

Row 1

1st – Scott Dixon – #9, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda

2nd – Colton Herta – #26, Andretti Autosport, Honda

3rd – Rinus VeeKay – #21, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet

Row 2

4th – Ed Carpenter – #20, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet

5th – Tony Kanaan – #48, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda

6th – Alex Palou – #10, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda

Row 3

7th – Ryan Hunter-Reay – #28, Andretti Autosport, Honda

8th – Helio Castroneves – #06, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda

9th – Marcus Ericsson – #8, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda

Row 4

10th – Alexander Rossi – #27, Andretti Autosport, Honda

11th – Ed Jones – #18, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan, Honda

12th – Pato O’Ward – #5, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet

Row 5

13th – Pietro Fittipaldi – #51, Dale Coyne Racing with RWR, Honda

14th – Felix Rosenqvist – #7, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet

15th – Takuma Sato – #30, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda

Row 6

16th – James Hinchcliffe – #29, Andretti Autosport, Honda

17th – Scott McLaughlin – #3, Team Penske, Chevrolet

18th – Graham Rahal – #15, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda

Row 7

19th – Conor Daly – #47, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet

20th – Jack Harvey – #60, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda

21st – Josef Newgarden – #2, Team Penske, Chevrolet

Row 8

22nd – J.R. Hildebrand – #1, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet

23rd – Santino Ferrucci – #45, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda

24th – Juan Pablo Montoya – #86, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet

Row 9

25th – Marco Andretti – #98, Andretti Herta-Haupert Autosport, Honda

26th – Simon Pagenaud – #22, Team Penske, Chevrolet

27th – Sebastien Bourdais – #14, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet

Row 10

28th – Stefan Wilson – #25, Andretti Autosport, Honda

29th – Max Chilton – #59, Carlin, Chevrolet

30th – Dalton Kellett – #4, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet

Row 11

31st – Sage Karam – #24, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Chevrolet

32nd – Will Power – #12, Team Penske, Chevrolet

33rd – Simona de Silvestro – #16, Paretta Autosport, Chevrolet

Indy 500 Picks

If you want to take Dixon I am not going to argue, but I will look for a little more value and go with VeeKay at odds of +1600. VeeKay will be racing in just his second Indianapolis 500 and he is just 20-years old, but he definitely has a shot. He led for 33 laps at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and won the race. It should be noted that the winner of the Grand Prix also won the Indy 500 in 2018 and in 2019. In terms of longshots, I can’t leave out Helio Castroneves at odds of +1600. He is starting from the third row and will be trying to make history. I also will take a flyer on Ferrucci at odds of 50-1.

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