Tony Finau looks to defend his title as tournament champion when the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic opens play on Thursday, June 29 at Detroit Golf Club. Finau is the 12-1 betting favorite in a surprisingly strong 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic field. Other top contenders in the latest Rocket Mortgage Classic odds from Caesars Sportsbook include Rickie Fowler (14-1), Justin Thomas (14-1), Collin Morikawa (14-1), Max Homa (18-1), and Hideki Matsuyama (20-1). 

Which 2023 Travelers Championship head-to-head matchup picks should you target, and what 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic prop bets could set you up for a strong payday? Before locking in any Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023 picks of your own, be sure to check out the PGA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine golf expert Mike McClure.

We simulated the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic 10,000 times, and there are some major surprises. 

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, the model is up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure's model predicted Jon Rahm would finish on top of the leaderboard at the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions and The American Express. And at the 2023 Masters, the model was all over Rahm's second career major victory heading into the weekend. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the third round, but the model still projected him as the winner. It was the second straight Masters win for the model, which also nailed Scottie Scheffler winning in 2022.

In addition, the model included Nick Taylor in its best bets to win the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. That bet hit at +7000, and for the entire tournament, McClure's best bets returned nearly $1,900. McClure's best bets also included Jason Day (17-1) winning outright at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, even though he hadn't won a PGA Tour event since 2018.

This same model has also nailed a whopping nine majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, McClure has set his sights on the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic field and just revealed his top PGA prop bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of McClure's 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic prop picks, sleepers, head-to-head matchups and best bets.

Top 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic prop picks

One of McClure's favorite prop bet picks this week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023 is Justin Thomas finishing in the top 20 of the final leaderboard at +130 odds (risk $100 to win $130). Thomas has battled inconsistencies all year, but is a proven winner on the PGA Tour. The 30-year-old has 15 career PGA victories, with his most recent coming at the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills. He turned in a strong performance last week at the Travelers Championship, finishing in ninth place.

Thomas has dipped to No. 17 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but still ranks well in multiple statistical categories. The former Alabama standout ranks seventh on the PGA Tour in strokes gained around the green (0.461) and 24th in strokes gained tee-to-green (0.949). While he hasn't been playing his best golf as of late, McClure still sees plenty of value in taking Thomas to finish in the top-20 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic for a plus-money payout. You can see the rest of McClure's 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic prop bet picks at SportsLine.

Find more 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic head-to-head picks, sleepers, props

McClure has also locked in plenty of other prop bets for the the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023, including a longshot listed at 60-1 to win it all. Anyone who backs one of his 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic sleepers could hit it big. You can only see his 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic best bets at SportsLine.

So what 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic prop picks should you target this week, and which massive longshot has a chance to stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine to see McClure's 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic best bets, all from the expert who's up over $10,200 since the PGA Tour restart, and find out.

2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds, field, top contenders

See the full Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023 picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Tony Finau +1200
Rickie Fowler +1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Collin Morikawa +1400
Max Homa +1800
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Tom Kim +2200
Sungjae Im +2200
Keegan Bradley +2800
Cam Davis +3500
Harris English +4000
Brian Harman +4500
Sepp Straka +5000
Chris Kirk +5000
Tom Hoge +5500
Stephan Jaeger +5500
Byeong Hun An +5500
Taylor Moore +6000
Patrick Rodgers +6000
Nicolai Hojgaard +6000
Ludvig Aberg +6000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6000
Alex Smalley +6000
Justin Suh +6500
Davis Riley +6500
Joseph Bramlett +7000
Brendon Todd +7000
Brandon Wu +7000
Beau Hossler +7000
Adam Hadwin +7000
Aaron Rai +7500
Nate Lashley +7500
J.J. Spaun +7500
Taylor Pendrith +8000
Gordon Sargent +8000
Garrick Higgo +8000
Austin Eckroat +6500
Alex Noren +8000
S.H. Kim +9000
Ryan Palmer +9000
Kevin Yu +9000
Will Gordon +10000
Thomas Detry +10000
Sam Stevens +10000
Mark Hubbard +10000
Doug Ghim +10000
Ben Martin +10000
Ben Griffin +10000
Adam Svensson +10000
Adam Schenk +10000
Webb Simpson +11000
Patton Kizzire +11000
Nick Hardy +11000
Matt Wallace +11000
Lee Hodges +11000
Hayden Buckley +11000
Harry Hall +11000
Chez Reavie +11000
Cameron Champ +11000
C.T. Pan +11000
Akshay Bhatia +11000
Vincent Norrman +13000
Sam Ryder +13000