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2022 NASCAR Martinsville race picks, Blue-Emu Maximum Pain 400 odds, lineup, prediction by legendary expert

Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series spring race at Martinsville Speedway the last two years when it was a 500-lap competition. The 41-year-old hopes the elimination of 100 laps makes it easier for him to three-peat when he gets behind the wheel for the 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 on Saturday. Truex also won the 2019 fall NASCAR Martinsville race at Martinsville and was fourth last year, giving him seven top-five finishes in his last nine starts on the track. The green flag drops at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Truex is the 9-2 favorite in the latest 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Three-time race winner Denny Hamlin is 6-1, Chase Elliott is 7-1, while Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch round out the top five 2022 NASCAR at Martinsville contenders at 15-2. You’ll want to check out the NASCAR in Martinsville predictions from Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who pioneered wagering on racing, before locking in any 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 picks.

Roberts, a former Vegas bookmaker, was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting, and now hands out NASCAR winners to his followers on SportsLine. Roberts is the nation’s premier NASCAR betting expert, and his top pick, Elliott, won the Jockey Made in America 250 last season.

He also correctly predicted the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner, hitting Kyle Larson’s victory at 11-2 odds. The previous week, he was on point at the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, targeting Elliott as the winner at 8-5 odds. Anyone who has followed his picks is up huge year after year.

Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Saturday’s NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway 2022 race. He’s sharing his winner and leaderboard right here.

2022 NASCAR at Martinsville expert picks

One shocker: Roberts is low on Blaney, even though he’s one the top 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 contenders. In fact, Roberts says Blaney, who has recorded three top-10 finishes in his last four starts, doesn’t even crack the top 10.

“I’ve seen him steal a few Cup Series races late and I’ve seen him lead lots of laps early off the pole, but I don’t remember seeing him be the best car for an entire race,” Roberts told SportsLine.

Another curveball: Roberts is high on Ross Chastain, even though he’s a long shot at 30-1 in the latest NASCAR at Martinsville odds 2022. The 29-year-old Floridian looks to bounce back from a 19th-place finish last weekend at Richmond that ended his string of four straight top-threes. A week earlier, Chastain captured the checkered flag at Austin for his first win in 121 Cup Series starts.

“He’s really fast in each race and won his first Cup Series event at COTA a few weeks ago by entering and exiting as fast as possible in the corners,” Roberts told SportsLine.

How to make 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 predictions

Roberts is high on a long shot who “has evolved into being good at Martinsville.” This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can only see who it is, and check out the rest of Roberts’ NASCAR at Martinsville picks, at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400? And which long shot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2022 NASCAR at Martinsville leaderboard from the nation’s premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.

2022 NASCAR Martinsville odds, field, contenders

Martin Truex Jr. 9-2

Denny Hamlin 6-1

Chase Elliott 7-1

Ryan Blaney 15-2

Kyle Busch 15-2

Kyle Larson 8-1

William Byron 9-1

Joey Logano 10-1

Alex Bowman 15-1

Christopher Bell 17-1

Kevin Harvick 25-1

Chase Briscoe 30-1

Ross Chastain 30-1

Brad Keselowski 30-1

Tyler Reddick 30-1

A.J. Allmendinger 50-1

Aric Almirola 50-1

Kurt Busch 50-1

Erik Jones 60-1

Daniel Suarez 65-1

Bubba Wallace 70-1

Austin Cindric 75-1

Austin Dillon 100-1

Cole Custer 175-1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200-1

Chris Buescher 250-1

Harrison Burton 250-1

Justin Haley 250-1

Ty Dillon 500-1

Todd Gilliland 1000-1

Michael McDowell 1000-1

Corey LaJoie 1500-1

J.J. Yeley 2500-1

Josh Bilicki 5000-1

BJ McLeod 5000-1

Cody Ware 5000-1

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