Below are our expert’s top Do’s and Don’ts for betting on the 2023 Masters Tournament.
Do NOT bet on Tiger Woods to win The Masters. First of all, he is one of the most popular, if not the most popular wager, meaning you will get terrible odds. While the weekend weather may bode well for him turning this tournament into a chipping and putting contest, his body is unlikely to hold up. Even if it does, he’s a long shot at best, and way longer that the odds that will give you any value.
We like Rory McIlroy as one of the picks to win the tournament. He is playing well and recently started working with Dr. Bob Rotella and Brad Faxon. He comes in with full health and the weather may help him as well. He’s got a new driver that he’s hitting straighter and farther, as well as a new/old putter that seems to be working for him. At +650, there is value on Rory.
Scottie Scheffler is a popular pick and the favorite for a reason. He is the defending champion and also won the Phoenix Open and the Players Championship earlier this year. He has seven top-10 finishes and nine top-25 finishes in 10 starts this season, making the cut in all of those tournaments. However, with his odds at +430, our models show there is no value there.
For the first round leader, we like Xander Schauffele. He did miss the cut at this tournament last spring, but has twice finished in the top three at Augusta. His putting statistics have been very good lately and with his approach shots he has gained more than a stroke on the field in five of his last seven starts. This is surely a recipe for success at August. With his odds at +3000, this gives him a great deal of value.