NASCAR at Pocono Odds, Betting Predictions: Best Bet Picks for Sunday’s Pocono 350
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars
- NASCAR will run the second race of its weekend Pocono doubleheader on Sunday, June 28 (4 p.m. ET, FS1).
- Kevin Harvick won yesterday's race at Pocono, followed by Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola.
- Read about two best bet picks for Sunday's Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway.
Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway is in the books, meaning there’s a very quick turnaround to Sunday’s Pocono 350 (4 p.m. ET, FS1) at “The Tricky Triangle.”
Because teams will be using the same cars they ran yesterday and the conditions (track, tires, start time, etc.) are extremely similar, we’ll lean heavily on what we saw Saturday in order to make our Pocono 350 wagers.
And just like yesterday, track position should once again be crucial at a race track where passing is difficult.
At the time of writing, there are plenty of books that still haven’t opened Pocono 350 odds due to the tight turnaround.
Below are the two bets I’ve already made for Sunday’s race, but be sure to follow me on Twitter (@PJWalsh24) for any additional bets I make as more odds become available.
NASCAR at Pocono Odds, Betting Picks
Ryan Blaney (+1200) to Win
I was on Blaney yesterday, and I’m betting on him once again today. The Team Penske driver looked to have a top-five car early before getting shuffled back in traffic due to strategy and never truly recovered.
Despite that, only four drivers ran more fast laps than Blaney, and the No. 12 Ford will start ninth today, which is ahead of all of yesterday’s top finishers.
With clean air and track position, I expect Blaney to have top-five speed again, which is well worth the 12-1 price tag.
Matt DiBenedetto (+380) for a Top-10 Finish
Despite a 13th-place finish yesterday, which is still solid in its own right, just seven drivers had better average running positions than DiBenedetto. In fact, the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford ranked ninth in average green flag speed on Saturday, so his performance wasn’t a fluke.
Because of the qualifying invert, Matt will also have the seventh starting position today, giving him that all-important track position to start the race.
Considering teams are using the same cars today and the race is under similar conditions, DiBenedetto should have the speed to run among the 10 best cars once again, but this time he gets to start towards the front of the field (he started 21st yesterday).
This is the best bet on the board at the time of writing.