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NASCAR is in New York today at the Go Bowling at the Glen race. Should you back William Byron at the race? Phil Bobbitt is here to break it all down.

NASCAR Predictions and Picks: Should You Back William Byron at the Go Bowling at the Glen?

The Xfinity race proved to be every bit as chaotic as we imagined it would be.

We missed on the Austin Hill over Noah Gragson head-to-head as Hill broke an axle very early in the race after a very strong qualifying session.

Then we missed on Ty Gibbs finishing in the Top-3 when he and Byron got tangled up during the final restart battling on the front row. Gibbs led the second most laps and it certainly felt like a ticket we should have cashed.

But then Kyle Larson happened. With Gibbs and Byron out of the way, Larson bagged the outright winner for the Oddschecker gang, making sure we turned a profit. A +300 green check mark can right a lot of wrongs.

Go Bowling at the Glen Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Saturday, August 20

Time: 3:00 pm EST

Where to Watch: USA

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Go Bowling at the Glen Prediction

We thought we would write an article after the Xfinity race and Cup Series practice/qualifying with lots of potential nuggets of information that we learned. We didn't pick up much of anything useful, but the bookmakers have obliged and left a few spots worth grabbing. After we collectively nail down these wagers, all that will be left is to decide what you will spend your new cash on.

Go Bowling at the Glen Pick

William Byron to finish inside the Top-10 (-105) (Bet $105 to win $100)

*Odds available at Fanduel at time of publishing*

Shopping in NASCAR is paramount. DraftKings has this prop listed at -140 while Caesar's is hanging -200. Barstool and Sugarhouse look great in comparison by offering -118 but FanDuel has earned our business at the -105. We'll probably have to help the oddsmaker find a job by Sunday night after the race ends, but if there's anything we love, it's not paying full price on a great prop.

Low hanging fruit alert. William Byron put on a fantastic performance in the Xfinity Series, leading 35 of 82 laps and it looked like the absolute worst he would finish would be second. Unfortunately for him and his team, he got punted late and the rest was history.

The extra track time he got by running that race is an enormous leg-up on the rest of the Cup Series field. Byron has never won on a road course, but that's the beautiful thing about this bet...he doesn't need to win (math). Looking at his historical stats, Byron has admittedly had his struggles on road courses, but he does have some optimistic underlying metrics. Since the start of the 2021 season, Byron has the eighth most fast laps and eighth best average running position on the circuit in road course races....even while sporting an average finish of 20.9. He's slammed the No. 24 Chevrolet on the pole twice. There's the speed in his wagon, proven by his sixth-best overall green flag speed in 2022.

We also tip our cap to Byron's pit crew. They've been the ninth-best team in 2022, averaging a 12.6 second four tires and fuel pit stop. The "Rainbow Warriors" have recently been super-hot fiyah, outperforming their season average in all of the last five weeks.

We look for Byron to lean on his experience from yesterday and finally put an entire race together. Sprinkling his outright moneyline (+2000) could lead to a monstrous fun sweat. but we'll leave that up to you. Spoiler alert, we already bet it.

Go Bowling at the Glen Pick

William Byron to win outright (+2000) (Bet $100 to win $2000)

*Odds available at Draftkings at time of publishing*

See? We're all in this together.

Maybe you're not thrilled that this whole article is focused on William Byron. Listen...me either. It's tough to keep blabbering on and on about the same guy, but sometimes that's what the situation calls for. We adapt.

After breaking the track record in Xfinity Series qualifying, Byron hopped into his Cup Series ride and laid down burner laps. After removing outlier times in the practice data, Byron was #1 on our metric. He even seemed to get faster over the course of the run on older tires. That's trouble for the field. We'd have serious FOMO if we left the outright win ticket off of the card, and we feel good enough about it to call it an official play.

All eyes will be on Chase Elliott, the road course king. Some may even care about the battle for the last playoff spot that's up for grabs this week and next. Not us...not yet. We're going to be William Byron super fans for three hours on Sunday. Byron is the answer. Let's bag it up!

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Phil and Steve are lifelong buddies from the Philadelphia area. They specialize in all things motorsports and turned in a 131.3 unit profit in 2021.


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