NASCAR at Las Vegas odds, picks 2019: Model says Aric Almirola surprises at Pennzoil 400

Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 promises plenty of excitement for NASCAR fans everywhere. Last year, Kevin Harvick maintained the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season that saw him record eight victories. Now, he will look to defend his title at the 2019 Pennzoil 400, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET out of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick enters Sunday’s race since the Vegas favored at 9-2 at the dwell 2019 Pennzoil 400 odds. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch (5-1), Martin Truex Jr. (6-1), Kyle Larson (6-1) and Brad Keselowski (6-1) are all going off at 6-1 or reduced. Weather will not be a factor, as the newest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-60s and sunny skies. This season’s edition of the Pennzoil 400 comes with an extremely talented field of drivers, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 selections or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR tournament on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors like track record and recent results into consideration.

It made some huge calls in NASCAR last year, such as properly projecting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin that a top-four competition and placing QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his proposed leading five. Anyone who has followed its picks is way up.

McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic venues like Las Vegas Motor Speedway are in his bloodstream. His model mimicked the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.

For your 2019 Pennzoil 400, we could inform you the model is high on Aric Almirola, making a serious run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a long shot 20-1 Pennzoil 400 odds. He is a target for anyone searching for a huge payday.

Almirola is coming off an impressive performance last week at the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He led 36 laps before finishing in the top 10 and he’ll will seem to carry over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at Las Vegas race.

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