Online Betting: 2016 Preakness Preview

Posted by Eric Williams on May 18, 2016 in

With the 2016 Kentucky Derby now a thing of the past, it’s on to the Preakness!

This coming Saturday, May 21, thoroughbred online betting will be at its best when prohibitive favorite Nyquist looks to win the second stage of the annual chase for the Triple Crown and move one step closer to a feat that has been accomplished by just a dozen horses in thoroughbred racing history.

Now, let’s take a look at the field and sports betting odds.

Online Betting: 2016 Preakness Preview – Can Nyquist Find Winner’s Circle Again at Preakness?



Preakness Schedule

When: 6:45 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 21
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Preakness TV Coverage


Date Time (ET) Event Channel
Friday, May 20 3 p.m. Black Eyed Susan NBCSN
Saturday, May 21 2:30 p.m. Preakness Saturday NBCSN
Saturday, May 21 5 p.m. Preakness Stakes NBC


Nyquist lived up to his betting backers’ expectations at the Kentucky Derby and blew the field away at Churchill Downs in Louisville. At 2-1 opening day odds, Nyquist held off second place finisher Exaggerator at 5-1, en route to triumph in the Run for the Roses. Gun Runner finished third at a value-packed 10-1 odds.

Over the last 13 years, seven horses have had a chance to win the Triple Crown following he first two legs. With Gun Runner recently pulling out of the Preakness, Nyquist, now a 5-7 pick to win the Preakness, would appear to have a even better chance of finding the winner’s circle. At 12-1 and 25-1 respectively, Stradivari and Bob Baffert’s Collected are also expected to challenge Nyquist at Pimlico. Uncle Lino, a 33-1 pick and Nyquist’s half-brother, could also challenge the favorite.


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Will Nyquist find the winner’s circle or will he be upset as he tries to move one step closer to a chance at the Triple Crown? Find out by reading the 2016 Preakness betting odds and free pick in the blog section.