With back-to-back wins heading into this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Larson looks for three in a row as the is the betting favorite in the Hollywood Casino 400 odds.
Online sportsbook [ol-sportsbook-bp:48:Bovada:26:Bodog] has released the Hollywood Casino 400 odds with Larson listed as the favorite at +240. He’s followed by Denny Hamlin at +500, Kyle Busch at +600, Chase Elliott at +750 and William Byron at +900 to round out the top five drivers on the oddsboard.
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Hollywood Casino 400 Odds: Kansas Playoff Race
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1100|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+20000|
Odds as of October 21 at [ol-sportsbook-bp:48:Bovada:26:Bodog]
Why Is Larson The Favorite In The Hollywood Casino 400 Betting Odds?
There was a section midway through this season in which Larson finished first or second in six of eight races, including the all-star race, leading him to become the 2021 NASCAR regular-season champion. It appears, that the favorite in the NASCAR Cup championship odds may be getting into that kind of groove once again as he finished on the podium in six of the last 10 races, including winning three of the last five.
In the Kansas Speedway spring race, Larson appeared to be the car to beat, leading 132 of the 267 laps but ultimately finished in 32nd. He has never won at Kansas Speedway but will be starting the weekend on the pole for Sunday's race.
NASCAR Predictions This Week For The Hollywood Casino 400
We have back-to-back 1.5-mile races for the first time since March, are the packages going to be somewhat similar to what they ran last week at Texas where Kyle Larson picked up the checkered flag? There are only two more chances for the playoff contenders to clinch their spot in the Championship 4 which could lead to some contention as the checkered flag nears. Here are my three Hollywood Casino 400 best bets.
Denny Hamlin +550: Back in May when the NASCAR Cup Series visited Kansas, it was Hamlin that was the chalk for that race. At the time, Denny was incredibly consistent but couldn't find victory lane. In the playoffs, however, the No. 11 machine has been spotted in victory lane twice and Denny won back-to-back races at Kansas in 2019 and 2020 -- look for him to clinch his spot in the Championship 4 this Sunday.
Kyle Busch +600: If Hamlin is going to be competitive at Kansas, it's fair to assume that Busch will also be toward the front with the two men being teammates. Like Hamlin, if we reflect back on the Kansas spring race, that's right Kyle Busch picked up the checkered flag, his first of the year and he'll start fourth this weekend.
Brad Keselowski +1400: I've chosen three playoff drivers, yet, Keselowski is the only one that is currently outside of the Championship 4 cutoff. Brad has finished fourth or better in four of the last five at Kansas, including a win in the 2019 spring race. Looking back at the Kansas spring race this year, Keselowski led the second-most laps with 72 leading to a third-place finish. At 14:1 I love Keselowski's odds this weekend starting from the third position when the green flag drops.
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