IndyCar 2022 Honda Indy 200 Grand Prix Betting Picks, Odds Analysis and Prediction

IndyCar 2022 Honda Indy 200 Grand Prix Betting Picks, Odds Analysis and Prediction

This weekend will see the 9th race of the current IndyCar season, which will mean that we will be beyond the midway point. For fans, the current state of affairs in IndyCar could not be better, as we have a very tight race going on at the top of the driver standings. We are potentially looking at a situation where we might see several lead changes before we get to the end of the season. This weekend, the drivers will be on the Mid-Ohio track for the Honda Indy 200. The odds have been released for this race, with several familiar names in among the favorites. There looks to me to be a clear favorite here based on past performances in this specific race, but let’s take a look at the current IndyCar Odds on the board.

IndyCar Betting Analysis and Prediction for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Race

Josef Newgarden (+350)

Given that he already has a pair of world championships under his belt, this is a driver who knows how to get the job done over the course of a long season. He started the season strong, winning 2 of the first 3 races, but he then cooled off a little. That cool period appears to have come to an end, as he has delivered a win and a 4th place finish in his last 2 races. That run has Newgarden all the way up to 3rd in the driver standings, just 32 points out of the lead. There is a good chance that he might edge even closer this weekend, as he won on this track last season.

Colton Herta (+600)

Herta struggled for a good portion of the 2021 season before winning the final 2 races of the year to land at #5 overall in the driver standings. There was a feeling that the momentum from that finish might carry over into this season, but that is not what has happened. Herta does have a win under his belt in 2022, but outside of that lone victory, he has not landed on the podium in any other race, which explains why he is now sitting down in 11th. That may make him seem like a bit of a longshot this weekend, but keep in mind that he won in Mid-Ohio in 2020.

Pato O’Ward (+600)

Coming into this season, many considered O’Ward to be a legitimate contender for the world championship. He has finished 4th and 3rd, respectively, over the last 2 seasons, so it was certainly not a huge stretch to imagine that he might win it all this time around. Right now, he has 248 points, 45 out of first, and is sitting down in 4th in the driver standings. He won in Alabama earlier in the season, and while he has not been great on the Mid-Ohio track, he cannot be totally counted out.

Alex Palou (+650)

To say that Palou winning a world championship in just his second full season with IndyCar was a surprise was perhaps putting things rather mildly. The big question surrounding Palou heading into this season was whether his win was a flash in the pan or a sign that he might be about to dominate. 8 races into the season, the jury is still out, perhaps because he has failed to win in 2022, although he does have a couple of 2nd place finishes. He needs to make a move now if he wants to repeat, and a 3rd place finish in Mid-Ohio last season suggests it might happen here.


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