Here are the odds on who will win the 2017 MotoGP title

When the race tracks are cold and empty, bench racing will have to do. A good place to start: Who will win the MotoGP title in 2017?

We can all speculate, but a good place to look for expert opinions are the U.K. betting houses. Walk into a Las Vegas casino and say you want to place a wager on Maverick Viñales, and I'll give you good odds on getting a blank stare. On the other side of the Atlantic, however, there are more than a dozen large betting firms where you can try to pick the 2017 MotoGP champion and win some pocket change.

With many riders on new equipment and working with new teams, most notably Jorge Lorenzo and Viñales among the top title contenders, there are many unknowns. So what do the odds say? I took a look at the two largest gambling companies to see the odds you can get currently.

Where would you put your money?  

2017 MotoGP odds in the U.K.
Rider Ladbrokes William Hill
Marc Márquez 13/8 6/4
Maverick Viñales 9/4 23/10
Jorge Lorenzo 7/2 9/2
Valentino Rossi 5 9/2
Dani Pedrosa 16 14
Andrea Dovizioso 16 16
Andrea Iannone 33 25
Cal Crutchlow 33 33
Alex Rins 100 100
Johann Zarco 150 125
Pol Espargaro 150 200
Danilo Petrucci 200 300
Jack Miller 250 300
Jonas Folger 250 250
Aleix Espargaro 200 300
Scott Redding 200 300
Álvaro Bautista 250 250
Héctor Bárbera 300 300
Esteve Rabat 500 750
Loris Baz 500 750
Sam Lowes 500 750
Karel Abraham 1000 1000

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