This week in betting, the PGA Tour heads to Wayne County, Michigan for the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Let me start off by saying, I get my odds from WynnBet.com, that will always be my reference point, odds may differ at each sportsbook.
We have a relatively weak field this week, not a ton of huge names, which could make for some big money to be made at the window. There are only a few major champions that made the trip to Detroit.
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Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champion and is such, the favorite to win it again. His odds are currently listed at +750 on WynnBet.com.
I’m a little surprised that there is some value in Bryson here. We all know his plan of attack of just carpet bombing the course, he is the most skilled player this weekend, making him the clear favorite, but there is a little bit of room to make something.
After DeChambeau, former major winners, Patrick Reed at 14-1, Hideki Matsuyama and Webb Simpson at 18-1. All three have had solid years, none of them winning would be a shock at all.
My pick for the week is right below them sitting at 25-1, and that’s Will Zalatoris. I think there is great value in Zalatoris this week.
Zalatoris is currently tied for 3rd in Top 10s this year with seven, he ranks 24th in driving distance, 12th in greens in regulation percentage, and 19th in scoring. The kid has all of the tools, and has shown that he can hang around in big moments.
I know, he didn’t make the cut two weeks ago at The US Open, that is true. However, a 2nd place finish at The Masters, T 8th at the PGA Championship, the 24-year old has what it takes, and I think he gets it done in Detroit.
Looking at some others, I do like Jason Kokrak at 28-1 and Matthew Wolff at 33-1. I would LOVE to see Rickie Fowler win with 45-1 odds, but I know better and Rickie is just not having a good year. My brain beats my heart here.
From the betting perspective, this week might be difficult as the lack of names may thin out the herd, and thus not be a terribly profitable week. Having said that, if DeChambeau and others not play as we would expect, the tournament could be wide open.
Bottom line is, I think you have plenty of options this week. My pick is Will Zalatoris at 25-1 to capture his first win of his young career.
Good luck betting this weekend folks. Lets make some money.