After a three-month absence, live sports are making their return to Pennsylvania with two NASCAR races this weekend at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The Pocono Organics 325 is set for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Pocono 350 follows Sunday at 4 p.m.
Finally, drivers will be back on the track. The PA sports betting apps are open for bets. Maybe there won’t be any fans in attendance, but after so many weeks without sports, some live action so close to home will be beyond refreshing.
And in this week’s installment of Penn Sportsbooks‘ Pick Play, we’ll get you ready for both races with a rundown of all the available odds at our region’s sportsbooks.
So buckle up, the action is about to begin.
Kyle Busch is the betting favorite in the Poconos Organics 325
Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 will be held at the Pocono Raceway or the “Tricky Triangle” as it has been nicknamed. The track has a unique configuration with a 14-degree bank on Turn 1, an 8-degree bank on Turn 2 and a 6-degree bank on Turn 3. The race will be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. on FOX.
BetRivers/PlaySugarHouse and DraftKings Sportsbook have Kyle Busch as the betting favorite at +500 for Saturday’s race. Kevin Harvick trails closely behind at +600. Chase Elliot (+700), Denny Hamlin (+700), and Martin Truex Jr. (+750) round out the top five.
The rest of the top 15 and their odds at BetRivers/PlaySugarHouse are as follows:
- Brad Keselowski: +800
- Ryan Blaney: +1100
- Joey Logano: +1100
- Erik Jones: +1800
- Alex Bowman: +2000
- Kurt Busch: +2000
- William Byron: +2000
- Jimmie Johnson: +2500
- Clint Bowyer: +5000
- Tyler Reddick: +6000
Regional sportsbooks also have a number of wagers available beyond the winner. Bettors can also find top 5/top 10 betting, group betting and special wagers that include the winning race team and whether the winner will have an even- or odd-numbered car.
FanDuel and DraftKings offering daily fantasy contests for this weekend’s races
Daily fantasy players can also find plenty of action involving this weekend’s races. DraftKings has a $12 entry, $100k to first contest set for Saturday. On Sunday, the same entry fee will pay out $200k to first.
FanDuel’s Saturday contest will pay out $30k to first for a $7.77 entry. On Sunday, the site’s biggest prize pool features a $7.77 entry and a $100k payout to first. Both sites have numerous contests available at all price points.
Sunday’s NASCAR odds should be available soon
Regional sportsbooks also have futures bets available on the eventual NASCAR Cup champion, which can prolong the racing excitement even further.
But first, the action will roar into Pennsylvania this weekend.
Drivers will take on the “Tricky Triangle” twice in two days. Live sports will return to our home state. Others will eventually follow.
It’s good news for all of us.