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Oddsmaker picks Will Power to win 100th Indianapolis 500

Sonoma Raceway - Day 1

SONOMA, CA - AUGUST 28: Will Power of Australia, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Dallara during practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series GoPro Grand Prix of Sonaom at Sonoma Raceway on August 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Will Power is the man to beat in Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

So says online site

The online casino and odds-setting site has made Power an 11/2 favorite to win the milestone edition of the 500.

Power, who will start from the outside of Row 2 (sixth position) in Sunday’s race will be making his ninth start in the 500. He finished a career-best second place in last year’s race, runner-up to Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Montoya is tied with yet another Team Penske teammate, Simon Pagenaud, with the second-best odds to win the 500 at 6/1. Pagenaud has been on a tear of late, having won the last three IndyCar races leading up to the 500: Long Beach, Birmingham and the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis two weeks ago.

Helio Castroneves, who is seeking a fourth Indy 500 victory – which would tie him with AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears for most in the history of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing – is tied with defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon with the fourth-best odds to win Sunday at 13/2 each.

Pole-sitter James Hinchcliffe has the seventh-best odds to win at 12/1.

Here’s the overall odds for each driver in the 33-driver field for the Indy 500:

Driver - Odds to Win

Will Power 11/2
Juan Pablo Montoya 6/1
Simon Pagenaud 6/1
Helio Castroneves 13/2
Scott Dixon 13/2
Tony Kanaan 9/1
James Hinchcliffe 12/1
Josef Newgarden 14/1
Sebastien Bourdais 16/1
Ryan Hunter-Reay 20/1
Townsend Bell 22/1
Marco Andretti 25/1
Graham Rahal 25/1
JR Hildebrand 33/1
Takuma Sato 33/1
Mikhail Aleshin 40/1
Charlie Kimball 40/1
Carlos Munoz 40/1
Ed Carpenter 50/1
Oriol Servia 50/1
Max Chilton 66/1
Sage Karam 66/1
Alex Tagliani 66/1
Conor Daly 75/1
Jack Hawksworth 75/1
Alexander Rossi 75/1
Stefan Wilson 75/1
Matthew Brabham 100/1
Gabby Chaves 100/1
Bryan Clauson 100/1
Buddy Lazier 100/1
Spencer Pigot 100/1
Pippa Mann 150/1

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