The American Express Betting Market Report: Public on Scottie Scheffler to Break Into Win Column
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|Charles Howell III||+7000|
|Harold Varner III||+10000|
|Davis Love III||+50000|
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Scottie Scheffler has been close before, but he’s yet to earn his first career victory on the PGA TOUR. Will that change at this week’s The American Express?
Bettors sure hope so.
According to data released by BetMGM on Wednesday morning, Scheffler is shaping up to be one of the sportsbook’s biggest liabilities in the outright market.
Scheffler is +2000 to win the tournament, which has top players Jon Rahm (+600) and Patrick Cantlay (+900) at the top of the oddsboard. The Texan in second in total bets this week at La Quinta Country Club.
Scheffler has played five tournaments in the official 2021-22 season, with three top-4 finishes. He was second at the Hero World Challenge in December, second at the Houston Open in November and fourth at Mayokoba. This will be his first tournament since December 5.
The player with the both the most bets and total dollars taken in the outright market is Abraham Ancer, making him the book’s biggest liability should he win. Ancer is down to +2500 from his opening number of +3300. His missed cut at last week’s Sony Open isn’t worrying bettors.
Tony Finau is the third-biggest liability of the week for BetMGM. at +2500, Finau is third in total handle. Only Ancer and Rahm have taken more dollars than him this week.
The longshot getting attention is Adam Hadwin at +8000. He’s in the top 10 for most bets and dollars, although his odds have held steady at the same price.
The trendy underdog seeing his market move is Michael Thompson, who is down to +6600 from his opening odds of +8000. Thompson is popular in the outright, placing and DFS market this week.