NASCAR at Las Vegas odds, picks 2019: Model says Aric Almirola surprises at Pennzoil 400
Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 guarantees plenty of enthusiasm for NASCAR fans everywhere. This past year, Kevin Harvick claimed the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season that saw him record eight victories. Now, he’ll look to defend his title at the 2019 Pennzoil 400, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET out of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick enters Sunday’s race since the Vegas favored at 9-2 in the live 2019 Pennzoil 400 odds. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch (5-1), Martin Truex Jr. (6-1), Kyle Larson (6-1) and Brad Keselowski (6-1) are going off at 6-1 or lower. Weather won’t be a variable, as the latest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures from the mid-60s and sunny skies. This season’s edition of the Pennzoil 400 has a very talented field of motorists, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 picks or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR tournament on websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track record and current results into consideration.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR this past year, such as properly projecting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it is off to a strong start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top-four contender and placing QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his proposed leading five. Anyone who has followed its selections is way up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic places like Las Vegas Motor Speedway are in his blood. His version simulated the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For your 2019 Pennzoil 400, we can tell you the model is high on Aric Almirola, making a serious run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot 20-1 Pennzoil 400 odds. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.
Almirola is coming off an impressive performance last week in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He led 36 laps before finishing in the top 10 and he’ll will look to carry over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at vegas race.