NASCAR Betting by the Numbers: Homestead-Miami Championship Predictions & Picks

With the 2018 NASCAR year coming to an end this weekend in Homestead-Miami, race fans will have their last chance to earn a little extra cash for another 3 months. Not only is that the race convinced to become an exciting one, the 2018 NASCAR Champion will be crowned. This means, NASCAR fans have the joy of two different major gambling opportunities to make the most of.

While Vegas has released their odds for every single driver to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami, I’ve compiled data that reveals slightly different results. By choosing to ignore past year’s performances at this course and instead focus on season finish averages based on 1.5 mile track performances, I have created a list of drivers which are most likely to win this weekend. This listing also allows us to appraise each driver’s gaming yield based on their own Vegas odds.

Vegas Odds
Kevin Harvick: 11/4
Kyle Busch: 11/4
Kyle Larson: 3/1
Martin Truex Jr.: 6/1
Joey Logano: 10/1
Brad Keselowski: 15/1
Chase Elliott: 20/1
Denny Hamlin: 20/1
Clint Bowyer: 25/1
Kurt Busch: 25/1
Eric Jones: 30/1
Aric Almirola: 40/1
Ryan Blaney: 40/1
Austin Dillon: 80/1
Jimmie Johnson: 80/1
Daniel Su??rez: 100/1
1.5 Mile Finish Averages
Kyle Busch: 5.4 (2) ^1
Joey Logano: 7.25 (5) ^3
Martin Truex Jr.: 8.9 (4) ^1
Kevin Harvick: 9.3 (1) v3
Kyle Larson: 9.6 (3) v2
Brad Keselowski: 9.7 (6) —
Austin Dillon: 10.4 (14) ^7
Eric Jones: 10.6 (11) ^3
Aric Almirola: 12.6 (12) ^3
Ryan Blaney: 12.7 (13) ^3
Clint Bowyer: 13 (9) v2
Kurt Busch: 13 (10) v2
Chase Elliott: 13.9 (7) v6
Denny Hamlin: 14.8 (8) v6
Jimmie Johnson: 17.6 (15) —
Daniel Su??rez: 19.25 (16) —

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UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum staff picks and predictions

The Bloody Elbow team has made its own predictions for UFC 234, also it is a clean sweep for Robert Whittaker to defend his middleweight title by beating Kelvin Gastelum, whilst everyone is backing Israel Adesanya over Anderson Silva from the co-main event. In other words, congrats to Gastelum and Silva in their wins Saturday.
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Note: Predictions are entered during the week and collected the day before the event. Explanations behind each pick aren’t required and a few authors elect not to do this for their own reasons. For instance, if Phil Mackenzie entered all his predictions on Wednesday without incorporating in any excuses , he has no idea if he’s going to be the only one siding with a single fighter for any specific fight.
Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Anton Tabuena: 2 former welterweights fighting for the middleweight belt. Will this convince individuals that extreme weight reduction really is not worth the trade off in operation? Likely not, but this should be an entertaining bout either way at least. I think this is going to be closer than that which the odds say, but I think Whittaker is just slightly better just about anywhere, so he should take this. Robert Whittaker by decision.
Mookie Alexander: Gastelum absolutely has a chance . He has strong hands, insane durability — not that Whittaker’s durability is to be scoffed at by any means — and excellent cardio. But he is not likely to have the ability to shoot Whittaker down (or at least hold him there), and Whittaker has way more depth to his attacking striking. His leg kicks specifically can slow Gastelum down, and I believe he dismisses angles and mixes up his attack choice and targets more effectively than Kelvin. It’ll be a close battle through the opening few rounds however Whittaker will come on strong in the later rounds and get the win. Robert Whittaker by conclusion.

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March Madness predictions 2019: Virginia is going to win it all. Midwest Region

