Sportsbooks Offer Hundreds of 2018 Masters Prop Bets
The 82nd annual Masters begins April 5 at Augusta National – and when it does, fans will have hundreds of prop bet opportunities to choose from.
The betting board at online sportsbook Bovada includes a seemingly endless menu of Masters prop bets, beginning with player pairs versus the field. And with 87 golfers hitting the links and hoping to capture the green jacket, that opens up a plethora of possibilities.
The spotlight will be shining squarely on Tiger Woods, the 14-time Major champion and four-time Masters winner who will be playing Augusta for the first time since 2015. Woods’ trials and tribulations have been well documented, but the legend appears to have rounded the corner in his comeback bid.
With a T-2nd and T-5th finish in his last two PGA Tour events, Woods finally seems to have recaptured his swing. Accordingly, the linemakers at Bovada have him at (+1400) against the field (-5000).
Fellow green jacket owner Jordan Spieth is the tournament’s overall favorite at (+900) against the field (-2000), while Phil Mickelson can be backed for (+2000) versus (-10000).
As far as the group field bets go, the trio of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas – all among the top-five overall favorites – are collectively priced at (+275) against the field (+400).
If you’re looking to back a strong performance, but not necessarily the winner, the Top-Five Finish prop puts Thomas and McIlroy at the top with (+275) odds.
That makes sense, as Thomas has made the playoff in his last two tournaments, winning the Honda Classic and finishing runner-up at the WGC Mexico. McIlroy, meanwhile, wound up winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational going away, with his (-18) run representing a four-stroke victory.
Other contenders for a Top-Five finish include Spieth and Johnson (+240), Woods (+250), Justin Rose (+275), Bubba Watson and Mickelson (+325), and Jason Day (+350).
Broadening the horizon to a Top-10 finish puts McIlroy atop the leaderboard at (-120). Next up are Johnson, Spieth, and Thomas at (-110), followed by Woods at even money.
Rose, Watson, Mickelson, and Day can be backed for (+120), (+135), (+150), and (+150), respectively.
You can also wager on which golfer will take a lead into the clubhouse following Thursday’s first round action. Thomas and McIlroy lead the pack at (+1600), followed by Johnson, Spieth, and Woods at (+1800).
Other contenders for the Thursday lead include Rose at (+2000), Watson and Day at (+2200), and Mickelson at (+2500).
An especially interesting prop bet asks which left-handed player will register the lowest score at this year’s Masters. Watson is the narrow favorite at (+110), but Mickelson – a five-time Major champion, three-time Masters winner, and the man they call “Lefty” – is hot on his heels at (+115). Brian Harman (+500) is the only other southpaw offering better than 25 to 1 odds.
Another fun prop asks which amateur golfer will win the Silver Cup by recording the lowest score among non-professionals. Joaquin Niemann of Chile is the favorite at (+130), followed by Clemson University sophomore Doc Redman (+330) and Texas University senior Doug Ghim (+330) – the pair that finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
If you’re interested in former Masters champions donning the green jacket once again, Spieth offers the best odds at (+250). Woods, who hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since 2013, is next up at (+300), followed by Mickelson at (+350).
And the Aussies out there can bet on which golfer from Down Under will lodge the lowest score. Day is tops at (-145), followed by Marc Leishman and Adam Scott at (+350), and Cameron Smith at (+750).