Kansas Lottery 300 Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds (Xfinity Series)

  • Kansas Speedway gives Brandon Jones his best chance to escape the Playoff cellar.
  • AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric simply need to avoid disaster on Saturday.
  • Daniel Hemric may not need a breakthrough win, but it sure would come in handy.

Kansas Lottery 300 Odds

Odds for Kansas Lottery 300 taken from DraftKings Sportsbook

Winner Odds
Austin Cindric +350
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Ty Gibbs +350
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Justin Allgaier +500
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A.J. Allmendinger +600
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Daniel Hemric +700
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Noah Gragson +800
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Harrison Burton +1100
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Brandon Jones +1200
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Justin Haley +1800
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Sam Mayer +2500
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Michael Annett +4000
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Riley Herbst +4000
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Jeb Burton +4000
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Brett Moffitt +6000
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Myatt Snider +8000
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Ryan Sieg +10000
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The two drivers fighting for the NASCAR Xfinity Series lead held serve in last Saturday’s Round of 8 opener at Texas Motor Speedway.

Defending Xfinity champion Austin Cindric ran fifth and AJ Allmendinger sixth, allowing Allmendinger to retain the series lead by four points over his season-long rival.

They will renew their tight battle in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. The race will be contested over 200 laps (300 miles), with stage breaks scheduled after 45 and 90 laps. Chase Briscoe won last year’s Playoff race at Kansas but has graduated to the NASCAR Cup Series.

If Brandon Jones Hopes to Advance in the Playoff, He’s on the Right Track

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Brandon Jones ran a respectable 10th in last Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas, but he failed to gain significant ground on those ahead of him in the Playoff standings.

With elimination looming in next week’s Round of 8 finales at Martinsville Speedway, Jones is eighth in the Playoff standings, 32 points behind fourth-place Noah Gragson, the last driver above the cut line for the Championship 4.

The good news for Jones is that he’s racing at his best track on Saturday. Jones has won two of the last three races at the 1.5-mile speedway, the track that has accounted for half his four career victories.

Nevertheless, Jones is offered at +1200 according to DraftKings Sportsbook, and given his record, he’s worth a shot at that price. We also like him to finish in the top three at +340 and top five at +140.

AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric Simply Need to Stay Out of Trouble

Unlike Brandon Jones, Playoff leader AJ Allmendinger and reigning series champion Austin Cindric can approach Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 with some degree of comfort.

Allmendinger has a 30-point edge over fifth-place Daniel Hemric, the first driver below the current cutoff for the Championship 4. Second-place Cindric leads Hemric by 26 points.

But is either Allmendinger or Cindric likely to win on Saturday? We don’t like Cindric, even though he’s co-favorite with part-time rookie Ty Gibbs (+350 via DraftKings Sportsbook). Cindric didn’t have the speed to win in last Saturday’s race at Texas, also on a 1.5-mile track.

Neither did Allmendinger, but if you’re inclined to bet on one of the two championship favorites, Allmendinger is the better value at +600. His odds to finish in the top three (+200) also are reasonable.

Daniel Hemric May Not Need a Win to Advance, But He’ll Be Trying

Whenever Daniel Hemric is fast, someone else is either faster or more fortunate. In 205 combined NASCAR national series starts, the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is winless.

Seemingly, Hemric has had more seconds than a hungry giant at an all-you-can-eat buffet. He ran second last week at Texas to John Hunter Nemechek, who was moonlighting from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In last year’s Playoff race at Kansas, Hemric also was the runner-up. In his last four Xfinity races, he has finished fifth, fourth, third, and second. Do you see a trend here?

We’re going out on a limb and picking Hemric to get his first NASCAR to win on Saturday. He’s only two points behind Noah Gragson for the fourth transfer spot to the Championship 4, but a victory would earn automatic advancement.

So place your bets and enjoy a +700 payout via DraftKings Sportsbook.

How to Watch Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Lottery 300 Information
Race Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race
Location Kansas Speedway
Time Saturday, October 23, 3 p.m. ET
How to Watch NBC

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