Hollywood Casino 400 Predictions
The second stage of the 2019 NASCAR postseason concludes this afternoon with the running of the Hollywood Casino 400. Here’s three drivers we like to contend for the victory.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick are co-favorites to win today, as each has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch, who are both listed with 5/1 odds. The Hollywood Casino 400 is set to take place today at 2:30PM ET from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
52201 Kevin Harvick 9/2
Harvick is a three-time winner of Kansas City and he has been very strong at this track. Over 27 races at Kansas, Harvick has an average finish of 9.8 and a driver rating of 109.5. Harvick doesn’t have much to be worried about in terms of advancing to the final eight, but you still can’t ignore his strong numbers. Harvick has found a way to consistently contend, and even win, at Kansas. There’s no reason that should change today.
52206 Joey Logano 10/1
Despite having a comfortable 18-point lead in the final spot for advancing to the third stage of the postseason, Logano is feeling the pressure today. A win by either of the bottom four drivers could see him get jumped and a bad showing could put an end to his season. Good thing for Logano is that he is a two-time winner at Kansas, so he knows how to get around this track. With his added motivation, I like him to be among the top contenders today.
52214 Clint Bowyer 33/1
If you are looking for a real chance at a big payday, Bowyer is your man. He comes in with very long odds for this race, but is basically in win-or-go home mode right now. Bowyer is 11th in the standings and not likely to make up enough ground in points to advance. That means he has to get a win today to keep his title chances going. Kansas hasn’t been a great track for him, but he still has three top-5’s and seven top-10’s at the track. He is a longshot for good reason, but there are also reasons for him to breakthrough today. The odds are pretty hard to pass up. Spend a little on Bowyer in order to make a lot.