NASCAR Final 4 Odds
In this article we will have a look at the the best NASCAR Odds.
- Denny Hamlin is the +200 favorite in the Bovada NASCAR odds to win the Monster Energy Series championship
- Kurt Busch (+225) and Kevin Harvick (+260) are the second and third choices in this betting market
- Martin Truex is the +275 longshot to win it all
When it comes to the NASCAR Monster Energy Series championship, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex and Kyle Busch have all been there and done that. Truex won the tittle in 2017. Busch claimed the crown in 2015 and Harvick in 2014.
Denny Hamlin is the odd man out among the NASCAR final 4 odds. He’s never won a title but he just might be the driver who is best positioned to do so in the current NASCAR odds. Hamlin owns two career wins on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The other three contenders for the title each have one win in Miami, all of those victories coming in the year that they won their NASCAR title. In fact, the NASCAR Vegas odds show that in Miami, winning is everything. Since 2014, every winner of the season finale at Homestead has also won the title.
The last driver to win in Miami who didn’t claim the championship? That would have been Hamlin in 2013.
Whoever wins will be the ninth different driver to wear the crown since Jimmie Johnson won back-to-back titles in 2009-10. Defending champion Joey Logano was eliminated from contention when he finished 12th on Sunday in the Bluegreen 500.
It’s a good bet that the winner will be at the wheel of a Toyota. Hamlin, Truex and Busch all drive Toyotas for Joe Gibbs Racing. Harvick operates a Chevrolet.
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- 1Has Hamlin's Time Finally Arrived?
- 2Harvick Is Mr. Consistency
- 3Busch Always Seems To Be Right There
- 4Truex Just Wins And Wins
Has Hamlin's Time Finally Arrived?
Hamlin started the season driving down Victory Lane with a season-opening triumph at the Daytona 500. He’s won six races this season, including two of the last four.
But entering the second-last race of the season, Hamlin could only remain in the title chase one of two ways. He had to win the race or finish 20 places ahead of Joey Logano.
Hamlin opted to go through the front door and Bovada has earmarked him as the +200 chalk to keep rolling and win it all at Homestead. He owns two career wins at Miami, in 2009 and 2013.
The closest Hamlin has come to winning a title in the NASCAR odds was in 2010, when he finished second to Johnson. With 37 career wins, Hamlin stands second on the all-time list of NASCAR career wins among drivers who’ve never claimed a series championship.
Harvick Is Mr. Consistency
Although his resume shows just one NASCAR Monster Energy Series title, Harvick seems to be right there in the hunt for the championship virtually every season.
Seven times, he’s ended the season among the top three in the standings. However, Harvick hasn’t finished higher than third overall since 2015. He’s the third betting choice in the NASCAR Vegas odds at +260.
Harvick started the 2019 NASCAR season slowly. He didn’t crack the top three until the 20th race of the season, when he won at New Hampshire. That launched a 10-race segment in which Harvick posted three wins, a second and a third.
Lately, though, he’s been sliding back up the track. Harvick won two weeks ago at Texas, his 49th career victory but that’s his only podium finsh over the past six races.
Busch Always Seems To Be Right There
The only driver in NASCAR history with 50 or more wins in each of the sport’s top three series – the Monster Energy Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series – Busch is tied with Rusty Wallace for ninth all-time in Monster Energy Series career wins with 55.
He opened the 2019 season by tying a NASCAR record, finishing in the top 10 in each of the first 11 races. Busch missed the top 10 in just one of the first 16 races. His 21 wins over the past four seasons are second-best in NASCAR’s top series.
Though he finished second to Hamlin last week at Phoenix, Busch has struggled down the stretch. That was just his second top-three placing in the past seven races. He hasn’t won since a Week 14 triumph at Pocono.
Busch has been made the second betting choice in the NASCAR odds to win the title at +225.
Truex Just Wins And Wins
When it comes to trips the winner’s circle, Martin Truex is the king of making that journey. Since 2016, he’s posted 23 of his 26 career Monster Energy Series victories. That’s the most wins by any driver over that span.
In his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing, Truex has maintained his partnership with long-time crew chief Cole Pearn. He’s posted three wins and a second, along with eight top-seven finishes over the last eight races.
Along with a season-leading seven wins, Truex owns 24 top-10 finishes in 35 races. That includes 14 top-five finishes. The last two seasons, he’s garnered a first and a second at Homestead.
Yet Truex is listed as the +275 longshot in the current NASCAR odds. At that price, how can you resist?