eNASCAR odds, predictions: iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Talladega picks by model that nailed Daytona 500

The NASCAR season was postponed after just four races due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a new form of racing has exploded in popularity. The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series picked up where the NASCAR Cup Series left off, simulating races on the calendar. On Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, the series will virtually take drivers to Talladega Superspeedway for the 2020 Geico 70.

William Byron has won the last two events and is the 3-1 favorite in the latest eNASCAR at Talladega odds. Meanwhile, Timmy Hill has used eNASCAR to raise his profile by finishing in the top three in all four events so far. Now, he’s at 15-2 in the current Geico 70 odds. Before making any eNASCAR at Talladega predictions, be sure to see the eNASCAR picks and projected leaderboard from SportsLine’s proven computer 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.

The model began its season paying out big by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. It also crushed its NASCAR picks last year, hitting nine of the top 10 drivers at the Go Bowling at The Glen and calling Martin Truex Jr. to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma. Last week, it also called William Byron to win the eNASCAR at Richmond race. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model continues to turn its attention to the iRacing Pro Invitational Series and has simulated Sunday’s 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete 2020 eNASCAR at Talladega projected leaderboard.

Top eNASCAR at Talladega predictions

For eNASCAR at Talladega, the model is high on Garrett Smithley, an 18-1 long shot in the latest eNASCAR odds. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Like Hill, Smithley came into the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series as a relative unknown, but he’s taken advantage of a level playing field and proved to be a capable driver.

Despite finishing in the top 30 just once in 20 career appearances in the NASCAR Cup Series, Smithley has racked up three top-10s in four events in eNASCAR. He’s also recorded the fast lap in the last two races and led 24 laps after starting on the pole in the first eNASCAR event of the season at Homestead-Miami.

And a surprise: Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the top Vegas favorites at 17-2, stumbles and barely cracks the top five. Earnhardt skipped last week’s race at Richmond because the field was limited to 26 drivers and he didn’t want to take a spot from any NASCAR regulars. Now he returns for Talladega Superspeedway, where he won six times in real life. 

However, Earnhardt finished outside the top 15 in eight of his last 14 rides at Talladega and the last time we saw him in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Bristol, he failed to finish inside the top 20. There are simply better values out there considering the price.

How to make eNASCAR at Talladega picks

The model also is targeting four other drivers with eNASCAR at Talladega odds longer than 14-1 to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big.

So who wins the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega Superspeedway? And which long shots stun eNASCAR? Check out the latest odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected eNASCAR at Talladega leaderboard, all from the model that crushed its NASCAR picks last season and nailed the 2020 Daytona 500. 

eNASCAR at Talladega odds (via William Hill)

William Bryon 3-1
Timmy Hill 15-2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 17-2
Denny Hamlin 10-1
Kyle Busch 12-1
Parker Kligerman 14-1
Ryan Preece 14-1
John Hunter Nemechek 18-1
Landon Cassill 18-1
Garrett Smithley 18-1
Alex Bowman 22-1
Matt DiBenedetto 25-1
Brad Keselowski 25-1
Joey Logano 40-1
Ross Chastain 40-1
Tyler Reddick 40-1
Chase Elliott 40-1
Erik Jones 40-1
Kevin Harvick 50-1
Bobby Labonte 50-1
Michael McDowell 50-1
Kurt Busch 50-1
Jimmie Johnson 50-1
Jeff Gordon 50-1
Aric Almirola 50-1
Clint Bowyer 50-1
Cole Custer 60-1
Ryan Blaney 60-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 60-1
Austin Dillon 60-1
Chris Buescher 60-1
Ty Dillon 60-1
Daniel Suarez 75-1
Brennan Poole 100-1
Corey Lajoie 100-1
Chad Finchum 125-1
Joey Gase 150-1
J.J. Yeley 150-1

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