21 Ago NASCAR at Phoenix odds, picks 2019: Model says Clint Bowyer surprises at TicketGuardian 500
The green flag drops for the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 in ISM Raceway in suburban Phoenix on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. After an electric start to the season at Daytona and 2 quick 1.5-mile paths in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Phoenix is the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series’ first race in the tighter quarters of the one-mile loop in ISM Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won four of the last five March races at this track and will be the 9-4 favorite to accumulate another win in the latest 2019 TicketGuardian 500 odds. Fellow veteran and Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin is getting 16-1, while Kurt Busch reaches 30-1 NASCAR in Phoenix chances after a solid start to his period that has him eighth in the NASCAR standings. Prior to making your 2019 TicketGuardian 500 selections, be sure to look at the NASCAR in Phoenix projected leaderboard from the SportsLine Projection Model.
Developed by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors such as track history and current results into consideration.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR last year, including properly casting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a strong start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin that a top-four contender and nailing eight of the top 10 drivers in last week’s Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its own projected top five. Is far up.
Grew up around race tracks. Events at iconic venues like ISM Raceway have been in his blood. His version has now simulated Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at Phoenix race 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For the 2019 TicketGuardian 500, we can tell you that the version is high on Clint Bowyer, making a strong run in the checkered flag despite going off as a long shot at 25-1 NASCAR chances. He’s a goal for anybody looking for a huge payday.
Bowyer struck a five-season drought without a win and went on to catch a pair of victories at Martinsville and Michigan on the road to some 12th-place end in the NASCAR Playoffs. This season, he has added a top-five complete at Atlanta and has shown impressive speed at times. Bowyer has seven career top-10s in Phoenix and won a truck series race at this track in 2010.
Bowyer, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, was also second in one of the year’s Daytona Duels and shut out last year’s NASCAR schedule using an eight-place finish at Homestead. He’ll also come armed into the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 with a similar vehicle set up to teammates Harvick and Aric Almirola.
One of the shocking 2019 NASCAR at Phoenix picks from the model: Kevin Harvick, a nine-time winner at ISM Raceway and the very best Vegas favorite, makes a solid run but falls short of winning it all.
Harvick has made a career from getting to the front of the package consistently at this particular track. In Reality, he has finished in the top 10 at 11 consecutive starts at ISM Raceway
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