Donald Trump is a strong favorite on the odds to win the Indiana Republican Primary on Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com as he looks to take another step toward locking down his party’s nomination for the 2016 Presidential election.
Trump is the -500 favorite on the Indiana Republican Primary odds, with The Field set as the +700 underdog on those betting lines. The sportsbooks have also set an OVER/UNDER on the margin of victory for the primary at 6.5 points, with the OVER the -500 betting favorite.
Trump has racked up 956 delegates to date, with 1,237 needed to secure the party’s nomination and avoid a contested Republican convention this summer in Cleveland. Ted Cruz trails Trump with 546 delegates, and John Kasich has managed to secure just 153 delegates.
And that delegate lead has Trump set as the clear -800 favorite on the odds to be the Republican Presidential nominee this year. Cruz, who can only secure the nomination via a contested convention at this point, is at +500 on those betting lines, with Kasich at +3300.
Over in the Democratic race it’s Hillary Clinton who sits as the -400 favorite on the odds to win the Indiana primary on Tuesday, with The Field – Bernie Sanders – a +300 underdog. Clinton enters the week with 1,663 pledged delegates, while Sanders has 1,367. A total of 2,383 delegates plus superdelegates are needed to clinch the Democratic party’s nomination.
With Clinton getting close to that magic number when superdelegates are factored into the equation she’s the heavy -5000 favorite on the odds to be the Democratic Presidential nominee this year, with Sanders a +1400 underdog on those betting lines.
Clinton is also the -340 favorite on the odds to be the next President of the United States, followed by Trump at +280, Sanders and Cruz at +2500, and Kasich well back at +10000.