Dell Technologies Championship: Rahm takes over top spot

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A strong round by Jon Rahm and coupled with a below average effort from Dustin Johnson led to a large shift in the betting odds Saturday.

Rahm took over as the favorite at +250 while Johnson slipped to 10/1 and is five behind the new leader.


Rahm holds a two shot lead on four players, Adam Hadwin (20/1), Paul Casey (7/1), Kevin Streelman (28/1) and Kyle Stanley (16/1).

Spieth is the closest to Rahm along with Casey in terms off betting odds at 7/1 and trails by four strokes.

I’m hold off on everything Sunday and letting the third round play out. Right now, we’ve got Stanley two back, Phil Mickelson three back and Justin Rose and Patrick Cantlay four behind.

It’s a situation where a lot is in Rahm’s hands. If he plays poorly Sunday, then all four of those plays are very much alive. However, if he’s got another strong round in him, then he can pull away. So, I don’t see the need to invest more. I’m just going to hope that two or three of those guys can play their way into contention for Monday’s final round and provide some hedging options.

Looking back at Saturday’s play, Chappell fell short to Hadwin, who match the round of the day at 6-under, so that was a one unit loss.

Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. One of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22

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