Boyd Gaming 300 Picks
The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for the running of the Boyd Gaming 300. Here’s our driver predictions for this race.
According to the latest oddsmakers at YouWager, Kyle Larson is the slight favorite to win, as he has +155 odds to win. Other short odds to prevail at Kyle Busch (+175) and Ryan Blaney (+325). The Boyd Gaming 300 takes place from Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The race begins at 4PM ET on FS1.
Kyle Busch is the 2016 winner of this race and is already coming off a victory on Friday night in the Truck Series. Busch competed in 10 Xfinity Series races last year and won five of them. He is making his season debut today, but I think he is the man to beat. He has the experience and the winning history that nobody else in the field can compete with.
Ryan Blaney has yet to win this race, but he has finished second and he had a pretty impressive set of races in 2017. In 13 Xfinity races during the 2017 season, he finished in the top 3 in 11 of them. That included a pair of victories. When he gets in the driver’s seat for this series, he finds his way to the front. Look for it to happen again today.
Christopher Bell is a former Truck Series driver that had five wins in 2017 and is now trying his hand at the Xfinity Series. He struggled in his first race at Daytona, placing 39th. However, he came back last with a third-place finish at Atlanta. For today’s race, Bell has +1300 odds. I think there is some value there, as he finished second at Las Vegas in the Truck Series race a year ago. Bell is someone that knows how to succeed and should continue to improve with each race. This is a track he’s familiar with and has had some success at, so those long odds look appealing today.