Through 12 races in the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, only two drives have multiple wins. Those drivers are William Byron and Ross Chastain. Byron and Chastain will look to continue their winning ways as they are both near the top of in the Drydene 400 odds for this week’s race at Dover International Speedway.
Online sportsbook Bovada has released Drydene 400 odds for the Dover race with Kyle Larson favored at +450. He is followed closely by Chase Elliot at +800, William Byron at +800, Martin Truex Jr. at +1000 and Alex Bowman at +1200 to round out the top five drivers on the oddsboard.
Drydene 400 Odds: Dover Race
|Martin Turex Jr.||+1000|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+15000|
Odds as of April 30 at Bovada
Unfamiliar with betting on NASCAR? Be sure to check out our handy How to Bet NASCAR betting guide to help you get in on the racing action.
Why is Kyle Larson the Favorite in the Drydene 400 Odds at Dover?
Typically, you will see the reigning champion in the previous running at a track be the favorite in the following race there. That isn’t the case this weekend, but Larson is definitely worthy of being the chalk as he has finished top-10 in four of his last five races, including a first and second place finish.
Furthermore, he has six top-five finishes this season, with the one victory over that span.
Larson's Stats in 2021
Larson had a breakout 2021 season, winning ten races. On top of his wins, Larson was competing even when he didn't win. He finished the year with 20 top-5 finishes and is well deserving of being the leader in the latest NASCAR Cup championship odds.
NASCAR Predictions this week for the Drydene 400: Dover Race
Once again, our three picks from last week finished within the top six but failed to find victory lane – good if you played those drivers to finish inside the top five, bad if you played them solely to win outright. Regardless, here are my three Drydene 400 predictions for this weekend.
Kyle Larson +450: Larson didn’t get to run at Dover last year as he was under suspension, but the last time he competed there, he led 154 of 400 laps and picked up the victory. Among his 13 career starts at the track, he has seven top-five finishes, including six podium finishes. Additionally, Larson has been very fast at the one-mile and 1.5-mile tracks this season and I like him to be strong again.
Denny Hamlin +1200: It’s a little surprising to see Hamlin tied for fourth on the oddsboard after his rough season thus far. But he has faired very well on this track. He won the first race at Dover two years ago and will be starting on the outside of row 1 for this weekend’s running. As always, I will be backing Hamlin frequently this season.
Chase Elliott +800: One of the most consistent drivers in the field has been a little slow out of the gate with just two top-five finishes through 12 races. But looking at all of his finished, he has hovered around the top-10 nearly every race finishing top-10 in seven races. Elliott has crashed in two of the last three runnings at Dover, but in 11 career starts there, he has eight top-five finishes with one win and five podium finishes.