A large majority of pre-Masters bettors missed out on winning with Hideki Matsuayma as this year’s Masters winner. Now, they’ll have to settle for half his price if they want to bet the Japanese star for the Masters 2022.
Major sports bets released next year’s Masters odds shortly after Matsuyama won his first major title and donned the green jacket. This includes the SuperBook at Westgate in Las Vegas.
Matsuyama has +3000 to win next year’s Masters, while four players have opened as co-fovorites at +1200 – Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson, who missed the cup this year after five consecutive top -10 finishes at the Masters.
Scroll down a bit further and you’ll see five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods come back on the odds table at +6000. Woods missed this year’s Masters and is recovering from injuries sustained in a high-speed single-vehicle crash in February.
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The increased interest in live and in-game betting allows fans and punters to place additional bets and incidental bets during an event or on each round of a golf tournament. This includes the adjusted odds of winning for golfers at a tournament.
“The pre-round and in-game handling each day was phenomenal,” said DraftKings Director of Sports Operations Johnny Avello. “I cannot stress how popular golf betting is at DraftKings, and there is no indication that things are going to slow down.”
Jordan Spieth was the most-bet golfer to win the 2021 Masters, and he had a good performance finishing tied for third. Although he didn’t win, Spieth was a popular bet to finish in the top 5 with odds of +250. It was one of the few final position bets that hurt some sports betting. Matsuyama has become a popular in-game bet by increasing the odds table, giving punters a chance to bet on him to win after missing longer odds early in the tournament.
One of the main reasons sports betting offers early odds on Masters and major events is the increased interest and grip building in the event.
Jason Scott, vice president of trading for BetMGM, said: “The bookmaker expects to see some action at this tournament throughout the year as the Masters is the most wagered on golf event each year. season.”
But be aware that all advance bets on players to win the Masters are non-refundable. So if your golfer gets injured like Tiger Woods, or doesn’t play or qualify for the Masters 2020, your bets are lost.
Hideki Matsuyama historic odds to win 2021 Masters
Matsuyama winning the Masters was a very good result for sports betting. This includes at BetMGM, as only 1.4% of the tickets (bets) and 3.2% of the handle (money) were wagered on Matsuyama to win the Masters. As his odds rose higher ahead of the tournament, Matsuyama’s odds started dropping by +2000, or 20/1 to start the third round, and collapsed as he burned the back nine on Saturday to finish with a 65.
Matsuaya opened at +4000 on 11/15/2020, at the Las Vegas SuperBook
- +5000 on February 22, then before each round
- Round 1: +6000
- Round 2: +1600
- Round 3: +2000
- Round 4: -125
When Matsuyama made his choice on Saturday to build a four-stroke lead on Sunday, some punters were ahead of the game and bet Hideki following the weather delay. He took advantage, while others didn’t, as Matsuyama shot a 6 under par 30 on the back nine to gain control in Sunday’s final round. A SuperBook The Las Vegas bettor made a bet of $ 2,000 to win $ 20,000 on Matsuyama at odds of 10/1 on in-play bets on Saturday.
FanDuel Sportsbook and many others took bigger bets with short odds on Matsuyama on Sunday. His chances were bet heavily, especially at William Hill with Matsuyama a -110 favorite to win with a four stroke lead. He shot one final lap 73, and never lost his head to finish 10 under par and a shot ahead of rookie Will Zalatoris.
But a bettor went for a higher score on a $ 50 bet. He took NBA player Eric Bledsoe from the New Orleans Pelicans to score at least 25 points against the Brooklyn Nets in April. 7. At odds of +1800, Bledsoe struggled with Matsuyama (+4600) to win the Masters, the punter cashed in $ 44,650. As Matsuyama started moving on Saturday, another FanDuel bettor took Hideki to +1800 to win the Masters. His bet of $ 1,450 brought in $ 25,848.
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Golf broadcaster and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ken Venturi said for the first time: “The Masters starts Sunday at nine seconds. Hideki Matsuyama hung onto Amen’s corner and rewarded himself, his country and his golf punters with a Masters victory.
Now the betting begins with the futures betting ahead of next year’s Masters. But the major betting begins the first week of April 2022. This is when the popular picks, props and player odds will really begin.
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