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Who will win the Houston Open? Odds, best bets, expert sleeper picks & more for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open

The PGA heads to Texas this weekend for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, known more commonly as the Houston Open. The annual early-November event features some of the biggest names in golf, including Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns, and Tony Finau, and has taken place at Houston’s famed Memorial Park since 2019. We have all the odds, betting information, and expert picks to prepare you to bet this fall classic. 

While Memorial Park measures at 7,400 yards, it features a whopping eight holes of at least 490 yards. It also mixes in five par-3 holes, so we will be selecting golfers who possess particularly strong driving, approach, and around-the-green skills. 

Let’s take a look at the odds for the Houston Open and then pick our best bet, top sleeper, and favorite long shot for this weekend’s tournament. 

Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022: Odds

All betting odds are from Sports Interaction. 

Scottie Scheffler +550
Sam Burns +1100
Tony Finau +1600
Aaron Wise +1600
Taylor Montgomery +2000
Maverick McNealy +2000
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Russell Henley +2000
Jason Day +2200
Taylor Montgomery +2000
Denny McCarthy +3300
Sahith Theegala +4000
Matthew NeSmith +4000
Andrew Putnam +4000
Joel Dahmen +4500
Keith Mitchell +5000
Emiliano Grillo +5000
Davis Riley +5000
Taylor Pendrith +5000
Alex Noren +5000
Adam Hadwin +5000
Taylor Moore +5000
Si-Woo Kim +5000
Sebastian Munoz +6500
Patrick Rodgers +6500
Mackenzie Hughes +6500
Dean Burmester +6500
Alex Smalley +6500
Sepp Straka +8000
Lee Hodges +8000
Justin Lower +8000
Wyndham Clark +8000
Will Gordon +8000
Greyson Sigg +8000
Harris English +8000
Adam Schenk +8000
Ryan Palmer +10000
Robby Shelton +10000
Nick Taylor +10000
Luke List +10000
Justin Suh +10000
Justin Rose +10000
Francesco Molinari +10000
Davis Thompson +10000
Cameron Champ +10000
Brandon Wu +10000
Brendan Steele +10000
Beau Hossler +10000
Stephan Jagger +10000
Adam Long +10000
Aaron Rai +10000

Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022: Best bet

Sam Burns (+1100)

We love Burns this weekend, mostly because he owns a unique combination of elite driving (.946 SG: Off-the-tee, ninth on the TOUR) and putting (1.048 SG: Putting, 10th). He’s a great all-around golfer with a scoring average of 69.9 and a spot in the top 12 of the OWGR. Nobody in the Houston Open field drives the ball as far as Burns (319.7 yards), and few are as hot as he is coming into this tournament. The 26-year-old Louisiana native posted a -11 at the CJ Cup a couple of weeks ago (T7) and shot -8 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in early October (T30). With many of the previous Houston Open studs now with LIV Golf, Burns should be able to make some noise among a much narrower player pool. 

Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022: Best value

Denny McCarthy (+3300)

McCarthy has enjoyed a strong 2022, and he enters this tournament scorching hot. He finished T6 at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship two weekends ago, shooting an opening-round 63 and never exceeding 69 in subsequent rounds. That marked his fifth top-seven finish in the calendar year, including a T7 at the U.S. Open, and we think he showcases the skill set needed to take down a challenging course like Memorial Park. Don’t sleep on Denny! 

Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022: Top sleepers

Keith Mitchell (+5000) 

Mitchell not only drives the ball far (317.2 yards per drive), but he also demonstrates superb accuracy (72.86-percent driving accuracy percentage). He owns the sixth-best SG: Off-the-tee (1.056) on the TOUR and has been no stranger to birdies and even eagles. Mitchell has the strength, confidence, and experience to take this tourney down. 

Sepp Straka (+8000)

Straka has quietly enjoyed a fantastic year, but he never seems to get the notoriety he deserves. And while he does not have elite numbers, he has exhibited proficiency in every area of the game. He showed off his accuracy at the Sanderson Farms Championship last month despite losing in a playoff to Mackenzie Hughes. The highlight of Straka’s second-place finish was his second round in which he hit eight-of-14 fairways and 13-of-18 greens. That runner-up finish was his third top-three finish since February — this could be the one for the 29-year-old Austrian. 


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