2014 Phoenix Odds

  Phoenix is the strangest race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Teams spend months trying to get everything right for Daytona. The second the race ends, it's time to move to Phoenix and a totally different style or racing. Teams aren't the only ones making a transition as oddsmakers have to quick react as well. This might explain some of the numbers for Sunday's race. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more...) ...

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SPRINT SHOWDOWN ODDS

 Reaching a new low has never made me feel so high and mighty.After last year’s debacle, I promised myself to never bet on any event with the word “all” and “star.” So I planned to take a week off and attempt to tolerate my in laws. Then a funny thing happened. This article was released. The Sprint Showdown is like the anti all-star race. None of the driver have won in the last two years. Some like David Ragan and AJ Allmendinger found bad luck. Others like ...

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SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500 ODDS

Order. We all want it. We never really get it.The more order, the more trends develop. The more trends develop, the more we can anticipate, feel easy and stress less. Crews seek order in their cars. Golfers seek order in their swing. Baseball pitcher seek order in their delivery. You're lucky to harnass order occasion. You never fully corral it.Same can be said for making race picks. After Joe Gibbs Racing smacked me in the mouth, I'm down sixty fake dollars. I'll take the loss though, because I ...

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MATTHEW AND DANIEL HANSEN 400 ODDS

Sink. Swim. As Keanu Reeves said in "Speed" when stealing a line from Dennis Hopper, “What do you do?”It’s the end of April and the beginning of the “Oh crap, is our 2011 really in trouble?” part of the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule.  For me, I’m down a fake ten dollars and have plenty of time to succeed. For Joe Gibbs Racing, this weekend’s race at Richmond is a benchmark for sinking or swimming in 2011. "I wish I could say something c ...

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SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 ODDS

I need a dart. Or a Magic 8 Ball. Or an octopus that picks race winners. There isn’t a harder place to pick a winner than Texas. It’s great to type this after Kevin Harvick hosed me over again leaving me down a fake $110 going into my least favorite place to pick a winner. It would seem obvious to pick Denny Hamlin. After all, he swept Texas last year and has a great average finishing position. Heck, he was the only driver to finish fifth or better in both Texas races. Problem is ...

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GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500 ODDS

There’s an old saying in coaching that you enjoy the wins for 24 hours, mourn the losses for 24 hours, then get over it and move on.Tell that to Jimmie Johnson. Or me for that matter. After Kevin Harvick’s pass, I’m down a fake sixty dollars (100 if you count my membership to the "Kevin Harvick Stinks Fan Club”) and going to place where I should write a really short column.Denny Hamlin owns Martinsville; he swept there last year. The first win came on one leg. With t ...

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AUTO CLUB 400 ODDS

Respect.It’s one of the more overused words in the language, abused by countless dopes who think they’ve earned more than they really have.Certain people talk about respect. Others sing about it. Odds makers document respect, along with a lack of it. Down a mere ten fake dollars after Kyle Busch’s win, their numbers for this week sure made me blink. Carl Edwards is for real:Last year, Vegas was slow to the plate on Denny Hamlin. It was only the back half of the season when H ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

Well doesn’t this stink...We’ve had a month to get really excited about an interesting start to 2011. And just as the momentum builds for the next race, we’re supposed to spend the weekend with our families instead of watching the races. What’s up with that?Also, what’s up with this season? Lots of crazy stuff to start the year and get you thinking about the next 33 weeks. Those thoughts lead to the imaginary odds for the sake of entrainment and entertainment alone. ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 ODDS

What in the name of Trevor Bayne is going on?I’ve never been so happy to lose 50 fake dollars on last week’s Daytona surprise/stunner/you’ve got to be kidding me event.But as great a story as Sunday was, the real world continues. And then some. Daytona/SchmaytonaThe Daytona 500 winner is 100/1. I’m not sure that sentence has ever been typed. Oh yeah, David Ragan had a real chance to win. He’s 100/1. Ditto for Brad Keselowski. And Paul Menard, who led the Datyona ...

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