2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds, Predictions & Picks

Written by on July 5, 2019

Okay NASCAR betting faithful, with the 18th race of the season going down this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, we are now at the unofficial halfway point of the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy.

Better yet, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in with a potentially winning wager when the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 gets underway on Saturday, July 6. While NASCAR fans and auto racing betting enthusiasts everywhere know that Daytona International Speedway is the most iconic venue in all of NASCAR and the home of the coveted Daytona 500, what you need to know is that the Coke 400  is its own major attraction as this race goes down in prime time under the lights at 7:30 PM ET.

Now, let’s find out who the top five picks are to bring home the bacon this coming weekend.

2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds, Predictions & Picks

  • Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
  • When: Saturday, July 6, 2019, green flag at 7:30 PM ET
  • TV: NBC Sports
  • Live Stream: NBCSports.com

Odds to Win 2019 Coke Zero 400

  • Kyle Busch +250
  • Martin Truex Jr.  +400
  • Kevin Harvick +600
  • Brad Keselowski +700
  • Joey Logano +800
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Denny Hamlin +1600
  • Clint Bowyer +2000
  • Ryan Blaney +2000
  • Kyle Larson +2500
  • Jimmie Johnson +2500
  • Kurt Busch +2500
  • Alex Bowman +2800
  • Erik Jones +3300
  • Aric Almirola +3300
  • Daniel Suarez +6600
  • William Byron +8000
  • Austin Dillon +10000
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +20000

No. 5 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

I know Stenhouse Jr. sits in an uninspiring 19th place in the NASCAR standings with no wins, one Top 5 finish and just two Top 10 finishes, but I think he’s a great upset pick to win it all, seeing as how he took the checkered flag in this event in 2017 while finishing fifth in 2016 and seventh at the 2014 Daytona 500. Stenhouse Jr. has an average finish of 15.31 at Daytona, but again, he’s got two top 5 finishes in his last six appearances at Daytona including that aforementioned victory in the 2017 Coke Zero Sugar 400.

No. 4  Kyle Busch

While Kyle Busch hasn’t experienced a ton of success at Daytona, his lone victory on this track did take place at this event in 2008. In addition to that, Busch finished second in last year’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 and an identical second in both, 2006, 2007 and 2016. Busch has also finished fourth in the 2008 Daytona 500 and third in the 2016 Daytona 500. More importantly, Busch, has a season-high four wins this year to go along with 10 Top 5 finishes and an impressive 15 Top 10 finishes in 17 races. Busch is the favorite for a reason, even if he’s not my top pick to take the checkered flag.

No. 3 Clint Bowyer

I know the 40-year-old Kansas native is getting a bit long in the tooth, but I like his upset value heading into Daytona for one big reason. Bowyer seems to light it up one this track – at in this event more specifically. Prior to last year’s 22n place finish, Bowyer finished second, ninth, 10th, ninth and fourth in the previous five Coke 400s. In addition to that, Bowyer also finished sixth in the 2006 Daytona 500, 10th in this race in 2006, seventh in 2007, ninth in 2008 and fourth in the 2010 Daytona 500. I like Bowyer to dial back the hands of time to challenge for the win!

No. 2 Austin Dillon

In five career cares at Daytona International, Dillon has recorded one win (2018 Daytona 500), a pair of Top 10 finishes and four Top 20 finishes. Dillon finished ninth in this event a year ago, seventh in 2016, an identical seventh in 2015 and fifth in 2014. I think the 29-year-old North Carolina native is going to have a great chance for the upset, which is why I have him as my No. 2 pick to win outright.

No. 1 Erik Jones

I know the 23-year-old Michigan native sits in an uninspiring 17t place in the NASCAR standings with no victories, four Top 5 finishes and eight Top 10 finishes, but Jones has been pretty phenomenal when the green flag drops at Daytona. In his last two appearances at this track, Jones won this event a year ago and finished third in this year’s Daytona 500. In five career appearances at Daytona, Jones has three Top 10 finishes and only finished out of the running twice because of accidents.