Crowne Plaza Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/21/15
Crowne Plaza Invitational: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Masters: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 pn (Colonial Country Club)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
The Crowne Plaza Invitational takes place this week, giving us golfing fans and bettors another chance to make serious money. For the most part, this field is wide open.
Here are some of the golfers you should consider putting on this week’s card.
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Ryan Palmer - I like guys who play individual courses well, as it gives your wager value knowing they show up and have had previous success. Well, Ryan Palmer has three straight top 15 finishes at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, which includes a fifth place finish back in 2012. Palmer is from Texas and usually plays well in his home state, which includes a sixth-place finish at this year’s Texas Open. Palmer is one of the better drivers in this field and is seventh in overall scoring average. You can get Palmer with odds of up to +2000, which sounds mighty tasty given his history on this course.
Adam Scott - Speaking of guys who have had previous success on this course, Adam Scott is the defending champion, winning last year with a -9. Scott hasn’t had a finish better than tied for 35th since the WGC-Cadillac, but he’s made the cut six times in eight events and has two top 25 finishes. Scott is fourth in driving distance and eighth in ball striking, giving him a huge advantage over some of the lesser experienced golfers participating. Scott comes with odds of +2200, which is kind of surprising considering he should have confidence returning to this course.
Sean O'Hair - Sean O'Hair is going to be my big underdog, as he’s quietly played some real solid golf lately. O’Hair finished tied for 20th last week at Wells Fargo and has top 15 finishes at the RBC Heritage and Zurich Classic. Right now, O’Hair looks like a golfer who is on the verge of getting his first PGA tour victory since 2011. O’Hair is 16th in eagles (holes per) and a respectable 54th in total driving. This week O'Hair comes with odds of +4000, and with the way he’s shown promise as of late, I’ll gladly take my chances.
Jordan Spieth - You guys know I hate betting on the overall favorite, but Jordan Spieth is head and shoulders the best golfer in this week’s event. Spieth is also eager to get his first career victory in his home state, an accomplishment that he’s come so close to getting multiple times this season already. Spieth has seven top 10 finishes in 13 events this season, and he’s second in overall scoring average. There’s no doubt that Spieth will be in the running in the final days and that makes small odds such as +400 a must play. Spieth will be motivated like he usually is when playing in the state of Texas.