Max Verstappen wins four-race streak, making him the best PointsBet is betting on winning the 2022 Italian Grand Prix in Monza. This week he shows odds of -130.
However, keeping his streak alive can prove to be a challenge. In seven starts at Monza, Verstappen only recorded once in the top five, and he returned in 2018. He has three other top 10s, none of which have been in the last two seasons, and his average finish at this circuit is 11th. But he has an ongoing winning streak and six other wins in the first 10 rounds of 2022, which raises the question of whether the momentum can completely outweigh the poor performance.
With minus odds, the payout is determined by subtraction. For a player to earn $100, they must wager $130 this week; with this bet, he will get back his original bet and the $100 winnings.
For players who are more comfortable using fractional odds, a bet of +300 corresponds to 3/1.
Charles Leclerc is in second place this week with +125. Despite having two wins this season, Leclerc lost some of his momentum after taking the checkers in Austria. He failed to finish in the top five in his next three starts, but rebounded last week at Zandvoort with a third-place finish.
After two favorites, the chances drop sharply. George Russell is listed at +1400 this week. If Verstappen and Leclerc stumble at all, Russell is poised to earn his first career win after finishing in the top five in all but one race this season. Russell had his best Italian Grand Prix last year in ninth place.
Rounding out the top five is a trio of drivers with a rating of +4000. These are Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz Jr.
It’s hard to imagine Hamilton finishing the 2022 season without a win, so every time he’s on the list with such high odds, he’s worth betting on. From 2014 to 2019 he won four times and finished on the podium in all six races. His last two Italian Grands Prix have missed the top five, but he makes up for it with seven such results in his last eight attempts.
Sergio Pérez is in a four-race streak, is in the top five and has finished just as well in all but two races in 2022. He won the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of fellow 40/1 Sainz.
At Zandvoort last week, Sainz finished a series of three races in the top five, finishing in eighth place. He has one win of the season at Silverstone at the British Grand Prix.
Last year’s winner, Daniel Ricciardo, is listed with a whopping +30,000 line, while Valtteri Bottas, who has never finished worse than sixth at an Italian Grand Prix, is shown with +50,000.
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Superman goes where he’s needed, and with his cap flying behind him in the 18th run of the Knoxville Late Models, Jonathan Davenport scored a $50,000 win over Iowa’s Tyler Bruening at the Knoxville, Iowa, half-mile track.
It was Lucas Oil Late Model’s ninth win of the season in his 29th start, a statistic that included six notable wins in a row from July 24 to August 26. Davenport also has four World of Outlaws Late Model wins and half a dozen other major series wins this season, for a total of 21.
Even with all this success, it was a wish list win for a man named Superman. This is his first race at Knoxville, a circuit famous for spring car racing that is also becoming a staple for the latest models.
Davenport had taken the lead on lap 50 earlier, but fell behind Bobby Pierce on lap 9 as the field turned green again after a warning. Two laps later, Brüning took first place and held it for the next 37 laps.
In the final laps, Brüning extended his lead to two seconds until Davenport found the lead. On lap 45, Davenport closed the gap and by lap 47 he was on Brüning’s rear bumper. Davenport dove into the bottom groove in Turn 1, pulled alongside and took the lead on the next lap, depriving Brüning of the first late-model Lucas Oil. career victory.
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“I wish I could say I planned it” Davenport said in a press release. “I was too tight there. I didn’t have the best racing car. At first I made a mistake in the roundabout, I thought that I could be rolled out and I would let Bobby [Pierce] around me, so I chose the bottom and let Tyler surround me.
“I tried to compete with Earl. [Pearson Jr.] as clean as I could get there, but I knew I had to get past it. One day I ran into Tyler. I could blow it up, but I knew it might be his first jewel in the crown, so I didn’t want to take it away from him like that.”
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For Brüning, the disappointment was bitter. In 40 combined starts this season with the Outlaws and Lucas Oil, he has earned seven top 10 spots, but the closest he came to winning was a pair of fourths at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Boone Speedway in his hometown. Iowa.
“I think I needed two fewer laps to keep him,” Bruning said. “I don’t know. When you’re ahead for all those laps, it’s pretty hard to get out of your trajectory, which worked the whole race.
“I didn’t know how close he was until it was too late to get out of four. I didn’t know how high I could climb if I had enough of this journey. It was fun to run ahead. We’ve just been beaten by the best in the world.”
Brandon Sheppard finished 25th in the top five of the season and rounded out the podium.