The Masters Betting Preview: Odds, Predictions, and Picks

The flag on 6 green with azaleas in the background during the second round  of the 2013 Masters
The flag on 6 green with azaleas in the background during the second round of the 2013 Masters / ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA

The wait is finally over, Masters week is here!

For golf fans and bettors, this is the best week of the year and I couldn't be more excited.

If you want bets to place for the event, you've come to the right place. I have four outright bets that I have locked in that I'm going to break down in this article.

If you want some further analysis and my full list of best bets, check out this week's episode of the Bacon Bets Podcast.

Let's dive into the latest odds and then I'll give you my four favorite outright picks.

Odds to win The Masters

Picks to Win the Masters

Scottie Scheffler +700

I believe that at this point of the PGA Tour season, it's borderline malpractice to not bet on one of the three top guys to win every event. Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy have established that they're the cut above the rest.

So, of the three, I'm opting for the defending champion, Scheffler. He won by three strokes last year despite having a four-putt on the 72nd hole. He enters this year's version of the event in even better form than he did last year. In the 2023 calander year, he's gone T7, T11, WIN, T12, T4, WIN, 4th. Not bad at all.

I'd be furious if I didn't bet on Scheffler and then he's up five strokes on Sunday. I'll bet on him to go back-to-back.

Xander Schauffele +2200

Betting on Xander Schauffele at The Masters has become a yearly tradition for me, so of course I'm going to do it again this year. With that being said, there's plenty of good reasons to give him a hard look this season.

He enters the event in fantastic form, improving each of his last three starts from T39, to T19, To T5.

He also ranks 10th in total strokes gained and he leads the PGA Tour in proximity to the hole from 150-175 yards, which is a key distance this week.

Schauffele also has a T2 finish here in 2019 and a T3 in 2021. I'm sure he'll break my heart on Sunday, but I'm betting on him regardless.

Jason Day +2500

No golfer has been as consistent as Jason Day has been the past few months. In fact, he hasn't finished worse than T19 since November of 2022.

He enters the Masters ranking 5th in total strokes gained, 22nd in strokes gained: approach, 23rd in strokes gained: around the green, and 15th in putting. More importantly, he's second in both bogey avoidance and scrambling which is a huge positive at Augusta National.

Tom Kim +8000

Tom Kim has a couple of things working against him, being that he's a Masters debutant and he hasn't been in good form recently, but he also has enough things working in his favor that make him worth a bet at 80/1.

He enters the event 19th in strokes gained: approach and 3rd in bogey avoidance. Being able to scramble and save par is going to give you a huge edge on the rest of the field and that's exactly what Kim does.

At 80/1, he's the best long shot bet on the boards.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.