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Updated 2022 Travelers Championship Odds, Expert Picks: 6 Outright Bets, Including Marc Leishman & Davis Riley

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  • Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler are favored at this week’s Travelers Championship.
  • The PGA TOUR returns to a familiar stop this week: TPC River Highlands, which is less than 6,900 yards.
  • Joshua Perry lays out his betting card for the week, which includes six outright picks.
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2022 Travelers Championship Odds

Rory McIlroy+1000
Scottie Scheffler+1000
Justin Thomas+1200
Patrick Cantlay+1400
Sam Burns+1800
Xander Schauffele+2000
Jordan Spieth+2500
Joaquin Niemann+2800
Sungjae Im+2800
Keegan Bradley+3300
Tony Finau+3300
Aaron Wise+4000
Davis Riley+4000
Mito Pereira+4000
Tommy Fleetwood+4000
Brendan Steele+5000
Brian Harman+5000
Marc Leishman+5000
Seamus Power+5000
Webb Simpson+5000
Harold Varner III+5000
Brendon Todd+6600
Denny McCarthy+6600
Jason Day+6600
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+6600
Keith Mitchell+6600
Cameron Tringale+8000
Jason Kokrak+8000
Joel Dahmen+8000
Maverick McNealy+8000
Si Woo Kim+8000
Aaron Rai+10000
Harris English+10000
K.H. Lee+10000
Kevin Kisner+10000
Tom Hoge+10000
Adam Long+12500
Alex Smalley+12500
C.T. Pan+12500
Cam Davis+12500
Doug Ghim+12500
Jhonattan Vegas+12500
Kevin Streelman+12500
Luke List+12500
Mackenzie Hughes+12500
Russell Knox+12500
Sahith Theegala+12500
Anirban Lahiri+15000
Cameron Champ+15000
Charles Howell III+15000
Chez Reavie+15000
David Lipsky+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Hank Lebioda+15000
James Hahn+15000
Lanto Griffin+15000
Lucas Glover+15000
Matthew NeSmith+15000
Nick Hardy+15000
Rickie Fowler+15000
Ryan Palmer+15000
Sepp Straka+15000
Dylan Frittelli+15000
Adam Schenk+20000
Adam Svensson+20000
Andrew Putnam+20000
Austin Smotherman+20000
Danny Willett+20000
Garrick Higgo+20000
J.J. Spaun+20000
J.T. Poston+20000
John Huh+20000
Matt Wallace+20000
Matthew Wolff+20000
Scott Stallings+20000
Stewart Cink+20000
Troy Merritt+20000
Wyndham Clark+20000
Zach Johnson+20000
Brandt Snedeker+25000
Brice Garnett+25000
Callum Tarren+25000
Carlos Ortiz+25000
Chad Ramey+25000
Charley Hoffman+25000
Danny Lee+25000
Greyson Sigg+25000
Joseph Bramlett+25000
Kelly Kraft+25000
Kramer Hickok+25000
Martin Laird+25000
Matthias Schwab+25000
Nate Lashley+25000
Patton Kizzire+25000
Rory Sabbatini+25000
Scott Piercy+25000
Stephan Jaeger+25000
Tyler Duncan+25000
Austin Cook+30000
Christopher Gotterup+30000
Doc Redman+30000
Hayden Buckley+30000
Justin Lower+30000
Lee Hodges+30000
Vince Whaley+30000
Brandon Wu+35000
Brian Stuard+35000
Taylor Moore+35000
Ben Kohles+40000
Bill Haas+40000
Harry Higgs+40000
Henrik Norlander+40000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat+40000
Luke Donald+40000
Michael Gligic+40000
Peter Malnati+40000
Robert Streb+40000
Trey Mullinax+40000
Andrew Landry+50000
Andrew Novak+50000
Brandon Hagy+50000
David Skinns+50000
Dylan Wu+50000
Jared Wolfe+50000
Kevin Tway+50000
Max McGreevy+50000
Nick Watney+50000
Paul Barjon+50000
Richy Werenski+50000
Roger Sloan+50000
Ryan Brehm+50000
Scott Gutschewski+50000
Sung Kang+50000
Jim Herman+60000
Seth Reeves+60000
Benjamin James+75000
Chesson Hadley+75000
Cole Hammer+75000
Curtis Thompson+75000
Dawie van der Walt+75000
Martin Trainer+75000
Morgan Hoffmann+75000
William McGirt+75000
Brett Drewitt+75000
Joshua Creel+75000
Patrick Flavin+75000
Bo Hoag+75000
Conrad Shindler+75000
Ben Silverman+75000
Adam D’Amario+100000
J.J. Henry+100000
Jonas Blixt+100000
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It’s been awhile, but we finally had a good week. Matt Fitzpatrick cashed the outright. Travis Vick hit the low amateur from the props column. Even longshot MJ Daffue held on to his top 40.

