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Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022 picks, predictions, bets, odds: Expert says back Kevin Kisner, fade Cam Davis

It’s the penultimate tournament of the PGA Tour season, and that means the FedEx Cup Playoffs will be the focal point for many golfers in the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic field. More specifically, they will be after FedEx Cup points, with only the top 125 golfers in the standings advancing to the St. Jude Championship in two weeks. This is the fourth year that the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played at Detroit Golf Club, and scores have gone very low in the first three. Cam Davis won a playoff last year with Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann after they all finished 18-under par, and the previous two years saw winning scores of 23 and 25-under. Patrick Cantlay is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 4, and he will battle the likes of 3M Open winner Tony FInau, defending champion Cam Davis. Young stars like Will Zalatoris, Davis Riley, Cameron Young and Sahith Theegala all will be angling for a first PGA Tour win.  

Cantlay is the 10-1 favorite in the latest 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Finau (12-1), Zalatoris (14-1) and Young (16-1) all are among the favorites, and Max Homa (22-1) and Davis are the only other players at shorter than 30-1 odds. Before you make any 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks, you need to see the PGA predictions and best bets from SportsLine golf insider Patrick McDonald.

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour. 

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and is up more than 55 units on those plays in 2022, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.

For last week’s 3M Open, McDonald nailed both of his prop plays, taking Cam Davis as the top Australian finisher (+140) and Sahith Theegala to miss the cut (+275). He is up more than 11 units on his PGA Tour props.

Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic field and is locking in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of his 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks and predictions.

Top 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic expert picks

Shockingly, McDonald is fading Davis, the defending champion and one of the favorites of oddsmakers. The 27-year-old had missed the cut in his first two turns around Detroit Golf Club, and his short game was at its absolute best there last year. He has finished in the top 16 in three straight tournaments, but he has six top-25 finishes overall, in 22 events. Davis doesn’t hit the greens often enough (135th in regulation) and isn’t great around them (138th in strokes gained). That’s not a recipe for long-term success, and McDonald expects his luck to run out.  

On the other hand, the expert is backing Kevin Kisner (35-1), who has been excellent on Donald Ross courses. The 38-year-old’s last victory came in last year’s Wyndham Championship at the Ross-designed Sedgefield. He tied for eighth last year in Detroit and was third in 2020, and his excellent putting and short game are the keys to his success. He is 13th in strokes gained putting and 26th around the green. Kisner has finished T-6 and T-21 in his last two tournaments.  

How to make 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic golf picks

For this week’s PGA Tour event in Detroit, McDonald has locked in his best bets for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic. They include a longshot who comes in at massive odds of well over 70-1. This unheralded player crushes it off the tee and should gain a lot of shots in that area at Detroit Golf Club. He could pull off a stunning result this week. You can find out who it is and see the rest of McDonald’s Rocket Mortgage Classic picks at SportsLine.

So what 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks should you target? Where does all the betting value lie for Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald’s top prop picks forRocket Mortgage Classic 2022, all from the expert who’s up more than 55 units on outright plays in 2022, and find out.

2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds, field, top contenders

See full Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022 picks, best bets, and predictions here

