2024 The Loop 110 Odds Predict van Gisbergen vs Larson

Xfinity Series' Second-Ever Race in Chicago Sees Same Favorites as Cup Series Event

Another Cup Series driver won in Nashville last week in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. John Hunter Nemechek earned his second win of the season and followed Christopher Bell’s victory in New Hampshire.

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This week sees arguably the toughest challenge on the calendar: the Chicago Street Course. And the same names leading the Cup Series odds lead the way for the 2024 The Loop 110 Odds.

2024 The Loop 110 Odds: Favorites

  • Shane van Gisbergen (+180)

The Xfinity Series rookie and three-time Australian Supercars champion is finding his footing in recent races. He sealed a spot in the playoffs behind consecutive wins in Portland and Sonoma and showed solid pace in Nashville last week. He finished 15th after starting 28th on the grid.

van Gisbergen had the debut of a lifetime last year when he won the Cup Series race in Chicago on debut. The rest of the grid has so little experience on street courses that he should lead the Xfinity Series race odds. He’s likely in for another good result this week.

  • Kyle Larson (+330)

Larson’s making his second appearance on the Xfinity Series schedule this weekend in Chicago. His first was in Austin and he won the race on that road course from pole position.

Larson and van Gisbergen are the favorites for the Cup Series race. van Gisbergen holds a slight edge here thanks to his recent wins but Larson, based on that Austin win and track record at road courses, should be in the fight for victory.

  • Ty Gibbs (+450)

Gibbs took pole position and won Stage 1 in Nashville last weekend but ultimately finished 20th. It was another okay result for the 2022 Xfinity Series champion.

He’s struggling in the Cup Series recently with five straight finishes outside of the top 10.

This weekend could change that, though. He was one of just four drivers in the Cup Series race last year to finish in the top 10 of every stage. It’s a limited track record but he could be in for a surprisingly good result this weekend.

  • AJ Allmendinger (+600)

Allmendinger’s long been a road course ringer in the Xfinity and Cup Series. That’s held fairly true in 2024 despite no wins; Allmendinger led the most laps in Austin and finished fourth in Portland.

Last year in Chicago, he was in the top 10 of Stage 1 and 2 in the Cup Series race before dropping to 17th by the checkered flag. After a seventh-place finish in Nashville, he could be in for a better showing in the Xfinity race this year.

  • Sam Mayer (+900)

Mayer’s enjoying a solid stretch of results since his pole position saw him finish 28th in Portland. Third in Sonoma, a win in Iowa, a Stage 1 win in New Hampshire, and 10th in Nashville have him in the top 10 of the Xfinity Series standings.

Mayer struggled last season in Chicago. He qualified 14th and finished 18th in what was a departure from his usual form. He’s historically raced well on road courses so that bodes well for him performing much better this weekend.

Sleepers

  • Justin Allgaier (+1500)

Allgaier enjoyed another strong result in Nashville with an eighth-place finish. It followed his fourth place result in New Hampshire and marks his fifth top-10 finish in the last seven races.

Last year in Chicago, Allgaier was fourth in Stage 1 and third in Stage 2 before finishing in third place. Like all of the other drivers in this list, there’s little street course experience to use.

He’s been strong on road courses this year, though, with two stage wins and a second-place result in Portland. He also finished sixth in Sonoma. That’s enough to make him a solid sleeper choice this weekend.

  • Cole Custer (+1600)

How is the defending race winner and championship leader a sleeper? Great question. Custer is consistency defined in the Xfinity Series this year with top-10 results in 14 of the last 15 races.

He’s still yet to win but there’s no safer bet on the grid for a top result. Given how dominant he was last year by winning Stages 1 and 2 and leading every lap, this is a fantastic sleeper option.

  • John Hunter Nemechek (+5000)

This Cup Series regular just won in Nashville and finished right behind Custer at every stage of the race in Chicago last year. His second-place finish was impressive at the inaugural Xfinity Series race at the course.

His recent form and last year’s result should see him closer to the likes of Custer and Allgaier. Instead, his odds offer an incredible payout.

2024 The Loop 110 Odds: Predictions

The Chicago Street Course provided entertaining racing last season. This year’s even should be much of the same with lots of Cup Series drivers dropping down to the Xfinity event as well.

Of the favorites, we like van Gisbergen (+180). It’s tough to bet against a defending winner (in the higher category) and especially with his multiple road course wins this season.

Of the sleepers, we like Custer (+1600). Again, it’s easy to back a defending winner, especially one who is leading the points standings with incredible consistency. Our top five picks are:

  • van Gisbergen (-400)
  • Larson (-225)
  • Custer (+240)
  • Mayer (+135)
  • Nemechek (+700)

For NASCAR betting news, odds analysis, and more, visit Point Spreads Sports Magazine.


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