I've been receiving a lot of betting data from leading online sportsbooks ahead of the 2021 Masters. It looks like a record handle is ahead as bettors take Big Bertha out of the bag and fire in their pre-flop bets before they continue their online and mobile bets during each round of the tournament. Finding the right sportsbook to bet during the spring and summer is not only important for MLB dime line bettors, but for golf betting and the biggest events like The Masters. The odds to win adjust, and some significantly like for Jordan Spieth, who is down to +1300 to win The Masters at BetOnline and lower at other online sportsbooks after being offered near +6000 at the start of the year.
And beyond the odds and bets to win and prop bet offerings, wagering continues through The Masters with in-play live betting. Golf enthusiasts can also take part in the Masters 5k predictor contest on BetOnline. There is a $5,000 prize pool up for grabs, and 75 players will win their share with a top prize is $500. Bettors make a birdie on this deal, as the contest is completely FREE to enter.
To register for the 5k Masters Predictor, players must log into their account and make their picks for each of the 10 questions listed and the tie-breaker.
Once selections are submitted, player may change answers at any time up until the registration deadline at 7:00 am ET on Thursday, April 8th. To qualify for prizes, player must bet $25 or more in real-money on The Masters 2021, either in one wager or a combination of wagers. Straight wagers only. Additinal contest details are available at BetOnline.
Masters Betting Leaders
So are you following the Masters most bet leaders (public) and those bettors that have made Jordan Spieth (+1300) a most bet favorite along with Justin Thomas (+1100) and Bryson DeChambeau (+1100)?
William Hill Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich messaged me noting, “Spieth is the leader in the clubhouse right now in tickets and money. We’re buried in Spieth futures.”
Odds booster specials at BetOnline include:
Bryson DeChambeau to Win (+1250)
Dustin Johnson Top 5 (+255)
Jon Rahm Top 10 (+135)
Brooks Koepka Top 20 (+135)
How 'bout taking a swing with the dozens of prop bets available at BetOnline and other leading online sportsbooks?
Top 3 Prop Bets Wagered:
1. Will there be a hole-in-one? (Yes -170, No +140)
2. Bryson DeChambeau longest drive O/U 405.5 yards
3. Will any player shoot all four rounds in the 60s? (No -1200, Yes +600)
What about an unusual occurance of a player being disqualified from the Masters (No -1600, Yes +800).
Will there be a playoff at the 2021 Masters? (No -500, Yes +300)
Winning 72 hole score (O/U 276.5)
Think any of the top-10 golfers to win the Masters will have a bogey-free round? You can get odds from +1000 to +1800 that they can keep a bogey and square off their scorecard.
Wagering to win remains the most popular bet, and who doesn't like to have some money on players to win The Masters? But for a more consistent stroke and approach, stick your money on tournament match-ups and select prop bets. If you're having success like I've posted each week while going 12-3 on tournament match-ups in 2021, you'll profit from the experience, and enjoy cashing in bonus win bets even more like Justin Thomas in The Players Championship.
I'll chip-in a first round match-up offering from William Hill for The Masters. Sharp bettors are making a case for Carlos Ortiz in his Masters debut. He's 250/1 to win and 90/1 to be first round leader. His strokes gained stats are solid, and his best are top-20 in this field in Short Game, Putting, Around the Green and Off-the-Tee. Let's see if he can handle his nerves and perform well and at least outplay Mackenzie Hughes in Round 1. Hughes is an excellent putter with a strong short game. But Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee and Approach play are near the very bottom of this field, and he's more likely to struggle again as he did in his only Masters appearance when shooting 79-80 to miss the cut badly.
Round 1 - Ortiz (-125) over Hughes
Keep firing for the green in your pursuit of profit, and enjoy The Masters.