NASCAR Picks: Cheez-It 355 Race Preview & Sprint Cup Prediction

NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Betting

This week’s stop for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series is the road course at Watkins Glen International. Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 is slated to get started at 2 p.m. (ET) and the race will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup- Cheez-It 355 Preview and Prediction
Race: Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9                                                                             
Time: 2 p.m. (ET)                              
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
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Last Sunday it was Matt Kenseth’s turn to become the sixth driver this season with multiple Sprint Cup point-race victories with his first-place finish at Pocono.

Brad Keselowski took second in that race and Jeff Gordon ended-up third.

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The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race on the road course at Watkins Glen based on betting odds provided by Sportsbook.

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

You have your pick of Busch brothers this week as +600 second-favorites to win and you probably cannot go wrong with either one. I have settled-in with Kyle Busch my top favorite for this week given a strong combination of current form and past success on NASCAR’s road courses.

The No. 18 car began an amazing run of four victories in the span of just five races with a win on the road course at Sonoma, which automatically adds quite a bit of value to these odds.

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Looking past last season’s 40th-place finish in this event, Busch continues to add value with two victories and six other Top 10 finishes in his eight previous Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen.

The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)

You also have your pick of top contenders this week given the venue, but when road courses do pop-up on NASCAR’s schedule I always have an eye out for Carl Edwards. He fits the bill perfectly this week at +1200 odds to win.

The No. 99 car has been a non-factor for most of the Sprint Cup races it has run this season with just two finishes inside the top five through 21 events, but one of those was a victory at Charlotte in late May.

The main reason I am going with Edwards this week is an average finishing position of 8.4 at Watkins Glen.

Over the course of his last nine runs around this course, he has placed fifth or better five times.

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

There is a first time for everything and this week’s its mine with a play on Danica Patrick at +10000 odds to win her first ever Sprint Cup event.

While most would say “why?” as to this pick, my simple response is “why not?” She has the road course experience from her Indy Car days, which automatically adds value to such long odds.

The fact that the No. 10 car has yet to crack the Top 5 this season definitely weighs against this team’s chances to suddenly turn things around, but stranger things have happened, especially when the track Sprint Cup is running this week is not just a bunch of left turns.

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By Dave Schwab

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