Can you name this hungry PGA Tour player? Wise bettors know it is Taylor Montgomery. (AP Photo)
EVENT: The American Express (Thurs-Sun)
WHY WE’LL WATCH: Five of the world’s top 10 are in Cali including Xander Schauffele, who withdrew from the Sentry two weeks ago with a back injury. Hot putters and longshots thrive in this event — five of the last six champions were 50/1 or higher.
COURSE INFO: Golfers play two rounds atthe PGA West Stadium Course (7,187 yards with water on seven holes), one round at the Nicklaus Course (7,147 yards with longer par-4s) and another at La Quinta (7,060 yards with 82 bunkers).
THE FAVS: Jon Rahm (+650), Scottie Scheffler (+1000) and Patrick Cantlay (+1200). Defending champ Hudson Swafford signed with LIV.
BET TO CONSIDER: Taylor Montgomery Top 20 (+150): The 27-year-old makes his AmEx debut. He has displayed remarkable consistency with seven top 15s in his last eight PGA Tour events.
The PointsBet triumvirate of ambassador Paige Spiranac, NBA studio host Kazeem 'Kaz' Famuyide and Prop Queen Ariel Epstein fire off their best plays.
THE FORMER PRO
David Lipsky (+1000) Top 10 at the AmEx
"He tied for fourth last week and was top 15 in the event last year. He's playing well and I love his price (125/1) to win."
Mavericks ML (-135) vs. Hawks
"Luka Doncic has never lost to the Hawks (3-0) at home. He remembers that they traded him on draft night!"
THE NBA HOST
Memphis' Jaren Jackson Jr. (+475) Double Double vs. Cleveland
"With Donovan Mitchell (groin) out, I like Memphis -7.5. I also see a lot of activity for Jackson, who has two double doubles in his last three games."
Mavericks -2 vs. Hawks (-110)
"The Mavs are getting Dorian-Finney Smith and Josh Green back to provide defensive energy. I like Spencer Dinwiddie Over 2.5 3s (+110) and the Mavs to cover."
THE PROP QUEEN
Indiana's Myles Turner Over 17.5 points (-120)
"Turner is averaging 23.4 points against defenses that are bottom-10 in rebounding. OKC ranks 30th versus centers in points allowed."
Memphis' Desmond Bane Over 2.5 3s (-135)
"Bane has hit 3+ triples in five straight games. Miami allows the sixth-highest 3-point percentage."
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Find this betting market at GOLF/FUTURES/2003 PLAYER MAJOR SPECIALS:
To Win any Major in 2023 – Tony Finau +650
“Finau has never won a major but has a top 5 in all of them, including nine top 10s from 2018-21. Tony won three PGA Tour events in ’22 and has the game and experience to contend at every major — giving this wager four legitimate chances to cash.”
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