2022 Indy 500 odds, predictions, start time and starting grid: the legendary expert reveals surprising picks and bets

Juan Pablo Montoya is one of 20 drivers to have at least two Indianapolis 500 wins on his resume. After winning as a rookie in 2000, the 46-year-old Colombian didn’t race again until 2014 and took the checkered flag for a second time the following year, setting the record for the longest gap between Indy 500 wins. Montoya hopes to join 10 other drivers with at least three victories when he races in the 2022 Indianapolis 500 race on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Montoya is a very long shot at 100-1, while 2008 winner Scott Dixon is the 4-1 favorite at the latest 2022 Indianapolis 500 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Alex Ballou 9-2, Pato O’Ward 17-2 and Joseph Newgarden knock out the best 2022 Indy 500 contenders at 10-1. Before making any of the 2022 Indy 500 picks, you need to See what Micah Roberts has to say on SportsLine.

Roberts, a former Vegas bookmaker, was the first to introduce extended betting to motor racing and is now handing out winners to his followers on SportsLine. In 2016, rookie Alexander Rossi shocked the world by winning the Indy 500 with an 80-1 long shot. Roberts, the country’s premier motorsport betting expert, was all over Rossi.

The following year, sportsbooks ranked Takuma Sato as a 25-1 long shot, but Roberts liked his speed during practice runs and included him in their top 10 predicted leaderboard. The result: Sato stunned the IndyCar world with his first win since 2013, and anyone who supports him has seen a massive comeback. Roberts also had 2018 winner Will Power, who is listed 10-1, in the top 10 and correctly predicted Simon Pagenaud to win the Indianapolis 500 a year later.

Now, Roberts has studied the 2022 Indianapolis 500 (See tickets at StubHub) starts the network and closes in his IndyCar selections. Head over to SportsLine to see the full predicted leaderboard for the 2022 Indy 500.

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One driver Roberts who ranks high is Jimmy Johnson, who clocked in at 16-1 in the latest Indy 500 odds. The 46-year-old began competing in the IndyCar Series last season after an impressive 20-year career in the NASCAR Cup Series. He’s tied with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most of the Cup Series seven championships and even with Cal Yarborough sixth on the all-time list with 83 race wins.

Johnson made his IndyCar debut in 2021, initially agreeing to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing part-time as he started 12 times during the 16-race racing season. He decided to take part in all 17 races this year and scored his first place in the top ten in March, when he was sixth at Texas Motor Speedway.

“He got Ganassi’s pace and showed the top five speeds in five of his training sessions,” Roberts told SportsLine. “(He) knows the track very well, he has a chip on his shoulder, and again, he has the speed.”

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Roberts also identified a long-draw driver with a real chance of taking the checkered flag. Vegas isn’t particularly high on this driver, so anyone who supports him can win big money. He only shares his supporters on SportsLine.

So who will win the 2022 Indianapolis 500? And any long shot should end all over the place? Visit SportsLine now to see the full leaderboard expected from the nation’s number one racing car makerand find out.

2022 Indianapolis 500 odds (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Scott Dixon 4-1
Alex Ballou 9-2
Batu Award 17-2
Joseph Newgarden 10-1
Rinus Vichai 12-1
Marcus Ericsson 14-1
Takuma Sato 14-1
Jimmy Johnson 16-1
Will Power 18-1
Colton Hertha 18-1
Tony Kanaan 18-1
Ed Carpenter 22-1
Scott McLaughlin 22-1
Simon Pagenaud 25-1
Romain Grosjean 25-1
Helio Castroneves 25-1
Felix Rosenqvist 25-1
Alexander Rossi 30-1
Graham Rahal 50-1
David Mallukas 50-1
Connor Daly 50-1
Marco Andretti 60-1
GR Hildebrand 75-1
Juan Pablo Montoya 100-1
Sage Cream 100-1
Jack Harvey 125-1
Santino Ferrucci 125-1
Kyle Kirkwood 150-1
Callum Ellot 150-1
Christian Lundgaard 200-1
Devlin Di Francesco 250-1
Stefan Wilson 500-1
dalton kelet 500-1

Starting grid 2022 Indy 500

1st row – Scott Dixon, Alex Ballou, Rinus Vicki
2nd row – Ed Carpenter, Marcus Ericsson, Tony Kanaan
Row 3 – Pato Award, Felix Rosenqvist, Romain Grosjean
Row 4 – Takuma Sato, Will Bauer, Jimmy Johnson
Fifth grade – David Mallukas, Joseph Newgarden, Santino Ferrucci
Grade 6- Simon Pagenaud, JR Hildebrand, Conor Daly
Grade 7- Callum Ellot, Alexander Rossi, Graham Rahal
Grade 8 – Sage Crum, Marco Andretti, Devlin Di Francesco
Grade 9 – Colton Herta, Scott McLaughlin, Helio Castroneves
Grade 10 – Kyle Kirkwood, Dalton Kellett, Juan Pablo Montoya
Grade 11 – Christian Lundgaard, Jack Harvey, Stefan Wilson