The PGA Tour will hold its third of eight Signature Events this week when play begins at the 2024 Genesis Invitational beginning on Thursday at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. As a Signature Event, the 2024 Genesis Invitational will feature a limited 70-player field with top players and increased prize money. The tournament will have a player-friendly 36-hole cut: the top 50 and ties plus any player within 10 shots of the lead. This week's winner will earn $4 million. 

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the favorite in the 2024 Genesis Invitational odds at +650. Rory McIlroy (+1000), Viktor Hovland (+1400), Xander Schauffele (+1600), Justin Thomas (+1600), and Collin Morikawa (+1600) round out the top six choices in the Genesis Invitational field. Before locking in any 2024 Genesis Invitational picks, make sure you see the PGA Tour 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 last year's Charles Schwab Challenge, going 30-16-1 and returning 11.30 units over that span. That's a $1,130 profit for $100 bettors since May 2023.

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.

Now, Nejad has focused his attention on the 2024 Genesis Invitational field and has locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. See who they are at SportsLine.

Top 2024 WM Genesis Invitational expert picks

One surprise: Nejad is completely fading Hovland, even though he is one of the favorites at +1400. The 26-year-old Norwegian will be playing in his 101st PGA Tour event. He has six career wins, 20 top-five finishes, and $26.9 million in career earnings already.

But Hovland pulled out of last week's WM Phoenix Open because he wasn't happy with his game. He finished 22nd at The Sentry to open the 2024 season and 58th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in his only two starts this year. "He hasn't been impressive so far this season, and I'm simply unwilling to speculate upon him at +1400," Nejad told SportsLine.

However, Nejad sees stuff to like about former Masters champion and world No. 1 Adam Scott, even though he has not won a PGA Tour event in four years. The 43-year-old is set to make his third PGA Tour start of the year after tying for eighth in the WM Phoenix Open last week. Last month, he earned a top-10 finish in Dubai.

Scott will be playing this week on a sponsor's exemption, which he received after writing to the tournament director. Scott badly wanted to play at Riviera, which is his favorite course on tour and is a place where he has won twice. "He was great last week in Phoenix and comes to Riviera with great course history: top 10s in three of his last five appearances, with one of those being an outright win in 2020," Nejad said. See whom else to back at SportsLine.

How to make 2024 Genesis Invitational picks

Nejad has locked in his best bets for the 2024 Genesis Invitational and is backing several longshots, including one that is priced at more than 60-1. This player "has plenty of upside" and is a longshot who could surprise. You can see Nejad's PGA Tour picks only at SportsLine.

So which players should you target or avoid for the 2024 Genesis Invitational, and which player in the Genesis Invitational 2024 field could bring a huge payday at more than 60-1? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad's top picks for the 2024 Genesis Invitational, all from the expert who is 30-16-1 on his last 47 head-to-head picks.

2024 Genesis Invitational odds, field

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

Scottie Scheffler +650
Rory McIlroy +1000
Viktor Hovland +1400
Xander Schauffele +1600
Justin Thomas +1600
Collin Morikawa +1600
Patrick Cantlay +1800
Max Homa +1800
Ludvig Aberg +1800
Sam Burns +2000
Jordan Spieth +2500
Adam Scott +2800
Tony Finau +3000
Wyndham Clark +3500
Tommy Fleetwood +3500
Sahith Theegala +3500
Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
Cameron Young +3500
J.T. Poston +4500
Will Zalatoris +5000
Tom Kim +5000
Si Woo Kim +5000
Jason Day +5000
Nicolai Hojgaard +5500
Keegan Bradley +5500
Byeong Hun An +5500
Sungjae Im +6000
Russell Henley +6000
Eric Cole +6000
Cam Davis +6000
Kurt Kitayama +6500
Hideki Matsuyama +7000
Beau Hossler +7500
Sepp Straka +8000
Nick Taylor +8000
Denny McCarthy +8000
Corey Conners +8000
Chris Kirk +8000
Harris English +9000
Emiliano Grillo +9000
Adam Hadwin +9000
Tom Hoge +10000
Luke List +10000
Brian Harman +10000
Adam Schenk +10000
Taylor Moore +11000
Patrick Rodgers +11000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +11000
Taylor Montgomery +13000
Rickie Fowler +13000
Andrew Putnam +13000
Adam Svensson +13000
Lucas Glover +15000
Kevin Yu +15000
Charley Hoffman +15000
Brendon Todd +15000
Ben Griffin +15000
Tiger Woods +18000
Matt Kuchar +18000
Mackenzie Hughes +20000
Sam Ryder +25000
Nick Hardy +25000
Nick Dunlap +25000
Lee Hodges +25000
Gary Woodland +25000
Alex Smalley +25000
Seamus Power +30000
J.J. Spaun +30000
Grayson Murray +35000
Chase Johnson +250000