NASCAR Betting: 2015 Kobalt 400 Picks

By Scott

The weather played a role last week in Atlanta, but now NASCAR is heading to Las Vegas where it’ll be dry. The Kobalt 400 will be hosted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Jimmie Johnson won last week, will he be able to win two in a row?

Odds to Win the 2015 Kobalt 400

Bet on the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas at America’s Bookie.

It’s not a surprise to see Jimmie Johnson favored to win the Kobalt 400 after winning this past week. Kevin Harvick is next up in the market and then there are four drivers priced at 9/1 odds. There isn’t a ton of value, but there are a couple long shots to target.

Jimmie Johnson +500
Kevin Harvick +600
Jeff Gordon +900
Matt Kenseth +900
Brad Keselowski +900
Joey Logano +900
Dale Earnhardt Jr +1200
Carl Edwards +1200
Kasey Kahne +1500
Denny Hamlin +1800
Kyle Larson +2800
Ryan Newman +3800
Tony Stewart +4500
Jamie McMurray +4700
Clint Bowyer +4700
Martin Truex Jr +4700
David Ragan +4700
Brian Vickers +6500
Paul Menard +7000
Greg Biffle +12500

2015 Kobalt 400 NASCAR Preview

Jimmie Johnson (5/1) is driving well and his car is tuned in early this year after a disappointing 2014. Johnson has done well in Vegas over his career, as he has finished in the T10 eight times in 13 career races. He has won on this track four times as well.

However, he hasn’t won in Vegas since 2010. He has two consecutive 6th place finishes, which is good, but not great. At 5/1 odds I’ll be avoiding Johnson this week. Kevin Harvick (6/1) is next in the market, but he hasn’t raced well in Vegas for a little while now.

Harvick hasn’t won on this track in 14 career races. His best finish is 2nd place back in 2010. In the last three years he has finished in 11th, 9th and 41st place. This isn’t a track that Harvick excels at and at these odds I’d expect much better track form.

Brad Keselowski (9/1) is my pick this week, as he has been the best driver by far the last two years in Vegas. Keselowski struggled in his first four races in Vegas, but in 2013 he won the pole and finished in 3rd place. Last year he ended up winning the race.

Keselowski has been qualifying well this season, but he hasn’t finished better than 9th place yet. This is a perfect chance for him to get on track before we get too deep into the season. Matt Kenseth (9/1) will likely be a popular pick this weekend as well.

Kenseth has won on this track three times. He last won this race in 2013. Last year he finished in 10th place. He has finished in the T10 eight times out of the last 12 times he has raced here. Kenseth is racing well and has a great shot to win the race.

Jeff Gordon (9/1) hasn’t raced well in Vegas since a 3rd place finish in 2010. Gordon isn’t a driver I’m targeting this week. The other driver priced at 9/1 is Joey Logano. He finished 4th in this race last year, but prior to that he only had one T10 in five races.

I’m rolling with Keselowski to get the win in Vegas. He has done well here the last two years and there is no reason to think he won’t perform well again. Get hi now at 9/1 odds because his odds will likely be lower by the time the race starts on Sunday.

· My Picks: Brad Keselowski +900

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