Starting to Separate Contenders from Pretenders
The NASCAR Xfinity Series moves on from its spring stop in Las Vegas, moving from the deserts of Nevada to the deserts of Arizona for the United Rentals 200. While former winners and a NASCAR Cup Series regular are atop the Las Vegas NASCAR odds, true Xfinity Series Championship contenders are starting to emerge.
Austin Hill has been impressive this season and is one of the emerging contenders to win the Xfinity Series Championship after securing his second win of the season last weekend. While Hill won’t run away with the Xfinity Series spring stop at Phoenix, he has one of the best chances of the competitive drivers to win, especially considering his recent form.
Can Hill Make it Three Wins in Four Races?
We’ve been high on Richard Childress Racing-Chevrolet’s Austin Hill since before the 2023 Xfinity Series started, though oddsmakers and the betting public have not been as hot on Hill.
Hill has scored two pole positions in the first two Xfinity Series races this season, won the Daytona 300 by leading the most laps and winning the first stage, and won the Alsco Uniforms 300 last week at Las Vegas.
If you haven’t taken Hill as a potential Xfinity Cup Series Champion on future betting lines, we’re not sure what you are waiting for, considering he has two wins, two pole positions, and three top-ten finishes so far in 2023.
Cup Series Regular, Past Winner Top Odds
Whether it’s the NASCAR Cup or Xfinity Series, Kyle Busch is always among the betting favorites and always a threat to win every stage and race. He is currently listed at +300.
Busch is racing with Kaulig Racing-Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series. Busch finished fourth in the Alsco Uniforms 300 in his Xfinity Series debut and could be a betting favorite to pay out on Saturday evening.
Justin Allgaier (+500) is having a season for JR Motorsports-Chevrolet and should be strongly considered as a potential winner at Phoenix.
Allgaier has landed on the podium in the first three races of the Xfinity Series season, finishing third at the Daytona 300 and the Production Alliance Group 300 and second last weekend in Las Vegas.
United Rentals 200 Race Recent Results
There are three drivers confirmed for the Xfinity Series 2023 United Rentals 200. NASCAR betting favorite Busch is the winningest driver at the Xfinity Series stop at Phoenix, winning seven times (2008, 2010-11, 2013-2014, 2016, 2019).
JR Motorsports-Chevrolet’s Brandon Jones won the 2020 edition of this race for Joe Gibbs Racing-Toyota. Jones is among the top 10 drivers in the NASCAR odds (+1200) but is not among our betting favorites to win.
Allgaier won the 2017 spring race at Phoenix and is one of the online sports betting favorites to win this weekend.
United Rentals 200 Race Information
- Race: NASCAR Xfinity Series United Rentals 200 – 200 Laps (Stage 1/2: 45 laps, Final Stage: 110 laps)
- Location: Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, Arizona
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. ET
- United Rentals 200 Live Stream: NBCSports.com
United Rentals 200 Betting Odds
|Xfinity Series United Rentals 200||Moneyline|
|John Hunter Nemechek||+500|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
United Rentals 200 Picks and Prediction
Now that we’ve set the table, we need to find the best bets from the NASCAR lines.
The first of our NASCAR picks is to take Hill (+1800) as a potential winner based on his incredible performances this season.
We also like Allgaier (+500) and Joe Gibbs Racing-Toyota’s John H. Nemechek (+500), who are second and third in the Drivers’ Championship and have had excellent performances this season.
Kaulig Racing-Chevrolet’s Chandler Smith is fourth in the drivers’ standings and will garner a lot of interest from bettors at +1200, but is lower on our list of potential winners at Phoenix.
JR Motorsports-Chevrolet’s Josh Berry is one of four JR Motorsports drivers who could win this weekend and has two fifth-place finishes in a row from which to build. Berry is listed at +700 to win the United Rentals 200, but it is a longer shot than his current odds suggest.
However, we’re taking Hill to win for the third time in four races and definitely to finish in the top five.