Our Masters 2019 betting tips previews this weekend’s contenders taking to the luscious greens at the prestigious Augusta National on Thursday, with our recommended best each way bets for the green jacket.
Augusta Masters 2019 betting tips and predictions
We’ve reviewed all the bookie’s favourites and outsiders to give you a betting guide for the players that offer some value in this year’s competition.
We’re expecting the following players to be in the thick of it come Sunday. We recommend an each way bet on the following (most bookies are paying out on the top 6 with 1/5th of the odds for an each way bet):
- 1st – Rickie Fowler (20/1)
- 2nd – Justin Thomas (20/1)
- 3rd – Jordan Speith (22/1)
- 4th – Xander Schauffele (40/1)
- 5th – Adam Scott (40/1)
- 6th – Matt Kuchar (40/1)
Continue reading for our betting analysis to find out why we’re tipping these players to have a strong tournament.
2019 Masters, Augusta: Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 April 2019
World ranking: 9
Last year’s finish: 2nd
Rickie Fowler has been considered a potential Masters winner since his first appearance at Augusta back in 2011.
He came closest to the green jacket last year finishing second, firing -14 below par, which would have been enough to win by a clear margin any other year.
Fowler has everything in his locker it takes to win at Augusta. He’s shown time and time again that he can be incredibly calm under pressure and expectation from the home crowd. That’s why he’s our favourite to break Masters his duck and finally claim the title after 8 years of trying.
Best odds to win: 20/1 with William Hill
World ranking: 5
Last year’s finish: T17th
With arguably one of the best short games on the tour, Justin Thomas just needs to brush up on his putting game to become a real contender this year.
His previous record at the Masters isn’t as good as Fowler’s, but it’s certainly going in the right direction (39th, 22nd, 17th).
As another young player with a bag full of confidence, Thomas will more likely need to fight to meet his own high own expectations, than those from the home crowd.
He’s in great form and this year’s tournament looks to be coming at the right time for a player who’s really on his game right now.
Best odds to win: 20/1 with Sportingbet
World ranking: 32
Last year’s finish: 3rd
A player you can never write off at Augusta; Jordan Speith has never finished outside the top 11 in his 5 appearances in the Masters.
If he’s to be in contention on Sunday however, he will have to sort out his driving game. His recent outing at the Texas Open saw him miss the fairway off the tee more times than not. Fortunately for him though, he does though have the capability to hit the green in regulation, from seemingly impossible situations.
His season hasn’t gone to plan, failing to record a top 10 finish since July last year. As ever though, you can bet he’ll be in contention come Sunday. So at this price he’s still good value.
Best odds to win: 22/1 with Sportingbet
World ranking: 10
Last year’s finish: T50th
Winning four titles in less than two years, Xander Schauffele certainly is a bright young prospect.
His first major achievement came in 2017 when he finished 5th on his first appearance at the US Open. He’s since recorded a 6th and 2nd finish in the same competition.
His odds are shortening by the week as he picks up impressive results leading up to Augusta.
If he can hold his nerve and has the confidence to back himself at such a prestigious course, he’ll certainly represent good value as an outsider.
Best odds to win: 40/1 with 888 Sport
World ranking: 29
Last year’s finish: T32nd
With a hugely impressive 12 top 30 finishes at the Masters, including five top 10’s, you’d be crazy to ever write off Adam Scott.
After a rocky few years at Augusta National, he seems to have found his putting stroke again this season. His form is gathering pace and could see him reaching the Masters at the perfect time.
Again, a great long price for such a stalwart in this event.
Best odds to win: 40/1 with 10Bet
World ranking: 16
Last year’s finish: T28th
Kuchar is having a brilliant season, already winning two meetings (Mayakoba & Sony) and coming a runner-up at the WGC Matchplay.
He has four top 10 finishes at Augusta, and his consistently strong all-round game will certainly see him in contention after the cut.
At this price, you we can’t overlook his form coming to a strong course for him.
Best odds to win: 40/1 with SportNation
* All odds correct as of 22:00 on Monday 8 April 2019