Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks: Best Bets, Props, Sleepers

Cameron Young hits his tee shot on the 11th hole
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Dubbs Anderson, former PGA Tour caddy and host of the Props Golf podcast, is back following a solid betting performance at the 3M Open. Reaching for those “plus-money peaches,” Anderson offers his top Rocket Mortgage Classic picks, best bets, props, and sleepers this time around. The event starts the morning of Thursday, July 28 — so read up and get those picks in.

In addition to this betting preview, Anderson will release an episode late Friday night in which he will offer his favorite wagering opportunities heading into the weekend, so be sure to subscribe to Props Golf on Youtube, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

With that, here are Dubbs’ top Rocket Mortgage Classic picks and best bets across the golf betting markets.

Odds updated as of 10 a.m. ET on July 26.

Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks

The Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. Cam Davis won this event in 2021 and has 33-1 odds to win this event again. Other recent winners of this tournament include Bryson DeChambeau (2020) and Nate Lashley in the tournament’s inaugural year (2019).

As Dubbs noted on the podcast, the Detroit Golf Club is an old-school course with smaller fairways and very thick rough. The players will need distance while also keeping the ball in bounds. With that in mind, strokes gained around the green, strokes gained on approach, and strokes gained off the tee are the most important metrics to monitor heading into this event.

The following are abbreviated, edited excerpts of Anderson’s analysis from his latest episode of Props Golf, which he hosts twice weekly. For full analysis, you can view the full episode at the bottom of this article.

Cameron Young Outright Winner (+2000)

Cameron Young tees off on the third hole during the first round of the 150th Open Championship golf tournament at St. Andrews Old Course.
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Best odds available: +2000 at BetMGM Sportsbook

Dubbs’ Take: Young’s last finish was runner-up at the Open Championship and he has six top ten finishes on the season. The Wake Forest alum is still in his rookie season and seems to have what it takes to make an immediate on the PGA Tour. In addition, Young has one stat that stands out among all others this weekend: 2nd in strokes gained off the tee.

Dubbs needs to have a slice of this rookie with all the intangibles to take home his first win. The 20-1 odds at BetMGM Sportsbook are just too good to pass up.

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Will Zalatoris Outright Winner (+1600)

Will Zalatoris lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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Best odds available: +1600 at BetMGM Sportsbook

Dubbs’ Take: It’s just a matter of time before Zalatoris converts his impressive skillset to a PGA Tour win. His key stats absolutely jump off the page as he is 1st in strokes gained on approach. You could argue this makes Zalatoris the best iron player in the field.

The last piece of the puzzle is just having a solid day driving the ball and playing just slightly better than his 66th in strokes gained around the green metric. That is what it will take for Zalatoris to notch his first outright win, which is within sight this weekend.

Troy Merritt Top 40 Finish (+110)

Troy Merritt plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament.
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Best odds available: +110 at FanDuel Sportsbook

Dubbs’ Take: Merritt made the playoff here last year and tends to sneak under the radar on the PGA Tour. Count on him to ride last year’s momentum and familiarity with this course into this weekend.

With previous success in mind, the +110 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook look especially enticing. This is a ripe “plus-money peach” according to Dubbs.

More Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks

Anderson offers additional Rocket Mortgage Classic picks and other wagering-related strategies in the latest episode of Props Golf, including:

  • A 100-1 longshot winner
  • Three sleepers for outright winner bets
  • Head-to-head matchup picks
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic props (playoff, hole-in-one, etc)
  • Best Bets for a Top 20/40 Finish
  • Fade plays

Watch/listen to the full episode on YouTube or simply press play on the video below. You can also listen to Props Golf on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Subscribe so you don’t miss when Dubbs drops his live Rocket Mortgage Classic picks early on Saturday.

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