It's not a major championship, but Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland will both want to finish off a victory this week at the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge. Scheffler and Hovland tied for the runner-up spot behind Brooks Koepka at last week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Now, they lead a strong field that will tee off Thursday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Three-time major champion and Dallas native Jordan Spieth and two-time major winner Collin Morikawa also are among the favorites. Tony Finau and Max Homa both will be seeking a third victory for the season, and PGA professional Michael Block will soak in more adulation following his rousing success at Oak Hill last week. Sam Burns is the defending champion after beating Scheffler on the first playoff hole last year.

Scheffler is the No. 1 player in the world and the clear 4-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook's latest 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge odds. There are five other players shorter than 20-1 – Spieth (12-1), Finau (14-1), Hovland (14-1), Morikawa (16-1) and Sungjae Im (18-1). Burns and Homa are both priced at 22-1 in the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge field. Before making any 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge picks, be sure you check out the PGA Tour predictions and best bets from SportsLine golf insider Sia Nejad.

Nejad specializes in betting and DFS in golf, among other sports. He's had incredible success in the outright and first-round leader markets and betting head-to-head matchups. At the Wells Fargo, he had Wyndham Clark among his longshot outrights, backing the 75-1 shot before he dominated at Quail Hollow for his first PGA Tour victory.

In 2022, Nejad hit six first-round leaders in a 12-week span while peppering in tournament outrights throughout the year. In 2023, SportsLine debuted "The Early Wedge," and in the first three months of the show, he hit two FRLs and three outright winners. Nejad also had a winning head-to-head record in eight of 10 weeks (including full tournament sweeps on head-to-head plays). He was up more than 70 units over that three-month span.

Now, Nejad has studied the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge field and has locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of Nejad's PGA picks and analysis.  

Top 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge expert picks

In one shocking move, Nejad is fading Morikawa, a two-time major champion and the runner-up here in 2020. The 26-year-old hasn't had much success this season, posting just six top-25 finishes in 15 events. He has one top-10 since February, and that came at the Masters. Morikawa's putting has always been his Achilles' heel, and this season has been no different. He ranks 157th on tour in strokes gained putting, and his lack of distance won't do him any favors this week, either. The California native is 144th in driving distance at just 293 yards.

Meanwhile, it is putting that usually sets Burns apart, and Nejad sees value in him at 22-1. The LSU alum rolled in a 38-foot putt from off the green to down Scheffler here last year. He ranks fourth on tour in strokes gained putting. Burns won the WGC-Match Play in March, and his victory at Colonial was one of three last season. He has repeated as a tournament champ once before, at the Valspar Championship (2021-22). Burns has a good combination of accuracy and distance off the tee (21st in total driving), so he should be set up well for success this week. See who he is backing at SportsLine

How to make 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge golf picks

Nejad has locked in his best bets for the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge and is picking his longshots, including one who's priced at around 90-1. The expert says this golfer is in "surprisingly good recent form" and could pull off a big surprise. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.

So which players should you target or avoid for the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge, and which golfer in the Charles Schwab Challenge 2023 field could bring a huge payday of around 90-1? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad's top picks for Charles Schwab Challenge 2023, all from the expert coming off a three-month span where he was up 70 units. 

2023 Charles Schwab Challenge odds, field, contenders

See Nejad's picks, best bets and predictions here.

Scottie Scheffler 4-1
Jordan Spieth 12-1
Tony Finau 14-1
Viktor Hovland 14-1
Collin Morikawa 16-1
Sungjae Im 18-1
Max Homa 22-1
Sam Burns 22-1
Rickie Fowler 30-1
Justin Rose 30-1
Tommy Fleetwood 33-1
Russell Henley 35-1
Chris Kirk 45-1
Cam Davis 45-1
Denny McCarthy 50-1
Si Woo Kim 50-1
Min Woo Lee 60-1
Emiliano Grillo 60-1
Brian Harman 60-1
Kurt Kitayama 65-1
Tom Hoge 70-1
Stephan Jaeger 75-1
Brendon Todd 75-1
Ryan Fox 80-1
Harris English 80-1
Byeong Hun An 80-1
Taylor Moore 80-1
Lucas Herbert 80-1
K.H. Lee 90-1
Patrick Rodgers 90-1
Thomas Detry 90-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 90-1
Davis Riley 100-1
Joseph Bramlett 100-1
Billy Horschel 100-1
J.J. Spaun 100-1
Maverick McNealy 100-1
J.T. Poston 100-1
Alex Smalley 100-1
Beau Hossler 100-1
Justin Suh 100-1
Eric Cole 100-1
Sam Stevens 125-1
Will Gordon 125-1
Nick Taylor 125-1
Hayden Buckley 125-1
S.H. Kim 150-1
Andrew Putnam 150-1
Ben Griffin 150-1
Ryan Palmer 150-1
Sepp Straka 150-1
Scott Stallings 150-1
Alex Noren 150-1
Akshay Bhatia 175-1
Joel Dahmen 175-1
Ben Martin 175-1
Adam Schenk 175-1
Matt Wallace 175-1
Robby Shelton 200-1
Garrick Higgo 200-1
Austin Eckroat 200-1
Cameron Champ 200-1
Vincent Norrman 200-1
Nate Lashley 200-1