Nyquist vs. Stradivari Preakness Prediction
Will Stradivari upset Nyquist in the 2016 Preakness Stakes on Saturday? Read on for our prediction for this head-to-head matchup prop bet.
Which horse has better odds to win the Preakness Stakes: Nyquist or Stradivari?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Nyquist is a 20/31 favorite to win over the entire field on Saturday, while Stradivari has 10/1 odds to pull off the upset. Exaggerator has the next-best odds to win the Preakness Stakes behind Nyquist at 11/4 odds.
Who is favored to win in a Head to Head Matchup: Stradivari or Nyquist?
Nyquist currently has 1/4 odds to finish ahead of Stradivari, who has 3/1 odds to finish ahead of Nyquist in the official race results for the Preakness Stakes. 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: Nyquist or Stradivari?
Nyquist is a perfect 8-0 in eight career starts, including a victory in the Kentucky Derby a couple of weeks ago at Churchill Downs. Over the past 30 years, only three horses that skipped the Derby won the Preakness and in each of those years, a Kentucky Derby runner also finished second. Thus, even though Stradivari is a legit contender to push Nyquist and Exaggerator, history is against the colt finishing either first or second. Nyquist is the safer bet here.
2016 Preakness Stakes Head to Head Prediction: Nyquist over Stradivari