Brad Keselowski To Be The NASCAR Betting Favorite This Weekend

Brad Keselowski

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:22 PM GMT

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the sight of this Sunday afternoon’s New Hampshire 301 kicking-off the second half of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series’ 2016 point race schedule.

For the second week in a row Brad Keselowski bested the Sprint Cup field and with last Saturday night's win at Kentucky he became the first driver with four point race victories on the year. Carl Edwards ended up second in that race with Ryan Newman rounding out the top three places in the final finishing order.

The following is a look at my top valued favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday at New Hampshire based on NASCAR odds as provided at Bet365.

Top Valued Favorite
Winning three races in a row in the highly competitive Sprint Cup series is a tall task to say the least, but I am riding the hot hand with Brad Keselowski as my NASCAR pick at +600 at. Last season, Kyle Busch won three point race events in consecutive weeks with New Hampshire part of the mix and, the way the No. 2 Ford has been tearing up the track, I think Keselowski matches that feat this Sunday. The main value in his odds to win this race lies in his recent track record at New Hampshire. He won this event in 2014 and followed that up with a second-place finish in this race last season.

Top Valued Contender
In an effort to stretch the value in the odds, I am taking a bit of a flyer in the contender category with Martin Truex Jr. at +1500 odds to win. He did guide the No. 78 Toyota to a victory at Charlotte at the end of May and he has kept this team consistent with eight finishes in the Top 10 through the first 18 point race events. Truex Jr. had some early success at New Hampshire over the course of his 11-year Sprint Cup career, but overall this has not been one of his favorite tracks. That being said, sometimes you have to play a hunch when betting on NASCAR. make sure you scout different lines on different sports betting sites.

Top Valued Longshot
Speaking of hunches, I am all over Dale Earnhardt Jr's +2000 odds to win on Sunday as a moderate longshot. He is still looking for his first point race victory of the year in the No. 88 Chevrolet and his chances to earn a spot in the Chase are hanging in the balance. This team is currently 13th in the Sprint Cup standings and a win would go a long way towards securing a spot in the 10-race playoff. Dale Jr. has placed second four times this season and when it comes to racing at New Hampshire he did finish fifth in this race last year. He has now finished in the Top 10 in four of his last five Sprint Cup events at this track.

Betting Odds for other Notable Drivers
The odds for the drivers at the top of the list this week are stacked pretty close together starting with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch listed as +500 co-favorites to win. Following Keselowski is a group of five drivers with posted odds of +800 to take the checkered flag comprised of Jimmy Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards. The odds really start to drop off from there with Kurt Busch and rookie Chase Elliott joining Earnhardt Jr. as the next two drivers on the last after Truex at +2000 odds to win.

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For the second week in a row Brad Keselowski bested the Sprint Cup field and with last Saturday night's win at Kentucky he became the first driver with four point race victories on the year. Carl Edwards ended up second in that race with Ryan Newman rounding out the top three places in the final finishing order.

The following is a look at my top valued favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday at New Hampshire based on NASCAR odds as provided at Bet365.

Top Valued Favorite
Winning three races in a row in the highly competitive Sprint Cup series is a tall task to say the least, but I am riding the hot hand with Brad Keselowski as my NASCAR pick at +600 at. Last season, Kyle Busch won three point race events in consecutive weeks with New Hampshire part of the mix and, the way the No. 2 Ford has been tearing up the track, I think Keselowski matches that feat this Sunday. The main value in his odds to win this race lies in his recent track record at New Hampshire. He won this event in 2014 and followed that up with a second-place finish in this race last season.

Top Valued Contender
In an effort to stretch the value in the odds, I am taking a bit of a flyer in the contender category with Martin Truex Jr. at +1500 odds to win. He did guide the No. 78 Toyota to a victory at Charlotte at the end of May and he has kept this team consistent with eight finishes in the Top 10 through the first 18 point race events. Truex Jr. had some early success at New Hampshire over the course of his 11-year Sprint Cup career, but overall this has not been one of his favorite tracks. That being said, sometimes you have to play a hunch when betting on NASCAR. make sure you scout different lines on different sports betting sites.

Top Valued Longshot
Speaking of hunches, I am all over Dale Earnhardt Jr's +2000 odds to win on Sunday as a moderate longshot. He is still looking for his first point race victory of the year in the No. 88 Chevrolet and his chances to earn a spot in the Chase are hanging in the balance. This team is currently 13th in the Sprint Cup standings and a win would go a long way towards securing a spot in the 10-race playoff. Dale Jr. has placed second four times this season and when it comes to racing at New Hampshire he did finish fifth in this race last year. He has now finished in the Top 10 in four of his last five Sprint Cup events at this track.

Betting Odds for other Notable Drivers
The odds for the drivers at the top of the list this week are stacked pretty close together starting with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch listed as +500 co-favorites to win. Following Keselowski is a group of five drivers with posted odds of +800 to take the checkered flag comprised of Jimmy Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards. The odds really start to drop off from there with Kurt Busch and rookie Chase Elliott joining Earnhardt Jr. as the next two drivers on the last after Truex at +2000 odds to win.

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