The primary main championship of 2021 has arrived, and the pre-tournament golf betting motion suggests file wagering and a large open event at The Masters. The 2021 Masters would be the largest betting occasion of the PGA TOUR season, and surpass the file handles of the 2019 and 2020 Masters.
“The return to type of Jordan Spieth has grabbed bettors consideration,” DraftKings director of sportsbook operations Johnny Avello advised TheLines this week. “However the wave of betting motion has been regular, and elevated wagering this week with DJ, Bryson and Justin Thomas very talked-about picks.”
And DJ, in fact, is Dustin Johnson, who was the Spherical 1 co-leader after capturing 65 on his method to successful the rescheduled November Masters in file style with a 20-under-par successful rating. Justin Thomas completed fourth, and Bryson DeChambeau, the new participant and pre-tournament buzz in betting, completed tied for 34th.
Another excuse for file betting on this yr’s Masters is in-play wagering, and the continued enlargement of legalized betting in America. Avello famous DraftKings is now in 14 jurisdictions, when final November the main sportsbook operator was in 11 states.
“The in-play market goes to be massive for this yr’s Masters,” Avello added. “There’s continued rising curiosity in golf, and the number of bets throughout every spherical of the event is interesting to bettors, past simply the adjusted odds to win.”
The Masters is the one main championship which has a subject that’s solely decided by invitation. Simply 88 gamers will tee it up at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership this week. That features the most effective on the earth with the top-50 gamers on the earth golf rankings all capturing for a inexperienced jacket.
Our PGA TOUR energy rankings have Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm on prime heading into the event, adopted by Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay . There’s little separation in odds to win the Masters for the top-five gamers from +950 to +1200 earlier than a dropoff to marquee names like Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa.
Beneath you’ll discover the newest betting market splits and odds.
Masters Odds to Win
Try our 2021 Masters Betting Information for the newest odds for each market at every authorized sportsbook in your state.
TOP-10 MOST POPULAR MASTERS WIN BETS AT BETMGM
TOP-10 MOST POPULAR MASTERS WIN BETS AT DraftKings
First Spherical Chief Market Report
The First Spherical Chief market may be very fashionable, and bettors at BetMGM have loaded up greater than 25% of the market on two gamers: Justin Thomas (13.5%) and Jordan Spieth (12.2%).
“First Spherical Chief is without doubt one of the hottest prop bets in golf betting. Jordan Spieth has obtained essentially the most bets after successful final week’s tour occasion, and at +1800 to be the First Spherical Chief, he’s our largest legal responsibility heading into the event,” mentioned BetMGM vice chairman of buying and selling Jason Scott.
The subsequent hottest gamers in first spherical deal with are PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa (7.3%), Brooks Koepka (5.7%), Dustin Johnson (5.4%), U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau (4.8%) and Webb Simpson (4.6%). The biggest guess depend is Spieth (10.2%), Thomas (7.7%) and Johnson (5.9%).
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Masters Props and Matchups
DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, BetMGM and William Hill all have dozens of head-to-head event match-ups. Avello mentioned John Rahm (-125) is taking 80% of the cash over Bryson DeChambeau, and the chances have pushed up from the opener of -120.
However two different notable event match-ups have drawn even higher one-sided motion with greater than 90% of the cash on Patrick Cantlay (-120) over Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth (-162) over Scottie Scheffler. Cantlay opened choose ‘em and Spieth -133 with odds on each gamers rising sharply.