3 U.S. Open Bets to Make Before The Lines Move (Hovland, Pereira Highlight Early Value)

Despite his impressive run of late, Mito Pereira is still disrespected by oddsmakers ahead of the U.S. Open
Despite his impressive run of late, Mito Pereira is still disrespected by oddsmakers ahead of the U.S. Open / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

The third major of the 2022 season is upon us as the U.S. Open kicks off this week at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

BetSided's Iain MacMillan has you covered with a preview for the huge event, and using his methodology, I've identified a few bets we need to make before the lines have a chance to move.

Using the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook, here are three U.S. Open bets to make before the odds get shorter:

3 U.S. Open Bets to Make Right Now

Jon Rahm (+1200)

I'd guess these are the best odds we'll see on Rahm before he tees off on Thursday. The defending U.S. Open champion ranks first on Tour in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee and fourth in Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green, two key statistics from Iain's preview.

Rahm is first in Greens-In-Regulation percentage and is coming off a tidy 10th-place finish at The Memorial. He's my favorite to win the event, and I think his odds are likely to fall closer to the +1000 range before Thursday.

If you want to bet Rahm at WynnBET, now is the time to do it.

Viktor Hovland (+3000)

I'm pretty stunned to see WynnBET hanging a +3000 number on Hovland. The guy is a stud, ranking 17th in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee, seventh in Strokes Gained: Approach, and 26th in Strokes Gained: Putting. He's no stranger to unique shots to put himself in birdie position, either:

When he's on, Hovland is as good as any golfer in the world. He hasn't yet broke through for success in a major, but his time is coming. I'd put Hovland closer to the +2000 range with buddy Collin Morikawa, so getting +3000 on him is a great value.

Mito Pereira (+7500)

These are fantastic odds on a guy that fits the profile of a future U.S. Open champion. Sure, he choked away a lead on the final hole at The PGA Championship, but he's handled that disappointment with impressive grace and kept on firing:

Pereira followed up that T3 at the PGA with a T7 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and T13 at the Memorial Tournament, so he's stayed in good form. On the season, Pereira ranks 21st in Stokes Gained: Off-The-Tee, 10th in Strokes Gained: Approach-The-Green, and seventh in Greens-in-Regulation percentage, all key stats for U.S. Open winners.

He's 21st in average Proximity to Hole, so he's consistently putting himself in position to knock down putts. At +7500, he's a screaming value so I'd get in now before it's too late.

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.