Expert Picks: Canadian Open

Those things help, of course, but luck is fleeting and very few human "experts" consistently out-predict the Vegas lines. Playing the Tips Articles. You pick one golfer per week, but you can't use them again all year. T2 at Carnoustie and record here. Week 3 NFL Picks: Early expert predictions, analysis

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Seattle as of post time, and the point spread had recently moved from Based on the numbers, this game looks like a great opportunity to fade Seattle's "brand value" and make a contrarian pick with the odds in your favor. This game is close to a toss-up, though our models are a bit more optimistic about Cleveland's chances to win than the Vegas line at post time, which was Browns by 1.

Perhaps inspired by Indy's near-defeat of 7-point favorite Arizona last week, about 65 percent of pick 'em players are taking the Colts. If you need to flip a coin on a game, you want to pick the side with the better payoff if you're right.

That side is Cleveland this week. If you're looking to take a risk on an upset pick with major upside, your Week 3 play is Buffalo. If their pick popularity stays so low, though, it makes Buffalo a very high leverage bet. Get it right, you'll gain on nearly all of your opponents. Get it wrong, vice versa. Survivor pools, in which you only pick one team per week, demand much different strategy than pick 'em and confidence pools.

Our NFL Survivor Picks product provides customized pick recommendations for all your survivor pools, based on the latest data like Vegas odds and public picking trends. In Week 3, here are some of the factors you should be considering about the most popular survivor picks of the week so far:. I would not recommend copying these teams, golfer for golfer.

Duplicate teams are no fun and don't help anyone. Making Rahm skipper and leaving out Molinari didn't quite work out. Total driving was big here last year and that bodes well for Casey. Didn't get to grips with Carnoustie but runner-up at Travelers before returning to Europe.

No reason to think why he won't thrive in this modest field. A win and four other top tens in last ten starts. Played the Par 5s last year in when T Will want to end Euro trip on a high after tad disappointing T23 and T28 in Scotland the last two weeks.

Three-time winner on the Challenge Tour last year and now dropping big hints at a first Euro Tour win. The scene of his breakthrough win last year and has done enough in recent months to suggest he can make a bold defense. Cracked the top five here 12 months ago and a winner in Germany in Added second title at Belgian Knockout in May.

No Francesco Molinari on the team and plenty of folk supported his great form so a drop outside the top A curious field, but one with world-class stars, albeit names you might not expect, starting with the Scientist. Gut feeling tells me the novelty factor of winning this might appeal to him. The Masters champion seems a no-brainer in this field and he ticked along nicely enough last week at the Open.

All in on the American invasion of this event. Quality performer, good opportunity for a win. In his European Tour heyday he liked to play these type of courses - new builds, resort-style, in provincial European settings.

Another who likes the course type. In fact he's proved it when making the play-off here 12 months ago. Went to sleep in the middle rounds last year, but played nicely enough for T To search for a player use one of two formats: Click to close or press Esc. Braves Verlander strikes out 11, lowers ERA to 2. Alan Williams, Nets agree on 2-way deal Shams: Sports Fantasy March Madness. These lineups will be entered into a large-entry Guaranteed Prize Pool. That means we need to take a risk or two, in order to separate ourselves from the field.

The idea is to provide you a list of names to consider. I would not recommend copying these teams, golfer for golfer. Duplicate teams are no fun and don't help anyone.

Rose WD so the captain's armband goes to Rory. T2 at Carnoustie and record here. Looks very at home now when the elite gather and has the game to do well at Firestone CC. Too steady a guy to have been partying since Carnoustie triumph so plug him in again here.

Still putting too much pressure on himself in the majors but capable of flexing his muscles and going big at Firestone. Shot three good rounds out of four on debut last year. T28 last year with three rounds in the 60s. Rose pulling out creates an extra space and, given his record in the big events, Schauffele gets promoted from the bench.

A very minor gain, although it looked much healthier until Captain DeChambeau got his calculations wrong on the back nine Sunday. Now made five top tens on the bounce and he's done enough at Firestone to make me believe he can make it six, perhaps even win. A past winner on the course and second at Carnoustie without anyone really noticing.

It would be utter folly to leave him out this week. Only inside knowledge of him having the flu would stop me picking him and I might still do so. If his driving game is decent this would seem to be a challenge the big Spaniard could easily warm to. A flusher who still has something in the tank for this summer and this week could be the one. Three major championship top sixes in six starts, the Tour Championship win, three top 20s in four WGC starts and he threatened to win in Mexico too.

Like the big ones. To search for a player use one of two formats: Click to close or press Esc. Braves Verlander strikes out 11, lowers ERA to 2. Alan Williams, Nets agree on 2-way deal Shams: Sports Fantasy March Madness. Josh Culp Playing the Tips. Select Another Column Expert Picks: Tiger Woods Jason Day. Has five top 10s here at Firestone Country Club.