2021 Wells Fargo Championship Odds, Picks & Betting Preview: Justin Thomas the Early Favorite

Complete betting breakdown of this week's 2021 Wells Fargo Championship
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2021 Wells Fargo Championship Odds

The 2021 Wells Fargo Championship odds are finally here, and there seems to be a discrepancy among sportsbooks when deciding who the Wells Fargo Championship favorite is.

Out of the five sportsbooks that have released early Wells Fargo Championship odds, two (BetMGM & Borgata) have the world’s third ranked golfer, Jon Rahm, as the favorite over the No. 2 golfer in the world, Justin Thomas.

Meanwhile, Thomas is the favorite at the other three, William Hill, FanDuel and bet365. Early Monday, Thomas had Wells Fargo Championship odds of +1200, but that number has already disappeared and his best odds are now +1100.

Behind that pair at the top is Bryson DeChambeau as the third favorite at all four sportsbook, but with slightly better odds over at bet365.

DeChambeau has had a great year, but his recent results have left some things to be desired. The last time we saw him, he finished T46 at the Masters after coming in a trendy pick. Are his +1600 odds for the Wells Fargo Championship good enough to entice bettors? We’ll see.

Rory McIlroy will try and curb his recent string of bad play as the fourth favorite, sitting with +1800 odds at all four sportsbooks just a few days before Round 1 of the Wells Fargo Championship.

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Odds

Below you will find the latest odds for the Wells Fargo Championship, we have used the best odds available on the market for each golfer, which can be found here.

Golfer

Odds

Justin Thomas

+1100

Jon Rahm

+1200

Bryson DeChambeau

+1600

Rory McIlroy

+1800

Xander Schauffele

+1800

Viktor Hovland

+2000

Webb Simpson

+2500

Patrick Cantlay

+2800

Tony Finau

+2800

Corey Conners

+3000

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Betting Update

As is the case with nearly all PGA Tour events, there was a massive surge of betting on Sunday night into Monday as sharp golf bettors try to take advantage of early Wells Fargo Championship odds before the sportsbooks adjust to the public trends as the week moves on.

As of Monday morning, the most popular pick to win the Wells Fargo Championship is Max Homa with 11.76% of bets backing him. With odds of +4500, he may seems like a strange pick. But, Homa already has a win this season and his coming off a T6 at the Valspar Championship last week. Not to mention he won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019, which is the last time this event was played.

Behind right behind Homa in the Wells Fargo Championship betting popularity category is Will Zalatoris, or as our very own Geoff Fienberg calls him, Willie Zizzle. Zalatoris burst onto the scene with a second place finish at the 2021 Masters and is being backed by 10.28% of bettors to win the Wells Fargo Championship.

The third most popular pick so far this week when it comes to Wells Fargo Championship odds is the favorite himself, Justin Thomas. Thomas has seen 5.61% of bets come in on him, and I’d assume we’ll see that number go up as we get closer to Round 1.

Rounding out the top five most popular Wells Fargo Championship picks is Patrick Reed (4.68%) and Viktor Hovland (4.13%).

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Predictions

Below you will find the most popular players in the Wells Fargo Championship betting market.

Golfer

% Of Bets

Max Homa

11.76%

Will Zalatoris

10.28%

Justin Thomas

5.61%

Patrick Reed

4.68%

Viktor Hovland

4.13%

Jon Rahm

3.74%

Rickie Fowler

3.22%

Rory McIlroy

3.06%

Corey Conners

2.87%

Joaquin Niemann

2.48%

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Picks & DFS Predictions: Fantasy Fades

It’s always a good idea to take a look at the Wells Fargo Championship odds before you make your daily fantasy selections for the week ahead. So, let’s dig in.

Who Will Be A Popular DFS Pick?

Max Homa: The most popular pick in the Wells Fargo Championship odds market is likely to also be among the most popular pick in DFS. Homa is playing well, has won the Wells Fargo Championship before and will be relatively inexpensive when talking potential winners. It’s the perfect storm.

Bryson DeChambeau: Whenever Bryson plays golf, he’s a popular DFS pick. The most polarizing figure on Tour is going to have tons of entries in DFS this week, especially since we haven’t seen him since the Masters, almost a month ago. At DraftKings, DeChambeau is the 2nd most expensive golfer to roster this week at $11,000

Will Zalatoris: He’s the second most backed golfer in the field for this week’s Wells Fargo Championship and that second place finish at Augusta is still fresh in everyone’s mind. His $9,400 price on DraftKings is high, but I don’t expect that to scare people off.

Who Won't Be A Popular DFS Pick:

Rory McIlroy: I certainly do not expect Rory McIlroy to be a popular Wells Fargo Classic pick. On DraftKings, only five golfers are more expensive than him and he’s missed the cut in three of his last six events. The only thing in play for him her as he has played this event well in the past.

Xander Schauffele: Schauffele has a massive price on DraftKings ($10,500) but is being backed by fewer than 2% of bettors in the Wells Fargo Challenge betting market. That combination of high price and low betting popularity leads me to believe he won’t be highly owned.

Keith Mitchell: Mitchell is not well backed with less than 1% of bets on him for the Wells Fargo Championship, plus his performance on Sunday at the Valspar is sure to leave a sour taste in the mouths of DFS participants. Mitchell came into Sunday’s final round at -2 before shooting an ugly 11-over 82.

2021 Wells Fargo Championship Picks

Below we have listed our early Wells Fargo Championship picks, these are players we think are worth playing in both the betting and for DFS on DraftKings.

Max Homa $9,000

Jason Day $8,600

Tommy Fleetwood $8,000

Corey Conners $9,200

Aaron Wise $7,100

Lanto Griffin $7,400

To read all our Wells Fargo Championship picks, then head over to your pick and parlays section.

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