Bojangles' Southern 500 Picks
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drives under the lights tonight for the Bojangles’ Southern 500. Here are some picks we have for this race.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson are now co-favorites at 9/2 to win. Other short odds to win are Brad Keselowski (13/2) and Kevin Harvick (17/2). The Bojangles’ Southern 500 takes place today at Darlington Raceway from Darlington, SC and takes place at 6:20PM ET.
Denny Hamlin is a great driver at Darlington. He has one win at the track in 10 starts with an average finish of 6.5. His driver rating at Darlington is 107.8, which ranks second in today’s field. Hamlin shouldn’t have much trouble to contending for another victory tonight.
Kyle Busch has 9/1 odds to win this race. He also is a former winner at Darlington. While his average finish is 13.0 at the track, he has a driver rating of 105.2. Busch is tied for the most wins in the series this year and could pick up his fifth victory on Sunday.
Jeff Gordon has 25/1 odds to win today. He comes to Darlington with seven wins in his career and an average finish of 8.2 at the track. His driver rating of 111.2 at Darlington is the best in today’s field. His return to action for Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not gone terribly well yet, but he has a chance to really break through today at one of his best tracks.