The 2023 Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club outside of Rome is just hours away, and on Thursday the pairings for Friday morning's four foursomes were set. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns of the United States will face John Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton in the opening match. The other three matches are: Brian Harman and Max Homa (USA) vs. Ludvig Aberg and Viktor Hovland (Europe), Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka (Europe) and Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy (Europe). Play begins at 1:35 a.m. ET.
The Americans are +100 favorites (risk $100 to win $100) in the latest 2023 Ryder Cup odds, while the Europeans are priced as +105 underdogs. A tie is priced at +1100. Before locking in any Team USA vs. Team Europe picks, make sure you see the Ryder Cup 2023 predictions and best bets from golf betting and fantasy expert 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 in betting head-to-head matchups. He also has been on fire with his head-to-head matchups since the Charles Schwab Challenge, going 26-15-1 and returning 8.67 units over that span. That's a $867 profit for $100 bettors in the late 14 weeks of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.
Nejad also nailed 75-1 longshot Wyndham Clark as the outright winner at the Wells Fargo Championship. In 2023, SportsLine debuted "The Early Wedge," and in the first three months of the show, he hit two first-round leaders and three outright winners. Nejad also had a winning head-to-head record in seven of nine weeks. He was up more than 70 units over that three-month span.
Now, Nejad has focused his attention on the 2023 Ryder Cup and has locked in his best bets. See what they are at SportsLine.
Top 2023 Ryder Cup expert picks
Nejad is picking Rory McIlroy to be Team Europe's top point scorer at +500 odds. Ranked No. 2 in the world, McIlroy was red-hot to finish the 2022-23 PGA Tour season. Over the last 10 events of the season, he finished no worse than ninth. That stretch included a win in the Scottish Open.
Nejad likes that the Ryder Cup experience will be nothing new for McIlroy. He has been on six previous European teams; four of those won the Ryder Cup. "I decided to go with the player who has the premium Ryder Cup experience," Nejad told SportsLine. See what else to back at SportsLine.
How to make 2023 Ryder Cup picks
Nejad has locked in two other best bets for the 2023 Ryder Cup, including one prop that returns higher than +600. This player "really doesn't have a weakness" and could surprise. You can see Nejad's Ryder Cup picks only at SportsLine.
So which plays should you target for the 2023 Ryder Cup, and which play in the Ryder Cup 2023 could bring a payday at more than +600? Visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad's top picks for Ryder Cup 2023, all from the expert who was up more than 70 units on his recent golf picks.