Wednesday, March 22, 2023

2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum odds, predictions: Model reveals surprising picks for NASCAR at L.A.

The new NASCAR schedule won’t officially begin until the 2022 Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, but the sport is planning to cook up preseason interest with an intriguing event on Sunday. The 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum will take place on a quarter-mile track constructed on the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the USC Trojans play their home games. The weekend will culminate with a 23-car, 150-lap feature race on Sunday, with the green flag scheduled to drop at 6 p.m. ET.

Kyle Busch won on the Clash on the road course at Daytona last year and is listed at 8-1 in the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum odds from Caesars Sportsbook. However, the latest NASCAR at the Coliseum odds 2022 list defending Cup Series champion Kyle Larson as the 5-1 favorite, while three-time Clash winner Denny Hamlin is 13-2. Before scouring the 2022 Clash at the Coliseum starting lineup and making any 2022 NASCAR at the Coliseum predictions, be sure to see the latest 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum picks from SportsLine’s proven projection model.

Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.

In the 2021 season, McClure nailed Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville for a strong 3-1 payout. The model also nailed Kyle Larson winning the NASCAR All-Star Race at 5-2 in Texas and hit Larson again at the Ally 400 for another 5-2 payout. Then, it called Chase Elliott to win at Road America for a 5-2 payout.

It also called Larson’s win at Texas for an 11-4 payout and his win at Kansas for a 9-4 payout in back-to-back weeks before nailing Larson to win the season-finale in Phoenix to claim the NASCAR Cup Championship. In total, it called five of Larson’s wins during a historic season. Anyone who followed its lead on those plays saw huge returns on its NASCAR picks.

Now, the model simulated the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete NASCAR at the Coliseum projected leaderboard.

Top 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum predictions

One surprise: the model is high on Joey Logano, even though he’s an 11-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at the Coliseum 2022 odds. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Logano won the Clash in 2017 when it was still at Daytona Superspeedway, but it’s not a bad idea to bet on talent and experience since the entire field faces a track that sprung into existence this year in brand-new race cars.

Logano is a 27-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series and won the championship in 2018. Last season, he won the first-ever Bristol dirt race on a track that was similarly built to mix up NASCAR’s schedule. Logano has been running on the NASCAR Cup Series since he was only 18 years old and is built for must-see events like this, having also won the Daytona 500, three events at Talladega and several other marquee races on iconic tracks like Martinsville and Bristol.

And a massive shocker: Larson, the Vegas favorite at 5-1, stumbles big-time and barely cracks the top five. There are far better values in this open 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum starting grid. Larson is coming off one of the more dominant NASCAR seasons in recent memory and will undoubtedly be a season-long contender again in 2022. However, there are too many variables in play on Sunday.

This is a track that has been made to fit a football stadium, NASCAR is debuting its new next-gen cars after an offseason plagued by delivery issues because of global supply shortages, and the race will feature an open field. To make matters worse, Larson has just one top-five finish in a Clash race in his career. Look for the defending champion to look at this event as nothing more than a tune-up.

How to make 2022 NASCAR at the Coliseum picks

The model is also targeting two other drivers with 2022 NASCAR at the Coliseum odds of 11-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can see all of the model’s NASCAR picks over at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum? And which long shots do you need to back? Check out the latest 2022 NASCAR at the Coliseum odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum leaderboard, all from the model that correctly predicted five of Kyle Larson’s wins last season

2022 Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum odds

Kyle Larson 5-1

Denny Hamlin 13-2

Chase Elliott 7-1

Kyle Busch 8-1

Martin Truex Jr. 17-2

Brad Keselowski 10-1

Ryan Blaney 10-1

Joey Logano 11-1

Kevin Harvick 12-1

William Byron 15-1

Kurt Busch 20-1

Alex Bowman 20-1

Christopher Bell 20-1

Austin Cindric 25-1

Ross Chastain 30-1

Tyler Reddick 30-1

Aric Almirola 40-1

A.J. Allmendinger 40-1

Chase Briscoe 50-1

Harrison Burton 60-1

Austin Dillon 75-1

Bubba Wallace 75-1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100-1

Cole Custer 150-1

Chris Buescher 200-1

Daniel Suarez 200-1

Ryan Preece 200-1

Erik Jones 250-1

Justin Haley 250-1

Michael McDowell 300-1

Ty Dillon 300-1

Corey Lajoie 500-1

Todd Gilliland 500-1

BJ McLeod 1000-1

Landon Cassill 1000-1

Cody Ware 1000-1

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