As a Vegas bookmaker, Micah Roberts was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting. Now he hands out NASCAR winners to his followers, and he's already up huge this season.
Those who have wagered $100 on Roberts' picks for each of the 22 NASCAR races in 2019 are already up $1,500.
Roberts went with Jimmie Johnson as a hefty 25-1 long shot at the season-opening Advance Auto Parts Clash. The result: Johnson survived a huge crash and went on to win the rain-shortened race as Roberts' followers raked it in. At the TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix in March, Roberts nailed Kyle Busch at 4-1 odds over the heavily favored Kevin Harvick, and at Dover he went with Martin Truex Jr. at 8-1 odds. Truex won the race despite starting at the back of the field.
Roberts' top 20 leaderboard has been on top of it, too. For the TicketGuardian 500, he nailed an eye-popping eight of the top 10. At the Auto Club 400, he got nine of the top 10 correct.
Roberts entered the 2019 NASCAR season after finishing big-time in the black in 2018. Those who wagered $100 on each of his picks last year have $1,750 in profit to show for it. His biggest wins came when he went against the grain, taking Brad Keselowski at 12-1 to win the South Point 400 at Las Vegas in the opening race of the NASCAR playoffs and going with Joey Logano, also 12-1, to take the First Data 500 at Martinsville. He also nailed four of Harvick's nine series victories and three of Busch's nine wins. Anyone who's following his picks is up huge year after year.
Now Roberts has analyzed the field for Saturday's Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, with the green flag at 7:30 p.m. ET.
We can tell you that Roberts is not backing Kyle Busch, second in the series points standings and tied for most victories. He's at 10-1 NASCAR at Daytona odds, the third-best in the field, but Roberts says Busch doesn't even crack the top 10.
"He led three times for four laps at Talladega, a similar track, but seemed to get left in the dust against Chevrolets teaming against him. His 10th-place finish was the best among Toyota drivers," Roberts told SportsLine. "He was runner-up in the Daytona 500 and his lone win there came in the 2008 July race."
For the win, Roberts is high on a huge longshot who has run well on similar tracks to perform at Daytona on Saturday. He's also high on an underdog with ASTRONOMICAL odds to make a strong run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it BIG.
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