PIMLICO, BALTIMORE (The Spread) - Will American Pharoah, Dortmund and Firing Lien all finish in the top 3 spots in the 2015 Preakness Stakes?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the odds that American Pharoah, Dortmund and Firing Line all finish in the top three, in any order, are 3/1. The odds that one, two or all three finish outside of the money are 1/5, which indicates that oddsmakers believe there will be an upset somewhere in the top 3.
Unless fatigue due to travel and a short turn around come into play, those 3/1 odds that all three will finish in the money represent good value for bettors. The field of eight isn't stacked with quality competition this year and if all three can finish somewhere in the money, bettors will cash $300.00 for every $100.00 that they wager. Again, that represents good value.
All three contenders finished in the money at the Kentucky Derby, as Dortmund set the pace early before finishing third, Firing Line was beaten down the stretch to finish second, and American Pharoah pulled ahead late to win at Churchill Downs.