FedEx Cup Playoffs – Betting The BMW Championship

BMW Championship Features $9.25 Million Prize Pool And Top 70 Players Remaining in FedEx Playoffs

The PGA Tour moves to suburban Chicago and Medinah Country Club for the BMW Championship. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings advanced following last week’s event at Liberty National in New Jersey for The Northern Trust. Patrick Reed’s victory at 50-1 odds moved him up from No. 50 to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings, but this week the top players in the betting market is expected to win. Since 2015, eight major champions have won FedEx Cup playoff events from 12 different winners.

So check out odds of the leading contenders below from DraftKings sportsbook, and my article at Forbes as I preview the BMW championship and provide some keys to success with odds to win and top finishes of all the players.

Player Odds to Win Top 5 Top 10
Brooks Koepka 850 200 -120
Rory McIlroy 850 200 -120
Jon Rahm 1,150 275 125
Dustin Johnson 1,600 350 138
Justin Thomas 1,600 350 138
Justin Rose 1,600 350 138
Patrick Cantlay 1,800 400 150
Adam Scott 2,200 500 200
Webb Simpson 2,200 500 200
Tommy Fleetwood 2,800 550 250
Patrick Reed 2,800 550 250

I also provide some details and analysis at Offshore Gaming Association on four leading favorites to watch and wager on as interested along with 72-hole tournament match-ups of interest.

Fairway’s Foursome – Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm.

Justin Thomas has finished top-12 in each of his last three tournaments, and was top-5 in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green in each event. He leads the field in that category this year. Thomas is also 5th in Greens in Regulation and 1st in Birdie Average. He comments about his game during last week’s event were very positive, and while he’s playing well yet without a victory this year, a 10th career PGA Tour win would not be a surprise.

Others at longer odds to challenge the leading favorites: Patrick Cantlay (20-1), Hideki Matsuyama (50-1), Adam Scott (27-1), Tony Finau (40-1) and big longshot Emiliano Grillo (175-1).

Matchups

Lay the 1.5 strokes option with Patrick Cantlay (-105) over Patrick Reed.

Two other players with the same first name are also worth wagers in match-ups with Justin Thomas (+106) over Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose (-116) also over Dustin Johnson.

Tiger Woods is not listed in any match-ups (yet), as he’s a risk to withdraw like he did last week following Thursday’s opening round. But BookMaker has left Jason Day on board in one match-up, and he’s a fade with a similar chance something could go wrong. His 72-hole match-up is against Hideki Matsuyama (-117), and Hideki is a solid top-10 SG: Approach the Green play and had a 6th place finish at similar style Memorial this year.

There is no cut this week at the BMW Championship, which will play to 7,630 yards and par 72. Scores are expected to be low with an over/under winning score of 268.5 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas through golf odds. More key golf stats and tournament info in the articles along with past performance charts at Golfstats.com.

Author: FairwayJay

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