The Masters: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/7/16
The 2016 Masters
The Masters : Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Augusta National Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CBS
The 2016 Masters gets underway this weekend, which may be the best week in all of golf. There’s nothing like the Masters, as the best of the best come out and everybody is looking to get that career changing victory. After we power ranked the top-10 golfers heading into the event, it’s now time to take a look at some of the golfers you should be betting on this weekend.
Here are some golfers to consider for your card during the 2016 Masters.
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Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth isn’t the favorite this weekend, which is kind of crazy to me. Spieth is the defending champ at the Masters, was runner-up in 2014 and is still widely considered the best golfer on the planet. You can currently get Spieth with odds of +805. Yes, please. Sure, Spieth isn’t playing the way we expected so far this season, but he still has three top-10 finishes, while being fourth in birdie average and eighth in total strokes gained. Oh, there’s also the history thing with Spieth, which has to count for something on this course.
Phil Mickelson - If there’s ever a week to bet on Phil Mickelson, it’s at the Masters. Mickelson has won this tournament three times and was runner-up last year. That alone makes Mickelson a play with odds of +1860. As for current form, Mickelson did finish second at Pebble Beach, fifth at the WGC-Cadillac and just had a decent 13th place finish at the Houston Open. Mickelson is also first in scoring average and eighth in all-around ranking. This is your chance to bet on Mickelson after fading him week after week.
Adam Scott - Few golfers are in better form than Adam Scott, as he won the Honda Classic, WGC-Cadillac and was runner-up at the Northern Trust. Scott is first in total strokes gained, second in scoring average and fourth in the all-around ranking. Oh, Scott also won the Masters in 2013 and was the runner-up in 2011. Scott should be treated with a little more respect this week, but I’ll gladly throw him a bone or two with odds of +1060.
Zach Johnson - If you’re looking for big long shots or guys not included in the power rankings, try your hand with Zach Johnson. Johnson won the Masters in 2007 and had a top-10 finish last year. Overall, Johnson has made the cut in seven of his 11 starts at Augusta. Johnson is also in decent form after finishing fifth at the Arnold Palmer and 17th at the WGC Match Play. You have to give Johnson a shot of making a run this week, which certainly makes odds of +5000 a playable line.
Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia is coming off a brutal performance at the Houston Open, which likely has a little to do with why you can get him with +5500 odds. I’ll take it. Garcia continues to quietly be one of the more consistent golfers on tour, which includes a runner-up finish at the Honda Classic. Garcia is 16th in scoring average and fifth in greens in regulation percentage. Garcia also had a top-20 finish at the Masters last season and has made the cut in 12 of his 17 appearances. Garcia is my biggest long shot this week with these big odds.