Will Zalatoris Getting Top Betting Action Ahead of AT&T Byron Nelson

PGA Tour Byron Nelson Golf Background

  • Will Zalatoris is the most popular bet to win the AT&T Byron Nelson with 10.3% of the tickets and 14.6% of the handle.
  • Odds-on-favorite Scottie Scheffler is the second most popular bet with 8.2% fo the tickets and 11.1% of the total money.
  • Justin Thomas is third in betting handle while Jordan Spieth is third in betting slips.

Will Zalatoris has drawn the most betting action among golfers entered in theAT&T Byron Nelson.

According to the early betting figures from the online sportsbook BetMGM, Zalatoris has 10.3% of the total betting tickets and 14.6% of the total betting handle to win the tournament at +2200 odds. He is the only golfer with a double-digit percentage in betting slips and one of two with twin-digits in betting handle.

Zalatoris in Search of First PGA Tour Win

Plano’s Zalatoris is still in search of his maiden PGA Tour win and this could be the week he picks up that elusive first win. He knows TPC Craig Ranch better than many golfers, having grown up playing this golf course while logging in more than 100 rounds here. Zalatoris also has the metrics to excel here. He ranks first in strokes gained on approach and in the Top 5 in strokes gained off the tee in his last 24 rounds played.

Since earning his full-time card last season, Zalatoris has produced 13 Top 10 finishes and a pair of runner-up finishes, including one earlier this year at Torrey Pines against a stacked field. His last three events have ended in a T-4, T-6 (at the Masters), and T-5 finishes.

Zalatoris’ putter has held him back many times and deprived him of his first win on the Tour. But he is second this year on the Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green, which means he will always have plenty of birdie looks. If he just putts average this week, he’ll definitely be in the mix to get the victory.

Scheffler is Betting Favorite

Zalatoris’ good friend and world no. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the odds on favorite to win the tournament at the best golf betting sites and is the second most popular bet at BetMGM with 8.2% of the tickets and 11.1% of the betting handle. Scheffler has won four out of his last six non-team events played, including the Masters and the WGC-Matchplay while finishing T-7 in the other two.

Jordan Spieth at +2200 is the third-most-popular bet with 7.1% of the total betting tickets. The University of Texas product has not played well in this event but after it moved to TPC Craig Ranch last year, Spieth earned his best finish at T-9. He should also be very confident heading to the tournament after winning the RBC Heritage.

Justin Thomas has the third-highest betting handle at 7.3%. JT has the second-shortest odds to win the tournament at +1200. JT is arguably the best ball-striker, iron player, and scorer on the field. He ranks first in the field in strokes gained on approach from 200-plus yards and is second in the field in birdie or better percentage.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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