Lang’s Locks: Betting tips debut with golf, college hoops action

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports

Sports betting is alive and well in Louisiana. What better time to unleash Lang’s Locks?

Every Wednesday, we will post picks for the week’s golf tournaments. Lang’s Locks will also appear on other days that contain picks!

The PGA Tour heads to raucous Phoenix this week.

Daniel Berger getting a good price, probably due to his WD last week at Pebble Beach. If he tees it up in Phoenix, the numbers are juicy. As you will see, win bets offer some value, but in golf, Top 20 action is where it’s at!

We also unveil our first college hoops pick in Wednesday night action.


All bets are measured in units. For instance, if your normal bet on a game is $100, that is one unit. If the bet is listed as .2 units, it’s a $20 bet.

Best line (as of Tuesday) is listed in parenthesis. Find the best price, one key to being a successful sports bettor! Shop around!

Sportsbook legend

CAE: Caesar’s
FD: Fan Duel
DK: DraftKings
BS: Barstool



PGA Tour, Phoenix Open

Win Bets

Daniel Berger, +3000, .2 units (CAE)
Patrick Cantlay, +1600, .1u (CAE)

Top 20 Bets

Daniel Berger, +125, 1.2u (FD)
Charley Hoffman, +550, .6u (CAE)
Denny McCarthy, +470, .3u (FD)
Charles Howell III, +400, .2u (CAE)
Keegan Bradley, +450, .2u (FD)

European Tour, Ras al Khaimah Classic

Win Bet

Callum Shinkwin, +5500, .1u (MGM)

Top 20 Bets

Hugo Leon, +700, .4u (DK)
Ewen Ferguson, +700, .3u (DK)
Wil Besseling, +400, .3u (MGM)
Marcus Helligkilde, +400, .2u (CAE)
Espen Kofstad, +700, .2 (DK)

Korn Ferry Tour, Astara Classic

Win Bets

Stuart Macdonald, +9900, .1u (CAE)
John Pak, +9900, .1u (FD)

College Basketball, Wednesday

Seton Hall -3 (vs. Xavier), 1 unit (DK)