Ryder Cup Day 3 Odds: Team Europe a Sizable Favorite to Lift Trophy

Sep 29, 2018 3:56 PM EDT
  • Team Europe leads the 2018 Ryder Cup by four points (10-6) entering Sunday's singles matches.
  • The U.S. is a big underdog to lift the trophy (+450 odds), while Europe is -650 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
  • The U.S. is favored in seven of the singles matchups, while Europe is favored in four.

The first two days of the 2018 Ryder Cup haven’t been ideal for the U.S. Thanks in large part to Friday afternoon’s European domination, the U.S. Team enters Day 3 trailing by four points.

Europe, which entered the event as an underdog, is now a sizable -650 favorite to lift the trophy on Sunday, meaning you’d have to bet $650 to win $100. The U.S. Team is a +450 underdog ($100 bet would net $450).

Of course, Day 3 consists strictly of match play. Each American will be paired up with a European, and the winner after 18 holes will earn a point for his side. That means the U.S. will need to win at least four more matchups than Europe to retain the Ryder Cup.

Here are the latest matchup odds at Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.

The U.S. is favored in seven matchups, while Europe is favored in four. The final pairing of the day — Bryson DeChambeau vs. Alex Noren — is the only pick’em on the board, so if tomorrow plays out as the odds suggest, Europe would finish with 14.5 points to U.S.A.’s 13.5.

If DeChambeau or any of the seven American favorites aren’t able to win their respective matchups, the U.S. will need a win from least one underdog to retain the Cup.

Credit:

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Team Europe.

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