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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Expert Picks: Viktor Hovland & Hideki Matsuyama Outright Bets This Week

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Welcome to the Stokastic Expert Golf Betting Picks for the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. Stokastic’s golf betting experts have outlined their favorite bets and 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship golf predictions of the week and located some of the best PGA betting odds and picks this week on BetMGM and more! Check out all of our experts’ favorite bets and predictions below.

FedEx St. Jude Championship Predictions & Betting Picks

In this weekly article, Stokastic golf experts will give their favorite PGA betting picks, odds and predictions of the week for the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Ben Rasa’s Pick: Corey Conners | RISK FREE Bet

Outright 66-1 (BetMGM)

Obviously, there are a ton of guys with more win equity this week than Corey Conners, but if you want someone a little off the radar, this could be your guy. Conners is a pure ball striker, and that showed last week when he gained 8.4 strokes tee to green at the Wyndham. The three strokes he lost putting capped his upside, but that’s the exact profile we want for a guy outside that top tier of talent. If the putter connects, watch out for Conners, who has proven he can hang in these type of fields; he has two top-10 finishes at the Masters in recent years. The outright at 66-1 is an intriguing number, while the top-10 and top-20 bets are firmly in play.


Geoff Ulrich’s Pick: Viktor Hovland | RISK FREE Bet

Outright +4000 (BetMGM) | Top Five +700 (DraftKings Sportsbook)

I am shocked that Viktor Hovland is 40-1 in this event just one start after he landed a fourth-place finish at the Open. He had a bumpy early summer, but his ball striking rebounded nicely at St. Andrews, and that should lead to better things at TPC Southwind. Hovland’s best work in 2022 came early on the Florida swing at venues like Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass, where he was gaining off the tee and on approach and staying out of most of the heavy water hazards. That will again be a factor this week. If he finds the same rhythm he found on those other Bermuda tracks, then Hovland has the potential to make his betting number look silly. He carries some of the best value in the outright market among the more elite names this week.


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Eric Lindquist’s Pick: J.T. Poston

Outright +10000 | Top 10 +750

With Matthew Fitzpatrick (+2200) and Sam Burns (+2800) already on the card, I felt like taking a couple deep shots on some players with both current form and course fit that I believe in. And without question, J.T. Poston is one of the players who checks both boxes. Current form first: His past four events stateside include a win at the John Deere, a second-place at Travelers, 11th at the 3M and a 21st at the Wyndham last week. As far as course fit goes, his consistent driving game combined with the ability to spike massive weeks with the irons and putter go a long way in backing a dark horse. And considering he’s 11th in stroke gained putting on Bermuda over his last 100 rounds among this field, he’s an easy buy for me at these prices.

Eytan Shander’s Pick: Hideki Matsuyama | RISK FREE Bet

Outright: (+4000, BetMGM) | Top 20 (+170 FanDuel)

Editors Note: Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the tournament due to a neck injury.

In a field this tight with top-level talent, especially with most of them playing outstanding golf against tougher fields, the longshots begin to tighten. Finding the best number is always the key, but it’s reinforced when taking someone in the +3500 to +5500 range. There’s going to be an obvious reason why the golfer is listed as a longer shot in a heavier field, combined with a recent pathway to attaining victory. Hideki Matsuyama at 40-1 is a great number for someone with fantastic recent success at St. Jude. Beyond losing in a playoff in 2021, Matsuyama has been deadly with his wedges and high irons, gaining strokes on his approach shots in each of his last three appearances. He secured wins at both the Zozo and the Sony in Hawaii while also finishing top four at the U.S. Open. His last three tournaments were awful, with a 68th-place finish at the Open Championship bookended by a missed cut and withdraw. If Matsuyama is focused and healthy, he’s far better than his current odds.


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