This week’s Las Vegas Kobalt 400 will have props similar to the Super Bowl to attract even more bettors. There might not be the 350 props that were posted for the Super Bowl, but the Kobalt 400 will have more props than any other 2015 NASCAR event.
The reason behind this is simple; there will be a captive audience of more than 100,000 people in the city for the big race. With more racing fans, there will be more volume and with more props, that means the books will likely make more profit this weekend.
If an online site like Bovada or topbet had to pay out large winnings to Jeff Gordon at 7 to 1 to win, the props will help to lessen that loss.
The handle on the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas will only be a small fraction of the Super Bowl handle of $116 million, but the same type of bookmaking concept applies. This race could also determine what driver has a better chance to win the title for the season since there are 14 more races on 1.5-mile tracks and that could give an idea on who will be a dominant force.
2015 Kobalt 400 Props
Jimmie Johnson +135, Kevin Harvick -155
Johnson has won four times and that makes it difficult not to take him at plus-money. Harvick has never won in Las Vegas. He was fast last season during practice in Vegas but finished 41st.
Jeff Gordon +145, Kevin Harvick -165
If you think Gordon will win the race, then take him in this prop as well. It would be strange for Gordon to start the season with three poor results.
Matt Kenseth -100, Dale Earnhardt Jr -110
Good matchup two drivers that should battle for position in the top five most of the race
Joey Logano -110, Dale Earnhardt -110
Junior was runner-up on three occasions in this race but has failed to win his 15 starts. Logano is driving well thus far, but Junior likely will finish higher.
Kevin Harvick -200, Dale Earnhardt Jr +175
Junior ran out of gas leading the race last year on the final lap. Harvick’s car was the best on most of the 1.5-mile tracks during last season.
Brad Keselowksi +175 vs. Kevin Harvick -200
Jeff Gordon +11 vs. Jimmie Johnson -130
Brad Keselowski +145 vs. Jimmie Johnson -165
Brad Keselowski +135 vs. Jeff Gordon -155