The 2018 NASCAR Playoffs hit the road on Sunday as in a 17-turn road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway, for the Bank of America Roval 400 at 2 p.m. ET. Kyle Busch, who took the checkered flag at Richmond last week, is the favorite on the latest 2018 NASCAR at Charlotte odds board at 3-1. Martin Truex Jr. is at 5-1 while Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski are all at 8-1. NASCAR at Charlotte 2018 is the third race of the Playoffs, which conclude in November in sunny Miami.

With so much on the line and so many legitimate contenders in the field, you'll want to check out what former Vegas bookmaker and NASCAR handicapper Micah Roberts has to say before making your own 2018 NASCAR at Charlotte picks. 

Roberts has nailed both races of the NASCAR playoffs so far. He called for Keselowski to win at Vegas two weeks ago at 12-1 odds. Last week at Richmond, he said Kyle Busch was due for his seventh win of the season, and Busch did just that, taking the checkered flag after starting from the 11th spot. 

Recently, he said Harvick would dominate at Michigan, and he won with ease. Before that, he was all over Busch at Pocono, pointing to not only his 26 career starts at the track, but also his motivation to win after a late bump from Harvick the week before. The result: Busch rallied from 28th for the checkered flag. 

Earlier this season, he was all-in on Harvick at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 despite two other drivers having the same field-leading odds. The result: Harvick dominated, leading for 181 of 325 laps and cruising to victory by 2.69 seconds. 

At the Food City 500, Roberts said Busch "owned" Bristol and would come away with the win -- he rallied to finish .63 seconds ahead of Larson for the checkered flag. 

In the 2017 playoffs, Roberts picked nine of 10 winners. That was no fluke: In 2016, he told readers to back Denny Hamlin at 15-1 in the Daytona 500. The result: Hamlin edged Truex for the checkered flag. Roberts also nailed Hamlin at 40-1 to win at Watkins Glen later that year. 

Now, he has analyzed the NASCAR at Charlotte road course from every possible angle and locked in his picks. You can see his entire projected leaderboard for the road course battle at SportsLine. 

We can tell you he's not going with the favorite in Busch, despite his four road course wins, tops among all active drivers. Busch is also on a roll having won last week, but Roberts has other drivers he prefers on this track. 

One of the 2018 Bank of America Roval 400 underdog picks he likes to finish close to the front: Daniel Suarez, a solid 20-1 dark-horse.

"Suarez is probably not going to be in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 next season, so he has eight races left with Gibbs horsepower to showcase his skills, and this is his best shot of winning," Roberts told SportsLine. "He has four Cup starts on road races and was fourth or better in two of them at Watkins Glen."

For the win, Roberts is backing a driver in the thick of the playoff race to get back on track by winning the Bank of America Roval 400. Roberts also has another huge underdog making a strong run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs him could hit it big. 

So who wins the 2018 Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte? And which longshot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the full projected leaderboard from the nation's premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.