- Dustin Johnson has +600 odds to win the Sentry Tournament Of Champions.
- Gonzaga is favored by 17 points over BYU after opening at -18.5.
- Noah Rubin and Roberto Quiroz are neck and neck on the odds boards at ATP Delray Beach.
LAS VEGAS - Welcome to this Thursday edition of the Daily Sports Betting Preview.
Today’s Preview starts out with a discussion of the PGA’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. Then, the Preview takes a look at some Gonzaga basketball, as the number one team in the nation battles BYU.
Finally, the ATP’s Delray Beach Open is in full swing, and there are a ton of interesting matches to wager on.
There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!
PGA Sentry Tournament Of Champions Betting
The Sentry Tournament Of Champions is a solid PGA event, and in terms of the odds, all the usual suspects are sitting at the top of the boards.
PGA Sentry Tournament Of Champions winner
- Dustin Johnson +600
- Justin Thomas +700
- Jon Rahm +900
- Bryson DeChambeau +1000
- Xander Schauffele +1200
- Patrick Reed +1400
- Hideki Matsuyama +1800
- Patrick Cantlay +1800
- Collin Morikawa +2200
- Tony Finau +2200
- Webb Simpson +2200
- Viktor Hovland +2500
- Daniel Berger +2800
- Harris English +3300
- Adam Scott +4000
- Cameron Smith +4000
- Joaquin Niemann +4000
- Scottie Scheffler +4000
- Sungjae Im +4000
- Abraham Ancer +5000
- Cameron Champ +5000
At the top of the odds boards, where he tends to reside, is Dustin Johnson, the number one player on the tour. Johnson’s +600 odds are only challenged by Justin Thomas’ +700 odds, and perhaps by Jon Rahm’s +900 odds.
This trio of Rahm, Thomas and Johnson has dominated the odds boards in the past year.
However, Bryson DeChambeau, who has the fourth shortest odds at +1000, has made quite a name for himself with his power up physique.
DeChambeau’s approach has garnered criticism, but it’s undeniably effective for “The Mad Scientist.”
Behind the top four is the usual crowd of elite-but-not-quite-elite-enough golfers: Hudeki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson and Viktor Hovland.
To greater or lesser degrees, this group is composed of genuine threats to win any tournament, but not exactly favorites by any stretch of the imagination.
The handicappers did their job well when it comes to the odds for this matchup, although perhaps DeChambeau is a bit low.
Regardless, the Sentry Tournament of Champions should be a great opportunity for golf fans and golf betting alike.
College Basketball Betting
College Basketball bettors will have a shot to wager on the number one team in the nation as Gonzaga goes up against BYU.
Gonzaga, ranked number one in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, is expected to have a fairly easy go of it against an unranked BYU.
Gonzaga vs. BYU
- BYU +1025
- Gonzaga -2300
In fact, it’s a bit of a surprise that there even is a moneyline for this matchup - similarly lopsided matchups have gone without moneylines.
The return on investment for those wagering on Gonzaga is 4.35%, which is not awful in the sense that it only takes a few hours to see that return.
However, there is, of course, the risk of loss. The spread for this matchup is 17 points in favor of Gonzaga.
Gonzaga vs. BYU
- BYU +17.0 (-105)
- Gonzaga -17.0 (-115)
At the time of writing, the shading on the spread favored Gonzaga, and it is worth noting that if the shading continued to move, the line might move to 17.5 points.
The spread opened at Gonzaga -18.5, so it seems clear that there has been enough action on BYU’s end to move it a bit already.
This matchup should be a solid one for fans of college basketball betting, with multiple approaches available for the risk-averse and the risk takers alike.
ATP Delray Betting
Delray Beach plays host to the ATP for an Open tournament this week, and there are some intriguing matches on the betting slate.
Perhaps the most interesting pits Noah Rubin against Roberto Quiroz.
Noah Rubin vs. Roberto Quiroz
- Noah Rubin -123
- Roberto Quiroz +103
Rubin, at 24 years old, has won four ATP Challenger titles in his pro career, which spans from 2015 until now. Quiroz, meanwhile, is an older player, but about as established as Rubin. Quiroz is 28 years old, but he is still playing for the University of Southern California.
The matchup seems to slightly favor Rubin, who has had far more success on the Challenger level that Quiroz.
Rubin has won four ATP Challenger titles, while Quiroz has lost both of his Challenger level matches as a singles competitor.
Noah Rubin vs. Roberto Quiroz
- Noah Rubin -1.0 (-107)
- Roberto Quiroz +1.0 (-113)
The spread is set at one game, which is a very close spread in tennis betting, and the shading on the spread is extremely minor, although it seems set up to offset the points.
This matchup looks to be a great one for tennis bettors, and while Rubin has the advantage in terms of resume, Quiroz looks like he’s right in the match with him.