Justin Thomas Is a Cash-Game DFS Lock at PGA Championship
Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Justin Thomas.
For betting odds and analysis of the top 80 golfers in the 2018 PGA Championship field, check out this page. “Best odds value” and “Best matchup value” listed below are determined by a proprietary model built by Colin Davy. It factors in the course, plus a variety of weighted metrics and the betting odds. This isn’t meant to imply every player is worth a bet; we’re simply showing the most efficient way to wager on each golfer should you so choose.
Justin Thomas PGA Championship Betting Odds
DFS Pricing: $9,700 DraftKings, $11,400 FanDuel
PGA Championship History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, T-18, T-66, WON
Odds: +1400 to win, +150 top-10 finish, -165 top-20 finish, -800 to make cut, +450 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +1400 to win
Best Matchup Value: Thomas (-125) over Rory McIlroy (-105)
Tee Times: 8:23 a.m. ET (Thursday); 1:48 p.m. ET (Friday)
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We were high on JT last week, and he rewarded bettors with a win at the Bridgestone. His game is suited much better for non-links courses, and he’s shown what he can do at a PGA Championship, getting his first major there last season. One thing that makes the DFS marketplace unique from the betting marketplace is that prices don’t change once released. DraftKings released his salary before last week’s victory, which means he’s way underpriced now at $9,700. He’ll be the most popular DFS play of the week.
Here’s how Thomas ranks in the PGA Championship field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.
- Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-3rd
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: 4th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 30th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 7th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 79th
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