2023 Sanderson Farms Championship odds: Recent PGA Tour winner is our long-shot pick this week

Akshay Bhatia hits shot at PGA Tour event

Akshay Bhatia captured his first PGA Tour victory this summer.

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With the Ryder Cup in the rearview, the PGA Tour Fall Series resumes this week with the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship, and we’re picking a recent PGA Tour winner as our long shot. Here’s our pick, the Sanderson Farms Championship odds, betting favorites and everything else you need to know for the week.

Sanderson Farms Championship odds: Long-shot bet

For the first PGA Tour event of October, and one of the last tournaments of the 2022-23 season, we’re eyeing Akshay Bhatia at +5000 as our best long-shot option.

Bhatia had a breakthrough season on the course in 2023, collecting four top-10s. But, most importantly, he captured his first-career PGA Tour win at the Barracuda Championship in July.

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At that start, Bhatia cruised past a field that was missing many of the biggest PGA Tours who were playing the Open Championship that week.

Bhatia faces a similar situation this week, with many of the Ryder Cup players sitting out for the Sanderson Farms Championship.

If you bet $10 on Bhatia to win and he comes through with his second PGA Tour win, you’ll take home $500. For additional bets, consider putting small wagers on Bhatia to finish top 10 and top 20.

Looking for more long-shot picks for the Sanderson Farms Championship? Our honorable-mention long shots for the week are Dylan Wu (+5000) and Garrick Higgo (+5000).

Sanderson Farms Championship odds: The favorites

As previously mentioned, all the usual stars won’t be in the field this week, so we have some new faces on the top of the odds ranking. Leading the way is Ludvig Aberg (+1200), who played a starring role on the European team at last week’s Ryder Cup.

Trailing Aberg are two pros locked in second with +2000 odds-to-win: Emiliano Grillo and Eric Cole.

You can see the top 12 and ties in Sanderson Farms Championship betting odds as of Monday afternoon below, or head over to BetMGM to see the full list of odds and bets for this week.

2023 Sanderson Farms Championship betting odds (Top 12)

Ludvig Aberg (+1200)
Emiliano Grillo (+2000)
Eric Cole (+2000)
Stephan Jaeger (+2200)
Keith Mitchell (+3000)
Beau Hossler (+3300)
Ben Griffin (+3300)
Doug Ghim (+3300)
K.H. Lee (+3300)
Mark Hubbard (+3300)
S.H. Kim (+3300)


Check out how our long-shot picks have fared all season long below.

2023 Fortinet Championship: Mark Hubbard (Odds: +5000; Finish: T17)
2023 BMW Championship: J.T. Poston (Odds: +5500; Finish: T22)
2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship: Cam Davis (Odds: +6600; Finish: T6)
2023 Wyndham Championship: Harris English (Odds: +6000; Finish: T33)
2023 3M Open: Tom Hoge (Odds: +6600; Finish: T20)
2023 Open Championship: Hideki Matsuyama (Odds: +8000; Finish: T13)
2023 Genesis Scottish Open: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +8000; Finish: T54)
2023 John Deere Classic: Dylan Wu (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Austin Eckroat (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Travelers Championship: Adam Scott (+6600; T19)
2023 U.S. Open: Keegan Bradley (Odds:+8000; Finish: MC)
2023 RBC Canadian Open: Nick Taylor (Odds: +6600; Finish: 1)
2023 Memorial Tournament: Keegan Bradley (Odds: +6600; Finish: T30)
2023 Charles Schwab Challenge: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +6600; Finish: T29)
2023 PGA Championship: Tyrrell Hatton (Odds: +4000; Finish: T15)
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson: J.J. Spaun (Odds: +6600; Finish: WD)
2023 Wells Fargo Championship: Sahith Theegala (Odds: +4000; Finish: T56)
2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta: Gary Woodland (Odds: +3300; Finish: T39)
2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Dahmen/McCarthy (Odds: +4000; Finish: T11)
2023 RBC Heritage: Tom Kim (Odds: +3500; Finish: MC)
2023 Masters: Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: +6600; Finish: 33)
2023 Valspar Championship: David Lingmerth (Odds: +12500; Finish: T27)
2023 Players Championship: Corey Conners (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Billy Horschel (Odds: +10000; Finish: MC)
2023 Honda Classic: Sepp Straka (Odds: +5000; Finish: T5)
2023 Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott (Odds: +5500; Finish: 65)
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Beau Hossler (Odds +8000; Finish: T11)
2023 Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +10000; Finish: T11)
2023 Sony Open in Hawaii: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +5000; Finish: T73)
2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Ryan Brehm (Odds: +75000; Finish: T35)

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