Betting Preview for the 2020 Houston Open With Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets

| November 2, 2020 10:53 am PDT

The Houston Open returns to Memorial Park Golf Course for the first time since 1963. It’s since been renovated multiple times – most recently by legendary architect Tom Doak. Brooks Koepka was a consultant in the latest redesign and will be part of a star-studded 132-man field in Space City.

Joining Koepka are 36 other players set to tee up next week at Augusta.

Rather than skip ahead to the first November Masters, let’s zero in on some Houston Open predictions. Perhaps we can pad our bankroll a bit before next week’s festivities.

2020 Houston Open Odds to Win

You can probably find Dustin Johnson at +750 to win if you shop this line around the top golf betting sites. Nevertheless, that’s still way too steep of a price (for me) considering DJ has been “off” for the past six weeks.

Too much “unknowns” and not enough upside to capitalize on.

One thing to bear in mind when betting on the Houston Open online is that there is no course history to fall back on. This event was played at the Golf Club of Houston (formerly Redstone Golf Club) from 2003-2019.

Houston Open Prediction and Pick – 2020 Winner

Quietly ranked 24th in the world, it’s a shame that Viktor Hovland won’t have the chance to compete in next week’s Masters. One way he can remind Fred Ridley that certain amendments to the field should have been made is to hoist the hardware this week in Houston.

47th last time out at the Zozo Championship isn’t all that concerning – Viktor just struggled on the putting surfaces at Sherwood (69th in SG: Putting, 66th in Putts per GIR). Hovland was his usual reliable self off the tee (7th in SG: Off-the-Tee) and finished 9th in GIR.

Remember, Hovland posted three consecutive top-15s heading into the Zozo and hasn’t missed a cut since the restart. We’re not just talking about a premium ball-striker, we’re talking about one of the most consistent players on tour, period.

After spotting Viktor at +2200 to win at XBet, I was happy to find some added incentive at BetOnline.

Pick
  • Viktor Hovland
    +2500

More Predictions and Best Bets for the 2020 Houston Open

A Houston Open pick to win is one way to cash in. However, the top-10 and top-20 markets served me well last week and offer more opportunities to get ahead.

My other Houston Open predictions for 2020 could help uncover the best bets for the tournament.

James Hahn to Finish Top 10

Aiming for a fourth top-10 in a row, James Hahn is officially in a groove. An extended break following the Workday Charity Open in July has paid off to the tune of cutting some serious checks in the fall portion of the season.

James ranks 7th in driving accuracy and 7th in GIR, so it’s no surprise he’s 48-under-par through his first three events (T9, T6, T5).

Zach Johnson to Finish Top 20

Armed with four top-25s among his last five starts – including a couple of top-10s – Zach Johnson’s game is trending quite nicely.

7th in scoring average in 2020-21, ZJ has fired eight straight red numbers and is back to rolling the rock like we’re accustomed to seeing.

Adam Scott Will Struggle

Just four starts since March (zero since the US Open) make it tough to trust Adam Scott this week. Especially considering none of those appearances resulted in a top-20 showing.

This is one of my predictions for the Houston Open that can be applied to the head-to-head matchup arena. I recommend fading Scott for sure.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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