US Masters Betting Guide 2023

US Masters Betting 2023
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Its April and that can only mean the start of the golf majors season.

It’s that time of year again when a special selection of golfers compete against each other to win the famous green jacket.

The Masters is one of the most coveted titles in world golf, which takes place every year on the same course in Georgia, Augusta National.

It is one of the most watched golf spectacles in the world and, of course, gambling experts and casuals alike love to put a little wager down on who will be crowned the winner.

Our guide will go through the favourites for this year’s competition, along with the odds from 4 of GamblingAuthority’s top-rated sportsbooks.

Odds on Favourites

Across the board, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler are the bookie’s favourites.

Golfer Casumo William Hill Bet 365 Grosvenor
Rory McIlroy 13/2 13/2 7/1 13/2
Scottie Scheffler 13/2 7/1 7/1 13/2

Rounding off the rest of the heavily backed golfers are:

Golfer Casumo William Hill Bet 365 Grosvenor
Jon Rahm 9/1 9/1 9/1 9/1
Jordan Speith 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1
Patrick Cantley 14/1 18/1 18/1 14/1
Justin Thomas 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1
Tony Finau 22/1 22/1 22/1 22/1
Xander Schaffele 22/1 25-1 22/1 22/1
Dustin Johnson 28/1 25/1 25/1 28/1
Cameron Smith 25/1 25/1 22/1 25/1
Jason Day 24/1 25/1 25/1 24/1
Max Homa 25/1 33/1 30/1 25/1

Rory McIlroy & Scottie Scheffler

Casumo is one of our top-rated sports books, and with good cause too. Its interface is very sleek and easy to navigate and it gives a huge range of bets on this year’s Masters.

Casumo have McIIlroy favourites to win be crowned the winner on Sunday, with odds of 13/2
They pay out to 7 places, so if you’re a heavy punter, an e/w bet might be safe here.

Of course, this is McIlroy’s only missing grand slam major, as it seems the pressure always gets to him at Augusta.

Out of his 6 starts this year, he has had 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes. Along with a scoring average of 69.7, the Irishman is heading in on some good form.

GamblingAuthority’s thought:

We think McIlroy’s nerves to hold a lead on the Sunday of the Masters could come to haunt him again this weekend. However, Casumo has him at 14/1 to be leading after round 1. We think this is a much safer bet if you’re a Rory fan.

Scheffler has seven top-10 finishes this year so far, along with 2 wins. Couple this with him being the defending champion and he looks a clear favourite on the card.

However, only 3 players have ever won back-to-back Masters, with the last being Tiger Woods back in 2002. (The other 2 being Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo)

GamblingAuthority’s thought:

Scottie may be world number one at the moment but back-to-back Masters might be a stretch too far for the 26-year-old.

Jon Rahm

Despite being shrouded in controversy last week, William Hill is one of the most popular sportsbooks around.

So, what are their odds looking like?

After McIlroy and Scheffler, William Hill has Jon Rahm backed as the outright tournament at 9/1.

Rahm is looking very good so far this year, with three wins to his name and a scoring average of 68.9. He has not failed to land in the top 10 in all of his 9 outings this year also.

He has not been able to follow up his US Open win in 2021 with a 2nd major. However, he is playing some terrific golf at the moment and has worked his way back up to 3rd in the world rankings.

GamblingAuthority’s thought:

Not an outside bet by any stretch of the imagination, but we like the look of Rahm going into this year’s Masters over the other two favourites. If he can control his temper and enjoy his weekend, he could very well be in contention come Sunday.

Jordan Speith

Bet 365 is a personal favourite here at GamblingAuthority due to its easy interface, mobile app, free games, and major event bonuses.

Let’s take a look at the 4th favourite, Jordan Speith, who Bet 365 has at a very tempting 16/1.

It’s fair to say that Speith hasn’t had the best form in the majors over the past number of years. Although he did finish tied 3rd in 2021 at Augusta.

He has had ten starts this year, with three top-10 finishes. This included a tie of 4th in the Arnold Palmer International.

