2019 WGC-HSBC Champions Odds, Preview & Predictions

2019 WGC-HSBC Champions Odds, Preview & Predictions

Written by on October 30, 2019

Rory McIlroy offers favorites odds to win this week’s top PGA Tournament, the WGC-HSBC in Shanghai, China. McIlroy is the only golfer going off at less than +1200 odds. Which golfers figure to give McIlroy a run for his money? Check out the golf odds and analysis for the WGC-HSBC!

2019 WGC-HSBC Champions Odds, Preview & Predictions

Odds to Win the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

  • Rory McIlroy +600
  • Hideki Matsuyama +1200
  • Justin Rose +1600
  • Xander Schauffele +1600
  • Paul Casey +2200
  • Tony Finau +2500
  • Tommy Fleetwood +2500
  • Sunje Im +2500
  • Henrik Stenson +2500
  • Patrick Reed +2800
  • Adam Scott +3300
  • Jordan Spieth +3300
  • Cameron Smith +3300
  • Tyrrell Hatton +3500
  • Matt Wallace +3500
  • Beyong Hun An +3500
  • Billy Horschel +4000
  • Shane Lowry +4000
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello +4000
  • Bernd Wiesberger +4000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +4500
  • Corey Connors +4500
  • Danny Willett +4500
  • Francesco Molinari +5000

Is Rory McIlroy worth backing odds? Which player among Matsuyama, Rose, or Schauffele has the best shot of beating McIlroy?

Let’s first establish whether Rory is a good bet at +600. Although the odds are low, backing McIlroy to win this week makes sense. He shot a 267, -13 at the ZOZO Championship last week. That was good enough for a third-place finish.

But, although Rory is in great form, he must contend with last year’s WGC-HSBC winner, Xander Schauffele. Schauffele shot a -14 at this tournament in 2018. He beat Tony Finau in a playoff. Schauffele actually shot the ball well at the ZOZO. He ended up tenth after a 68, 66, 65, 72, -9. He’s playing well enough to challenge Rory. Among the favorites, Xander’s the better play.

Which underdog golfer at +2200 to +3500 odds can win the WGC-HSBC?

At +2500, Tony Finau offers excellent odds. Finau played awful at the ZOZO Championship. He finished tied for fifty-ninth. We shouldn’t hold that against him because he tore it up at the 2018 WGC-HSBC, losing to Schauffele in a playoff. Finau has a real chance of winning this week. Because he played so badly at the ZOZO, his odds are overlaid to win in Shanghai.

What golfers at +4000 odds or higher have the best shot of winning the WGC-HSBC?

Francesco Molinari didn’t have a great 2018 WGC-HSBC tournament. He ended up tied for forty-third. Molinari did shoot a 69 final round last year, though. It could mean that he finally got it together on the last day. If Francesco can start out better, he’ll have a shot to pull off the big upset in the fourth round.

What PGA Tournament Matchups should golf handicappers consider at the WGC-HSBC?

  • Paul Casey -125
  • Tony Finau +105

Just based on Finau’s finish at the 2018 WGC-HSBC, he deserves backing over Paul Casey. Finau is a good golfer. He blew it at the ZOZO Championship. He can make amends in China.

  • Rory McIlroy -190
  • Justin Rose +165

McIlroy played great at the ZOZO when finishing third. Rose played great in this last year. He finished in third place with a -10. Only 4 strokes off Finau and Schauffele in 2018, Rose feels he can win this week. Back Rose over Rory.

  • Xander Schauffele -130
  • Tony Finau +110

Schauffele’s recent form is much better than Finau’s. However,  in this matchup, the odds are way underlaid on Schauffele. Back Finau.

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