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Zurich Classic Odds | 2023 Betting Guide, Team Pairings And More

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This year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans will take place Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay leaned on their Ryder Cup pairing experience to cruise to victory as the 2022 favorites, and are expected to return in 2023 to defend their team title. Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, which will include Zurich Classic odds as soon as they are posted by top sportsbooks. Prior to the Zurich Classic is the first major golf tournament of the year as the Masters will take place in early April. Masters odds are available to bet on now.

ZURICH CLASSIC ODDS

Zurich Classic odds will be posted by top sportsbooks soon. Check back in on Monday, April 17 to see 2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans betting odds.

The field and team pairings for the 2023 Zurich Classic will be officially announced on Friday, April 14. Until then, here are the odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a month out from the event, assuming similar team pairings to the 2022 contest.

  • Team Cantlay & Schauffele +600
  • Team Horschel & Burns +800
  • Team Hovland & Morikawa +800
  • Team Palmer & Scheffler +1000
  • Team Zalatoris & Young +1400

TPC Louisiana

The Zurich Classic is a unique team format for the PGA TOUR, which rotates between Best Ball and Alternate Shot over four days of competition. The team component creates a bit of a lighter atmosphere compared to a standard stroke play event, but still makes for compelling drama come Sunday.

TPC Louisiana has hosted this event each year since becoming a Team Event in 2017. The Pete Dye design features many water hazards throughout which encourages a more aggressive style of play in Best Ball and more conservative approaches in Alternate Shot. Players with very contrasting styles of play have found success in this format, so it’s best to look for teams who are comfortable playing together with complementary skillsets when betting the Zurich Classic.

Odds for the winning team at this event have gotten progressively shorter since its debut on TOUR in 2017. That may be a factor of sportsbooks becoming more sharp to the competition over time, or the event attracting more dominant duos over the years. In any case, the winning team has opened at 16-1 odds or shorter in each of the last three years, so bettors will want to find exposure to one of the favorites when betting the Zurich Classic.

ZURICH CLASSIC PAST WINNERS

The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright golf odds for all previous winners of the Zurich Classic.

Year Winner Pre-Tournament Odds
2022 Schauffele & Cantlay +800
2021 Smith & Leishman +1200
2020 N/A N/A
2019 Palmer & Rahm +1600
2018 Horschel & Piercy +3300
2017 Blixt & Smith +10000

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