The regular season is coming to an end this weekend at Daytona. Sportsbooks believe it‘s to finish just like it has for the majority of the regular season, with Chase Elliott on top.
Elliott is once again the favorite, as he‘s given +1000 odds or an implied 9.1% chance to win the race. His biggest competition is expected to be Bubba Wallace who‘s given +1200 odds, or an implied 7.7% chance to win. It‘s the first time this season that Wallace is appearing in the top-5 on the odds market.
Sportsbooks really don‘t have a strong idea of where this race is going to go. There are eight drivers given at least +1300 odds this week, making this the closest the odds market has been on a race this season. So, Elliott may be the favorite, but his hold on that spot is tenuous at best.
Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “Sportsbooks are consistent week in and week out on the NASCAR odds markets. For all but a few weeks this season the favorite has been Elliott or Kyle Larson. It‘s hard to blame them considering the two have won a combined six races and sit first and second in the standings with one race left before the playoffs. So, it‘s interesting to see that Bubba Wallace, who sits 20th in the standings entering this race, is current second. Does his second place finish at Daytona earlier this year weigh that heavily? If so, why is Austin Cindric 9th on the market despite being the better driver this season?”
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COKE ZERO SUGAR 400 WINNER
DriverOddsImplied chanceChase Elliott+10009.1%Bubba Wallace+12007.7%Ryan Blaney+12007.7%Denny Hamlin+12007.7%William Byron+13007.1%Joey Logano+13007.1%Kyle Larson+13007.1%Ross Chastain+13007.1%Austin Cindric+15006.3%Kyle Busch+15006.3%
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