Betting tips for the 2022 Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy enters the Travelers Championship as the odds-on favorite to win after his top-10 finish at the U.S. Open last weekend. David Cannon/Getty Images

After an historic U.S. Open, the PGA Tour heads to TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, for the 2022 Travelers Championship starting Thursday. The course is one of the shortest on tour and will feature a loaded field including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and No. 2 Rory McIlroy.

Which players are the favorites this time around? Who offers good odds? And which props are worthwhile?

Betting analysts Anita Marks, Chris "The Bear" Fallica, sports betting deputy editor David Bearman and the Caddie, Michael Collins, offer their tips to help you win this weekend.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

Bets to win

Patrick Cantlay

Bearman's picks: to win (12-1); top-10 finish (+150)

After Justin Thomas pulled out Wednesday, we pivot to Cantlay. The reigning PGA Tour player of the year hasn't fared well in majors, but he did finish strong last Sunday to sneak out a T-14 finish. He finished T-15, T-15, T-11, T-13 in his last four appearances at TPC River Highlands and was first noticed on the world stage as an amateur here in 2011. None of his success should come as a surprise, as Cantlay loves Pete Dye courses. His win in New Orleans with Xander Schauffele earlier this year was on a Dye course and the week before he finished runner-up at the RBC Heritage, another Dye course. His season so far has not been worthy of another POY award, but he does have seven top 10s. Cantlay ranks 18th off the tee, 25th tee-to-green, 15th in scrambling and 6th in birdie average. His metrics are set up perfectly for a Travelers win to launch the rest of the season and it's not a major, so you know he has a good chance.