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2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Detroit Golf Club

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Viktor Hovland, a 22-1 pick to win this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, could be a smart choice.

Bryson DeChambeau, the 6-1 favorite, looks good this week, but Viktor Hovland, a 22-1 choice, and Lucas Glover, at 66-1, might be smarter plays for bettors

“Shooting stars burn out the quickest.” We think that’s the quote, right? Either way, our hot start in Harbour Town was halted quickly at TPC River Highlands. A wacky week filled with positive COVID-19 tests, withdrawals from the tournament, a commissioner’s address to continue play and many low scores concluded with Dustin Johnson lifting his 21st PGA Tour trophy in Connecticut. So, let’s get back on track in the Motor City at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Another strong field was affected by more COVID-19 positive tests (Cameron Champ and the caddies for Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell) and precautionary withdrawals (Koepka and his younger brother, Chase, McDowell and Webb Simpson) at the Travelers Championship. However, Johnson showed once again why he can beat any field any time he tees it up. A Brendon Todd (70-1) blowup on No. 12 and holding off Kevin Streelman allowed Johnson to continue his streak of winning once or more in 13 consecutive seasons on the PGA Tour.

After three weeks of loaded fields, some of the top players in the world ranking will take the week off. According to William Hill, Bryson DeChambeau (6-1) is the clear favorite this week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic after his third consecutive top-10 result since the season restart. Next, is Harbour Town winner Simpson at (12-1) followed by Patrick Reed (16-1) and Tyrrell Hatton (16-1), who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Among the favorites, DeChambeau would be hard to ignore. He not only has been the most consistent player since the restart – results of T-3, T-8 and T-6 – but his play and attitude shows that he wants to win his sixth PGA Tour title but first since late 2018. Though 6-1 does not present much value, perhaps a live play after players have teed off might be the way to go here. DeChambeau seems highly motivated to prove any doubters wrong in 2020, and he’s certainly trending the right way.

A couple of sleepers this week begin with Viktor Hovland. Though 22-1 odds do not really make him a “sleeper,” he needs to be considered after an impressive week at TPC River Highlands, where he tied for 11th. He also should be brimming with confidence after his final-round 64 in 2019 at Detroit Golf Club pulled him up to T-13. A sleepier choice is Lucas Glover, at 66-1. The layout is yet another thinker’s track rather than a bomber’s course. Glover also has placed in the top 25 in every start since play restarted at Colonial.

Here are the full-field odds, according to William Hill:

Bryson DeChambeau 6-1
Webb Simpson 12-1
Patrick Reed 16-1
Tyrrell Hatton 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 18-1
Viktor Hovland 22-1
Sungjae Im 22-1
Rickie Fowler 33-1
Tony Finau 33-1
Scottie Scheffler 35-1
Kevin Na 40-1
J.T. Poston 40-1
Bubba Watson 45-1
Doc Redman 45-1
Rory Sabbatini 50-1
Brandt Snedeker 50-1
Jason Day 60-1
Adam Hadwin 66-1
Erik Van Rooyen 66-1
Brian Harman 66-1
Lucas Glover 66-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 66-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 66-1
Harold Varner 66-1
Alex Noren 70-1
Branden Grace 70-1
Brendon Todd 70-1
Maverick McNealy 70-1
Kevin Kisner 70-1
Keegan Bradley 80-1
Will Gordon 80-1
Kyle Stanley 80-1
Chris Kirk 80-1
Patrick Rodgers 90-1
Seung-Yul Noh 100-1
Michael Thompson 100-1
Tyler Duncan 100-1
Matthew Wolff 100-1
Wes Roach 100-1
Scott Stallings 100-1
Joseph Bramlett 100-1
Brian Stuard 100-1
Si-Woo Kim 100-1
Mark Hubbard 125-1
Sebastian Munoz 125-1
Emiliano Grillo 125-1
Tom Hoge 125-1
Lanto Griffin 125-1
Jason Dufner 125-1
Aaron Wise 125-1
Tom Lewis 125-1
Ryan Armour 125-1
Luke List 125-1
Chesson Hadley 125-1
Nate Lashley 150-1
Harry Higgs 150-1
C.T. Pan 150-1
Wesley Bryan 150-1
Danny Willett 150-1
Sam Burns 150-1
Peter Uihlein 150-1
Ben Martin 150-1
Beau Hossler 150-1
Andrew Putnam 150-1
Matt Wallace 150-1
Charl Schwartzel 150-1
Pat Perez 150-1
Russell Knox 150-1
Patton Kizzire 150-1
Shawn Stefani 150-1
Jamie Lovemark 200-1
Talor Gooch 200-1
Chris Stroud 200-1
Richy Werenski 200-1
Wyndham Clark 200-1
Kevin Tway 200-1
Troy Merritt 200-1
Cameron Davis 200-1
Matt Jones 200-1
Sam Ryder 200-1
Luke Donald 200-1
Kristoffer Ventura 200-1
Sepp Straka 200-1
Kevin Chappell 200-1
Jimmy Walker 200-1
Henrik Norlander 200-1
Cameron Tringale 200-1
Brandon Hagy 200-1
Bill Haas 250-1
Ted Potter 250-1
Vincent Whaley 250-1
Zac Blair 250-1
Chase Seiffert 250-1
Hudson Swafford 250-1
J.J. Spaun 250-1
Lucas Bjerregaard 250-1
Adam Schenk 250-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 250-1
Ryan Blaum 250-1
James Hahn 250-1
Austin Cook 250-1
Stewart Cink 250-1
Grayson Murray 250-1
Steve Stricker 250-1
Josh Teater 250-1
Tyler McCumber 250-1
Scott Brown 300-1
Zack Sucher 300-1
Robert Streb 300-1
Peter Malnati 300-1
Cameron Percy 300-1
Bronson Burgoon 300-1
Robby Shelton 300-1
Hank Lebioda 300-1
Brian Gay 300-1
Johnson Wagner 300-1
Aaron Baddeley 300-1
Roberto Castro 300-1
Kramer Hickok 300-1
Sahith Theegala 300-1
Chris Baker 300-1
Ryan Brehm 400-1
David Hearn 400-1
Doug Ghim 400-1
Rob Oppenheim 400-1
Mark Anderson 400-1
Ricky Barnes 400-1
Seamus Power 400-1
Rhein Gibson 400-1
D.J. Trahan 400-1
Tim Wilkinson 400-1
Fabian Gomez 400-1
Jonathan Byrd 400-1
Xinjun Zhang 400-1
Bo Hoag 400-1
Dominic Bozzelli 500-1
Greg Chalmers 500-1
Arjun Atwal 500-1
Michael Gligic 500-1
Roger Sloan 500-1
Scott Harrington 500-1
Michael Gellerman 500-1
Nelson Ledesma 500-1
Peter Kuest 500-1
Sebastian Cappelen 500-1
Ben Taylor 500-1
Matt Every 500-1
Bo Van Pelt 750-1
Vijay Singh 750-1
Michael Kim 750-1
John Senden 750-1
Martin Trainer 1000-1
James Nicholas 1000-1

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