Kyle Busch nearly recorded his second NASCAR Cup Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway last season, finishing just 0.119 seconds behind race winner Denny Hamlin. The 38-year-old Busch will try to seal the deal on Monday when he competes in the 2023 Coca-Cola 600 after Sunday's start was rained out. Busch has had plenty of strong performances at Charlotte in his career, recording 16 top-five finishes, including six in his last eight starts there, and 21 top-10s in 34 Cup Series races. Still, the two-time series champion's only win came in 2018, when he led 377 of the 400 laps and finished 3.823 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr.

Busch is +1200, while Kyle Larson, who won this race two years ago, is the +450 favorite in the latest 2023 Coca-Cola 600 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. William Byron is +550, Hamlin is +650 and Chase Elliott is +700 while two-time race winner Truex rounds out the top five 2023 NASCAR at Charlotte contenders at +800. The Coca-Cola 600 2023 is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET. You'll want to check out the NASCAR at Charlotte predictions from Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who pioneered wagering on racing, before locking in any 2023 Coca-Cola 600 picks of your own.

Roberts 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, Larson, won the NASCAR All-Star Race last weekend at +650. He also nailed the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix winner in March by hitting Tyler Reddick's victory at +1000.

In addition, the expert correctly predicted Elliott to win the YellaWood 500 at +1200 last October and the Jockey Made in America 250 in 2021, nailed the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner by hitting Larson's victory at +550 and was on point by targeting Elliott as the winner of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at +160 the previous week. Anyone who has followed his picks has cashed ticket after ticket.

Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Monday's NASCAR at Charlotte 2023 race. He's only sharing his winner and leaderboard right here.

2023 Coca-Cola 600 expert picks

One shocker: Roberts is fading Tyler Reddick, even though he is one of the favorites at 12-1. In fact, Roberts says Reddick, who has six top-10 finishes this season and three in four Cup Series starts at Charlotte, barely even cracks the top 20 in this race.

"While I don't think Reddick can win, he does lead all active drivers with a 9.3 average finish at Charlotte," Roberts told SportsLine. "But his four starts there were with (Richard Childress Racing)." You can see who else to fade here.

Another curveball: Roberts is high on Kevin Harvick, even though he's a long shot at 17-1 in the 2023 Coca-Cola 600 odds. The 47-year-old, who won this race in both 2011 and 2013, is hoping to complete his final Cup Series start at Charlotte with his fourth career win there. Expected to retire at the end of the season, Harvick has finished 10th or better in his last five outings at the track and seven of his past eight after posting a third-place last year.

"I liked his fight to be runner-up at Darlington two weeks ago," Roberts told SportsLine. "I can visualize him getting the win, counting down the laps to go with him in the lead, and it being an emotional victory for his family, friends and fans." You can see who else to back here.

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Roberts is high on a longshot who is "competing hard and battling for solid positions weekly." This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can only see who it is here.

So who wins the 2023 Coca-Cola 600, and which longshot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2023 NASCAR at Charlotte leaderboard from the nation's premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.

2023 Coca-Cola 600 odds

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Kyle Larson +450
William Byron +550
Denny Hamlin +650
Chase Elliott +700
Martin Truex Jr. +800
Christopher Bell +900
Ross Chastain +1000
Kyle Busch +1200
Tyler Reddick +1200
Bubba Wallace +1500
Kevin Harvick +1700
Ryan Blaney +1800
Alex Bowman +1800
Joey Logano +2000
Daniel Suarez +2800
Brad Keselowski +4000
Ty Gibbs +6000
Chase Briscoe +7500
Austin Dillon +7500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +7500
Chris Buescher +10000
Erik Jones +10000
Jimmie Johnson +12500
Aric Almirola +15000
Austin Cindric +15000
A.J. Allmendinger +25000
Ryan Preece +25000
Justin Haley +50000
Michael McDowell +50000
Corey LaJoie +75000
Harrison Burton +100000
Noah Gragson +100000
Zane Smith +100000
Todd Gilliland +150000
Ty Dillon +500000
BJ McLeod +500000
J.J. Yeley +500000