Patrick Cantlay 10-1 

Tony Finau 12-1 

Will Zalatoris 14-1 

Cameron Young 16-1 

Max Homa 22-1 

Cam Davis 28-1 

Adam Scott 35-1 

Maverick McNealy 35-1 

Kevin Kisner 35-1 

Davis Riley 35-1 

Adam Hadwin 35-1 

Keegan Bradley 40-1 

Webb Simpson 40-1 

Cameron Tringale 40-1 

Sahith Theegala 40-1 

Si-Woo Kim 40-1 

Denny McCarthy 40-1 

Emiliano Grillo 45-1 

Mark Hubbard 45-1 

Kevin Streelman 45-1 

Scott Stallings 50-1 

Russell Henley 50-1 

Gary Woodland 50-1 

Joohyung Kim 50-1 

Chris Kirk 55-1 

Brendan Steele 60-1 

Troy Merritt 65-1 

Cameron Champ 65-1 

Nick Hardy 65-1 

Jason Day 65-1 

Adam Svensson 65-1 

Matt Kuchar 65-1 

Chris Gotterup 70-1 

Greyson Sigg 70-1 

Jhonattan Vegas 70-1 

Alex Smalley 70-1 

Ryan Palmer 80-1 

Doug Ghim 80-1 

Mackenzie Hughes 80-1 

Harris English 80-1 

Scott Piercy 80-1 

Wyndham Clark 80-1 

C.T. Pan 80-1 

Trey Mullinax 80-1 

Rickie Fowler 80-1 

Michael Thorbjornsen 80-1 

Taylor Pendrith 80-1 

Danny Willett 80-1 

James Hahn 100-1 

Patton Kizzire 100-1 

Austin Smotherman 100-1 

Patrick Rodgers 100-1 

Hank Lebioda 100-1 

Callum Tarren 100-1 

Luke List 100-1 

Stewart Cink 100-1 

Michael Gligic 100-1 

Kurt Kitayama 100-1 

Brandon Wu 100-1 

Joel Dahmen 100-1 

Russell Knox 125-1 

Lee Hodges 125-1 

Nate Lashley 125-1 

Tyler Duncan 125-1 

Dylan Frittelli 125-1 

Chesson Hadley 125-1 

Brice Garnett 125-1 

Michael Thompson 125-1 

Nick Taylor 125-1 

Matt Wallace 125-1 

Adam Schenk 125-1 

Matthias Schwab 125-1 

Peter Malnati 150-1 

Stephan Jaeger 150-1 

David Lipsky 150-1 

J.J. Spaun 150-1 

Sepp Straka 150-1 

Taylor Moore 150-1 

Hayden Buckley 150-1 

Beau Hossler 150-1 

Kelly Kraft 150-1 

Lucas Glover 150-1 

Danny Lee 150-1 

John Huh 150-1 

Sam Ryder 175-1 

Vince Whaley 175-1 

Justin Lower 175-1 

Robert Streb 175-1 

Ryan Armour 200-1 

Rory Sabbatini 200-1 

Zach Johnson 200-1 

Joseph Bramlett 200-1 

Charley Hoffman 200-1 

Brandon Hagy 200-1 

Garrick Higgo 200-1 

Ryan Moore 200-1 

Kramer Hickok 200-1 

Chad Ramey 200-1 

Cameron Percy 250-1 

Andrew Novak 250-1 

Kevin Tway 250-1 

Doc Redman 250-1 

Harry Higgs 250-1 

Scott Gutschewski 250-1 

Chase Seiffert 250-1 

Bill Haas 300-1 

Satoshi Kodaira 300-1 

Dylan Wu 300-1 

Sean O’Hair 300-1 

Ben Kohles 300-1 

Camilo Villegas 300-1 

Cole Hammer 300-1 

Jonathan Byrd 300-1 

Bo Hoag 300-1 

Henrik Norlander 300-1 

Austin Cook 300-1 

Brandon Matthews 300-1 

Kevin Chappell 300-1 

Roger Sloan 300-1 

William McGirt 400-1 

Aaron Baddeley 400-1 

Luke Donald 400-1 

Ben Martin 400-1 

Vaughn Taylor 400-1 

Paul Barjon 400-1 

Richy Werenski 400-1 

Brian Stuard 400-1 

Seung-Yul Noh 400-1 

Max McGreevy 500-1 

Wesley Bryan 500-1 

Jim Knous 500-1 

Jared Wolfe 500-1 

Morgan Hoffmann 500-1 

Seth Reeves 500-1 

Bo Van Pelt 500-1 

Sung Kang 500-1 

Andrew Landry 500-1 

Ryan Brehm 500-1 

Joshua Creel 500-1 

David Skinns 500-1 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat 500-1 

Martin Trainer 750-1 

Curtis Thompson 750-1 

Brett Drewitt 1000-1 

Geoff Ogilvy 1000-1 

Brian Gay 1000-1 

Tommy Gainey 1000-1 

Nick Watney 1000-1 

Wyatt Worthington 1000-1 

Davis Love 1000-1 

Dawie Van Der Walt 1000-1 

Ben Cook 1500-1

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