WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 3/23/17
The 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Austin Country Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
With the Masters Tournament approaching quite fast, we leave Florida to head to Texas for the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play which will take place at the Austin Country Club. This event was established in 1999 and has produced three multiple winners with Tiger Woods leading the way with three victories.
A match play knockout event always makes for a fun betting experience.
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Here are five golfers to consider throwing onto your card this week.
Dustin Johnson - You guys know I like to go for longer shots in these articles and give out strong dark horses, but you can’t ignore Dustin Johnson with odds of +710. Johnson has been the most consistent golfer this year with four top-10 finishes in six events played, which includes victories at the Genesis Open and in Mexico. Johnson is first in driving distance, second in greens in regulation percentage and sixth in birdie average. Right now it doesn’t get any better than Johnson, so this is a great opportunity to make seven times your money.
J.B. Holmes - J.B. Holmes hasn’t had his breakout performance this season yet, but he has finished 35th or better in his last seven events. Holmes has been very consistent when it comes to making the cut, and he’s top-50 in driving distance and 24th in birdie average. It feels like Holmes is due to kind of get over that hump and put himself in the running for winning one of these events sooner than later. It might be this week, which is why I like Holmes and his odds of +7000 as a strong value play.
Jason Day - Jason Day has been a little shaky this season but is coming off a top-25 finish at the Arnold Palmer and does have three top-25 finishes. Day is also fourth in eagles (holes per) and seventh in sand save percentage. But the real reason to consider Day for your card this week is the fact he’s won two of the last three WGC-Dell Technologies Match Plays and is the defending champion. Experience matters in events like this and it’s hard to argue Day’s success. Must play here with odds of +1600.
Jason Dufner - Jason Dufner has produced four straight top-25 finishes, including an 11th place finish in his most recent event at the Valspar Championship. Dufner has finished 25th or better in six of his last seven events overall, and he’s 20th in driving accuracy percentage and 20th in sand save percentage. Dufner is in really good form right now and is the type of player who can get hot in a tournament like this one. I’ll take a stab with Dufner and odds of +7500.
Matt Kuchar - Another golfer hitting the ball extremely well is Matt Kuchar, who has produced top-25 finishes in six of his last seven events and that includes a victory in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Kuchar also won this event back in 2013 when he was a 21 seed. You add his form and his history of winning this event in the past, and you have to like Kuchar with his odds of +4500.