Max Verstappen favored over Lewis Hamilton in PointsBet odds for F1 Hungarian GP

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Despite last week’s Lap 1 accident that left him outside the points, Max Verstappen is once more a heavy favorite at PointsBet Sportsbook to win the F1 Hungarian GP on August 1 at the Hungaroring. Contact with eventual winner Lewis Hamilton ended a three-race winning streak from the pole for Verstappen. This week, Verstappen is listed with minus odds of -115, which means for the second consecutive week, the only way to have a profitable wager is to get someone to take the opposite bet and fade the Red Bull driver.

Hamilton was given a 10-second penalty for the contact at Silverstone last week, but still won the race by nearly four seconds over Charles Leclerc after taking the lead from the Ferrari driver for the first time just three laps from the end. This week Hamilton’s odds are +140, which is slightly lower than the +165 he faced last week.

One way to view American Odds is to move the decimal point two positions to the left. That will let a bettor know what they will make on a $1 bet, so the return on investment this week for Hamilton is $1.40. For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Hamilton won the last three Hungarian GPs and six of the last nine races in Budapest.

Verstappen finished second to Hamilton in the last two races at the Hungaroring.

With a slim lead of eight points in the Driver’s Championship, Verstappen is also listed as the favorite with a -200 to Hamilton’s +150. Their respective teammates, Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez are listed at +9000.

Bottas is ranked third for the Hungarian GP with odds of +1400. Bottas has not yet won in 2021, but has stood on the podium six times in 10 races including the last three. Last year, Bottas placed third in Hungary.

Verstappen’s teammate Perez ranks fourth with a +1500. Perez is the only driver other than Verstappen or Hamilton to win a race in 2021. He inherited the lead of the Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen cut a tire in the closing laps. He also stood on the podium the following week in the French GP with a third-place finish.

Leclerc rounds out the top five with odds of +2200. His second-place finish in the British GP is by far his best performance of 2021, but Leclerc has already won two poles, at Monte Carlo and Baku, and finished fourth three times in nine starts. If Leclerc can finish on the podium for a second time this week, that will be worth +120.

Lando Norris finished fourth last week in England. If he improves by one position, his odds to finish in the top three at Hungary are set at +250 with outright odds to win of +4000.

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Max Verstappen finished second in the 2020 Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring, but this week he has minus odds and is heavily favored (Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images).

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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