Johnson vs. Hamlin Odds

2011 showtime southern 500 odds jimmie johnson denny hamlin

DARLINGTON, SC (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson is always one of the top contenders in any NASCAR race, but oddsmakers don’t think he has much chance to beat Denny Hamlin on Saturday.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com Johnson has odds of +140 to beat Hamlin in Saturday’s Showtime Southern 500. Hamlin comes in with a money line of -180 to beat Johnson.

Hamlin qualified third for Saturday’s race while Johnson will start from 19th position. Johnson sits second in the current point standings, 9 out of first place. Johnson has one win and four top 5’s this year. Hamlin is 17th in the point standings, 97 points out of first. He has just one top 5 and 2 top 10’s on the year.

At Darlington, Johnson has two wins and six top 5’s in his career. His average finish at this track is 9.3 and his driver rating is 102.8, which is fourth best of any driver. Hamlin holds one win at Darlington with two top 5’s and four top 10’s. His average finish is 6.6, while his driver rating is 109.1, which ranks third in the series.

2011 Showtime Southern 500 Matchup Odds – Jimmie Johnson vs. Denny Hamlin – May 7, 2011

Jimmie Johnson +140

Denny Hamlin -180

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