Plenty of Value with Golf’s First Major
We love betting on the Masters, and it’s even better when the sportsbook offers quality golf lines.
Bettors can wager on everything from the first-round leader to the top LIV golfer, so we look at the best value picks for the 2023 Masters, which tees off on Thursday.
16th Key for Hole-in-One Bettors
At the Masters, there have been a total of 34 hole-in-ones recorded, with the latest made by Stewart Cink on hole No. 16 last year.
In the past three years, there have been three hole-in-ones, suggesting the likelihood of another one being recorded in 2023. Golfers such as Corey Connors, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Thomas have all made recent hole-in-ones, indicating their increasing frequency.
The sport betting odds for a hole-in-one at the Masters are currently -210, which is among the lowest for any golf tournament. This is likely due to the 16th hole playing relatively easy, and it is expected that at least one golfer will manage to hit the ball into the left-hand pin for an ace.
There have already been plenty of aces this year, and on the big occasion at Augusta National, we expect one or two to drop. Also, check Thailand Masters odds and Jonsson Worwear Open odds.
Scheffler Opens Strong
We fancy Scottie Scheffler to win The Masters, so why not back him to lead after the first round?
The American is the joint +1400 favorite with Rory McIlroy, so we’re liking the golf odds this week.
Scheffler has been in outstanding form in 2023, securing victories at The Players and the WM Phoenix Open. He particularly enjoys playing at this time of year, which could see him lead the field on Thursday and maintain that lead throughout the tournament.
Compared to McIlroy, who has been performing poorly in the early stages of tournaments, Scheffler is the more favorable betting option.
He is keen to join the immortals who have won multiple Masters, as reported by Golf News.
“Well I think it’s very hard to win one major and it’s probably even harder to win two”, Scheffler said.
“So, as I’m approaching the Masters, I’m not going to think of myself as the defending champion, I’m just going to go out there like I usually do and try and execute shots and play good solid rounds of golf”.
We see him leading from wire-to-wire, which would pay handsomely.
LIV Headed by Young Chilean
Our golf picks include Joaquin Niemann to be the best LIV golfer at the Masters.
Despite not being favored to win along with Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, and Brooks Koepka, Niemann is a confident young golfer with good memories of Augusta National, having made the cut in 2021 and 2022.
While defeating Smith and Johnson, who had high world rankings before joining the LIV Tour, won’t be easy, there is excellent value to be found with Masters props markets.
With odds of +1100, we recommend betting on him to beat the other 17 LIV competitors in what should be an even contest.
Koepka Expected to Struggle
He might be a four-time major winner and a recent LIV Tour winner, but we expect Koepka to miss the cut.
Coping with the negative pressure could be tough for the boisterous American, who has never shied away from controversy. However, it could all prove too much for him at the Masters.
Bettors get +275 for Koepka to miss the cut, and given the volatility and toughness of the Masters, it doesn’t take much for a good player to have a bad Thursday and Friday.