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The Longshots: Thursday’s Top Underdog Plays (8/12)

by August 12, 2021
Sungjae Im

Do you want to win a lot of money without risking much? Who doesn’t? That is the basis this Longshots article series is built on. Three or four times per week, we will find a considerable underdog or funky special line to toss a small wager on and then root like hell for the upset! We will play all “dog” parlays, big event specials, or perhaps literally throw darts at a dart league prop. But, regardless of the sport, the payouts will always be 10 to 1 (+1000) or better. Additionally, we will include one LEAN on a 4 to 1 (+400) or better line for your consideration.

Most importantly, you should never wager money you aren’t willing to lose. Knowing your bankroll limitations is doubly true when betting on the long odds we recommend in these articles. Most pros recommend that you formulate a 1 unit value for standard bets, so bets placed here will be smaller than that — think 0.1 unit increments. Meaning, if you typically wager $10 on a -110 line, you should drop $1 on these 10:1 or greater odds.

Without further adieu, here are today’s longshots.

Longshots YTD: 0-4-0 | -0.4 units

Lean YTD: 2-2-0 | +0.9 units

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PGA Tour players are gearing up for the FedEx Playoffs, but not before one stop in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the Wyndham Championships. Sedgefield Country Club is a favorite of Tour players who can hit fairways, as the course plays Par 70, 7100 yards. Low scores are guaranteed on this track when you play from the short grass.

One player who fits the mold for success is Sungjae Im. Im has two Top-10 finishes at the Wyndham in 2019 and 2020. And in 2021, his driver has been extremely accurate. He is 14th in driving accuracy percentage at 68.83%. He’s 42nd in birdies per round on the season, as well. Im has gone 65 or lower in four of his eight rounds at Sedgefield and has played seven of those rounds under par. In 2019, he shot an opening-round 62. At +5000 to be the first-round leader, he is our longshot of the day.

Longshot Bet of the Day

Sungjae Im Wyndham Championship First Round Leader +5000

Lean

No lean today

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