NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Betting
This Sunday’s Myafibrisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway marks the start of this year’s 10-race Chase to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup title. All the action is set to get underway at 3 p.m. (ET) and the race will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.
NASCAR Sprint Cup- Myafibrisk.com 400 Preview and Prediction
Race: Myafibrisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
Time: 3 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP STANDINGS (Link)
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Stretching the odds a bit with last week’s top favorite pick paid off with Matt Kenseth taking the checkered flag at Richmond at +800 betting odds. Kyle Busch went on to finish second and Joey Logano ended-up third.
The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland based on betting odds provided by Top Bet.
The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
Kevin Harvick has finished in the Top 5 an amazing 18 times in the first 26 Sprint Cup point races on the schedule, but he has not actually won one since mid-March. That is not going to stop me from going chalk in the opening race of this year’s Chase with a play on his +450 betting odds to win on Sunday.
The one thing that the No. 4 car has demonstrated all season long is consistency, so I would have to believe that this team will, at the very least, be in position to win this race.
Harvick finished fifth at Chicago last season and he has usually been in the mix to win this race with an average finishing position of 9.6 at this track.
The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
You do not win six Sprint Cup titles without knowing how to win races. Even though Jimmie Johnson won each of his championships under the old rules of the Chase which was a cumulative result of all 10 races as opposed to the current elimination rounds, he is still a major factor this time of the year.
His odds to start the Chase with a win have been set at +1200 primarily because of current form. However, you do not have to go back all that far when the No. 48 car was tearing up the track with three victories in nine races as part of his four wins on the year.
Johnson has never won at Chicago which also helped to stretch the odds, but with an average finishing position of 9.1 he is another driver that should be right in the mix on Sunday afternoon.
The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won twice this season to go along with another 10 finishes of fifth or better. He comes into this race in solid form with a Top 10 finish in its last four Sprint Cup races.
The No. 88 car will start the Chase sixth on the list of 16 drivers with 2006 total points. Despite this somewhat impressive resume, his odds to win on Sunday have been set at +2500.
Something is not adding up in my mind making it a no-brainer to use Dale Jr. as my top longshot this week.
His does not have the best track record in the world at Chicago, but there is still some solid value in these odds.
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