Betting ON Bank of America 500 Gambling Odds
This week, the Sprint Cup series hits the midway point of this year’s Chase to the title with the running of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America 500
Race: Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, Oct.13, 2012
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Saturday night’s race is slated to start at 7 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally ABC.
Matt Kenseth survived a huge multi-car wreck on the final lap of last week’s race to take the checkered flag at Talladega. Jeff Gordon ended-up second and Kasey Kahne finished third.
The following is a closer look at our favorite, contender, and longshot for this Saturday night’s race along with their current odds to win as provided by WagerWeb.
The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)
Jimmie Johnson lost some ground in the Chase after getting caught-up in last Sunday’s final-lap wreck, but was still able to hold onto second-place in the Sprint Cup standings with 2165 points that has the No.48 car just 14 points out of the lead. Johnson has been opened as a one of the favorites to win this race at +550, but he has had his share of problems at this track in recent years.
He finished a disappointing 34th in last year’s race and could only manage an 11th-place finish in the first race at Charlotte this season.
To his credit, the five-time Sprint Cup champion does have six career victories at this track and an average finishing position of 11.8
The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)
Fueled by this impressive run, it has climbed all the way to sixth in the standings and is now just 42 points out of the lead after barely making the Chase as the final wildcard.
Gordon has been opened at +1000 to finally break through with a victory this Saturday night after so many close calls. His last checkered flag in this race was in 2007 and his total number of career wins at Charlotte is five.
The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)
Ever since Clint Bowyer won the final race before the start of the Chase at Richmond, he has continually been positioning himself for a run at the title.
The No.15 car is currently in fifth-place in the standings and within striking distance at 40 points back.
Bowyer has been opened at some longer odds to win this week at +2000 because of a less than stellar performance at this track with only three top five’s in 17 career races, but there is still some value in these odds given his current form.