By Dan Kilbridge | | 9 mins
LIV Golf Series Portland Odds, Picks & Betting Predictions
The new Saudi Arabia-backed disruptive golf league is back for Round 2 with this week’s LIV Portland event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. And there are a few new names in the field as others have recently succumbed to the temptation of massive guaranteed money, regardless of the source.
Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed are among the newcomers who have decided to leave the Tour and tee it up this week, with the same no-cut, 54-hole format we saw at the first event in London.
Charl Schwartzel cleared more than $4 million with a win in London. That alone is the draw here, and it remains to be seen if viewers will actually tune in to see a few big names and a majority of players they’ve never heard of from week to week.
Dustin Johnson is on top of the golf betting board with +650 odds. Johnson finished eighth in the London event and will likely be favored in every tournament this year.
Talor Gooch and Brooks Koepka round out the top five with golf odds of +1200, while newcomers DeChambeau and Reed are further down the board at +1600 and +1800.
2022 LIV Golf Portland Odds
LIV Golf Portland Expert Picks & Predictions
Patrick Reed To Win
Odds: +1800 at DraftKings
Reed is one of a handful of players who we can safely assume does not give a damn what anyone thinks. He seemingly relishes the villain role, does and says whatever he wants, and doesn’t care for pleasantries. It’s almost refreshing in a twisted way. Point is, there’s been a lot of scrutiny toward players jumping ship from the Tour and Reed has never let negative attention bring him down before. If anything, he’s played better every time the heat is on.
The Reeds were not well-liked on Tour and could often be seen playing practice rounds alone. He’s probably downright giddy to get out of that atmosphere and a locker room in which he did not fit in. He’s probably the happiest of anyone in the field to try something new, even if past grudges were mostly of his own creation.
He’s also playing decent golf and showing progress with the driver. These things are a crapshoot with a small field and courses we don’t know much about. We just like the intangibles here.
We’re on Reed to win the second LIV event with +1800 odds at DraftKings.
LIV Golf Portland Betting Tips
The majority of golf fans have never heard of Pumpkin Ridge, but some players in the field will be more than familiar as this used to serve as a regular stop on the Korn Ferry Tour. The purse is just slightly bigger this time around.
It looks like this will be a much lengthier setup, but course fit isn’t as important as we see on the PGA Tour. With a small field and three rounds instead of four, anyone can win from week to week. That’s why we’ll continue to fade the very top of these boards and look for value in the middle. We’ll rely on intangibles like mindset and on-course form for the past few months, but we’re not gonna overthink these early events and break them down like a normal Tour event.
LIV Golf Portland, Date & TV
When: Thursday-Saturday, June 30-July 2
Where: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Portland, Oregon