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Betting the Masters? Consider These Tips

Golf’s premier event, the Masters Tournament, begins November 12, teeing off a four-day betting extravaganza with legends and legends in the making. These five tips can help you bet to win.

The age of sports betting has not only elevated the Masters Tournament, but given gamblers breathing room.

While the hunt for the Green Jacket begins Thursday, November 12, it’s a four-day betting extravaganza. Even if you miss the first round or weren’t aware that the tournament was moved to November, you can instantly catch up with daily props.

In a field of 90 players, where do you hone in? Some suggestions:

  1. Next-hole props. They’re abundant. Gamblers can take a player to birdie, par or bogey a particular hole, with differing odds. Most holes are parred, and that’s reflected in the numbers. But it’s good to know the best birdie holes, the par 5’s. The second, eighth, 13th and 15th have all been yielding birdies 40% to 55% of the time, give or take a few points.

Place a straight wager of at least $35 on the Masters. If your player comes up short but finishes in the Top 5, you’ll get a $2 Free Bet for every stroke under par at WilliamHill.com.

  1. The win-bet focus. It’s nice to take a stab at favored Bryson DeChambeau, who came in at between +800 and +900 across the major sportsbooks, and the same goes for nearly anyone in the Top 10. But why put it all on just the win? Take an across-the-board bet. Wager on a player to win, hit the Top 5 and the Top 10. It’s a good hedge and expands the chance to cash a ticket.
  2. Take individual and group matches. Players of equal ability are paired in competitions of two and four. This is a great way to create your own tournament-within-the-tournament and not have all your wagering eggs in one basket.

Bet up to $100 on your first single bet at GoldenNuggetCasino.com, and you’re eligible for a $100 Risk Free Bet. Only straight wagers (single bets) and live bets (in-play bets) qualify. No parlays.

  1. Find the fun props. Can Tiger Woods notch one round with no bogeys? That’s +700 at com. Can he do it twice? That’s +3300. Great payouts. But there’s a catch—Woods isn’t playing his best golf right now. Nonetheless, the charismatic star is a betting magnet for sportsbooks. Tiger hikes the betting volume.
  2. Find the hidden values. Players like Tyrrell Hatton and Sungjae Im in the Top 10 or Top 30 return in the even-money or better range across most major books. Under-the-radar sensible bets like this have the same odds as you’d find in an NFL game. In a Top 30, a player only has to beat two-thirds of the field.

Sign up to wager at PlaySugarHouse.com, and you’ll get a first-deposit match of up to $250. Start today!

The overall key? Find an angle that suits you and narrow the board. PlaySugarHouse.com has an excellent selection of one-on-one matchups. Two golfers. You take one. Beat one player and you collect.

Watch the 2020 Masters Tournament on ESPN+ or live-streamed at Masters.com starting Thursday, November 12 at 1 p.m. ET. The Masters concludes on Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m.

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Dave Bontempo, a multiple award-winning writer and broadcaster, has covered sports for the Associated Press, ESPN, HBO and Showtime and called boxing matches on every major network. Dave is a winner of the Sam Taub Award for broadcast excellence given by the Boxing Writers Association of America, and is a member of both the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Atlantic City International Boxing Hall of Fame. He writes regularly for iGamingPlayer.com and Global Gaming Business magazine.

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