NASCAR Sprint Cup Betting Preview: Hollywood Casino 400 Odds & Free Picks

David Lawrence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:26 PM GMT

Here is a look at the best sports picks on the betting odds for the Hollywood Casino 400, which takes place this Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr, and Denny Hamlin have had the most success at 1.5-mile tracks this season and we have narrowed down that group to break down where you should put your money this weekend. 

 

About The Track
The Chase for the Sprint Cup shifts gears from Charlotte to Kansas and another 1.5-mile track for this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400. The drivers that have consistently run well on 1.5-mile tracks have been successful in the Chase and the intensity will ramp up once again on Sunday as the top drivers vie for position at the top. 

Sunday’s race at the Kansas Speedway will be the ninth of the year on a 1.5-mile track and the third in five races to begin the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Chevrolet team had dominated the 1.5-mile races with Jimmie Johnson posting three wins while Harvick had one victory and three runner-up finishes but then the Joe Gibbs Toyotas dominated the next four races on 1.5-mile tracks including at Kentucky where all four finished in the top-five including Kyle Busch, who won that race. However, Logano got the Ford cars on the board by leading 227 laps on his way to victory at Charlotte last weekend and considering his track record at Kansas he could very well be the best bet to win this weekend’s race.

 

Best Bet To Win It: Joey Logano +700
Logano is coming off a big win at Charlotte last weekend in which he completely dominated the field and he is the defending champion here after winning this race last season. Logano has actually finished fifth or better in each of his last four starts at Kansas and after earning a free pass with last week’s victory he won’t have any fear taking whatever risks he might need to take in order to capture another win. Logano is listed at +700 betting odds at bet365 behind the betting favorites Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch and that price makes him even more attractive as the consensus best sports pick to win this weekend’s Hollywood Casino 400. Johnson and Matt Kenseth are also intriguing options to wager on to win this race outright but we like Logano as the best bet overall.

 

Best Bet To Finish Top-Five: Kevin Harvick
Harvick is listed as the favorite to win this race outright for a reason and with a series-leading 20 top-five finishes this season it won’t be a surprise when he registers another this weekend. He owns a series-leading 5.8 average finish over the last five races at Kansas with the most laps led and most driver points in those races. Harvick was the runner-up in the May race at Kansas and he had a strong performance last weekend at another 1.5-mile track when he finished second at Charlotte so there is every reason to expect him to be in the mix again this weekend with a very legitimate chance to win the Hollywood Casino 400 outright.