The major will always be the best tournaments for betting since we have the odds out for an entire year and can slowly accumulate some decent value through the year on the outrights, then focus on the expanded prop markets during the week.

Now, onto the Travelers, which has been a decent spot for us in the past, hitting Harris English here last year and having some success with Bubba Watson over the years.

We’ve got a strong field here, as well, so we’ll see if there is any hangover from the U.S. Open among the favorites.

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The Course

TPC River Highlands is one of the shortest courses on the PGA TOUR, measuring a little under 6,900 yards for a par 70. Over the past decade, it’s been the shorter hitters who have been able to take advantage.

Outside of Watson, who has won three times here, it’s been guys like Jordan Spieth, Chez Reavie, Kevin Streelman and Ken Duke lifting the trophy on Sunday.

There are a few water hazards that come into play, but this course is pretty easy for these guys and the winning score usually ends up in the high teens. Very low numbers are in play at TPC River Highlands if the wind dies down. Jim Furyk owns the only 58 in PGA TOUR history here back in 2016.

The Favorites

At the top it’s basically a three-way tie for Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas who are all right around +1000 depending on where you look. Of the group, McIlroy has the best track record here with three top 20s. Thomas was third here in 2016 but has little success outside of that results. Scheffler has been outside the top 40 in both attempts here, but he’s clearly a different player now.

Patrick Cantlay is right below them at +1400 with Sam Burns close behind at +1800. Cantlay quiet played well Sunday to sneak into 14th. He’s also been inside the top 15 here four straight years and could be the real threat this week. Burns should be a solid fit, as well, if he can recover from a collapse yesterday that saw him drop outside the top 25.

In the +2000s, we’ve got Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Sungjae Im and Joaquin Niemann. Spieth has the win here five years ago but hasn’t done much else since. Schauffele has a couple top 20s, and and Niemann was fifth here a few years ago.

There isn’t anything overwhelming this course form from this range as a whole. Everyone’s shown the ability to pop up here, but none have them have really done it on a consistent basis.

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The Mid-Tier

I love any reason to bet Davis Riley, and this week is no exception. We’ll play him at +5000 on DraftKings. Riley slipped back over the weekend, but he still finished the U.S. Open seventh in Strokes Gained: Approach. He’s usually pretty solid with the wedge game and is putting well. The course should be a good fit for him.

I’ll also back Seamus Power here at +5000 on BetRivers. Power closed with a good ball-striking round and had a solid week overall with the approach. He’s been inside the top 20 in three of his past four starts, and the lone missed cut there was due to losing four strokes with the putter at Memorial. But as Fitzpatrick showed with his missed cut, an awful putting week there isn’t going to hold you out of the winner’s circle soon after.

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We’ll also go to Marc Leishman at +6600, also on BetRivers or BetMGM. Leishman wasn’t at his best off the tee in Brookline, but everything else was in good shape last week on his way to finishing 14th. This has also been a good spot for him. He picked up his first PGA TOUR win on this course in 2012 and has five more top-25s since that result.

Next up is Denny McCarthy at +7500 on FanDuel. I imagine him, along with Leishman, will be fairly popular this week. McCarthy is coming off one of the best results of his career, finishing seventh last week. He’s a guy who has always relied on that short game, but he did have some solid approach numbers and was slightly above field average off the tee. We’ve seen guys like Chez Reavie follow up a strong U.S. Open into a win here and McCarthy is a player who fits that mold for me this week.

The Longshots

It’s been a few years since we’ve had someone come from this far down to win, but there was a stretch in the early 2010s where that was the normal occurrence.

Following a solid U.S. Open, we’ll go with Joel Dahmen at 125-1 on bet365, which is the best number after his run in Brookline. If that number isn’t available to you, Dahmen is 100-1 at DraftKings.

Dahmen finished 10th at the U.S. Open and was fourth on approach. The putter was notably cold, but he was hitting as many greens as anyone. His game has been solid for awhile now. He’s made the cut in six of his last seven starts with the lone miss coming at the PGA Championship. If the approach game carries over, this should be a good course for him.

I’m also going with Aaron Rai at 150-1 on DraftKings. Rai missed out on the U.S. Open, but he played well at the Canadian Open, where he was 13th and gained over six strokes on approach. These shorter courses were always his strong suit when he played in Europe. Three of his five wins on the Euro and Challenge tours came on courses 6,800 yards or shorter. We’ve seen his name on the leaderboard a few times this year and the game appears to be heading in the right direction for a good week.

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Travelers Card

  • Davis Riley +5000 (.66 units)
  • Seamus Power +5000 (.6 units)
  • Marc Leishman +6600 (.5 units)
  • Denny McCarthy +7500 (.44 units)
  • Joel Dahmen +12500 (.26 units)
  • Aaron Rai +15000 (.22 units)

Total Stake: 2.68 units

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