NASCAR at Texas Betting Odds & Picks: The Plus-Money Prop Bet for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Pictured: Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #21 RED KAP/Menards Ford
- Matt DiBenedetto continues to get little respect in the betting market despite a top-three finish at Kentucky.
- PJ Walsh likes DiBenedetto to finish top 10 on Sunday at Texas as his favorite prop bet of the race.
- Get his full analysis and selection below.
For the second straight points-paying race, the NASCAR Cup Series will run during the day at a smooth, 1.5-mile circuit.
Just like last weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway, today’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN) at Texas Motor Speedway will produce very little tire falloff, making track position key.
In fact, this weekend’s event will feature the same tire combination used at both Kentucky and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February, giving us two meaningful races to analyze in order to find mispriced NASCAR odds for Texas.
And after looking at results from both of those races, one driver continues to be disrespected by oddsmakers, proving plenty of prop-betting value.
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NASCAR at Texas Odds, Betting Picks
Matt DiBenedetto (+155) for a Top-10 Finish
What does Matty D need to do to get a little respect?
DiBenedetto just finished third at Kentucky and his fourth-best driver rating in that race proves it was no fluke.
That top-three result also afforded his Wood Brothers team a prime pit stall selection for today’s race, which will certainly help DiBenedetto keep or gain that all-important track position.
DiBenedetto also finished second at Las Vegas in February, which is significant considering teams will run the same tire combination this weekend that was used at both Vegas and Kentucky.
And finally, the No. 21 Ford will start 11th in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, giving DiBenedetto the advantage of early track position.