Great value in Players Championship if you dig: Best Bets for Wednesday (March 8)

Jason Day lines up his putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament Friday Feb. 10, 2023, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

Here are our best bets for Wednesday, March 8:


The play: Jason Day to finish in the top 20 at The Players Championship

The odds: +135

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: Thursday through Sunday on Golf Channel, ESPN+ and NBC over the weekend

Our take: Day has quietly flown under the radar with four consecutive top-10 finishes. Not only that, he has played well throughout his career at Sawgrass, including four top-10 finishes and an overall win in 2016.

He had made the cut in five straight here before missing the cut last season, and one can bet that will be on the forefront of his mind.

There might not be better value on the board than for Day to finish top 20 here, and if you want to place a small wager on him winning outright for the second time, we won’t stop you at +2800 at both DraftKings and BetMGM.


The play: Players Championship parlay – Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Keegan Bradley all to make the cut

The odds: +124

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Our take: There are few books that allow you to parlay players to make the cut, and that’s one thing we like about FanDuel. Here, we absolutely love Rahm, McIlroy and Thomas to make the cut … so that leaves Bradley.

Bradley has played very well as of late and he will avoid the tournament’s worst weather on Friday afternoon. He has three top-20 finishes in his past four starts and two top-10 finishes here in four starts with the other two at 16th and 29th.


Tuesday’s best bets

NBA: Nets +6.5 over Rockets (WON)

NBA: Pistons +9 over Wizards (WON)

Tuesday’s record: 2-0

Total for the week: 3-1

Total for March: 10-4

Total for 2023: 42-44

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).


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