2013 Deutsche Bank Championship Betting Odds + Event Info, TV Times

The second event of the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs tees off on Thursday, August 30 until Sunday, September 2. That would be the Deutsche Bank Championship. TPC Boston in Norton, MA. is the track for players in the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship with first-round play slated to begin on Thursday, August 30th; the conclusion of play is expected on Sunday, September 2nd, 2013.

Coverage for the week will be divided up between Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will have the first two rounds, with the time slot slated for a 2pm ET start on Thursday and Friday. Then for the weekend NBC will pick things up to take us home the rest of the way to get halfway through the playoff tourneys

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The Deutsche Bank Championship

The Deutsche Bank Championship is second on the FedEx Cup playoffs, and is held on Labor Day weekend. The conclusion of the event will mark the halfway point to the end of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The top-100 players on the FedEx Cup playoff points list going into the week will be qualified, with only the top-75 moving on to the next event on the list, before the event is dwindled down even more for the TOUR Championship.

TPC Boston is only 25 miles outside of downtown Boston. It was designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in 2003. The Par-72 course measures over 7,200 yards, and has some fantastic scenery that accompanies it. TPC Boston is a great venue to hold a FedEx Cup playoff event, and is a stop that all players hope to advance to.

What Happened In 2012?

Rory McIlroy continued his impressive 2012 season in the year's second FedEx Cup playoff event. McIlroy had already won a couple of times on Tour, including the PGA Championship a month earlier. At the Deutsche Bank Championship, McIlroy shot a pair of 67s on the weekend to win by one shot over Louis Oosthuizen and by two shots over Tiger Woods. This was actually an awesome leaderboard over the final two days, with the biggest names in golf right up there. We mention Woods and McIlroy, but Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, and Brandt Snedeker were also up there.

The 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship

The first of the four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments is in the books, and it was an interesting finish than perhaps what many expected. Rather than a player going out and winning it over the course of the last several groupings, it was more of a tournament where trying to survive at the end proved to be the difference.

Adam Scott won the Barclays despite posting a number that most thought would be a couple of shots short by the end of the day. Scott finished in front of the leaders by about an hour, and had to wait it out.

The victory vaulted Scott to the No.2 ranked player in the world and to the second spot in the FedEx Cup points standings.

Tiger Woods finished in a tie for second at the Barclays, and remains in the No.1 position for the rankings going into the Deutsche Bank Championship. But Woods might not be 100 percent. Back spasms were giving the No.1 ranked player in the world some big problems during the final day of The Barclays, bringing him to his knees on a couple of different occasions.

That hasn't stopped oddsmakers from releasing Deutsche Bank Championship odds and having Woods as the top favorite. TPC Boston should provide the 100 players in the field quite the challenge this week. By the end of the week, it will be down to the top-70 players to move on to the BMW Championship.

Odds To Win The Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods 13/2 (+650) - Had it not been for some back trouble Woods may very well have won The Barclays and extended his FedEx Cup points lead. It would have been his sixth victory of the year. But alas, he came up just short. Woods will be receiving treatment on that back this week, and is set as the favorite to win. As of now, there are no indications that he will not be in the field.

Adam Scott 12/1 (+1200) - The win at The Barclays for Scott had to be very satisfying to him. Certainly he is happy with moving up to No.2 in the standings and in the World Golf Rankings, but the fact that the Masters win was his only victory had to be weighing on him. He had been in contention numerous times, and to get it done in the first playoff event was big. Scott will be in contention this week once again, you can count on that.

Phil Mickelson 12/1 (+1200) - Mickelson's 65 on Sunday put him in the top-6 and for a brief few moments on the back-nine it looked like Lefty could post a number double-digits under par. Had he not bogeyed No.18, he would have finished in a tie for second. He is definitely back to his British Open form after a couple weeks on the decline. Expect Mickelson to be a big factor in Boston.

Rory McIlroy 16/1 (+1600) - McIlroy wasn't a huge factor at The Barclays, but he is definitely playing much more consistent golf. He also happens to be the defending champion coming into this week so there will be some good feelings for that. He finished T19 at The Barclays but he was only five shots behind the lead, it was just a tight leaderboard.

Justin Rose - 18/1 (+1800) - Rose was another contender that Scott had to dodge on Sunday. In fact, Rose missed a six-foot par putt to drop him out of the lead on No.18. That would have created a playoff with Scott. Rose hit the ball great last week but his putting cost him. If he can correct that, he should be right there come Sunday.

Deutsche Bank Championship Betting Odds - lines found at Bovada on 8/26/2013

Deutsche Bank Championship Free Picks

The Winner - With Woods' back still in question it's hard to go with him this week because the unknown is too great. But what is known is the fact that Phil Mickelson is playing very well and ended The Barclays on a high note. This momentum will carry over to TPC Boston where PGABettingOdds.com predicts Mickelson will win the second playoff event and perhaps jump into the No.1 position atop the rankings.

Darkhorse Value Pick - Sergio Garcia is going off at 50/1 to win this week. He has been the best putter on Tour all season long, and if he gets it going early at TPC Boston, Garcia should be right up there in contention. It's a big reward with the 50 to 1 payout, so that is certainly enticing here.

Notable Pairings

The pairings for the Deutsche Bank Championship will be done by the FedEx Cup points standings, keeping the theme for the playoffs.

This means that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Adam Scott will be paired together for the first two rounds of the tournament from TPC Boston. This is just a hunch, but there might be a few people following this grouping.

This threesome tees off at 8:40am ET on Thursday morning, and then will go off in the afternoon at 1:10pm ET on Friday.

Deutsche Bank Championship 3-ball odds have been formed for the first day already. It's Woods who is a +150 favorite to shoot the low score in the group, with Scott right behind at +175. Mickelson rounds things out at +200, which is a 2 to 1 payout.

Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, and Brandt Snedeker will be in a group as well as Nos. 4-6 in the standings. They tee off in the opposite time slot, at 1:10pm ET on Thursday, and then 8:40am ET on Friday.

Similar payouts can be seen here, with Rose leading the way at +150. Kuchar is in the middle at +175, with Snedeker at +200.