2020 NASCAR Pocono Organics 325 Betting Preview – Odds, Prediction, and Pick
It’s been a very strange week for NASCAR on account of the FBI’s investigation into the Bubba Wallace noose situation. But thankfully, things can now get back to normal with Saturday’s 2020 Pocono Organics 325 in Pennsylvania.
The race kicks off a NASCAR double header at the Pocono Raceway, with the Pocono 350 scheduled for Sunday. Today, I’ll be focusing on Saturday’s race only and the best odds you can find on our leading NASCAR betting sites.
In terms of the best of the active drivers on this track, there is no doubt that Kyle Busch’s name tops the list. The winner of 2019’s Pocono 325 — as well as a winner of the Pocono 350 in 2017 and 2018 — Busch will be very popular with some bettors. But his tepid season thus far will surely put others off.
But if not Busch, who else stands the best chance of winning the 2020 Pocono Organics 325? Before jumping the gun on betting on the winner of the 2020 NASCAR Pocono Organics 325, let’s see how the odds look, and go from there.
Latest 2020 Pocono Organics 325 Odds
2020 NASCAR Cup Series Kevin Harvick (+450) is a slight favorite to win the 2020 Pocono Organics 325. Harvick has two wins and six top tens so far this season, with his last win coming at Atlanta in March.
Worryingly, Harvick has zero wins from 38 Cup Series starts at the “Tricky Triangle” but has finished runner up on four occasions. In 2019, he won his first pole. His price is influenced by his output this year, and I don’t see any value in his odds.
Now, Kyle Busch (+500) is a driver you cannot ignore in this race. In his last five starts at Pocono, the defending Cup Series champion has registered finishes of 9th, 1st, 1st, 3rd, and 1st. Impressive, huh?
Despite nailing a solid 4th in his first start on this track in 2005, Busch’s first win came in 2017. I’m a little apprehensive about backing him for 2020’s race given his less than stellar campaign so far, but he has to find his first win soon.
Denny Hamlin (+550) won the last Cup Series race on this track, crossing for the checkered flag at the 2019 Gander RV 400. Hamlin won in his first two starts here in 2006, won back-to-back races in 2019 and 2010, and has an average finish of 11.96.
Hamlin is coming off a fourth-place finish at Talladega and a win at Homestead the week prior.
Chase Elliott (+600) and Brad Keselowski (+700) will also be popular picks for the 2020 Pocono Organics 325.
Elliott has four top tens and one top five from his last five races here but has never finished higher than 4th. A winner in Charlotte and runner up at Homestead, Elliott is looking for another big win that could push him as high as 2nd on the Cup Series leaderboard.
Keselowski has wins at the Coca-Cola 600 as well as the Supermarket Heroes 500 and is currently one place behind Elliott in fourth on the leaderboard. Keselowski has one win at Pocono, in 2011, but has failed to finish outside the top ten just twice in ten races.
More than this, he has three runner-up places in that same timeframe, and seven top fives.
And finally, Martin Truex Jr. (+700) is the last driver that will be backed fairly well.
Truex finished 3rd here last year and has two wins at Pocono since June 2015. Truex has one win so far in 2020, at Martinsville, and could be worth a couple of dollars this time around.
As for the rest of the pack? Well, there are three drivers that could be worth a shot for a top ten finish.
Betting on the 2020 Pocono Organics 325 Top Five Drivers
Aric Almirola was one of my picks for a top five finish last week, and he ended the race in 3rd place. This week, I’m going to pass on Almirola and look for drivers I think are better suited to this track.
If you’re betting on a driver to finish in the top five, the following guys are well worth considering.
- William Byron
- Eric Jones
- Clint Bowyer
Who Wins the 2020 Pocono Organics 325?
When making your NASCAR Cup Series bets, track history should be factored in on any driver you are backing to win. When it comes to consistency and habitual success at Pocono, Kyle Busch has the best record of any active driver in recent times.
Three wins from the last five at this track, in addition to a third-place finish in 2018, is nothing to sniff at. As I mentioned earlier, Busch has finished 9th, 1st, 1st, 3rd, and 1st in his last five finishes. He has also failed to finish below 9th in his previous seven returns to the “Tricky Triangle.”
Yes, Busch was expected to do a lot better than he has this season. You could say his form has been a little sketchy, at best. But anyone who knows NASCAR will understand that form is temporary, while class is permanent.
A win here for Busch could be the spark he needs to get back to the type of form that saw him win the Cup Series in 2019. And at Pocono, a track where he has led laps in the past nine races, he deserves to be the man to beat this Saturday.
Busch is more than capable of winning this race, so he’s my betting prediction for the Pocono Organics 325.
Next up on the NASCAR Cup Series is this Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, which is the first of two races at the Pocono Raceway this weekend.
Of the big names on the grid, none knows this terrain quite like Kyle Busch, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing if he can add another win to his resume. At odds of +500, Busch is well worth backing to win the Pocono Organics 325 in 2020.
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Whether you are backing Busch or not, good luck with your bets!