First Round

#1 North Carolina vs. #16 Iona: North Carolina and also Coby White readily proceed. Pick: North Carolina
#8 Utah State vs. #9 Washington: [checks notes] Yep, Washington remains Pac-12. Select: Utah State
#5 Auburn vs. #12 New Mexico State: Auburn is rolling following their SEC tournament name. Chuma Okeke is so much fun, and he directs the Tigers to a win. Select: Auburn
#4 Kansas vs. #13 Northeastern: Kansas is. . .not excellent. However, they’re far better than Northeastern. Jayhawks proceed. Pick: Kansas
#6 Iowa State vs. #11 Ohio State: Ohio State is one of the bizarre teams which you have NO idea who will show up. Funny enough is Iowa State. The Cyclones are coming off a Big-12 title, and Marial Shayok is great. Good enough for me. Pick: Iowa State
#3 Houston vs. #14 Georgia State: Houston will roll up, but let us remember when Ron Hunter fell from his seat when his son his a match winner. Ron Hunter is good. Houston wins. Pick: Houston
#7 Wofford vs. #10 Seton Hall: Wofford is No. 19 on KenPom and obtained a 7-seed. Kansas is No. 20 on KenPom and obtained a 4-seed. The Terriers got a lousy draw with needing to confront Seton Hall, a team that ended the season with wins over Villanova and Marquette, but Wofford includes a dude named Fletcher Magee who’s a flamethrower from three. Select: Wofford
#2 Kentucky vs. #15 Abilene Christian: PJ Washington is allegedly in a walking boot, but that won’t be sufficient for Abilene Christian to conquer Kentucky. Pick: Kentucky
Second Round
#1 North Carolina vs. #8 Utah State: I love this game. UNC will acquire it with a late push, but the Aggies will hang long enough to keep things interesting. Tar Heels move on. Pick: North Carolina
#5 Auburn vs. #4 Kansas: Would Auburn shoot well enough to win two in a row? Yeah, probably. Additionally, Kansas isn’t excellent. Select: Auburn
#3 Houston vs. #6 Iowa State: Gimme that the Cyclones at a late comeback to the win. Freshman Tyrese Haliburton and Sophomore Lindell Wigginton will have to get big games to overcome Houston’s defense. Pick: Iowa State
#2 Kentucky vs. #7 WoffordI thought for a lengthy time about my dude Fletcher Magee (can not get over that title ) knocking out Kentucky, but I can not pull on the trigger. If this happens, I will be so mad (but also ok with it because, Wofford). Select: Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
#1 North Carolina vs. #5 Auburn: Auburn runs out of steam and can’t keep up with the back and on of North Carolina. Coby White and Cam Johnson go away to the Tar Heels, and Luke Maye gets a double-double. Pick: North Carolina
#2 Kentucky vs. #6 Iowa State: Kentucky’s length and depth is a lot for the Cyclones. Tyler Herro gets hot, and Reid Travis is a monster down low. Iowa State puts up a fantastic fight, but falls short in the second half and loses from double-digits. Select: Kentucky
Elite Eight
#1 North Carolina vs. #2 Kentucky: I understand, more chalk. Kentucky gets revenge on Luke Maye’s match winner from two decades back, moving into the Final Four. Select: Kentucky

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There’s a heavyweight fight rumored for this summer, and it’s a big one. Based on, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is predicted to come back to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored competition is none aside from heavyweight banger Travis Browne, although this fight is still far from official. Should it materialize, however, expect this to be the co-main event for UFC 164 as it is definitely among the greatest battles of this summertime. Overeem, who had been pumped out by Antonio”Bigfoot” Silva in UFC 156, was set to return to actions against Junior dos Santos in UFC 160 but had to pull out because of injuries, but healthy, he’ll look to get back into title contention by simply taking out the climbing Browne, who also has a recent loss to Silva. This is a pretty even matchup but I do prefer Browne to win the battle, and I believe he could acquire it by knockout. However, Overeem has all the hype and public support behind him , although he lost to”Bigfoot,” I still expect him to start as the favorite in this struggle, perhaps in the -200 range, together with all the comeback on Browne becoming +150. And if that’s the case, then I’ll certainly be recommending a drama on Browne, who’s coming from a KO win over veteran Gabriel Gonzaga. Another bet to target for this fight is going to be that it does not go to decision, as man has the capacity to knock one another out, so definitely consider making a play on this prop if it’s under -300 come fight night. Lauzon vs. Johnson Booked For UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 The UFC now booked a lightweight bout between Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, which takes place August 17 at Boston, MA. The battle will probably be a preliminary card bout. This is a great fight between 2 of the more exciting fighters in the UFC lightweight branch so kudos to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for booking it. For Lauzon, it is an opportunity to redeem himself after losing to Jim Miller in a war at UFC 155, while Johnson really needs to bounce back major time after suffering back-to-back beats to Myles Jury and Reza Madadi. This is a competitive struggle if it stays standing but if it strikes the floor then Lauzon, who’s a BJJ ace, will have a huge advantage over Johnson, who has a very inadequate ground game. Therefore, I anticipate Lauzon to start at about -230 or so with the opening comeback on Johnson being around +170, although things may easily change when the public decides they prefer Johnson to triumph. Personally, I believe this is a very good matchup for Lauzon so I would call him to win and that I certainly will be targeting him for a bet this summer, in addition to targeting the Lauzon via entry prop.
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