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PGA Dell Technologies Betting Guide: Don’t Sleep on Justin Rose at TPC Boston

Aug 30, 2018 8:15 PM EDT
  • Dustin Johnson (+850 odds) is the betting favorite at the Dell Technologies Championship, which tees off in Boston on Friday, Aug. 31. He's followed by the defending champ Justin Thomas (10-1) and Brooks Koepka (12-1).
  • Justin Rose missed the cut last week, and his odds (25-1) have dropped far too low for a player of his caliber.
  • I also see some betting value in the mid tier with three golfers.

The FedEx Cup playoffs enter their second week at the familiar TPC Boston for the Dell Technologies Championship.

We get an extra day this week to look over the lines, thanks to Friday start and the traditional Labor Day finish on Monday.

The Tour’s postseason has been whittled down to 100 players, with 98 set to tee it up this week. Only Francesco Molinari and Rickie Fowler are sitting this tournament out. Both have accumulated enough points to take time off and still advance into the next tournament.

Let’s take a look at how I’m handicapping this week’s event.

All odds via Bovada as of Wednesday morning unless otherwise noted.

The Course

TPC Boston has been a paradise for the stars. Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler have won the last three events while six of the past eight champs were 40-1 or less. We usually don’t have to look to far down the board to find the winner here.

Par-5 scoring pops up for me on this track a little more than usual. The 7,216-yard, par-71 course has three par-5s that the players will feast on this week. With the winning score usually reaching the high teens under par, it’s important to take advantage of those easy opportunities.

The Favorites

We’re not seeing too much change at the top of the board.

Dustin Johnson opens as a favorite again at +850 on Bovada. Defending champ Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka are next in line at 10-1 and 12-1, respectively. Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are right behind them at +1600. Then we have Tiger Woods at +1800 and Jordan Spieth at +2000

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