Jimmie Johnson Wins to Take Points Lead Sports Betting

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting on Jimmie Johnson has been very successful lately as the NASCAR driver won yet another race.

His victory at the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday was a popular one in online sports betting at the sportsbook and it also gave him the points lead in the Chase for the Cup.

Sports betting has seen Johnson win a lot of races lately. "What else can you say? They’re the best out there," Jeff Gordon said, "They’ve won the last three championships. They’re going to be hard to beat for this one. Really, unless they make a mistake, I don’t see how they lose it." Johnson now has a 12-point lead over Mark Martin heading into Saturday night’s sports betting race at Charlotte.

While Gordon and sports betting odds favor Johnson, the driver himself is not ready to say he is the favorite. "Today we did a good job of it, but there are still six more times to stub our toes," he said. "So we’ll have to stay on top of things and do what we’ve been able to do in the past once again."

Johnson is the sports betting favorite though, especially since the drivers behind him don’t throw any fear into you. Martin is a nice online sports betting story but he is not Johnson and doesn’t get the same online sports betting respect. Juan Pablo Montoya is in third place and he doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in sports betting either. Montoya has been in the Top 5 in four straight races but he hasn’t gained any ground in sports betting. "We have four or five in a row and I’ve been losing points to the leader," Montoya said. "(You’re not) going to make any points on anybody. Everybody that runs good is going to be there. You just got to make sure you don’t lose any."

Johnson is the sports betting leader while other drivers are almost out of it. Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle and Brian Vickers are pretty much done in the sports betting race. Perhaps the only online betting contender is Tony Stewart but considering Johnson is so dominant in sports betting, it might not matter. Johnson has won at Charlotte and Martinsville a combined 11 times in sports betting. "Just because we won the last three doesn’t mean we’re a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said. "I’ve just got to stay focused on my job."