Masters Odds, Predictions, Betting Preview: Scheffler A Huge Betting Favourite At Augusta

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for golf bettors: The Masters.

The top golfers in the world will descend on Augusta National Golf Club this week for the first major championship of the 2024 season and there’s no shortage of intriguing storylines heading into the historic event.

Scottie Scheffler, currently holding down the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings, is the player to beat with incredibly short +400 odds at most sportsbooks to win outright, and he couldn’t be in any finer form after notching a pair of wins and a T2 in his last three events. Scheffler, the 2022 Masters champion, has never finished outside of the top 20 at Augusta in each of his four starts at the legendary golf course. How can you possibly bet against him this week? It’s very possible Scheffler just blows away the field to claim his second Green Jacket.

Scottie Scheffler to win the Masters


BetMGM is reporting that Scheffler is one of its biggest liabilities heading into the tournament as 18.7% of the handle at the sportsbook is on the Texan winning the event. He opened with +900 odds when the book began taking wagers on the tournament winner and he’s now +400 in the days leading up to the first round on Thursday.

And we of course can’t talk about the Masters without mentioning five-time winner Tiger Woods. BetMGM says money is still pouring in on the 48-year-old golf phenom, as he’s accounting for 4.2% of tickets and 3% of the handle to win outright despite his long +15000 odds. Tiger will be paired with Max Homa and Jason Day for the first two rounds as he continues to battle pain from various injuries. Tiger missed the cut last year and hasn’t finished better than T38 since his 2019 victory at Augusta.

Canadians in the field

Corey Conners (best outright odds +7000 at Sports Interaction): Conners will be making his seventh Masters appearance and he’s finished in the top 10 at Augusta in three of the past four years. His best finish at the event was when he tied for sixth in 2022, but he failed to make the cut last year. The Listowel native is in good form, finishing in the top 25 in his last three events overall. He presents great value as a longshot at +7000 given his impressive track record at Augusta.

Adam Hadwin (best outright odds +20000 at NorthStar Bets): Hadwin will be making his fourth Masters appearance, and just like Conners, he failed to make the cut last year. His best finish at the event came back in 2018 when he finished T26. Hadwin has posted some excellent results this season, recording a pair of top-five finishes in his last four events.

Nick Taylor (best outright odds +20000 at Sports Interaction): This will be Taylor’s second foray into the pursuit of a Green Jacket after finishing T29 in 2020. He’s already posted a win this season (Phoenix Open) in addition to a pair of top-15 finishes.

Mike Weir (best outright odds +200000 at bet365): Weir became the pride of Canada when he won the 2003 Masters, but he’s obviously not the same golfer at the age of 53 that he once was. He’s made the cut just once in his last nine attempts, so there’s nothing to see here.

Corey Conners to finish as top Canadian


Best outright odds

GolferSports InteractionNorthStar Betsbet365
Scottie Scheffler+400+400+400
Rory McIlroy+1100+1000+1000
Jon Rahm+1200+1200+1000
Xander Schauffele+1400+1400+1400
Hideki Matsuyama+1800+1800+1600
Brooks Koepka+2000+1800+1800
Jordan Spieth+2200+2200+2000
Ludvig Aberg+2800+2200+2500
Joaquin Niemann+2800+2500+2500
Wyndham Clark+3000+2800+2800
Viktor Hovland+3300+3300+3000
Matt Fitzpatrick+3300+3300+3000
Patrick Cantlay+3500+3500+3300
Bryson DeChambeau+3300+3300+3300
Tiger Woods+15000+15000+12500

Three golfers to back

Joaquin Niemann +2800 (Sports Interaction): Niemann played several events outside of the LIV circuit to qualify for the Masters and he’s on the verge of breaking through with his first major win. He won two of the first LIV events of the season and he’s landed in the top 10 two other times in 2024. The Chilean will be making his fourth Masters appearance and he’s improved his standing with each start at Augusta, finishing T16 last year. He opened around +6500 depending on the sportsbook, and his outright odds have considerably shortened thanks to his impressive play on the LIV and DP World tours.

Wyndham Clark +3000 (Sports Interaction): Clark may be overlooked and undervalued this week because he’ll be making his debut at Augusta and there are so many other golfers in the field with a wealth of experience at the one-of-a-kind golf course. He’s been among the favourites in nearly every tournament he’s played in this year, and he’s off to a red-hot start with a win at Pebble Beach and a pair of recent second-place finishes behind Scheffler. Yes, Augusta is a different beast and there’s a chance it swallows up and spits out Clark in his first endeavour at the hallowed golf grounds, but there’s also value in betting Clark at these long odds. Perhaps Augusta perfectly suits his game and all of that work he’s been doing with a sports psychologist pays off on golf’s biggest stage. He has the game, and the fortitude, to pull it off.

Will Zalatoris +4000 (Sports Interaction): We’re getting a very good number here on Zalatoris, who finished as the runner-up at Augusta in 2021 and T6 in 2022. He has six top-eight finishes in major championships, including a pair of runner-up finishes a the PGA Championship and U.S. Open in 2022. Zalatoris is in decent form right now, recording a pair of top-five finishes in seven events this year. He won’t be happy with his latest result (T74) at the Houston Open, but he simply could’ve just been fine-tuning his game in preparation for the Masters.

Will Zalatoris to win the Masters