Sobel: My 20 Favorite 2019 Masters Matchup Bets


USA Today Sports. Pictured: Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka

Apr 11, 2019, 10:05 PM EDT
  • Jason Sobel breaks down his 20 favorite matchup bets for the 2019 Masters.
  • He's fading a few players with some of the best odds to win at Augusta.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Picking outright winners of golf tournaments is difficult.

Picking matchups is, well, slightly less difficult.

Whether you’re a longtime golf bettor who understands the value of head-to-head wagering or a newbie trying to figure out some smart ways to make cash during this week’s Masters Tournament, everyone will be looking for an edge.

My unscientific formula: Try to stay away from most of the elite players (any of ’em can play well on any given week) and don’t give up too much juice (I’d rather gobble up underdogs).

Here are my 20 favorite tournament matchups, ranked in order of confidence.

1. Paul Casey over Brooks Koepka (-115)

I have Casey at No. 12 in my field rankings, but I can easily see him pulling a top-10. This is also a Koepka fade, as poor form and lots of weight loss shouldn’t be a great formula coming into this week.

2. Cameron Smith over Gary Woodland (+130)

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