Bets are piling up ahead of the 2021 Masters, and my Las Vegas sports contacts have added more betting updates ahead of golf’s biggest betting event. The most popular picks include a pair of recent Masters winners. Jordan Spieth (2015) and Dustin Johnson (2020) account for over 25% of the BetMGM handle to win a second green jacket.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, Spieth is also the highest bet golfer to win, accounting for roughly the same 17% of the money put into winning the Masters.
“Jordan Spieth’s return to form has caught the attention of punters,” DraftKings director of sports betting operations Johnny Avello told me on Tuesday. “Spieth is by far the most betting golfer to win the Masters.”
Spieth has been the biggest driver in the absolute winning market, as his Masters odds were +6000 in January and his stronger game since has dropped his odds to almost +1100 on many premier online sportsbooks. plan.
Yet the world-class competition at the top of the market is fierce.
“The betting wave has been steady and has increased betting this week with DJ, Bryson and Justin Thomas very popular picks,” Avello added.
Bryson DeChambeau entered the Masters 2020 as a hot player and a leader in the betting buzz at the top of the market. He finished tied for 34th place. Jordan Spieth was the most bet player heading into the 2019 Masters, and he finished tied for 21st.
The six favorites of the 2021 Masters betting odds at DraftKings include:
- Dustin Johnson (+950)
- Bryson DeChambeau (+1050)
- Justin Thomas (+1100)
- Jordan Spieth (+1200)
- Jon Rahm (+ 1700)
- Rory McIlroy (+ 1700)
Jon Rahm has finished in the top 10 in each of the last three Masters. Bets on Rahm have dipped a bit with fears that he could withdraw from the Masters during the event with the birth of his first child arriving close to Masters weekend. But Rahm is set to shoot for his first major title following the arrival of his son, Kepa last weekend.
A solid roster of contenders from 20/1 to 40/1 includes: Patrick Cantlay (+2200), Xander Sc Chaudele (+2500), Brooks Koepka (+2800), Collin Morikawa (+3000), 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed (+ 3500), Daniel Berger (+4000), Paul Casey (+4000), Tony Finau (+4000), Viktor Hovland (+4000) and the 2020 Masters vice-champion Cameron Smith (+4000).
Bets on popular Masters accessories
Jordan Spieth is not only the most popular player and the bet to win the Masters, but also the biggest handicap for sports betting in the first round betting market. Spieth and Justin Thomas combined for 25% of the market leading in the first round.
“First Round Leader is one of the most popular props bets in golf betting. Jordan Spieth received the most bets after winning last week’s tour, and at +1800 from being the first round leader he is our biggest responsibility ahead of the tournament, ”said Jason Scott, vice president of BetMGM trading.
William Hill Trading Director Nick Bogdanovich added: “Spieth is currently the clubhouse leader in terms of tickets and money. We are buried in Spieth’s future.
Still, the pros are watching interesting tournament matches and betting against Spieth in two match offers at William Hill. Most support Jon Rahm (-140) against Jordan Spieth (+120).
“They just think that Spieth doesn’t belong to that top crust yet,” Bogdanovich said. “They were laying -130 and now it’s -140.”
DraftKings’ updated Wednesday tournament props include a fun and most bet albatross offer (double eagle). Will there be a double eagle on hole 2 (+3300) and a double eagle in the tournament (yes, +1200) are two of the most wagered props, along with the Masters’ margin of victory (2 strokes , +350). Recently released most bet golfer accessories are DeChambeau, Johnson, Spieth, Thomas and Rahm to make an eagle, with odds on one of the players betting between +400 and +500.
Tournament matches are the most consistent way to make money betting on golf, and the pros look to tournament matches and bet on advance odds as released on Monday or Tuesday. The most popular tournament matches at DraftKings include:
- Dustin Johnson (-143) vs. Bryson DeChambeau (+112)
- Jon Rahm (-120) vs. Bryson DeChambeau (-110)
- Jordan Spieth (-162) vs. Scottie Scheffler (+120)
- Patrick Cantlay (-120) vs. Rory McIlroy
Key statistics on Thomas, Johnson, DeChambeau, McIlroy and Spieth
Match money is wagered against Bryson DeChambeau, with Dustin Johnson the most wagered golfer against DeChambeau. But Spieth and Cantlay have taken over 90% of the money on their games, and the odds have adjusted from openings of -133 for Spieth and -110 for Cantlay.
While all the pre-tournament wins and prop bets lead to a handful of record bets for the 2021 Masters, it’s the every-round bets with the in-game bets that will fuel even more interest and betting during the months. Masters.
“The gaming market will be important for this year’s Masters,” added Avello. “There is a growing interest in golf and the variety of betting at each round of the tournament is attractive to punters beyond just adjusted odds to win.”
It’s time to go, and the Masters are back in the spring slot in early April, where they belong.
“I’m expecting our biggest Masters round yet,” said Avello.
You can bet on it.