The Masters 2020 Predictions, Betting Odds & Top Picks

The Masters 2020

  • The 84th Masters will be played in the fall for the first time
  • This is the final major of 2020; the Open Championship was canceled
  • No fans will be allowed into Augusta National due to the coronavirus pandemic

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The Masters Odds

PlayerOdds
Bryson DeChambeau+800
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Dustin Johnson+900
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Jon Rahm+1050
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Justin Thomas+1250
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Rory McIlroy+1350
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Xander Schauffele+1600
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Brooks Koepka+1700
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Tyrrell Hatton+2500
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Patrick Cantlay+2800
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Jason Day+3000
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Hideki Matsuyama+3000
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The Masters Picks and Predictions

Bryson DeChambeau won the last major by six shots and his massive hitting suggests he can follow up and win his first green jacket at +800 DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bryson DeChambeau is named the favorite by our special guest this week on Wise Kracks, The Masters caddie Cayce Kerr. Watch him talk about his predictions for The Masters.

Bubba Watson (+100 bet365) can beat Patrick Reed over 72 holes in the battle of former Masters winners. The course playing longer should play more into Bubba’s hands.

Tony Finau has finished in the top 10 in both his starts at Augusta National and has a superb record in the majors. Take him to record another top 10 at +300 DraftKings Sportsbook.

Picks:

Bryson DeChambeau to win +800 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Bubba Watson to beat Patrick Reed in a 72-hole match-bet +100 at bet365

Tony Finau to land a top 10 +300 at DraftKings Sportsbook

How to Watch The Masters

The Masters Event Information
WhatThe Masters
WhereAugusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
WhenThursday November 12 – Sunday November 15
How to WatchThursday & Friday 8am-1pm ET (Golf Channel), 1pm-5.30pm (ESPN), 5.30pm-7.30pm (Golf Channel); Saturday 9am-1pm (Golf Channel), 1pm-5pm (CBS), 5pm-7pm (Golf Channel); Sunday 7am-10am (Golf Channel), 10am-3pm (CBS), 3pm-5pm (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports

The Masters Profile

With its myriad of traditions, and status as the only major to be played at the same course every year, The Masters is perhaps the most popular event on the golf calendar. We know what we’re getting and we love the familiarity. But even The Masters has to yield to a global pandemic and therefore the 2020 event has been put back to a fall date for the first time in its history.

That’s not the only change. No fans will be allowed and the traditional Wednesday Par-3 Contest has also been shelved. These are added details to bettors of course. The main question for them is how will a November date affect the course in terms of playability?

Several players in the field have previously enjoyed a leisurely round at Augusta National at this time of year and the common theme is that the course played longer. The ground is wetter so the ball won’t roll when landing.

Early news from this week’s practice rounds is that the course isn’t as fiery. Both Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth mentioned the grass being a little thicker around the greens, with the Englishman making the point that it made chipping a little easier.

Spieth concluded that a softer Augusta National meant past experience of the course wasn’t as crucial and that anybody could win. Perhaps that could lead to the end of a famous Masters stat: the one that says no first-timer in this event has won the famed green jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

DeChambeau Can Overpower Field For Second Straight Major

Some would have you believe that Bryson DeChambeau can’t beat this week. That belief stems from his stunning six-shot win in the most recent major, the US Open at Winged Foot.

His performance in New York appeared to provide vindication to those saying that his gigantic hitting had given him an advantage that no-one could live with. That angle has been further fuelled by reports of what clubs he was hit in Monday’s practice round.  Quite simply, they were hard to comprehend. A wedge for his second shot to the tough opener, short irons into all the par 5s, and driving over the back of the par-4 third hole.

On the face of it, DeChambeau’s previous finishes at Augusta National aren’t anything special: 21-38-29. But drill down a little and there are obvious signs that something big could be coming. He finished as Low Amateur on debut in 2016, sitting eighth at halfway. And last year he held the first-round lead.

DeChambeau is a completely different animal in majors these days. In his first 14, he didn’t manage a single top 10. In the latest two – both played in the last few months – he’s posted tied fourth and first. Yes, he has to bring more to the table than massive hitting. But DeChambeau has shown he can add subtlety and at the US Open he ranked third in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and put well too. No-one is ever a ‘dead cert’ in a major but DeChambeau isn’t a Tiger Woods 2001 kind of price.

Woods was going off near +100 back then but Bryson is +800 here. Snap it up.

Bubba To Outscore Reed

Bubba Watson v Patrick Reed is a 72-match involving two former green jacket winners. Both have an extra spring in their step when walking onto the hallowed turf of Augusta National but my money is on double Masters champ, Bubba.

Reed won his Masters (2018) more recently than Bubba (2012 and 2014). But Watson has added tied fifth and tied 12th the last two years.  In short, the left-hander is a more proven performer on this course given that Reed’s win is his only top 20 in six appearances.  I also think that a November Masters gives an edge to Bubba.

If the course plays longer, that will definitely suit him more. A quick check of the Driving Distance stats this year shows Bubba at 30th and Reed down at 218th. Last season offers a bigger sample size and truer reflection and that shows Bubba 10th and Reed 108th. As for current form, Bubba has finished fourth and seventh in his last two starts. Reed is in good nick too with 14th and third.

But I think this comes down to who is the more reliable performer at Augusta National and, without doubt, that has to be Bubba.

Back him at +100 with bet365.

Finau To Land In Top 10

There’s a very common negative take on Tony Finau: he doesn’t win enough. That’s fair. For a player of his ability, a single PGA Tour victory in the low-key 2016 Puerto Rico Open just isn’t good enough. But an assessment of Finau’s ability shouldn’t be clouded by his lack of trophies. Canny bettors know this and have been banking serious profits with Finau inside markets.

The obvious one, in terms of majors, is the top 10. Finau’s record is fantastic and right up there with the best players in the game. He took to majors like a duck to water when tied 14th (US Open) and tied 10th (PGA Championship) in his first two back in 2015. But it gets better. In his last 10 majors, the big-hitting 31-year-old has cracked the top 10 no less than seven times. That includes tied 10th and tied fifth in his two starts at Augusta National.

Finau is +300 at DraftKings Sportsbook to register another top 10 and given his strike-rate of 70% in this market since the start of 2018, which has to be a great bet.

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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.



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