The 2019 Masters tees off Thursday and, for the first time, anyone in New Jersey can now bet on golf’s biggest event.
Betting on the Masters can be as simple as picking the golfer you think will be putting on the green jacket inside Butler Cabin on Sunday evening and laying a few bucks down on it.
However, most NJ online and mobile sportsbooks are also offering several tournament- and player-specific lines for those who want to dive a little deeper.
Picking the outright 2019 Masters winner
Picking the outright winner of any PGA event before it starts can be downright tough, never mind who will win at Augusta National. That’s why you’ll see a positive (+) moneyline number beside every golfer on the board at all NJ sportsbooks heading into Thursday’s tee off.
Positive numbers mean big odds. The bigger the number, the more you stand to win if that golfer can become a 2019 Masters’ champion.
Of course, NJ sportsbooks will adjust these odds as the tournament progresses. That means the odds on the tournament leaders after the first two rounds are sure to go down. Plus, you may even find some negative (-) moneyline numbers heading into Sunday’s final round.
Negative moneyline numbers mean you’ll have to lay that number just to win $100 plus your bet back.
Add it up, and for the most part, the sooner you get a bet down on who you think will win the 2019 Masters, the better odds you’re going to get.
More 2019 Masters lines
As mentioned above, the betting lines on the 2019 Masters available at NJ sportsbooks extend well beyond just who will win it all.
You can bet on things including:
- Who will lead after the first, second and third rounds.
- A particular golfer’s final finishing position.
- The top finisher from a specific part of the world.
- Group and head-to-head scoring matchups.
There are even various props available.
Tiger Woods Masters props
Since four-time Masters’ champion Tiger Woods is the most popular athlete in the game, several NJ sportsbooks have put together a series of props surrounding Woods’ Masters performance this year.
For example, as of April 9, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering:
- +800 on Woods playing in Sunday’s final grouping.
- An odds boost on Woods winning it all, moving the line from +1400 to +2000.
- +500 on Woods making a triple bogey or worse in any round.
- +500 on Woods shooting -10 or better.
- +6600 on Woods making a hole in one.
- A 15.5 over/under on Woods’ birdies.
- A 12.5 over/under on Woods’ bogeys.
Plus, over on FanDuel Sportsbook, you’ll find Woods’ lines including:
- +2000 on Woods going bogey-free in the first round.
- +1200 on Woods to birdie the second hole in all four rounds.
- -120 on Woods to make an eagle on any hole.
- -200 on Woods’ first shot from the first tee to land in the fairway.
- +5000 on Woods making a hole in one.
- +100 on Woods’ lowest scoring round being over 68.5.
- +30000 on Woods winning both Wednesday’s Par 3 tournament at Augusta National and the 2019 Masters.
Look around at the various NJ sportsbooks to see exactly which bets each is offering on the 2019 Masters.
Watch the Masters, beat the sportsbooks
Of course, the best way to beat the sportsbooks is to pick a side you like and shop around for the best available price on the bet.
Other than that, golf is like any other sport in that actually watching the game will give you the best betting insights.
The 2019 Masters will be from April 11 through April 14, and the action will be broadcast live on ESPN on Thursday and Friday, and CBS on Saturday and Sunday.
Plus, there’s a live stream at Masters.com and the Masters’ mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.
Additionally, there will be live coverage of featured groups, Masters on the Range, Amen Corner, and Holes 15 and 16 available on Masters.com and the Masters’ app.
Masters betting tips
Finally, if you’re looking for info on the 2019 Masters, and a little insight into who will win the 2019 Masters before tee off on Thursday, remember that:
- All of the past five Masters’ champions were coming off a win or runner-up finish in their last eight events.
- Ten of the past 11 winners made the cut the previous year.
- Ten of the last 12 Masters’ champions came in ranked inside the Top 30 golfers in the world.
- Neither the defending champion nor the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world has won in more than a decade.