2021 Masters Odds: Head To Heads, Finishing Position, And Group Matchups

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Okay, we’ve already talked about our picks for the 2021 Masters and that we like Rory McIlroy to finally don that elusive green jacket at Augusta National.

Now, if bettors don’t want to put down cash on one player winning the tournament we’ve got you covered. We’re here to offer a few other betting options to keep you and your bankroll interested over the four days of one of the sport’s greatest events.

Here are a few choices, via FanDuel, and why they make perfect sense…well, at least until someone’s first double bogey. Then all bets are off. Or, in a more likely scenario, all bets are thrown in the trash.

We’re going to give bettors three different types of options: one with low odds, one with better odds, and one with the best odds. As usual, there are pros and cons with each of the betting options. It’s up to the bettors to figure out which players and betting options suit their approach to Masters week the best.

With that in mind, let’s head to the first tee.

Head-To-Head For The Tournament

This is one of the more popular choices but it also has some of the lowest odds. It’s simply trying to figure out which of two players in the matchup has the most momentum coming into the tournament…and then hoping that momentum continues over the four days.

We like Matt Kuchar (+102) over Corey Conners (-128). This one, like the odds show, is a close pick. But when it comes to pressure situations, and believe us, the Masters is filled with pressure, give us Kuchar. Granted, Conners was T-10 at the Masters last fall while Kuchar missed the cut. But Kuchar’s coming in after a third-place finish at the WGC-Dell Technologies event and a T-12 at the Valero Texas Open…both just slightly better than Conners in those same two events.

Pick Your Player’s Finishing Position

This is where the odds get a little better…depending on how precise bettors want to be.

Look up your favorite player in the Finishing Position portion on the FanDuel site and start plotting your course.

If you’re a Dustin Johnson fan (or at least feel like he’s your best shot at a solid finish this week), start your search at a Top 20 finish. At -280 it’s certainly not the best odds around, but the way he’s been playing–and he’s the defending champion–there’s money to be made. You’ll just have to bet a few extra dollars to see a good return.

Feeling a little more confident in his play? Maybe look at Top-10 at -115. Or if you’re certain he’s going to be front-and-center and battling for the title, maybe check out a Top-5 finish at +175.

As for us, we like Collin Morikawa for a Top-20 finish at +105. We also liked him as one of our picks to win this week so a Top-20 finish might be just what the doctor ordered…just in case he doesn’t quite get to the finish line and win.

Group Matchups Offer Nice Returns

Then we’ve got the four-man group matchups. They are just like the head-to-head matchups but with two more players thrown in to sweeten the pot. Pick a golfer to win the foursome battle and bettors will hopefully cash in.

The paydays here are better. Dustin Johnson is -142 head-to-head against Bryson DeChambeau but he is +210 with Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth added to the mix along with DeChambeau.

Our best pick for this section of the betting is Sungjae Im at +270 in the group with Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler and Webb Simpson. Im wound up second last year right here and he’s shown he can handle the bright lights of Augusta just fine.

BetMGM Masters Offer

April 4 through 8, BetMGM sports bettors can wager $1 and win $100 if any golfer makes a birdie. Wins are paid in free bets. Check the app for more details and to opt-in.

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Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 40 years in the sports-writing business. He's spent the past 18-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas including 10 years as a writer/editor with VegasGolfer Magazine. He also contributes to the GolfNow Network of websites and Las Vegas Golf Insider.

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