NASCAR 2016 Sprint Cup Betting
Looking for 2016 Sprint Cup Futures Odds? You’re in the right place! The new NASCAR Sprint Cup series just wrapped-up its three-race West Coast swing and before they roll into Martinsville on April 3 for the STP 500, it is a great time to take a look at the updated futures odds to win this season’s championship.
A few past champs are off to a strong start in pursuit of the 2016 Sprint Cup title and the following is my pick for the top valued favorite, top valued contender and top valued longshot go on and win it all based on the updated NASCAR futures betting odds by MyBookie.
Sprint Cup Futures Odds: The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)
Jimmie Johnson has already won six Sprint Cup titles in his storied career and, along with 2014 champ Kevin Harvick and last year’s winner Kyle Busch, this trio has been listed at +550 betting odds to win again in 2016.
Of the three, I am going with Johnson as my top-valued favorite. All of his titles were won before NASCAR radically changed the rules in the 10-race Chase to the Cup, which only makes the No. 48 race team even more determined to win it all this season.
Current form is pointing Johnson in the right direction with a victory at Atlanta followed by another first-place finish last week at Fontana in his first five point-race events.
Sprint Cup Futures Odds: The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
Another driver that is just as hungry to win his first career Sprint Cup title is Dale Earnhardt Jr. The fact that his odds to break through this season and get it done are set at +1200 makes him my top-valued contender.
Under the new rules in the past two Chases, the No. 88 team has faded in the early rounds of the competition.
However, this team still has claimed seven checkered flags over the past two seasons and winning races equates to winning Cup titles. All that Dale Jr. needs to figure out is how to win races in October and November with everything on the line.
The good news is that he is off to another solid start with three Top-10 runs in his first five races.
Sprint Cup Futures Odds: The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
I have been touting NASCAR’s young guns as drivers to watch through the first five events and even though he is a major longshot at +9000, I am going with Austin Dillon as my top play in this category.
He started racing fulltime in the Sprint Cup series in 2014 behind the wheel of the fabled No. 3 car. Last season, he placed in the Top 10 in five events, but his overall performance only landed this team in 21st-place in the standings to miss the 2015 Chase.
This season, he has raced his way to three Top-10 finishes in his first five events and at this pace he would probably qualify for the Chase on points alone.
All Dillon needs to do is lay claim to one of the 16 available spots in the Chase and from there anything can happen.
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Odds to Win 2016 NASCAR Futures