GamblingAuthority’s thought:

What is drawing us to Speith is his previous victory at Augusta coming on Easter Sunday in 2015. Could lightning strike twice?

Patrick Cantlay

Grosvenor Casino is another one of our favourites here at GamblingAuthority, as it is a lovely balance of casino gambling and sports betting.

The good folk at Grosvenor are backing Patrick Cantlay as 4th favourite after McIlroy, Scheffler, and Rahm. They are giving him odds of 14/1 to win the green jacket on Sunday.

The Californian finds himself ranked 4th in the world and is playing some nice golf, despite not having any wins so far this year. He has three top 10 finishes and a scoring average of 69.9.

His best finish at the Masters came in 2019 when he finished in a tie for 9th.

GamblingAuthority’s thought:

Like Speith, Cantlay has no wins of yet this year. But he did finish in a tie for 4th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational last month. While his scoring average is impressive so far this year, I think this major is coming too early in the year for a player who has yet to win one. Although a strong finish at Augusta could push him on to getting that first major at the US Open or the USPGA.

Do the favourites always win at Augusta?

While the form guide is usually a good indicator of who to back at Augusta, a surprise is thrown up now and then.

In 2022, 2020, and 2019, Scheffler (16/1), Dustin Johnson (9/1), and Tiger Woods (16/1) all won on rather low odds.

However, Patrick Reed won in 2018 at 55/1, Sergio Garcia won in 2017 at 45/1, and Danny Willett won in 2016 at 66/1.

So, it is not necessarily all down to form when it comes to picking a winner of the US Masters.

Outside bets for the US Masters

Picking an outside bet for any golfing tournament is like playing the lottery, as any golfer on the card can play the round of their life on any given weekend.

However, there are a few players you may want to keep an eye out for:

  • Justin Rose
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Will Zalatoris
  • Seamus Power

Odds for US Masters Outright

Golfer Casumo William Hill Bet 365 Grosvenor
Justin Rose 60/1 50/1 55/1 60/1
Tommy Fleetwood 50/1 45/1 50/1 50/1
Will Zalatoris 40/1 35/1 40/1 40/1
Seamus Power 125/1 125/1 150/1 125/1

Justin Rose

Rose is one of the best putters on the course on his day, and this could be vital at Augusta.

He has had one win so far this year at the Pro-Am in Pebble Beach back in February.

Couple this with a 6th place finish at the Players Championship in Sawgrass last month, and Rose could be a good outside bet to back.

Tommy Fleetwood

The Englishman has been certainly banging at the door in recent years to win that elusive first major.

2nd place finishes in the British and US Open in 2019 and 2018 respectively are his personal bests at majors, while he tied for 14th at the Masters last year.

His golf has been steady this year so far, with a respectable tie for 20th at the Genesis Invitational and a 3rd-place finish at Valspar in March.

This will be his 7th crack at the Masters, with the previous experience of playing on the course said to be crucial to his chances of getting his hands on the green jacket.
If the progressive form is anything to go by, he will have a good Easter weekend.

Will Zalatoris

Zalatoris was unlucky not to win a major last year, with two 2nd place finishes in the PGA Championship and US Open respectively.

Add this to finishing runner-up in the Masters in 2021, and a major is coming sooner rather than later for the 26-year-old from San Francisco. Will that be the 2023 US Masters?

His current form is the reason he is counted as an outsider this weekend, but he has proved form is only temporary in the last couple of years.

Seamus Power

While all eyes will be on McIlroy and Shane Lowry from an Irish perspective, a new name coming through flying the tricolour of Ireland is Seamus Power.

For his first majors, he didn’t do badly. He finished 9th in the PGA, 12th in the US Open and T27 in last year’s Masters.

He’s had 5 outings on the PGA Tour so far this year, which brought 3 top-20 finishes.

He may have a bit further to go yet to be in proper contention to match the exploits of fellow Irishmen like Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington. However, with anything liable to happen over 4 days of Augusta, Power could play himself into contention to finish in the top 10.

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