Odds shown as:

The American Express Tips & Predictions: Low scoring expected in La Quinta

Peter Malnati features in our American Express tips & predictions
Peter Malnati features in our American Express tips & predictions

This week's PGA Tour event takes place at PGA West in La Quinta, California across two different courses.

The American Express (formally known as the Bob Hope Classic) would normally be played across three different courses in a pro-am format, but due to COVID there are no amateurs, so it's a straight strokeplay tournament with a halfway cut. The first two rounds are alternated between the Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium courses, with the Stadium course hosting the weekend's play.

I've three more golf betting tips for you this week after another small return from Collin Morikawa placing in Hawaii on Sunday.

Much like my Xander Schauffele tip in the Sentry a fortnight ago, Morikawa was in contention throughout the week but it always felt like he was on the periphery rather than having a genuine chance to win.

It's another good field this week, although made considerably weaker on Monday when favourite Jon Rahm pulled out.

Market Leaders

Rahm's scratching leaves Patrick Cantlay at the top of the market at 14/1, with the likes of Scottie Scheffler and Patrick Reed at 16/1l. Brooks Koepka at 20/1 makes me raise an eyebrow based on best form, but with injury and form issues in 2020 and this is his first outing for ten weeks, I'm going to tentatively overlook him this week for three at bigger prices. 

This week's golf betting tips

Golf Odds
The American Express at a glance
The American Express at a glance
Sungjae Im each-way (8 places)
22/1
Odds correct as of 2021-01-19 21:05 Odds subject to change.

First up is Sungjae Im who can be backed at 22/1 with William Hill paying eight places.

The South Korean had seven top-10s on the PGA Tour last season and has already had two this term, including 2nd place in the Masters and 5th place at the Sentry a fortnight ago.

The 22-year-old has some solid course form in the book finishing 12th in 2019 and 10th here last year, whilst his stats stack up nicely, ranking 1st in the field for par five scoring, 20th for greens in regulation and 25th for birdies or better.

He'll need his putter to click no doubt but he's shown he can go on and win, landing his maiden PGA title last winter in the Honda Classic on Bermuda greens and he's just such a solid and consistent option these days.

Masters Odds
Patton Kizzire each-way (6 places)
66/1
Odds correct as of 2021-01-19 21:10 Odds subject to change.

At bigger prices, there are a couple of players I like, the first being Patton Kizzere who is a 66/1 chance with Unibet.

The American ranks 13th for shots gained putting this season on the PGA Tour and 7th best in this field.

Add to that, he's no slouch off the tee, ranked 16th in the field at 306 yards this season and he's ranking 2nd in the field for par five scoring.

Kizzere also ranks top ten in the field for birdie or better this season and although he's yet to really light up at these courses, he has two top tens in his last three starts on the PGA Tour and at a big price I think he can go well this week.

Peter Malnati each-way (8 places)
100/1
Odds correct as of 2021-01-19 21:10 Odds subject to change.

My third tip comes in the shape of Peter Malnati (pictured in a fine hat), who is a 100/1 chance with Paddy Power paying eight places.

I'm drawn to Malnati's putting stats at a track which could well become a putting competition.

Malnati ranks 2nd for shots gained putting on the PGA Tour this season and best in this week's field. He's third in the field for birdies or better and 14th for par five scoring.

His recent form is good as well, finishing 14th last week, plus another two top 5's already this season.

The 33-year-old is a big price who I wouldn't be surprised featured in the places and Paddy Power are not only best price about his chances but are also paying out the top eight. 

Best of the rest

There's a bundle of folks who I wouldn't be surprised put in good performances this week. From the top of the betting former winner Patrick Reed could go well but I wanted the extra value in ImCameron Champ's stats hold up nicely this week, as does one of last week's selections Charles Howell III.

At massive prices Michael Gligic can be backed at 500/1. 

The Canadian hasn't got much in the form book but popped up four times in the key metrics I was looking at this week so I may have a small play on him.

As ever, good luck with your bets if you're following and please gamble responsibly. I'm going to keep showing my record post lockdown for a few weeks until we have some 2021 results to show.

Follow me at Twitter @rustyboy75.

Post-lockdown form:

Winners

  • Tyrrell Hatton - BMW PGA Championship - advised at 16/1
  • John Catlin - Irish Open - advised at 40/1
  • Jon Rahm - BMW Championship - advised at 14/1
  • Dustin Johnson - Northern Trust - advised at 20/1
  • Justin Thomas - WGC FedEx St Jude - advised at 12/1
  • Webb Simpson - RBC Heritage - advised at 30/1

Placed

  • Colin Morikawa - T7 Sony Open In Hawaii - advised at 14/1
  • Xander Schauffele - T5 Sentry Tournament of Champions - advised at 10/1
  • Laurie Canter - 2nd Italian Open - advised at 45/1
  • Kristoffer Ventura - T6 Sanderson Farms Championship - advised at 80/1
  • Xander Schauffele - 5th US Open - advised at 16/1
  • Kristoffer Ventura - T7 Safeway Open - advised at 80/1
  • Laurie Canter - 2nd Portugal Masters - advised at 66/1
  • Si Woo Kim - T3 Wyndham Championship - advised at 40/1
  • Jason Day - T4 USPGA Championship - advised at 40/1
  • Phil Mickelson - 2nd WGC FedEx St Jude - advised at 110/1
  • Viktor Hovland - 3rd Workday Charity Open - advised at 25/1
  • Kevin Streelman - T7 Workday Charity Open - advised at 60/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton - T4 Rocket Mortgage Classic - advised at 16/1
Free betting offers
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply. 18+ & Begambleaware
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
£40 In Bonuses
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org