The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are just eight weeks away and Kyle Busch is your +250 favorite to lift the trophy in the close of the season. However, he trails reigning champion Joey Logano in the standings at the point and you’re able to get Logano at +800.
Intertops has Busch as the favored in +250 followed by Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. in +600, Brad Keselowski and Logano at +800, Chase Elliott in +900, and Denny Hamlin in +1600 to round out the leading drivers on the oddsboard.
No Value On Harvick
Despite having the ability to locate Kevin Harvick third in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, I believe he’s extremely overvalued at +600 to win the championship this season. He is not the dominant force he’s been over the past few years, failing to drive to victory lane yet this season and with only five top-five finishes and three stage wins.
I really do think that Harvick will qualify for a playoff spot unless something catastrophic happens over the upcoming few weeks, but advancing throughout the playoff stages will probably prove difficult when he can’t find his mojo from this past year. That being said, keep an eye on him as the year progresses if he can get back in a groove, since he’s finished on the podium at Homestead-Miami, the final race of the year, in four of the last five races.
Busch Has Been Aggressive At Homestead-Miami
There is no question that Kyle Busch will be in the playoffs and will be up on the wheel looking to advance through the phases. The Nevada native is tied with Martin Truex Jr. for the season high in wins thus far, with every catching four checkered flags. Additionally, he’s got the very top-five and top-10 finishes this season.
What makes Busch a decent bet is that if it comes to crunch time in Homestead-Miami to win the tournament, he is quite strong. He has finished in the top five in four of the last seven runnings at this course, leading laps in each of the last four, and he even won the 2015 race. I really don’t like to bet on a futures contract with such low likelihood of +250, but it can be the best price you can buy him he will definitely be in the search.
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