As we get ready for major season, it’s time to take a look at some early odds to zero in on for the Masters. You don’t even have to like golf to want to find some value in some of these lines; I don’t like soccer and I’ll still bet on it.
There’s about 60 golfers listed with odds for the 2019 Masters Tournament at this moment, and if you look hard enough, you’ll spot some value. I’ll dive into a few of them here:
The 2019 Masters Tournament Betting Picks to Hit
Latest Odds to Win the 2019 Masters Tournament
- Dustin Johnson +900
- Rory McIlroy +1100
- Justin Rose +1200
- Tiger Woods +1300
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Jordan Spieth +1600
- Brooks Koepka +1600
- Rickie Fowler +1600
- Jason Day +2000
- Phil Mickelson +2800
- Xander Schauffele +3300
- Bubba Watson +3300
- Patrick Reed +3300
- 2019 The Masters Odds: +1600
Spieth isn’t an underdog by any means; however, his odds have continued to drop from opening at +1000 to hovering at +1600 today.
This is due to him being in a bit of a slump the past couple years, but if you look back at his 2018 season, you’ll notice that he entered last season’s Masters on a slump as well. And then he casually opened with a 66 and closed with a 64 on his way to a third place finish.
The Masters is Spieth’s tournament; he has a win and two other close finishes. The Masters is also notorious for having champions repeat their performance, as 17 Masters champions have gotten two or more green jackets.
Spieth is 25 years old, and should be entering his prime despite the rough recent finishes.
At +1600, Spieth’s implied odds are just below 6%, and given his Masters track record, I believe that’s way too low.
- 2019 The Masters Odds: +3300
Bubba Watson has two green jackets. That alone should get you in the conversation of potentially winning the Masters every year until you have a steep drop-off in play.
But that isn’t what’s happened to Watson. In 2018 he has three first-place finishes alone.
Past history should matter when talking about a tournament such as the Masters that’s played on the same course each year. It means players who have done well in the past have done so because they thrive in the specific conditions of the course.
At +3300, Watson’s odds are at an implied 3%; much too low for a two-time champ.
- 2019 The Masters Odds: +1600
Koepka is just one year removed from his World Number 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking, and currently sits at number 3.
He’s also in good form as he has a first place finish this year and just came second in the Honda Classic in which he lost by one stroke.
So why do six golfers have better odds than Koepka when it comes to the Masters?
It could be because he is without a top-ten finish in his three trips to Augusta. However, he has improved each year going from 33rd, to 21st, to 11th, respectively.
He already has three major wins in the past three years so look for him to finally break into the top-ten and clinch his first green jacket.
Final Betting Thoughts for the 2019 Masters Tournament
The good thing about having plus-odds is that you don’t have to pick just one player to throw money on. Throwing $100 on each of the suggestions will still yield a nice positive payout.
Of course, do your own research and then decide who you want.
Either way, what fun is the Masters without a little money involved?