I don’t usually write NASCAR Truck Series racing betting articles, but based on the Saturday night sports schedule, it seemed like a good time to throw one.
The NBA playoffs, which have been electric so far, are halted on Saturday, and while there are some huge NHL playoff games tonight, a NASCAR Truck Series race at 8 p.m. ET could attracting extra looks during prime time, especially from punters looking for a sweat.
In terms of transparency, I caught Tanner Gray 50-1 to win and 6-1 for a top five before Saturday’s training and qualifying sessions, the bet below is therefore added to these two bets.
That said, here’s my favorite bet for Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series Heart of America 200 (8 p.m. ET, FS1) at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR truck series choice for Kansas
*Quote on Saturday afternoon
The ThorSport Racing riders weren’t so happy with practice and apart from Ty Majeski, who qualified third, the rest of the team didn’t show much speed in the time trials – Matt Crafton will leave 10th, Ben Rhodes 15th and Christian Eckes in 16th.
I’m trying to make Crafton disappear here by taking Riley Herbst at -105 in their one-on-one driver clash.
As mentioned, the ThorSport drivers didn’t seem overly optimistic after practice, while Herbst drives the No. 17 David Gilliland Racing truck which has been fast all season with a handful of different drivers.
For starters, Herbst will start seventh on Saturday night, putting him slightly ahead of Crafton.
However, the main reason I like Herbst here is how this truck raced in Las Vegas, which is very similar to Kansas and used the same tire combination the teams will have tonight, earlier this season,
In this race, the #17 truck, driven by Ryan Preece, finished fifth while posting the fifth-best average race position and sixth-best driver rating.
Crafton, on the other hand, finished eighth, but the #88 truck did not make the top 10 trucks, as evidenced by the 15th best average race position and 12th best driver rating.
The advantage here isn’t huge by any means, but those looking for some action at tonight’s NASCAR Truck Series race in Kansas could do worse than back Herbst as an underdog against Crafton in this game. .
The bet: Herbst -105 on Crafton
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