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2022 WGC-Dell Match Play Round of 16 Picks: How To Bet Scottie Scheffler, 2 Others

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2022 WGC-Dell Match Play Odds

Odds as of 9:15 p.m. ET on Friday.

Golfer Odds
Collin Morikawa +600
Dustin Johnson +700
Jon Rahm +700
Scottie Scheffler +750
Will Zalatoris +1100
Kevin Kisner +1200
Tyrrell Hatton +1200
Abraham Ancer +1400
Brooks Koepka +1400
Corey Conners +1400
Adam Scott +1600
Billy Horschel +1600
Seamus Power +2000
Kevin Na +2200
Richard Bland +4000
Takumi Kanaya +4000
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The Friday round of the WGC-Dell Match Play is always some of the best theater of the season, and it was no different this year.

There were multiple scenarios to decide each group during the third matches of the week, and four needed extra holes to crown a winner.

Last year’s runner-up Scottie Scheffler provided the most drama of the day after he beat Matt Fitzpatrick handily in their match, then went on to extra holes to break the tie for Group 5. They needed six sudden-death holes, during which they went back and forth before Scheffler won and set up a rematch with last year’s champion Billy Horschel.

The rematch will be a big storyline on Saturday morning, but it may be overshadowed by the heavyweight matchup of Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka. Rahm advanced despite falling on Friday to Patrick Reed, while Koepka closed out Shane Lowry on the final hole to make it through group play unscathed.

After just one top seed made it through in 2021, half of the top seeds survived to the weekend this year. It sets up for some elite golf and matchups the rest of the way.

They will start tomorrow morning with the Round of 16 matches, then will tee off in the afternoon to play the quarterfinals before settling on a Final Four for Sunday morning.

We are certainly set for some madness on the course to match what we have seen on the hardwood this week and that presents some great value in the betting markets.

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Kevin Na (+120) over Will Zalatoris

I’ll go after another ball striker who has trouble on the greens in Will Zalatoris with my second best bet. It appeared better than halfway through Friday’s matches that both of these players would be watching from home on the weekend, but they came up clutch down the stretch, both on 18 and in playoff holes.

There is really no question as to the better player in this matchup as Zalatoris has proven to be an elite player on TOUR.  In one 18-hole match, though, I’m willing to take a bulldog like Kevin Na.

Na is a player who comes up clutch with his game in big moments as he showed in his third match and his ability to drop big putts is what will have me taking him at plus money on Saturday morning against Zalatoris.

Takumi Kanaya (+140) over Corey Conners

Takumi Kanaya is a new name to many stateside on TOUR, but he was a well decorated amateur in Japan and as noted by his inclusion in this field, is one of the top-64 players in the world.

Kanaya started slowly in his opening round which he lost to Xander Schauffele, but bounced back well across his next two matches. He beat Tony Finau 1 up, then rolled through Lucas Herbert 5 & 4 on Friday to go to a playoff to decide the group. After winning on the first playoff hole, Kanaya will now play Corey Conners on Saturday morning.

Conners got the opening benefit of Paul Casey’s withdrawal and has effectively played just two matches. He’s a player who can go really cold with his short game at times and that is the crux of my pick for Kanaya on Day 4.

I will take the plus money odds on the budding Japanese star who has a chance to really burst onto the scene this weekend in Austin.

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Scottie Scheffler Outright (+800)

It wasn’t easy getting to this position for Scheffler, but he actually had a similar playoff path in 2021. Now, he gets the chance for revenge against Horschel and oddsmakers have him as a sizable favorite to come through.

I’ve seen most of the play from Scheffler this week and he has been really good. He got out of one of the toughest groups coming into the week and was able to survive to the weekend. His path beyond Horschel looks pretty good with a potential afternoon matchup with Hatton or Power in the quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon.

Scheffler is the player that has the right combination of form, odds, and path to the finals to take a shot on for an outright heading into Saturday’s matches.

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