North Wilkesboro 160 - 5/9/20 eNASCAR Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Wilkesboro 160 - 5/9/20 eNASCAR Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

2020 North Wilkesboro 160

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM (North Wilkesboro Speedway)

The Line: -- Over/Under:

TV: FOX

We continue the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series this Saturday afternoon in the North Wilkesboro 160 at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway. The dominant William Byron will not be participating this week, which means there’s a wide open board with drivers having a better chance of winning and more realistic betting options.

Here are five drivers to consider throwing on this week’s card.

Timmy Hill, +400 - If it wasn’t Byron winning and flexing his muscle, Timmy Hill has been the best driver in the field. Hill won at virtual Texas and has five top-three finishes in six iRacing events. Without Byron in the field this week, Hill is the clear favorite this weekend and provides a great chance to make four times your money.

Garrett Smithley, +800 - Garrett Smithley has finished outside of the top-10 just once during this iRacing stretch and he’s averaging a finish of 7.8 place. Smithley has been one of the more consistent drivers and without Byron winning all the races, he finally has a good shot to get a victory of his own.

Landon Cassill, +1600 - Landon Cassill has been a mixed bag overall in iRacing, but he seems to be finding some consistency as of late with top-five finishes at Richmond and Talladega. Cassill has put a lot of effort into iRacing over the last month and his Twitch streams have become rather popular. The hard work is starting to pay off. Cassill should have a strong showing this weekend.

Erik Jones, +3300 - If you’re looking for a dark horse or an underdog with some bite, Erik Jones could be your guy. Jones has been heading in the right direction the last couple of weeks with top-10 finishes at Dover and Richmond. Oddsmakers don’t seem to have caught on. I’ll take a shot in the dark with Jones.

Denny Hamlin, +900 - Denny Hamlin bounced back last week after a horror show in Talladega, and he’s been in the conversation for a victory a few times during this iRacing series. With a little bit of a more wide open field, Hamlin is a name who should be in the conversation for a win this weekend. These odds are too good to pass up.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.