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Kyle Larson nearly registered his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Pocono Raceway in the first of two races at the track last year, but suffered a flat tire while leading on the final lap and finished ninth. The 29-year-old came up with another strong effort the following day, but settled for runner-up after Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag. Larson will attempt to record that elusive win at NASCAR at Pocono when he takes part in the 2022 M&M's Fan Appreciation 400 on Sunday. Larson is 7-1, while Kyle Busch is the 6-1 favorite in the latest 2022 NASCAR at Pocono odds from Caesars Sportsbook.

Denny Hamlin is 13-2 and Chase Elliott rounds out the top NASCAR at Pocono 2022 contenders at 15-2. You'll want to check out the NASCAR at Pocono predictions from Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who pioneered wagering on racing, before locking in any 2022 M&M's Fan Appreciation 400 picks of your own.

Roberts, a former Vegas bookmaker, was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting, and now hands out NASCAR winners to his followers on SportsLine. Roberts is the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert, and his top pick, Elliott, won the Jockey Made in America 250 last season.

He also correctly predicted the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner, hitting Larson's victory at 11-2 odds, and was on point by targeting Elliott as the winner of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at 8-5 odds the previous week. In addition, Roberts nailed last year's GEICO 500 when he predicted Brad Keselowski to win at 14-1 odds. Anyone who has followed his picks has cashed tickets.

Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Sunday's NASCAR at Pocono 2022 race. He's only sharing his winner and leaderboard at SportsLine.

2022 NASCAR at Pocono expert picks

One shocker: Roberts is fading Larson, even though he's one of the top 2022 M&M's Fan Appreciation 400 contenders. In fact, Roberts says Larson, who was runner-up in his last start at Pocono, barely even cracks the top 10.

"Larson hasn't won (at Pocono) in 14 starts or anywhere else since Fontana in the second race of the season in February," Roberts told SportsLine. "His crew apparently has the 'new car blues.'"

Another curveball: Roberts is high on Alex Bowman, even though he's a long shot at 15-1 in the latest 2022 NASCAR at Pocono odds. The 29-year-old Arizonan has recorded nine top-10 finishes this season but has finished just one of his last four starts, a 12th-place at Road America on July 3. Bowman is hoping to turn his season around at Pocono Raceway, where he has notched top-10s in his last three outings, including one of his career-high four victories of 2021.

"He's one of three Hendrick drivers in a slump with the new car," Roberts told SportsLine. "This track should get him going again." See who else to pick here.

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Roberts is high on a massive long shot who "has been showing positive results weekly." This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can only see who it is and get the rest of Roberts' NASCAR at Pocono picks at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 M&M's Fan Appreciation 400? And which long shot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2022 NASCAR at Pocono leaderboard from the nation's premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.

2022 Pocono NASCAR race odds, field, contenders, starting lineup

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Kyle Busch 6-1
Denny Hamlin 13-2
Kyle Larson 7-1
Chase Elliott 15-2
William Byron 10-1
Ross Chastain 10-1
Kevin Harvick 10-1
Martin Truex Jr. 10-1
Ryan Blaney 12-1
Alex Bowman 15-1
Joey Logano 15-1
Christopher Bell 17-1
Kurt Busch 20-1
Tyler Reddick 25-1
Chase Briscoe 28-1
Daniel Suarez 28-1
Bubba Wallace 30-1
Aric Almirola 50-1
Austin Cindric 50-1
Brad Keselowski 50-1
Chris Buescher 75-1
Erik Jones 75-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 75-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Cole Custer 300-1
Noah Gragson 300-1
Justin Haley 500-1
Michael McDowell 500-1
Harrison Burton 750-1
Ty Dillon 1000-1
Todd Gilliland 2500-1
Corey LaJoie 2500-1
Josh Bilicki 5000-1
BJ McLeod 5000-1
Cody Ware 5000-1
J.J. Yeley 5000-1