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2018 Meijer LPGA Classic Betting Odds & Preview

The LPGA Tour shifts to Belmont, Michigan and the Bythefield Country Club for the Mejier LPGA Classic this week. The field for this event is expected to be one of the strongest of the year including each of the tournament’s past four champions. Seven of the top-10 golfers on the 2018 LPGA Official Money List will tee off including the sports betting favorite to win Ariya Jutanugarn. We took the time to break down the field for this week’s event to identify the best betting options on the board. Here is a look at the best bets to win the Meijer LPGA Classic this week. Odds are courtesy of BetDSI Sportsbook.

Event Details

Event: Meijer LPGA Classic

Category: LPGA

Date: June 14th-17th, 2018

Location: Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan

Pac-12, Heisman Candidates, College Football, Khalil Tate

Past Four Winners

2017: Brooke Henderson -17

2016: Kim Sei-Young -17

2015: Lexi Thompson -18

2014: Mirim Lee -14

The Favorites

Ariya Jutanugarn +400

Jutanugarn skipped her first LPGA event of the season last week so she should be well rested heading in to this week’s tournament. There is no doubt about her status as the sports betting favorite to win this event after registering five straight top-10 finishes including victories at the Kingsmill Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open in the month of May. Jutanugarn is playing at a high level than any other golfer on the LPGA Tour right now. She should be a popular bet to win once again this week.

Lexi Thompson +800

Thompson elected to take a couple of weeks off following her fifth-place finish at the U.S. Women’s Open so she should also be well rested this week. Thompson had gone six straight events with a top-10 finish but she did post back-to-back top-six results earlier in the season so perhaps she will build off her strong performance at the U.S. Women’s Open this week. At +800 odds to win outright, Thompson is definitely worth considering this week.

Next In Line

In Gee Chun +1600

Chun has put together three top-10 finishes in her last four starts and has finished outside of the top-12 only once since withdrawing from the LOTTE Championship back in April. Chun should continue to play at a high level this week as an underrated option to challenge for the outright win. Chun should be a popular betting pick to win the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Moriya Jutanugarn +1600

Speaking of good value, Moriya Jutanugarn should provide a legitimate challenge for her sister this week. Jutanugarn ranks third on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List and also ranks third on the LPGA Tour in birdies. She should be well rested after taking a short break and that makes her an intriguing option to bet on this week.

Brooke Henderson +2000

While there is some uncertainty surrounding her status after she recorded a T-28th in her return to the LPGA Tour following a family loss, Henderson is an underrated option for this week. The defending Meijer LPGA Classic champion proved last year that she has what it takes to contend here if she is in the right mind frame. There is no guarantee that she is based on the personal situation that she is dealing with, which is why she is listed at +2000 odds. That said, Henderson is available at pretty decent odds considering she is the defending champion at this event.

Sleeper Picks

Lydia Ko +2500

Ko delivered a solid final round at the LPGA Classic to finish in the top-20 in a strong bounce back performance after finishing 49th at the U.S. Women’s Open. The former World No. 1 has shown flashes of her immense potential this season including a win at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in late April. A year ago, the sportsbooks wouldn’t dare list Ko at +2500 odds to win an event. At her current price tag, Ko is a excellent sleeper pick to win the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Michelle Wie +3300

Wie continued to impress with a top-10 finish at the U.S. Women’s Open in her most recent start. She has been incredibly consistent this season and should be refreshed following a couple of weeks off. Wie has recorded five top-11 finishes this season including a victory at the HSBC Women’s World Championship. She will be a good sleeper pick to contend for the win this week in Michigan.

About Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey has been setting his fantasy rosters since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his waiver-wire reports back then. He's a lifelong fan of sports, especially the fantasy and betting aspects.

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