Exaggerator vs. Nyquist Preakness Pick
Does Exaggerator have a shot to pull off the upset on Saturday and beat out Nyquist to win the 2016 Preakness Stakes?
Which horse has better odds to win the Preakness Stakes: Nyquist or Exaggerator?
That would be Nyquist, who is a 20/31 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. Exaggerator does have the next-best odds, howeve,r at 11/4 odds. Stradivari is also in the mix at 10/1, while Collected is 16/1 and Cherry Wine is 18/1.
Who is favored to win in a Head to Head Matchup: Nyquist or Exaggerator?
Just like the odds to win the race, Nyquist is favored to beat Exaggerator in the head-to-head prop odds offered by Bovada.lv as well. According to Bovada.lv, Nyquist is 2/5 to finish ahead of Exaggerator, who has 39/20 odds to finish ahead of Nyquist. Neither horse has to win the Preakness, just finish higher in the final results in order for bettors to cash their bet. This head-to-head matchup is a prop bet unrelated to the official Preakness results.
Who will win in the Head-to-Head matchup: Exaggerator vs. Nyquist?
This is going to be close. Most observers believe Nyquist is a clear favorite to win on Saturday earn his ninth consecutive career victory, while Exaggerator is a clear runner-up. That said, Nyquist did all the heavy lifting in the Kentucky Derby while Exaggerator had a great close down the stretch. He also had a jagged path to emerge from the back of the pack and still finished second despite not having a clear pathway to the front. Even though Nyquist should be favored to win it all, Exaggerator offers more value to bettors.
2016 Preakness Stakes Head to Head Prediction: Exaggerator over Nyquist