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NASCAR 2020 Pocono 350 Odds and Picks

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The Pocono 350 is the 2nd of two races for the NASCAR Cup Series in Pennsylania this weekend. Photo from Wiki Commons.
  • The Pocono 350 will take place on June 28th at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin won the two races at this track in 2019
  • See the odds for top contenders and best bets for the race within the story below

Following Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, the drivers have a quick turnaround before Sunday’s race at the same track. The Sunday race will get going at 4:00 PM ET and be slightly longer with 350 laps.

Denny Hamlin won in July last year while Kyle Busch won the June race. Who is a good bet to get the win this coming Sunday?

2020 NASCAR Pocono 350 Odds

Driver Odds
Kyle Busch +450
Kevin Harvick +650
Denny Hamlin +700
Chase Elliott +750
Martin Truex Jr. +750
Brad Keselowski +800
Ryan Blaney +1000
Joey Logano +1000
Alex Bowman +1100
Erik Jones +1600
William Byron +2000
Kurt Busch +2000

Odds taken June 25th

Erik Jones Should Be Competitive

Although Erik Jones has only six starts on the Tricky Triangle, the results have been impressive. In those six outings, he has been eighth or better five times. While he’s never won, he has a second, third and fifth in his last three starts at Pocono.

He appears to be flying under the radar right now.

The main concern with Jones is that he’s run very hot-and-cold this year. He has four Top 10’s in his last nine starts but in the five misses, he’s been 20th or worse four times.

He’s coming off a fifth-place result at Talladega, so hopefully he keeps it up for us this week.

Blaney for a Top 10 Prop

Blaney is coming off a win at Talladega and has some momentum as we make the turn for Pocono. The Tricky Triangle has been good to him as he has one win in his eight starts but he’s also been consistently buzzing around the Top 10.

In his seven starts, he has placed 12th or better six times.

As mentioned, Blaney is fresh off the win but that was no aberration. He’s arguably been the best driver on the circuit over the last month and a half. Since May 24th, his finishes are third, third, 40th, fourth, second, third and first.

He’s a good option for a Top 10 and worth a sprinkle to win outright too.

Avoid Harvick to Win at Pocono

There’s no question that Harvick has had some close calls at Pocono and he’s fairly steady overall. Starting with the close calls, he’s finished second four times in his last 11 starts there. In terms of consistency, he’s placed in the top five spots 10 times in the last 20 races at Pocono. The issue is that he’s never won here.

When you add that on top of the fact that he’s been somewhat cold overall, I’m not up for betting him to win outright. He’s finished 10th or worse in five of his last six races. He’s among the favorites here and I’m not sure he’s worth it.

Pass on Logano

Another driver I’m not interested in betting this week is Joey Logano. In terms of his average driver finish since the start of 2018, Pocono ranks 19th for him, so it’s not as if this is a strong suit for him. Taking a look at the numbers further back, he has finished 13th or worse in five of his last seven here with the best placing being a seventh.

Logano is laboring overall too. He’s finished 10th or worse in four of his last five. Oddly enough, he’s led laps in eight straight races but it’s not turning into wins for him, so I’ll pass.

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