Consistent Keselowski Could Finally Make No. 2 No. 1 on Sunday

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:25 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018 12:25 PM UTC

NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series will make its first pit stop of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Foxwoods Casino Resort 301. The race on NBC Sports Network is at 2 p.m. ET.

<p>Martin Truex Jr. is firmly implanted on that top-three list after last Saturday night’s victory at Kentucky. Ryan Blaney strung together another strong run to finish second and Brad Keselowski ended up third.</p><p>As one of the top online sportsbooks for motor racing, <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a> has released its NASCAR’s betting odds to win Sunday’s Cup Series race at New Hampshire. The following three drivers offer the best betting value in those posted odds.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;When they ask if you’re locked in the Playoffs. 😼 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NASCAR (@NASCAR) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;July 17, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Top Valued Favorite: Kyle Busch +350</strong></h2><p>Busch has been opened as the top favorite to win this week and there is <a href="" title="Sports Betting Odds">quite a bit of value in his betting odds</a> based on current form and several strong runs recently at this week’s venue. With last Saturday night’s fourth-place finish, the No. 18 Toyota has now placed inside the top five in 13 of the first 19 point races on the Cup Series schedule. He remains tied with Kevin Harvick with the most victories this season at five and he has already led a total of 948 laps in those first 19 events.</p><p>What really adds value to Busch’s odds to win this week as the favorite is his success at New Hampshire. He has two victories and one third-place finish in his last six runs in Cup Series events.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Top Valued Contender: Brad Keselowski +1100</strong></h2><p>With last week’s finish inside the top three, Keselowski has been able to place at least 10th in 11 of his 19 races this year. The No. 2 Ford has yet to take the checkered flag in any of those races, but this is the type of consistency that adds value to the longer betting odds. This racing team is fifth in the current Cup Series standings with a total of 630 points to remain in excellent position for a playoff spot.</p><p>The main reason why <a href="" title="Free Sports Picks">I am going with Keselowski as my top-value pick</a> for Sunday is his 9.8 average finishing position at New Hampshire during his Cup Series career. Going back to a victory in this race in 2014, he has been able to finish ninth or better in six of his last eight trips around this track.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Top Valued Longshot: Ryan Blaney +2250</strong></h2><p>When it comes to taking a flyer on a longshot, current form adds most of the value to the betting odds. Blaney continues to position his No. 12 Ford for a playoff spot in what remains a wide-open field given that a total of just seven different drivers have actually won a Cup Series point race this season. His second-place finish at Kentucky ended a string of three runs outside the top 10 and he has now placed inside the top five in four races this season. The team is holding down the 12th spot in the standings with 546 total points.</p><p>This is Blaney’s third season racing fulltime at the Cup Series level and Sunday will be his sixth career trip around the oval at New Hampshire. The early results have been mostly forgettable, with a ninth-place run in the second race here last season his best finish to date. However, that could all quickly change.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Odds for Other Notable Drivers</strong></h2><p>Rounding out NASCAR’s big three on 5Dimes’ betting board is Kevin Harvick as a +400 second-favorite and Martin Truex at +450 odds to win. The trio of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer are next at +850.</p><h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="" id="thread_title_3477428">SBR NASCAR WEEKLY CONTEST! Win 100 bet points!</a></h3>
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