Top Prop Bets for the Pocono Organics 325
We’re closing in on the weekend and for fans of burning and turning on the asphalt, that puts us another day closer to racing on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. As it works out, this is a great weekend for NASCAR fans as the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, the Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup series all will run this weekend at the Tricky Triangle known as Pocono Raceway. The Cup series guys will be in action twice, racing Saturday for the Pocono Organics 325 and then again on Sunday for the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350, making for a hectic weekend on the track. We’ve given you a look at the history and success of drivers on the track. Today, we look at some of the top prop bets out there for Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325. All odds are brought to you by DraftKings.
Kyle Busch to Win (+450): While it’s not always the greatest bet to follow the favorite when it comes to NASCAR, the fact remains that Busch has been a pretty dominant force at Pocono in recent years. He has won three of the last five races here, including the 2019 Pocono 400. In his last seven runs on the Tricky Triangle, he has finished ninth or better in each of those races. Busch has three wins, a third-place finish and three ninth-place runs in those seven races. He had finished in top-six in five of seven races before his 32nd-place showing at Talladega last week. This is a prime place for him to bounce back and hit victory lane for the first time this season.
Brad Keselowski to Finish in Top 10 (-265): Keselowski has been remarkably consistent at Pocono over his career. While he has just one win in his 20 starts at the Tricky Triangle, he has logged 10 top-five finishes and he’s been in the top 10 on a dozen occasions. That’s a pretty good track record on a track that can get the better of you in a hurry. Keselowski has finished eighth or better in eight of the last nine runs at Pocono with seven of those finishes coming in the top five. You can take the favorite odds for the top 10 or if you want to bank on him building on his recent success here, pegging him to take a top five spot is currently going at +135.
William Byron to Finish in Top 10 (-125): Byron hasn’t been overwhelming anyone with his recent runs, as he has just four top-10 finishes in 13 races this season. He hasn’t logged better than an eighth-place showing this year and that’s something that has to change. Perhaps things are starting to turn around for the youngster as he has logged three of his four top-10s in the last five races and narrowly missed another with an 11th-place finish at Talladega Monday. Byron has made four runs at Pocono in his career and has finished sixth, ninth and fourth in his last three races there. He should build off that success and run in the lead pack here.
Ryan Blaney to Finish in Top Five (+165): There may not be a hotter driver on the circuit right now than Blaney. If you took our advice on the race at Talladega on Monday and backed Blaney to win, you would have cleaned up nicely as he earned his second straight win at Talladega and his first win of the year. He’s run in the top four of six of the last seven races coming into this one. In that stretch, he has finished third, third, fourth, second, third and first. Even in his lone dud at Bristol, he led 60 laps before a crash on lap 199 left him in 40th place. He’s a pretty solid bet right one and one that can’t be overlooked at plus money.
Erik Jones to Finish in Top Five (+260): If not for a terrific job of blocking on the final lap at Talladega by Blaney, Jones could have ended up on victory lane instead of finishing fifth. With that said, his fifth-place finish snapped a three-race string of finishing 20th or worse and he’s looking to get back on track. He has three top-five finishes and four top-10 runs since the circuit returned to racing last month after not finishing higher than 10th in the first four races of the year before the pause. Jones has finished in the top-five in four of his six races at Pocono and has been in the top-10 five times. In his last three runs there, he has logged fifth, third and second-place finishes. This seems to be his track and he should have a strong run.
Denny Hamlin to Finish in Top Five (+115): Hamlin leads all active drivers with five wins here at the Tricky Triangle but he has been up and down a bit of late. Four of his five wins came in his first nine runs at Pocono, including taking both races in his rookie season of 2006. After a stretch that saw him finish outside the top 10 in seven of 15 races at Pocono, he has bounced back in his last three runs, finishing 10th, sixth and first. He has three victories this season and has finished in the top five in seven of the 13 races this season. Hamlin won at Homestead and finished fourth at Talladega last week. He should turn in a quality outing here as well.
Stay tuned for more props about Saturday’s race as we bring you part II of the best options for the Pocono Organics 325.