Grand Prix of Long Beach Prediction
The 2018 IndyCar Season is set to continue later this afternoon with the Grand Prix of Long Beach at 4:30PM ET. Which drivers should be able to come away with the win?
The Grand Prix of Long Beach is a 167-mile race that will be held at Long Beach Street Circuit. The race takes place today at 4:30PM ET and will air on NBCSN. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Scott Dixon is favored in this race, as he is getting +250 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Josef Newgarden (+275) and Alexander Rossi (+450).
39301 Scott Dixon +250
Dixon is a former winner of this race, claiming the victory in 2015. He is always a steady contender in most races. He had 10 top-5 finishes in 2017 and has started this season with a sixth-place and fourth-place finish. Dixon has finished in the top 5 of this race the last three years and I would expect another strong run today.
39304 Simon Pagenaud +650
Pagenaud isn’t off to the best start this year, finishing outside the top 5 in both races. However, he comes to a track that he has done well at. He picked up the win in 2016 and has finished in the top 5 of this race the last four years. Pagenaud is in need of a good performance today and I think he will get it.
39310 Sebastien Bourdais +1400
Bourdais is a three-time winner of this race, as he won from 2005-07. Bourdais picked up the a win in the first race of the season at St. Petersburg and he is strong on the road circuits. He was the runner-up in this race last year and I would expect him to be a contender today.