Our Favorite Prop Picks for the Northern Trust: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Reed for Top-20 Finish
Tom Pennington, Getty Images. Pictured: Scottie Scheffler
- Looking for the best golf prop betting picks for the 2020 Northern Trust?
- Our staff has you covered with four player props for Thursday's PGA tournament at TPC Boston.
- Read on to find out why w'ere betting on top-20 finishes for Patrick Reed and Scottie Scheffler, plus who we're backing as a +1100 longshot for a top-5 finish.
The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week at the 2020 Northern Trust hosted by TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.
Bryson DeChambeau is the favorite at +1100 but he’s got plenty of company near the top of the board. Bryson is one of six golfers at 20-1 or shorter and there are currently 11 golfers between +1000 and +3000 at DraftKings.
With a field this deep, it’s not a bad idea to back up your outrights and longshots with a few prop bets. Here are our favorites this week:
Russell Henley Top-30 Finish (+188, $10 bet wins $18.80)
Over his past handful of events, Henley’s ball-striking has been tremendous, but it’s been the putter which has let him down. Well, it looked like he finally figured something out on the weekend in Greensboro.
After a strokes gained putting number of -1.64 in R1, he was +0.52 in R2, +2.70 in R3 and +1.99 in R4. His record at TPC Boston isn’t anything special, though his lone finish better than T-40 was a runner-up back in 2014, so at least there is some positive history. I don’t mind top-10/20 plays on Henley, too, but top-30 in a 125-player field should be a safe play.
Patrick Reed Top-20 Finish (+150)
Simply put, Reed is in solid form and plays this course well.
Reed has gained strokes with his driver in seven of his last eight events. The last time he had such a streak was in 2019 and he capped it with a victory at The Northern Trust. It’s a different course this time around, but when Reed’s driver is working, he’s capable of contending in any event.
Scottie Scheffler Top-20 Finish (+250)
Scheffler flipped a switch at some point between the two events at Muirfield Village.
The former Texas Longhorn missed three straight cuts ending with The Workday Charity Open and then he got hot, finishing T22-T15-T4 in his next three outings, all of which were in tough fields. Scheffler is 24th in ball-striking and 20th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green.
He’s capable of hanging with the big dogs this week.
Billy Horschel Top-5 Finish (+1100)
It’s Billy Ho season, baby!
In his past six events, Horschel trails only Day, Morikawa, Thomas, and Xander in Strokes Gained: Total per round. Billy has been a staple in the FedEx Cup Playoffs since his Tour Championship victory in 2014.
En route to that championship, he had a heartbreaking defeat at TPC Boston finishing second to Chris Kirk. He went on to win the next two playoff events (BMW Championship and TOUR Championship) in back-to-back weeks to secure the FedExCup Trophy.
After another heartbreaking second-place finish last week, we could see Billy get in the mix to repeat those impressive performances leading up to East Lake.
This is the time of year when Billy Ho gets hot, and stays hot.