NASCAR at Las Vegas odds, picks 2019: Model says Aric Almirola surprises at Pennzoil 400
Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 promises plenty of enthusiasm for NASCAR fans everywhere. This past year, Kevin Harvick claimed the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season which saw him record eight victories. Now, he will seem 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 as the Vegas favorite at 9-2 in the dwell 2019 Pennzoil 400 odds. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch (5-1), Martin Truex Jr. (6-1), Kyle Larson (6-1) and Brad Keselowski (6-1) are all going off at 6-1 or reduced. Weather will not be a variable, as the latest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures from the mid-60s and bright skies. This year’s edition of the Pennzoil 400 comes with a very talented field of motorists, so before you make any 2019 Pennzoil 400 selections or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR championship on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, so be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard in the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Developed by DFS pro 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 recent results into consideration.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, including correctly casting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a top-four competition and placing QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his projected top five. Anybody who has followed its selections is far up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events at iconic places like Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been in his bloodstream. His model mimicked the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For the 2019 Pennzoil 400, we can tell you that the version is high on Aric Almirola, making a serious run at the checkered flag despite going off as a long shot at 20-1 Pennzoil 400 chances. He is a goal 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 seem to take over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR in Las Vegas race.