RBC Canadian Round 1 Picks

Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a full tournament in so we fell short at the Memorial. Can’t win em all but the grind continues.

Here are the picks for Round 1:

Brooks Koepka -121 over Justin Thomas

Kevin Tway -130 over Danny Willett

Zach Johnson -125 over Graeme McDowell

Jonas Blixt +100 over Corey Connors

Matt Kuchar -110 over Justin Thomas

Trey Mullinax +105 over Dylan Frittelli

Joaquin Niemann -125 over Brian Harman

Henrik Stenson -110 over Sergio Garcia

Henrik Stenson -125 over Scott Piercy

Brandt Snedeker +115 over Bubba Watson

Brooks Koepka -105 over Rory McIlroy

Aaron Wise -120 over Daniel Berger

Shane Lowry +105 over Jim Furyk

Matt Kuchar -110 over Webb Simpson

Harold Varner III +105 over Denny McCarthy

The Memorial Round 3 Picks

Barely under even for Round 2, so no harm done. We have a big Round 3 coming up for this PGA event. Lots of big names and good matchups.

Let’s get started and get units:

Jason Dufner -110 over Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Troy Merritt -105 over Kyoung-Hoon Lee

Justin Rose -200 over Austin Cook

Andrew Putnam +170 over Rickie Fowler

Keith Mitchell -130 over Michael Thompson

Si Woo Kim -110 over Vaughn Taylor

Joel Dahmen -120 over Max Homa

Haotong Li +150 over Hideki Matsuyama

Marc Leishman -160 over Danny Willett

Adam Scott -140 over Emiliano Grillo

Louis Oosthuizen-135 over Rory Sabbatini

Tyrell Hatton +100 over Jason Kokrak

Byeong Hun An +115 over Lucas Glover

Abraham Ancer +105 over Rafa Cabrera Bello

The Memorial Round 2 Picks

Tournament is off and running and had a losing day. Nothing too terrible. Just need to tighten up for Round 2.

Always nice to capitalize on poor public perceptions i.e. Jordan Spieth at plus money in both matchups.

Time to get after it for the Second Round:

Kevin Streelman -117 over Sungjae Im

Cameron Champ +106 over Keith Mitchell

David Lingmerth +107 over Abraham Ancer

Peter Uihlein +143 over Rory Sabbatini

Adam Scott +109 over Hideki Matsuyama

Anirban Lahiri -116 over JJ Spaun

Michael Thompson -128 over Bill Haas

Justin Rose +127 over Tiger Woods

Tony Finau +136 over Patrick Cantlay

Rickie Fowler -132 over Matt Kuchar

Gary Woodland -127 over Henrik Stenson

The Memorial Round 1 Picks

Another good betting week at a PGA Tournament.  Up next we have the house (and tournament) that Jack built: The Memorial.

This is a PGA event that brings out a ton of huge names. If The Players is the 5th major, The Memorial is the 6th.  I have been several times to this one and it is spectacular. The golf, the course, the everything is top notch.  Let’s make some money with some top notch picks as well.

Peter Uihlein +115 over Rory Sabbatini

Tony Finau +100 over Patrick Cantlay

Tony Finau -115 over Hideki Matsuyama

Charley Hoffman -105 over Aaron Wise

Matt Kuchar -120 over Justin Thomas

Jordan Spieth +145 over Rickie Fowler

Jordan Spieth +120 over Jason Day

Patrick Cantlay -125 over Justin Thomas

Si Woo Kim -120 over Pat Perez

Joaquin Niemann -105 over Corey Conners

Harold Varner III -130 over Danny Willett

Justin Rose -105 over Tiger Woods

Jason Day -115 over Hideki Matsuyama

PGA Championship Second Round Matchups

Bad For The Books PGA Championship Second Round Betting Matchups. Check out the link for a solid list of gambling matchups for the Second Major of the year. Tiger, Brooks, and many more

Round one is in the books and Brooks Koepka looks every bit like the guy who has dominated golf the last 3 majors. Danny Lee had a surprising performance to stay on pace but I don’t foresee him keeping up. Regardless, we have more picks to make.

