Golf Expert Picks & Predictions
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VegasInsider Golf Picks
HOW DO GOLF ODDS TO WIN WORK?
The most popular bet in Golf is the “Odds to Win” wager or what some might call a future wager. Put simply, you just need to pick the overall winner of the tournament. You select any of the golfers in the field and your payout for the bet will depend on the odds given at the time of the wager. For example, Justin Thomas is listed as a 10/1 betting choice. If you wager $100 on Thomas to win the event and he comes in first, then you would win $1,000 (100 x10). You would collect $1,100, which includes your win and stake ($100).
HOW DO GOLF MATCHUPS WORK?
Matchup betting in golf is just as simplistic as “Odds to Win” wagers. In this bet, the objective is to select one golfer to finish ahead of another golfer. Similar to other sports, there is money-line odds associated with each matchup, which means there will always be a favorite and an underdog. For example, Dustin Johnson (-135) vs. Jason Day (+115) where Johnson is the favorite and Day is the underdog. In this particular matchup, gamblers looking for a payout of $100 on Dustin Johnson would have to risk $135 to win $100. Those betting $100 on Jason Day (+115) would earn a payout of $115 if Day finishes ahead of Johnson in the tournament. To win your matchup wagers, you need the golfer you selected to post a lower score than the opponent selected in the matchups.
HOW DOES BETTING THE FIELD WORK?
Many golf events will include a betting selection called the Field. This bet consists of all golfers not listed in the “Odds to Win.” The size of golf tournaments vary and it’s rare to see oddsmakers put a price on every ball striker that will tee off. Golfers that are given the least opportunity to win will be grouped into the “Field” odds and paid out accordingly if they win.