The next leg of the Sprint Cup comes to you in the form of the Kobalt 400 from the Las Vegas Speedway on Sunday, March 9th. I’m here to gloss through the field and dish out the best Kobalt 400 betting picks on the board. Can defending champion Matt Kenesth retain?
Kenseth is one of five racers who have dominated this event since 2003. In fact, Kenseth stands as a +700 second favorite along with Kyle Busch (click here for more Kobalt 400 NASCAR odds), who won this event in 2009. To his credit, Kenseth has picked up three career victories in Kobalt 400 betting picks, winning back-to-back runs in 2003 and 2004 as well.
The most dominant driver at this track has always been Jimmie Johnson, who leads the fray as a +500 leader in the book. Those are great odds on a guy who has four wins at the Kobalt 400 already, winning most recently in 2010. Johnson is coming off a fifth place finish at the crash infested Daytona 500 and will have the most confidence of any driver at this track.
Of course, that depends how you feel about Dale Earnhardt Jr. who stands at +1000 in NASCAR Kobalt 400 betting picks . Earnhardt is running for points at this point which explain why his odds aren’t close to the front runners. He has the same odds as Danny Hamlin , who finished second in the famous No.3 car that made an almost-triumphant return to Daytona before burning out. A lot of eyes will be on Hamlin, who needs to win a race instead of gobbling up points in the cup standings. I don’t love either guys’ numbers because of the strategy element, but Earnhardt seems to have a bit more momentum at this point and his 10-to-1 number is much more enticing.
Stretching the odds even further is the back flipping wonder that is Carl Edwards (+1500). Edwards had a strong fifth-place finish at Daytona, but now sits 9th overall in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. He’s one place behind Hamlin and slightly ahead of Ford underdog Greg Biffle, who is a +3000 longshot this weekend in Kobalt 400 betting picks. I love Edwards’ style, and he’s picked up two wins in 2008 and 2011. He could definitely grab his third this weekend.
However, my favorite pick is someone who hasn’t won this race before. Brad Keselowski is +1000 hiding in between all the big names at the Las Vegas Strip. Keselowski is second in the Sprint Cup standings and is also the pole leader this weekend which gives you a huge advantage overall. He may not be the marquee star that his peers at the top of the board are, but at 10-to-1 you can’t do much better than Keselowski who has a great value this weekend.