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 two 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. Four 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 premier evenings, as the Coca-Cola 600 gets the green flag Sunday night at Charlotte. Roberts as analyzed the entire field and released his top 20 finishers in order.
We can tell you he's not high on Brad Keselowski, who is going off with 15/1 odds. "In 17 career starts he's averaged a 13th-place finish with his only win coming in the fall of 2013," Roberts said. "His best Coca-Cola 600 finish was fifth and he's done it twice. His best finish on these type of tracks this season was runner-up at Atlanta."
Instead, Roberts is putting his chips on a driver who hasn't earned a checkered flag on a track like this, but is absolutely due.
He cites critical reasons you won't find in any statistical analysis, and anyone who bets on this underdog could hit it big.
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