After launching at 3-1, Kyle Busch is the 3-2 preferred for NASCAR at Watkins Glen 2018, which runs Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. It is the second road course race of the year and Denny Hamlin, recorded at 10-1 NASCAR in Watkins Glen chances, won the pole on Saturday. Busch leads all active drivers with four road course wins, including two in Watkins Glen, but his final win in The Glen was back in 2013. Martin Truex Jr. won GoBowling in The Glen last year and can be recorded at 4-1 odds. Before you make any 2018 NASCAR in Watkins Glen choices, you need to see exactly what SportsLine’s advanced computer version has to say.
The model, built by DFS expert Mike McClure, has a proven track record in multiple sports. It also powers McClure’s DFS projections, that have led him to more than $1 million in career winnings.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big racing events like this are in his blood, and his model has been beating its 2018 NASCAR picks.
The model has already made several enormous calls this season, nailing the 1-2 finish for Busch and Harvick at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 also as Harvick’s win at the KC Masterpiece 400. It also pinpointed five of the top 10 at Bristol and a couple of the top five at Daytona, just to mention a few. Anybody following its picks this season is way, way up.
Now the 2018 NASCAR in Watkins Glen area is secured, SportsLine mimicked the event 10,000 times and the results were unexpected.
One surprising pick from the model for GoBowling in The Glen 2018: Chase Elliott, obtaining the third-best NASCAR at Watkins Glen odds to win at 6-1, doesn’t sniff the best 10. He’s a driver to prevent on Sunday despite his stellar starting position of third.
Elliott remains in search of the initial career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. He’s cracked the top 10 in four of the past seven starts, but was just 19th at Chicago and 34th in Daytona a month. Last year at Watkins Glen, Elliott again began close to the top in fourth, but finished a disappointing 13th. He clocked the fastest speed (124.520 mph) at the final practices for GoBowling in The Glen 2018, but the version says he’s a favorite to fade.
Another shocker: Truex Jr., obtaining the second-best chances at 4-1, doesn’t even finish in the top five.
He’s had plenty of success on street tracks, such as winning final year. But he’s a risky choice at these odds because he has an average finish position of 12th at Watkins Glen in his career and has completed 10th or worse in three of his past six races here. There are better values available within this Go Bowling in The Glen area.
Instead, the version is targeting two huge underdogs with chances longer than 30-1 that are poised to make a serious run at the checkered flag, such as a monster long haul. Anyone who bets on these underdogs could hit it rich.