Finishing PGA regular season in style: Best Bets for August 3

Adam Long refers to his notes as he prepares to putt on the first green during the final round of the 3M Open golf tournament at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine, Minn., on July 24. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
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Adam Long refers to his notes as he prepares to putt on the first green during the final round of the 3M Open golf tournament at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine, Minn., on July 24. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

A reminder for those who haven’t signed up yet: Caesars is offering a deal in which one can get a risk-free bet up to $1,500. In other words, if you were to lose your first bet after you sign up, you will receive a credit for one bet equal to the amount of your bet up to $1,500.

Here is the best bet for Wednesday, August 3:

TOP PLAY

The play: PGA Wyndham Championship, Adam Long to finish in top 20

The odds/bet: +275 ($24 to win $66)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: Thursday and Friday, on ESPN+ 5:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Golf Channel 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, ESPN+ 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golf Channel noon-2 p.m. and CBS 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Our take: The good news is that Tony Finau can’t win another golf tournament here, because he isn’t playing. The bad news is this is the final golf tournament of the regular season in what has been a great season for us – betting wise.

So let’s finish strong with a golfer the sharps seems to love (and is +6600 to win the whole thing if you want to take this a step further like I did). Long, coincidentally enough, is anything but the longest player in the field, but he is one of the better golfers this season when it comes to approach.

Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., is one of the shortest courses on Tour, which should suit Long just right.

ANOTHER GOLF PLAY

The play: Wyndham, Webb Simpson to finish top 10

The odds/bet: +225 ($12 to win $27)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Our take: Another shorter player, but one who has already proven he can take advantage in this tournament, having finished in the top 10 nine previous times, including a first (2011), two seconds (2018 and 2019) and two thirds (2017 and 2020).

HOW WE’VE FARED

Tuesday’s best bets

MLB run line: Astros -1.5 over Red Sox (LOST $30)

MLB parlay: Marlins over Reds and Braxton Garrett over 5.5 Ks (LOST $10)

Tuesday’s profit/loss: -$40 (0-2)

Total for the week: -$80 (0-4)

Total for August: -$80 (0-4)

Total for 2022: -$220.10 (191-219)

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).

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