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UNOH 200 Predictions, Odds & Picks (Camping World Truck Series)

Unoh 200 Predictions
  • John Hunter Nemechek is a good pick to win, but the odds are too short.
  • Chandler Smith has found the groove at Bristol, and he’s likely to repeat.
  • Don’t discount Grant Enfinger’s chances; he’s a short-track aficionado.

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UNOH 200 Betting Odds

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Winner Odds
John Hunter Nemechek +300

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Chandler Smith +500

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Grant Enfinger +600

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Zane Smith +600

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Corey Heim +700

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Ty Majeski +900

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Ben Rhodes +1200

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Stewart Friesen +1500

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Christian Eckes +1500

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Carson Hocevar +1500

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Parker Kligerman +3000

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Matt Crafton +4000

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Our Picks for the UNOH 200

Chandler Smith to win the race at +500

Chandler Smith to beat John Hunter Nemechek head-to-head at +110

Grant Enfinger to finish in the top three at +150

UNOH 200 Predictions

John Hunter Nemechek Is on a Roll, But His Odds to Win are Too Stingy

Thursday night’s UNOH 200 opens the second round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs, and if any driver has momentum entering the 200-lap race at the .533-mile short track, it’s John Hunter Nemechek.

After some midseason struggles, Nemechek has rattled off four straight top 10s, including a runner-up result August 13 at Richmond and a victory last Friday at Kansas.

Here’s the first problem: In seven starts at Thunder Valley, Nemechek has never won. Yes, he has four third-place results at the track, but he has never been able to close the deal.

Here’s the second problem: At +300 to win via DraftKings Sportsbook, the odds on Nemechek are simply too short, given the unpredictably of the high-speed action track.

Accordingly, we’re looking elsewhere for our winner.

Chandler Smith Took an Instant Liking to the Bristol Short Track

Chandler Smith’s record at Bristol speaks for itself. In three starts at the World’s Fastest Half Mile, the driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota has recorded three top fives, including a victory in last year’s race.

In fact, despite his small sample size at Bristol, Smith is one of only two former winners at the track in the field for Thursday night’s UNOH 200.

Smith clearly has a feel for the high-banked concrete short track, and he’s our pick to go back-to-back at Thunder Valley. At +500 he’s available at a reasonable price.

And since we’re picking Smith to win, we’re also picking him to beat favorite John Hunter Nemechek head-to-head at +110.

Grant Enfinger Should Be a Factor at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile

In all five of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Grant Enfinger has scored top-10 finishes.

Most recently, he ran second in last year’s race, when he was driving part-time for ThorSport Racing. Now he’s a full-time competitor with GMS Racing, and a late-season crew chief change to Jeff Hensley has made him even more competitive.

Enfinger, who grew up racing short tracks in his native Alabama, won the first race of the 2022 Playoffs at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Even though the odds are short (+150), we like the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet to finish in the top three on Thursday night.

How to Watch UNOH 200

UNOH 200 Information
Race UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
Location Bristol Motor Speedway
Time Thursday, September 15, 9 p.m. ET
How to Watch FS1

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Award-winning motorsports writer Reid Spencer has served as lead writer for the NASCAR Wire Service for 16 years, having also spent a four-year stint as NASCAR columnist and beat writer for Sporting News. He is currently serving as president of the National Motorsports Press Association. Email: [email protected]

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