Strong start for us, going 6-3-5 for +275 return. Some of those ties went the wrong way at the end but that’s the name of the game.  Onto our Round 2 picks:

Sungjae Im -170 over Lucas Herbert

Xander Schauffele -116 over Hideki Matsuyama

Rickie Fowler -111 over Justin Rose

Adam Scott -121 over Sergio Garcia

Charley Hoffman +116 over Patrick Reed

Matt Wallace -120 over Joost Luiten

Russell Knox +103 over Haotong Li

Brooks Koepka -133 over Tiger Woods

Kiradech Aphibarnrat +109 over Max Homa

Sam Burns +101 over Keith Mitchell

Erik Van Rooyen -106 over Shane Lowry

Tyrell Hatton -112 over Haotong Li

Francesco Molinari +124 over Tiger Woods

Patrick Reed +109 over Louis Oosthuizen

PGA Championship First Round Matchups

Bad For The Books PGA Championship First Round Betting Matchups. Check out the link for a solid list of gambling matchups for the Second Major of the year. Tiger, Brooks, and many more

Round 1 picks for the newly placed second major of the year, the PGA Championship. This major allows qualifying for PGA certified Professionals from around the country, possibly including the one from your local club. Just one of the cool things about this major.

Pretty safe to say this is the least prestigious of the four majors. The PGA Championship produces some of the least memorable major winners. Some names that have won since Tiger came onto the scene twenty years ago: Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel, Yang Yong-eun, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, and Jimmy Walker.

A venue like Bethpage feels like it should produce a worthy champion, but time will tell.

Onto the important stuff: First Round Matchups. Providing a lot of picks to choose from this go around. Let’s get started.

Beau Hossler -107 over JJ Spaun

Jason Day +113 over Rory McIlroy

Jim Furyk -117 over Corey Conners

Matthew Fitzpatrick +105 over Rafa Cabrera Bello

Bronson Burgoon -132 over Brandon Stone

Xander Schauffele -108 over Hideki Matsuyama

Adam Scott -111 over Sergio Garcia

Brooks Koepka -144 over Francesco Molinari

Brooks Koepka -105 over Tiger Woods

Tony Finau -130 over Ian Poulter

Bubba Watson +125 over Justin Rose

Francesco Molinari +120 over Tiger Woods

Thorbjorn Oleson -101 over Ryan Moore

Kiradech Aphibarnrat -121 over Max Homa

McPhilPicks – NFL Week 6

Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks (SEA -3): Seattle Covers

To start, here are the reasons you shouldn’t be scared away by the fact that this is a London game. Yes, weird things can happen, but there have been some trends over the last few seasons that make this matchup very appealing. Firstly, there were five games played in London last season. The average margin of victory for the winning team in those games was 26.4 points. Secondly, since 2015 there have been 12 games played in London, and the average combined point total for these games is 45 points per game.

So, what do you make of these trends and the teams that are playing? Well for one, the already porous Raiders defense is likely going to play even worse than usual. Their defensive line has generated only 46 total pressures and six sacks on the season, so I’m not worried that they’re going to put pressure on Russell Wilson. According to PFF’s Austin Gayle Oakland’s linebackers have given up a perfect passer rating when targeted throughout this season for 495 yards to go along with six touchdowns and 19 first downs. Add that to the fact that the Raiders are struggling to find any consistency in their secondary rotation after benching Gareon Conley for poor play, and this defense looks like even more of a mess than it does at first glance.

The Seahawks aren’t an inspiring NFL team to watch this year, but they are just good enough to put a beating on a floundering Raiders team. I expect their defensive line to give the Raiders’ offense a lot of trouble considering rookie LT Kolton Miller’s struggles, All-Pro RT Donald Penn is on IR and star guard Kelechi Osemele is doubtful for the game. Sure, the defense is a far-cry from the Legion of Boom that it once was, but Bobby Wagner is still one of the best linebackers in the sport, Tedric Thompson has filled in admirably in Earl Thomas’ absence and Bradley McDougald is one of the best safeties you’ve never heard of.

Considering the injuries to the Raiders on offense and the gaping holes on their defense, I see Seattle covering the spread without much issue. They are the better team, and as the average margin of victory shows, typically the better team wins by quite a bit in London. For this reason, I’m taking the Seahawks to cover the spread. I would also consider taking the over, which currently sits at 48.5. Based on the high-scoring history of London games paired with the overall weakness of the defenses in this game, I expect this point total to exceed the over.

Final score prediction: 34-24

FOOTBALL IS BACK

Well Sort Of

Tonight the CFL football season kicks off as the Edmonton Eskimos travel to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Eskimos finished 3rd last year in the West behind Winnipeg on a tie breaker, but went on to beat the Blue Bombers in the playoffs 39-32 as 3 point road favorites. As far as this game is concerned the Eskimos opened up at -6 and have moved in some books to -7.5.

Winnipeg had a major injury in preseason as starting QB Matt Nichols went down for the season with a knee injury. Insert Alex Ross (Coastal Carolina). I just don’t see how Winnipeg can overcome such an injury so quickly against a very good Eskimos team. We got the line on Tuesday at -6.5 and we took it, but don’t be to afraid of the -7.5. The Eskimos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against the Blue Bombers

PICK: Edmonton Eskimos -6.5