As a Vegas bookmaker, Micah Roberts was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting. Now he hands out NASCAR winners to his followers.
Roberts added to his season win total three weeks ago by accurately picking Kevin Harvick to win at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. It was just the latest in a long line of checkered-flag winners picked by NASCAR's premier handicapper.
At Bristol Motor Speedway, Roberts said Kyle Busch "owns this track" and would win there for the seventh time. The result? Busch came from behind and crossed the finish line .63 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Larson.
Earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Roberts told SportsLine readers to jump on Harvick, who had the same 9/2 odds as Martin Truex Jr. and Larson. Harvick dominated. Roberts again was all over Harvick at Las Vegas as Harvick delivered another lopsided win. Five weeks ago, Roberts was very high on Clint Bowyer, who snapped his 190-race winless streak in the STP 500.
Roberts' uncanny picks come as no surprise. In the 2017 NASCAR playoffs, Roberts picked nine of the 10 winners. In 2016, he backed Denny Hamlin (15/1) at the Daytona 500 and took him again at 40/1 at Watkins Glen later that year. Just two more victories with huge payouts.
Now he's locked in on one of NASCAR's first of two stops at Pocono and its unique triangle-shaped track on Sunday. Roberts as analyzed the entire field and released his top 20 finishers in order.
We can tell you he's not picking race favorite Kevin Harvick, a 5/2 racer who has 10 top-five finishes at Pocono but no victories. Roberts doesn't have Harvick in his top three.
Instead, Roberts is putting his chips on a massive long shot who oddsmakers have dismissed despite past success at Pocono. A win here would pay out huge.
He cites critical reasons for making his mammoth upset pick, and anyone who bets on this underdog could hit it big.
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