2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

See Who The Oddsmakers Favor To Win The 2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

See Who The Oddsmakers Favor To Win The 2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

Here's a look at the race day betting odds for the 37th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Jan 14, 2023 by Brandon Paul
See Who The Oddsmakers Favor To Win The 2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

For the first time in the history of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, an online sports betting website has listed public odds for the event. Bovada has listed odds for 25 drivers in this year's event, with two-time race winner Rico Abreu listed as the favorite. 

Let's take a look at the odds for the drivers listed and where they stand entering Saturday's main event. 

Note: Odds and lines are current at the time of writing and subject to change.

Rico Abreu (+250)

The oddsmakers see Rico Abreu as the favorite to win his third career golden driller trophy. After winning his preliminary night feature on Wednesday night, Abreu drew pill number five for the pole shuffle and will start no worse than sixth in Saturday's A-Main. 

Cannon McIntosh & Tanner Thorson (+350)

It's no surprise to see McIntosh listed with such good odds following his impressive performance on Monday night. Cannon McIntosh won his preliminary feature and finished a close second in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Race of Champions. 

Tanner Thorson, the defending race winner, comes in at +350 as he looks to defend his crown at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl. Thorson looks as strong as ever after winning Thursday's preliminary feature in exciting fashion following a spin in his heat race. 

Buddy Kofoid (+450)

Entering the race, these odds wouldn't be very surprising. However, a crash In his preliminary night feature on Tuesday has Buddy Kofoid in a less than ideal situation entering Saturday's features. Kofoid will start 13th in a D-Feature and will need to race through three features to make Saturday's main event. 


VIDEO: Ride on-board with Buddy Kofoid as his Chili Bowl preliminary feature comes to an early end. 

Logan Seavey (+550)

Driving the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39, Logan Seavey has looked very fast this week at the Chili Bowl. He put it all together Friday night to win the second preliminary feature of his career. After drawing second for the pole shuffle, Seavey is guaranteed to start no worse than fourth on Saturday night. 

Hank Davis (+600)

The underdog story of the Chili Bowl so far, Hank Davis will look to keep the momentum rolling on Driller Day. Davis claimed an upset victory in thrilling fashion on Tuesday night and pulled the No. 1 pill for the pole shuffle. Like Seavey, this guarantees he will start no worse than fourth. 

Alex Bowman (+750)

NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman hasn't had a great week at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl. As a driver, he's slated to start sixth in Saturday's E-Feature. As a car owner, he's also had a tough week with driver C.J. Leary experiencing bad luck throughout the week. 

Shane Golobic (+1000)

Out of the drivers listed so far, Golobic may be the driver with the most value. The California driver locked into the pole shuffle with a runner-up finish in Monday's preliminary feature and will not start worse than eighth in the A-Main.

Chris Windom & Chase Briscoe (+1400)

Chris Windom came up one lap and one lap short of locking into the pole shuffle during his preliminary night on Monday night. He'll be in a good spot to lock into Saturday's A-Main, as he'll roll off second in a B-Feature. 

Chase Briscoe, a six-time NASCAR Cup Series winner in 2022, has little room for error on Saturday. He'll start seventh in a B-Feature, with the top seven finishers transferring to the A-Main. 

Big Odds

A handful of well-known drivers in the motorsports world are listed with odds greater than +3000.

Sammy Swindell (+3300) - Swindell, a five-time Chili Bowl winner, starts 10th in a G-Main on Saturday. 

Josh Bilicki (+4000) - NASCAR Cup Series driver Josh Bilicki saw his Chili Bowl debut come to an end in a J-Main.

Nick Hoffman (+5000) - Modified ace turned dirt late model driver Nick Hoffman will roll off fourth in a D-Main. 

Tim McCreadie (+5000) - The two-time defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion starts 13th in a B-Main. He'll need to gain six positions to earn a starting spot in Saturday's A-Main. 

Dillon Welch (+6600) - Welch's Chili Bowl came to an end following a last-lap crash in a J-Main. 

Kaden Honeycutt (+6600) - Pavement late model driver Kaden Honeycutt will start 15th in a C-Main in his Chili Bowl debut. 

Adam Andretti (+8000) - Andretti's Chili Bowl came to an end early in the morning during an O-Main. 

Carson Hocevar (+8000) - Hocevar, a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver, has work to do as he'll start 10th in a G-Main. 

J.J. Yeley (+8000) - Yeley, a veteran in NASCAR's three national touring series, will start 12th in a C-Main. 

Parker Price-Miller (+10000) - After bad luck during his preliminary night, PPM will start 10th In an I-Main. 

Karsyn Elledge (+15000) - The niece of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will start fifth in a G-Main.