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2013 Indy 500 Betting Lines

When: 12:00pm ET. Sunday, May 26th 2013
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Where to Bet: Bovada Sportsbook

This will be the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is on Sunday and coverage will begin at 11am ET on ABC. This year is expected to be one of the best Indy 500 races in history, as the field is very competitive with lots of experience.

The field of 33 is set for the Memorial Day Weekend race and there are two drivers that will be looking to win their 4th Indy 500 (Dario Franchitti & Helio Castroneves). This is the first time ever that two racers will try to win their 4th title in the same race.

Last year a new record was set for lead changes in the Indianapolis 500, as there were 34 lead changes. Andretti lead more laps (59) than any other driver, but on lap 187 he turned into a wall, which ended his race. The T3 in the 2012 Indy 500 was Franchitti (1st), Dixon (2nd) and Kanaan (3rd).

Latest 2013 Indianapolis 500 Odds

Marco Andretti+7008.50
Scott Dixon+7008.00
Helio Castroneves+8009.00
Dario Franchitti+8508.50
Ed Carpenter+100013.00
James Hinchcliffe+100010.00
Ryan Hunter-Reay+100010.00
Will Power+12008.50
Tony Kanaan+140021.00
A.J. Allmendinger+150015.00
Carlos Munoz+200034.00
E.J. Viso+200051.00
J.R. Hildebrand+200019.00
Ryan Briscoe+200026.00
Oriol Servia+250029.00
Takuma Sato+280029.00
Graham Rahal+330029.00
Alex Tagliani+400041.00
Justin Wilson+400041.00
Josef Newgarden+6600126.00
Sebastien Bourdais+750067.00
Simon Pagenaud+750081.00
Charlie Kimball+10000101.00
James Jakes+10000126.00
Sebastian Saavedra+10000101.00
Simona De Silvestro+10000126.00
Townsend Bell+10000101.00
Tristan Vautier+10000151.00
Ana Beatriz+25000201.00
Buddy Lazier+25000176.00
Conor Daly+25000201.00
Katherine Legge+25000201.00
Pippa Mann+25000201.00

Can Marco Andretti End the Andretti Curse in 2013?

Mario Andretti won the 1969 Indianapolis 500, but he was never able to win the race again throughout his storied career. This could be the year that the Andretti curse is finally broken, as Marco Andretti has been in excellent form throughout May.

Andretti has two third place finishes this year including earlier this month in Sao Paulo. He also looked great during practise and qualifying this past weekend. Andretti will start in position #3 (Row 1) and he’ll be the biggest story heading into Sunday.

Will Franchitti or Castroneves Win Their 4th Borg-Warner Trophy?

Dario Franchitti has won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, but this season hasn’t been going well. Franchitti has yet to find a podium and he’ll be starting the race from position #17 (Row 6), but he’s always a threat to win the Indy 500.

Helio Castroneves will start in position #8 (Row 3) in the 2013 Indy 500 and his season has been going pretty good. Castroneves started the season great with a 2nd place finish in St. Petersburg and a 3rd place finish in Alabama. I think he’ll be a T3 finisher.

Can One of the Four Rookies Win Their Debut Indy 500?

Four rookies will be racing in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 for the first time in their career. Carlos Munoz (Position #2 / Row 1), A.J. Allmendinger (Position #5 / Row 2), Tristan Vautier (Position #28 / Row 10) and Conor Daly (Position #31 / Row 11) are the rookies.

Castroneves is the last rookie to win the Indy 500 (2001), but that could change this year. Munoz has qualified and practised well for the Indy 500, but I think the battle of the rookies will be won by former NASCAR driver Allmendinger.

Will Americans Break Their Drought at the Indy 500 This Year?

Throughout history the Indy 500 was dominated by US drivers, but that’s no longer the case. Foreign-born drivers have begun their own dominance of the race in the last 20 years. Only 5 American drivers have won the Indianapolis 500 in the L20 years.

The L6 winners of the race have been foreign-born drivers with the last American winning in 2006 (Sam Hornish Jr). This trend could also come to an end this weekend, as several top American drivers will look to end the drought.

Ed Carpenter won pole position during qualification and will start in position #1 (Row 1). Carpenter has had mild success in the race and has plenty of experience. Other American contenders include Andretti, Hildebrand, Allmendinger and Hunter-Reay.

2013 Indy 500 Predictions

This is a wide open race that’s going to be very competitive and it’s difficult to predict. With so many lead changes likely to take place and drivers being knocked out of the race anyone can win, but I think that Castroneves is in a good position to win.

He looked great during qualification and his form to start the IndyCar season was impressive. Castroneves has the experience it takes to win the big race and if he can avoid any bad fortune on the track he should be in contention at the end of the race.

I almost bet Allmendinger to win, but the trends definitely don’t side in his favor. Allmendinger seems to be getting a lot more comfortable in IndyCar and with the chance to win the race of his life I think he’s going to be amongst the leaders at the end.

Two other drivers that I haven’t talked about yet that I think will do well are Takuma Sato and James Hinchliffe. The Canadian Hinchliffe has already won two races this season and is 4th in the IndyCar standings while Sato has won one race and is 1st in the driver standings this season due to consistency.

I decided not to bet on either driver though. Sato has struggled in his 3 Indy 500 races and his best finish is 17th place in the race. Hinchliffe may pull off the surprise though. He finished 29th in the 2011 Indy 500, but last year he improved tremendously and finished the race in 6th place.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

Scott is one of the original degenerates working for MobileSportsBetting.com. Although he's most successful betting on NFL football and international soccer, he's also active in UFC and NHL hockey betting.

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