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Buschy McBusch Race 400 Odds: Hamlin Favored Once Again

Denny Hamlin is the favorite in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 odds.

Brad Keselowski became the ninth different winner through 10 races thus far in the NASCAR Cup Series season when he won the GEICO 500 at Talladega last week. Keselowski is fourth in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 odds this week at Kansas Speedway while current points leader Denny Hamlin is the favorite, although he doesn’t have a win yet this year.

Online sportsbook BetOnline has released the Buschy McBusch Race 400 odds with Hamlin listed at +500. He’s followed by Martin Truex Jr. at +600, Kyle Larson at +700, Keselowski at +800 and Ryan Blaney at +800 to round out the top five drivers on the oddsboard.

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Buschy McBusch Race 400 Odds: Kansas Spring Race

Buschy McBusch Race 400 Odds
Denny Hamlin+500
Martin Truex Jr.+600
Kyle Larson+700
Brad Keselowski+800
Ryan Blaney+800
Chase Elliott+900
Kevin Harvick+900
Kyle Busch+900
Joey Logano+1000
William Byron+1600
Alex Bowman+1800
Christopher Bell+2500
Kurt Busch+3300
Matt DiBenedetto+4000
Aric Almirola+5000
Austin Dillon+5000
Tyler Reddick+5000
Chris Buescher+10000
Cole Custer+10000
Darrell Wallace Jr.+10000
Erik Jones+10000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.+10000
Ryan Newman+10000
Ross Chastain+12500
Austin Cindric+15000
Daniel Suarez+15000
Michael McDowell+15000
Chase Briscoe+20000
Ryan Preece+25000
Corey LaJoie+30000
Anthony Alfredo+50000
Justin Haley+50000
BJ McLeod+100000
Cody Ware+100000
Garrett Smithley+100000
Joey Gase+100000
Josh Bilicki+100000
Matt Mills+100000
Quin Houff+100000

Odds as of April 28 at BetOnline

Why is Hamlin the Favorite in the Buschy McBusch Race Odds at Kansas?

Typically, you will see the reigning champion of a race come in as the favorite in the following running. In this case, that would be Joey Logano, but Denny Hamlin won the previous two races before Logano and thus is the chalk at Kansas.

All that said, though, Hamlin has been a bit boom-or-bust at this track. In the last five runnings at Kansas, he has won two and finished outside the top 10 in the other three. It’s understandable why he’s the favorite but proceed with caution.

Hamlin’s stats in 2021

There’s a reason Hamlin is the current points leader and the main thing is his consistency. In 10 races, he has eight top-five finishes, while no other driver has more than four. As well, the No. 11 machine has led 737 laps and has won five stages. Kyle Larson is next in led laps with 379 and in stage wins with three.

As dominant as Hamlin has been, the checkered flag has been elusive, but you have to assume that victory is right around the corner.

NASCAR Predictions this week for the Buschy McBusch Race 400: Kansas Spring Race

We return to a 1.5-mile racetrack for the first time since Ryan Blaney conquered Atlanta Motor Speedway over a month ago. Short-track racing and the Talladega Superspeedway have made capping the racing a little tricky and hopefully we get back on track with one of my three drivers this week.

Denny Hamlin +500: Broken record alert! I have mentioned over the last two race previews that I will be taking Hamlin to win and finish in the top five nearly every week this season because of how consistent he has been. Although a first win has been elusive, it’s only a matter of time until he breaks through and I don’t want to miss out on that.

Kyle Larson +700: Larson was a popular pick earlier this season, especially at the one- and 1.5-mile tracks, including Las Vegas, where he picked up a victory. In the four races at those two track lengths, Larson has finished seventh or better with three top-five finishes, and Chevrolet cars won two of them. Although the No. 5 car has been outside the top 15 in three of the last four races, I anticipate a strong bounce-back at Kansas.

William Byron +1600: I’m taking a similar approach with Byron, especially since he and Larson are teammates. One week prior to Larson’s win at Las Vegas, Byron won at Homestead-Miami, another 1.5-mile track. Additionally, Byron is having a very consistent season. After finishing outside the top 20 in the first two races, he has eight straight top-10 finishes, including three top-five finishes, and he will be starting in second for this race.

Consistently in the top 10, starting outside pole and at a value of 16:1, Byron is a really strong play this weekend.