NASCAR Cup Series Championship Prop Bets Odds & Picks

  • Kevin Harvick vs. Denny Hamlin: which driver will top the Cup Series in victories?
  • In head-to-head matchups, which drivers will score more points in the Playoff?

NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Playoff Proposition Odds

The odds for the NASCAR Cup Series propositions are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook. Bet on who will have the most race wins in the Cup Series Playoffs and on which driver will have the most championship points. Good luck!

NASCAR Cup Most Race Wins Odds
Kevin Harvick -305
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Denny Hamlin +225
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Our Pick: Kevin Harvick (-305)

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NASCAR Cup Most Points Odds
Kevin Harvick -155
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Denny Hamlin +120
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Our Pick: Kevin Harvick (-155).

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NASCAR Cup Most Points Odds
Joey Logano +105
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Brad Keselowski -134
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Our Pick: Brad Keselowski (-134).

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NASCAR Cup Most Points Odds
Martin Truex Jr. -134
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Chase Elliott +105
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Our Pick: Chase Elliott (+105).

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As the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs get underway in the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday at Darlington Raceway, regular-season champion Kevin Harvick is the favorite to win his second series championship. Denny Hamlin is the second choice, based on his frequent visits to Victory Lane this season.

The race for the championship, however, isn’t the only way to find action on the NASCAR Playoffs. DraftKings is offering proposition bets on whether Harvick or Hamlin will end the Playoff with the most victories, as well as head-to-head matchups between drivers, with wagers available as to which of the pair will end the Playoff with more championship points.

Kevin Harvick Vs. Denny Hamlin: Who Ends the Season with Most Victories?

Between them, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin won half of the races in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, with Harvick holding a 7-6 edge. Despite the slim one-race margin, oddsmakers consider Hamlin a long shot to win more races than the 2014 Cup champion in the postseason.

We favor Hamlin to win the NASCAR Playoff opener at Darlington, but the rest of the schedule favors Harvick, who has won a record nine times at Phoenix Raceway, site of the Championship 4 race to end the season and decide the champion. Both drivers are strong at 1.5-mile downforce tracks, and there are three of those in the final 10 races (Las Vegas, Kansas, and Texas), but Harvick holds a slight edge in that category.

Three times this season when the Cup Series raced consecutively at the same race track, Harvick and Hamlin split race wins—at Darlington, Pocono, and Dover. Harvick, however, swept the Michigan doubleheader weekend on August 8-9, and that accounts for his edge in victories entering the Playoff. He will also hold an edge during the postseason.

Our Pick: Kevin Harvick (-305)

Favorites to Win Head-to-Head Matchups in Championship Points

Kevin Harvick vs. Denny Hamlin

Harvick finished the NASCAR Cup Series regular season with a 115-point edge over second-place Hamlin in the driver standings, and that trend should continue during the Playoff. As with the number of wins, Harvick has an edge over Hamlin in performance at the Playoff tracks, particularly at Phoenix. Though both drivers are likely to make the Championship 4 round, Harvick will score more points along the way.

Our Pick: Kevin Harvick (-155).

Joey Logano vs. Brad Keselowski

Though Logano posted six straight top-10 finishes before crashing out of last Saturday’s race at Daytona, the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford scored both his victories in the Cup Series before the coronavirus pandemic brought a temporary halt to the season in March. On the other hand, all three of Keselowski’s victories have come after the reopening, with one of them at Bristol, venue for the Round of 16 cutoff race. That’s one of the main reasons we like Bad Brad over his teammate.

Our Pick: Brad Keselowski (-134).

Martin Truex Jr. vs. Chase Elliott

Though Truex scored 43 more points during the regular season, Elliott won twice to Truex’s once. Three of Elliott’s eight career victories have come at Playoff tracks—Kansas, Talladega, and the Charlotte Road course. In addition, he won the non-points NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol in July. Even though Truex enters the Playoff with a string of eight straight top-four finishes, we’ll go with the likelihood that Elliott will win during the Playoff and advance to the final four.

Our Pick: Chase Elliott (+105).

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