Betting ON Pocono 400 Gambling Odds
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series makes its first trip of the season to Long Pond, PA. for Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. The race is set to get underway at 1 p.m. and it will be broadcast nationally on TNT.
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There is little doubt that Jimmie Johnson is back in top form with a victory last week at Dover in the FedEx 400 to post his second point-race win of the season. Kevin Harvick finished in second-place with Matt Kenseth taking third.
The following is a closer look at our favorite, contender, and longshot for this Sunday’s race along with their current odds to win.
The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)
The odds-on-favorite to win the Pocono 400 at 15/4 is Denny Hamlin and for good reason. Not only does he come into this race in excellent form with two victories and four other top-five finishes in the first 13 races this season, he has a solid racing record at this track. Hamlin has seven top-five finishes in 12 career races here. This includes four checkered flags with the last one coming in this race in 2010. The No.11 car boasts an average finishing position here of 9.7 despite finishing 19th in last year’s race.
The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)
After last week’s second-place finish, Kevin Harvick held down the seventh place in the standings with 440 points and he is now just 46 points out of the lead. The No. 29 car has yet to make its way to victory lane this season but it has come close with a total of three top-five finishes. Harvick comes into this race at 12/1 to finally break the drought and adds some solid value to these odds given his current form as well as his recent performance at Pocono. He has yet to win at Pocono, but he does have three top-five finishes in his last four races here including a fifth-place finish in last year’s race.
The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)
Martin Truex Jr. is quietly putting together one of his finest seasons in the Sprint Cup series. He is in sixth-place in the standings with 441 points and just 45 points behind current leader Greg Biffle. The No. 56 car has yet to win this season but does have eight top-10 finishes including a seventh-place finish last week at Dover. The value in Truex’s 25/1 odds to win this week primarily lies in his present form, but he does have four top-10 finishes at this track including a 10th-place finish in last year’s race.