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2019 Toyota Owners 400 Vegas picks and top NASCAR predictions: Fade Kevin Harvick, back Kurt Busch at Richmond

The 2019 Toyota Owners 400 will take place under the lights at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. It is the third short-track race in the previous four weeks and it needs to be some of the very competitive racing of this year with everyone working with the previous month to dial in their short-track installment. Richmond is a 0.75-mile track with minimal banking and Kyle Busch has six career successes in this course. In addition, he won last week at Bristol, so he is the 9-4 favored in the most current 2019 Toyota Owners 400 chances. But, Kevin Harvick (9-2), who claimed the pole position for 2019 NASCAR in Richmond, Martin Truex Jr. (6-1) and Joey Logano (8-1) are a few of the other leading drivers in the NASCAR at Richmond odds. Before making your own 2019 Toyota Owners 500 picks, be sure to check out the NASCAR forecasts from renowned Vegas handicapper Micah Roberts.

Roberts went with Jimmie Johnson as a hefty 25-1 long shot at the season-opening Advance Auto Parts Clash. The result: Johnson survived a huge crash and went on to win the rain-shortened race as Roberts’ followers raked it in. At the TicketGuardian 500 at Phoenix, Roberts nailed Busch in 4-1 odds over the heavily favored Harvick, and obtained an eye-popping eight of the top 10 right. In the Auto Club 400, he had nine of the top 10 correct.

Roberts entered the 2019 NASCAR season after completing big-time in the black in 2018. Those who wagered $100 on each of his picks last year have $1,750 in profit to show for it. His biggest wins came after he moved against the grain, taking Keselowski in 12-1 to win the South Point 400 in Las Vegas at the opening race of the NASCAR playoffs and going with Logano, also 12-1, to shoot the First Data 500 at Martinsville. He also pinpointed four of Harvick’s nine show victories and three of Busch’s nine wins. Anyone who is after his picks is up huge year in, year out.

Now, he’s examined Saturday night’s 2019 Toyota Owners 400 lineup from every possible angle and then secured in his shirt NASCAR in Richmond picks. His estimated leaderboard for the race can be found in SportsLine.

We can tell you Roberts is evaporating Harvick, one of the top race favorites in 7-1 NASCAR in Richmond chances. Harvick has won three times in this track in the Cup Series and more from the Xfinity Series, but his ride has not been where it needs to be using this auto package. In reality, Roberts says Harvick barely cracks the top 10. He is not worth the 7-1 premium you will need to cover him even though he will start in front.

1 motorist that Roberts is high on for the Toyota Owners 400 2019: Kurt Busch, that opened as a major long shot 25-1 in the NASCAR at Richmond odds. He’s now going off in 12-1 as race time approaches.

The 40-year-old with a series name under his belt has had a sensational season with six top 10s and three top fives in his first eight races this year. That includes a second-place finish last week at Bristol with this exact same car setup. Busch also has a pair of wins at Richmond Raceway and led 98 laps in this event last season before eventually finishing 11th. He has the speed in his Stewart Haas Racing Ford to get to the peak of the 2019 Toyota Owners 400 leaderboard.

For the win, Roberts is eyeing an underdog with double chances to shock the area and just take down the 2019 Toyota Owners 400. His selection and his leaderboard will surprise many, but anyone who backs this lengthy shot could hit a massive payday.

What drivers are must-backs from the 2019 Toyota Owners 400? And that underdog shocks NASCAR using the checkered flag in Richmond? Visit SportsLine today to see that the projected leaderboard for your 2019 Toyota Owners 400 in the nation’s premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.

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