The PGA Tour returns to central Connecticut this week for the 2024 Travelers Championship beginning on Thursday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The course, which was established in 1928 as Middletown Golf Club, has hosted this PGA Tour event since 1984. Low scores are common at TPC River Highlands, which is where Jim Furyk shot the lowest 18-hole score ever recorded on the PGA Tour, a 58 in the final round of 2016. 

This week, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the favorite in the 2024 Travelers Championship odds at +360. Reigning PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele is the +750 second choice on the PGA odds board. Collin Morikawa (+1100), Ludvig Aberg (+1200) and Viktor Hovland (+1800) round out the top five choices in the Travelers Championship 2024 field. Before locking in any 2024 Travelers Championship 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 solid with his head-to-head matchups since last year's Charles Schwab Challenge, going 49-32-4 and returning 14.31 units over that span. That's a $1,431 profit for $100 bettors since May 2023.

Nejad also nailed Wyndham Clark, a 75-1 longshot, as the outright winner at the Wells Fargo Championship last year. 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 turned his attention to the 2024 Travelers Championship field and locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. See whom they are at SportsLine.

Top 2024 Travelers Championship expert picks

One surprise: Nejad is fading Scottie Scheffler. The No. 1 ranked player in the world is having a statistically sensational season. He leads the PGA Tour in several important statistical categories, including strokes gained: total (+2.728), strokes gained: tee to green (+2.743), strokes gained: approach the green (1.520) and greens in regulation (72.98%). He also has racked up five wins this year, which explains why he is the +360 favorite this week.

However, Scheffler enters the Travelers Championship off his worst tournament of the year. At last week's U.S. Open, he finished 41st, 14 shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. "He almost missed the cut last week at Pinehurst, and he doesn't provide value at this number," Nejad told SportsLine.

However, Nejad is high on the chances of Swede Ludvig Aberg, who is +1200 in the Travelers Championship odds. The 24-year-old Aberg has made a meteoric rise in the golf world. He turned pro a little more than a year ago and since then has earned his first PGA Tour win (2023 RSM Classic) and climbed to No. 4 in the world. He has already made more than $10.8 million.

Aberg is coming off a strong effort in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, where he led after 36 holes before finishing 12th. It was his sixth top-15 finish in his last seven starts. "Aberg has been dialed-in with the ball-striking and, even though he can bomb it off the tee, he's shown an affinity for shorter tracks such as River Highlands," Nejad said. See which other players to back at SportsLine.

How to make 2024 Travelers Championship picks

Nejad has locked in his best bets for the 2024 Travelers Championship and is backing several longshots, including one priced at more than +3500. This player "has spiked in a huge way with the putter" 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 Travelers Championship, and which player in the Travelers Championship 2024 field could bring a huge payday of more than +3500? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sia Nejad's top picks for the 2024 Travelers Championship, all from the expert who is 49-32-4 on his last 85 golf head-to-head picks.

2024 Travelers Championship odds, field

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

Scottie Scheffler +360
Xander Schauffele +750
Collin Morikawa +1100
Ludvig Aberg +1200
Viktor Hovland +1800
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Hideki Matsuyama +2200
Russell Henley +2500
Tony Finau +2800
Tommy Fleetwood +2800
Sam Burns +2800
Sahith Theegala +3000
Sepp Straka +3500
Corey Conners +3500
Tom Kim +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Justin Thomas +4000
Jordan Spieth +4000
Brian Harman +4000
Si Woo Kim +4500
Keegan Bradley +4500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5000
Max Homa +5500
Denny McCarthy +5500
Wyndham Clark +6000
Shane Lowry +6500
Akshay Bhatia +7000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +7500
Byeong Hun An +7500
Billy Horschel +7500
Will Zalatoris +8000
J.T. Poston +8000
Harris English +8000
Adam Scott +8000
Jason Day +9000
Cameron Young +9000
Tom Hoge +10000
Thomas Detry +10000
Matthieu Pavon +10000
Taylor Pendrith +11000
Austin Eckroat +11000
Stephan Jaeger +13000
Webb Simpson +15000
Robert MacIntyre +15000
Mackenzie Hughes +15000
Lucas Glover +15000
Lee Hodges +15000
Kurt Kitayama +15000
Justin Rose +15000
Emiliano Grillo +15000
Chris Kirk +15000
Ben Griffin +15000
Adam Svensson +15000
Adam Hadwin +15000
Victor Perez +18000
Taylor Moore +18000
Seamus Power +18000
Davis Riley +18000
Rickie Fowler +20000
Patrick Rodgers +20000
Nick Dunlap +20000
Eric Cole +20000
Andrew Putnam +20000
Nick Taylor +25000
Cam Davis +25000
Brendon Todd +25000
Michael Thorbjornsen +30000
Jake Knapp +30000
Chris Gotterup +30000
Adam Schenk +30000
Peter Malnati +40000