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BMW Championship Odds – Outright Winner Betting
BMW Championship Golf Betting 2017; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2.
BMW Championship Betting Odds Guide 2017, Preview & Tips
After our brief trip into Europe last week with the Omega Masters, we’re back on the PGA Tour with one of the bigger events on the schedule, writes Matt. The BMW Championship tees off this Thursday with what looks to be the strongest field since the final major of the season and it’s tight at the top of the betting.
We took a small profit last time out as Thongchai Jaidee squeezed into the Top Ten at 6/1 in Switzerland so let’s see if we can maintain our strong run. Here is our analysis of the BMW Championship odds, concluding with our preview’s betting tips.
Jordan Spieth is among those in contention this week and the 2017 Open Champion starts as a clear favourite at 6/1 across most bookies including Bet365. Spieth has no great record in this event with a best of 13th place but he is fourth in GIR and third in birdie or better percentage and these could be key stats this week.
We predicted that Dustin Johnson would return to winning ways at the Northern Trust last month and he is just behind Spieth at a best of 8/1 with Betfred. Johnson is our defending champion and two time winner of the BMW Championship and looks a better value option at the top of the market.
Leading the Power Rankings for this event is PGA Champion Justin Thomas who is a definite tempter at a top price of 11/1 with Bet365. That victory contributes to a record of two wins and a tie for sixth in his last three starts and he leads the tour in some relevant stats coming into this week.
Further back are Rickie Fowler at best odds of 14/1 and Hideki Matsuyama at a top price of 16/1 (see odds comparison table above for latest BMW Championship outright winner odds). Matsuyama tied for seventh when the BMW was last at Conway Farms in 2015 while Fowler was ahead of him in a tie for fourth. Like the remainder of the field, these two are nicely rested and look to be threats this week.
It’s interesting to see Rory McIlroy finally drift in the markets to best odds of 22/1 with the excellent Bet365, our idea of the best of our top recommended bookies. Finally it seems that the Northern Irishman is being priced on form rather than reputation. Punters may now see some value in that figure but it’s been a disappointing year of missed cuts and that infamous change of caddie.
With Rory off our radar for the time being, we could look at Paul Casey at that same top price of 22/1. Interestingly, when Dustin Johnson won this event in 2016 and 2010, Casey was runner up on both occasions.
Casey has been profitable for us in the Top Ten betting throughout the year and we see no reason not to continue backing the Englishman in that particular market at a best of 13/8 with Stan James.
Other long shots worthy of our attention include Patrick Reed at best odds of 30/1 with Betfred, Matt Kuchar at 40/1, Sergio Garcia at 50/1 and Webb Simpson at an excellent 80/1, the last two named with Bet365.
Our Preview’s BMW Championship Odds Guide Betting Tips
The BMW Championship traditionally rotates its venues and this year the tournament returns to Conway Farms Golf Club in Illinois. A par 71 at just over 7,100 yards, this course has seen some seriously low scores over the years with Jim Furyk hitting a 59 in this very event back in 2013.
It’s seen little rain in recent months and all pundits are agreed that rounds in the low 60s could be common across the four days. Big hitting and birdie or better percentage plus Greens in Regulation are therefore the key indicators when weighing up our likely winner.
With those points in mind it’s tempting to side with Dustin Johnson at 8/1 with Betfred although the defending champion and two-time winner is less productive when the tournament comes to Conway Farms.
- While it has been a subdued period for Matsuyama, we like the credentials of the Japanese and at 16/1 with Unibet or Boylesports the advice is to get on each-way.
- Elsewhere, Paul Casey is an obvious first pick for a Top Ten finish at that best price of 13/8 with Stan James while our other tips in this market for Conway Farms are Sergio Garcia at 4/1 with Coral, Webb Simpson at 6/1 with BetVictor and Patrick Reed at 5/2 with Stan James.