By Dan Kilbridge | | 7 mins
Expert Golf Picks: PGA Odds, Props & Best Bets This Week
The Rocket Mortgage Classic returns to Detroit after a solid debut in 2019 at Detroit Golf Club. Tickets were sold out all weekend, creating one of the best PGA Tour atmospheres of the year, and Nate Lashley ran away with a six-shot win.
This year, fans aren’t allowed on the property for this tournament and Lashley has missed four consecutive cuts. Such is golf in 2020.
The field isn’t as strong as we’ve seen the past three weeks, with a lot of the big names sitting out after two or three weeks in a row. But big bopper Bryson DeChambeau is can’t-miss TV these days and enters the week as the golf betting favorite with +700 odds.
Webb Simpson is right behind him at +1100 and Tyrrell Hatton is +1400.
Here are our five best bets for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Best Bets
|Rory Sabbatini to Finish Top-5||+1000 |
Bet it at DraftKings
|Tony Finau Over Bubba Watson||-137|
Bet it at Unibet
|J.T. Poston to Finish Top-10||+425|
Bet it at PointsBet
|Patrick Reed Over Tyrrell Hatton||-105|
Bet it at FoxBet
|Viktor Hovland Over Hideki Matsuyama||+104|
Bet it at FanDuel
- Brian Stuard (-112) over Tom Hoge at DraftKings
- Doc Redman (-112) over Harold Varner III at DraftKings
- Bryson DeChambeau to win (+700) at PointsBet
- Rickie Fowler to miss the cut (+235) at FanDuel
- Wesley Bryan to finish top-10 (+2000) at FanDuel
Rory Sabbatini to Finish Top-5 (+1100)
Sabbatini is off to a great start this summer with a T-14 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and a T-21 at the RBC Heritage. He also finished T-3 in this event last year. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him do it again after he took last week off.
Tony Finau (-137) over Bubba Watson
Watson played here last year while Finau skipped it, but we’re not concerned. It’s all pretty much out there in front of you at this classic, straightforward track. Watson also missed the cut a year ago and turned in a surprising missed cut at the Travelers. We expect Finau to log a top-20 finish and beat Watson in the process.
J.T. Poston to Finish Top-10 (+425)
Poston looks ready for a breakout week after finishing T-10 and T-8 in two starts since the PGA returned. He missed the cut last week but usually struggles at the Travelers. He also finished T-11 at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage and we think he can do one better this week.
Patrick Reed (-105) over Tyrrell Hatton
Tough one here as Hatton is having a stellar season. But Reed has always been a streaky player and he got it clicking last week with a final-round 64. He was T-5 last year at Detroit Golf Club and raved about the new tournament in Detroit. We’re hoping for a down week from Hatton after his near-miss and T-3 finish at the Travelers.
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Viktor Hovland (+104) over Hideki Matsuyama
Matsuyama and Hovland both finished T-13 a year ago, when Hovland was making his second professional start. He has been on a tear lately with three straight top-25 finishes and a T-11 last week. He’s also a combined 35-under-par since the restart.
Brian Stuard (-112) over Tom Hoge
Stuard could be a nice DFS sleeper and we like him in this matchup as well. He was T-5 last year in Detroit and logged a T-20 last week with four sub-70 rounds. He’s been a step above Hoge since the restart and we expect another solid week.
Doc Redman (-112) over Harold Varner III
Love Redman’s chances in Detroit. He’s trending up, having finished T-58 at the Charles Schwab, T-21 at the RBC Heritage and T-11 at the Travelers. He was also T-5 here last year. Varner’s game is heading in the right direction as well, but he missed the Rocket Mortgage cut by three strokes in 2019.
Bryson DeChambeau to Win (+700)
These aren’t great odds for a winner. But just look at the guy. With his new and insane distances off the tee he can carry just about every fairway bunker at this course and turn it into a pitch-and-putt. He’s a combined 46-under-par with three top-10s in three tournaments since the restart. Don’t be surprised if he runs away with it.
Rickie Fowler to Miss the Cut (+235)
We see some value on these odds considering he has missed two in a row. He also didn’t exactly tear it up here last year and the new top-65 cut rule won’t help. He will have to go really low to make the weekend at DGC and Fowler is just 1-under-par combined in his past four rounds.
Wesley Bryan to Finish Top-10 (+1800)
Another sleeper we like this week. Bryan makes a lot of birdies and is coming off a T-24 at the Travelers. He’s struggling a bit off the tee but that won’t hurt him this week, with generous fairways and plenty of playable spots beyond. Could be another good DFS play as well.