Franchitti vs. Dixon Indy 500 Odds

2011 indianapolis 500 matchup odds scott dixon dario franchitti

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – Despite being considered equal favorites to win the 2011 Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon is favored to finish ahead of fellow favorite Dario Franchitti.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog.com, Dixon has odds of -125 to finish ahead of Franchitti, who comes in with a money line of -105 for the matchup.

Both drivers are former champions of the race but Dixon has the better starting position on Sunday he will begin in the second position while Franchitti qualified in the ninth position.

Dixon won the 2008 Indy 500. It was his only victory in this race in eight attempts. Dixon has finished sixth or better in the last five Indy 500’s including a runner-up finish in 2007. Only in 2008, the year he won, did Dixon have a better starting position than he has this year.

Franchitti is a two-time winner of the Indy 500 as he took the title in 2007 and 2010. He has finished 7th or better in his last five Indy 500 outings and he has started third in his last three appearances.

Dixon has struggled in the IRL season, has he has finished 12th or worse in three of the four races. Franchitti has finished ahead of Dixon in all three of those races. Franchitti has finished in the top four of ever IRL race this year and has one victory.

The Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday, May 29 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at Noon ET. The race will air on ABC.

2011 Indianapolis 500 Matchup Odds

Scott Dixon -125

Dario Franchitti -105

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