The Masters: Top gambling picks and betting odds

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The Masters: Top gambling picks and betting odds

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The Masters: Top gambling picks and betting odds

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Hello, degenerate friends. It is time to talk gambling at the 2019 Masters.

The annual festivities at Augusta National make the Masters the most heavily bet-on golf tournament in the world by a wide margin. And we enter the week fully prepared with a bank roll of 573 tokens. Took a big hit at the Match Play and are chomping at the bit to get back in the hunt this week.

It’s always difficult to project conditions at Augusta National, though the consensus in 2019 seems to be a bomber-friendly 18 holes thanks to heavy rain early in the week.

Having said that, experience and past success here are just as valuable as a few extra yards off the tee no matter the conditions.

Here are my top bets for the 2019 Masters. All odds courtesy of OddsShark and Points Bet.

Adam Scott (+115) over Hideki Matsuyama

100 tokens

Risking 100 to win 115 on Scott. This one is pretty simple. Matsuyama’s results have been solid lately, but the putting has not. He’s 180th in strokes gained putting with a pretty decent sample size this season, and we’re told Matsuyama was experimenting with three different putters arounds the greens this week. That’s generally not a good sign at Augusta, where putting is so crucial. Scott is rolling it great these days, he’s been producing consistent finishes and the 2013 champ to beat Matsuyama is our favorite bet of the week.

Justin Thomas (-130) over Jordan Spieth

130 tokens

Risking 130 to win 100 on Thomas. Are we crazy for fading Spieth at Augusta National? Perhaps. But as badly as we’d like to believe he will get it around like he always has, the stats and results over the past year give no indication that he’s ready to make a run at another green jacket. You can’t fake it around here and while we expect Spieth will play well, his solo third finish last year was largely a result of his care-free attitude being so far back Sunday and having everything go right from there. Thomas has improved every year around this place, he’s played two more practice rounds with Tiger Woods this week and there’s no reason to think he shouldn’t finish ahead of Spieth.

Louis Oosthuizen (+110) over Jason Day

100 tokens

Risking 100 to win 110 on Oosthuizen. He’s coming in hot off a T-2 at the Valspar Championship and very strong Match Play showing. He’s also finished inside the top 20 in three of his last four Masters starts, including a T-12 last year. We’re also concerned about how Day’s back will hold up this week. There was the WD at Bay Hill and his back was reportedly giving him problems again at the Match Play, where he went 0-3. Augusta National is tough enough for those 100 percent physically. We’re rolling with Oosthuizen.

Paul Casey to finish top-5 (+525)

25 tokens

Risking 25 to win 131 on Casey. He has a great Masters track record lately, the game has looked good all season and we fully expect him to be in one of the final few pairings come Sunday.

Marc Leishman to win the Masters (+4000)

25 tokens

Risking 25 to win 1,000 on Leishman. He’s our favorite outside of the big names to slip on the green jacket due to his even-keeled approach, consistent results this season and overall combo of experience and success at the Masters. Perhaps this is the year for another Aussie to topple Augusta.

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