It’s a great weekend to be a fan of IndyCar, as we have a doubleheader set to go at the Texas Motor Speedway. The first of the two races, the Genesys 300 is set to go on Saturday, with the XPEL375 coming on Sunday. It’s always tough for drivers to negotiate a doubleheader, as there are so many things that can go wrong over the course of 2 races. Will someone dominate the entire weekend, or will we see different drivers win each race? We are going to dig a little deeper into both races, but let’s get the ball rolling by looking at some of the potential favorites for the Genesys 300 this Saturday so you can bet against their IndyCar odds.
2021 Genesys 300 | IndyCar Betting Analysis
Scott Dixon +350
Given how great he has been over the past decade or more, you are always going to find Scott Dixon up among the favorites for every single race. That is certainly the case this weekend, especially when you consider that this race is one that he really seems to enjoy. Dixon won the Genesys 300 last season, as well as twice in the last 3 years. All told, he has won this race 4 times, so he really needs to be considered a serious threat here. As for this season, Dixon is sitting just off the pace in 3rdin the driver standings, landing 1 podium finish from the first 2 races of the year.
Josef Newgarden +500
A poor performance in the opening race of the season is alarming, but it is certainly not the end of the world. That is what Josef Newgarden had to face after finishing 23rd out of 24 in Alabama in the opening weekend of the season. We all knew that he was too good to have another bad run, and he proved us all right at St. Petersburg, finishing 2nd in that one. Next up is the Genesys 300, where Newgarden does have a little bit of history, winning this race in 2019. You would certainly like him to be up among the leaders heading into the final few laps.
Will Power +500
If you want to talk about consistency in this sport, you need to have Will Power in the conversation. Going back to 2010, he has never finished worse than 5th in the driver standings, which is why he is generally always considered to be among the favorites for any given race. He has had some success at this race, with his last win coming in 2017, but it has been slim pickings in Texas ever since then, with 9th being his best finish at this track. His performances in Texas over the last few seasons might put you off, but this is a driver that should never be counted out.
Colton Herta +1000
Sports is very much a “what have you done for me lately” type of business, especially when it comes to wagering. In the case of Colton Herta, he delivered the goods for a lot of bettors last weekend by holding off Josef Newgarden to get the win in St. Petersburg. Winning back-to-back races is tough, but it is certainly not impossible. Herta finished 18th in his first run at Texas, but he improved to 7th in his second full season. Could he potentially improve again in season 3?