How the Public is Betting The Match Between Brooks Koepka & Bryson DeChambeau
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There’s no real way to handicap the latest version of The Match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau on Friday, but that doesn’t mean bettors can’t pick a side.
The “rivals” meet in a televised event that will feature match play scoring over 12 holes rather than the usual 18. There is one point available per hole, with the winner of each hole receiving a full point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the 12 holes is the winner. A sudden-death tiebreaker is expected if it’s even through 12.
The odds opened with both golfers listed at -110, but have since moved. DeChambeau enters as the betting favorite at -125 (bet $125, profit $100). Koepka is the +100 (bet $100, win $100) underdog.
Despite the line movement, Koepka is receiving more bets and money in the matchup. According to data released by BetMGM, 67% of bets and 63% of dollars are on the underdog.
Since withdrawing from the TOUR Championship in September, Koepka has played in just four events. He’s missed the cut in two of them and his best finish is T38 at the CJ Cup.
DeChambeau has not played individually since the TOUR Championship where he finished 7th, and he hasn’t competed at all since the Ryder Cup.
With Koepka struggling and DeChambeau absent from competition, it makes betting on the event more of a crapshoot than normal.
In previous versions of The Match, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have squared up as singles as well as doubles with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Later, it became Mickelson and Charles Barkley against Manning and Stephen Curry. The most recent edition was DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers against Mickelson and Brady.