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Masters Odds: Day the Betting Favorite Over McIlroy and Spieth

Trying to decide who will prevail in the battle for the green jacket at the Masters this week looks like a tough call for bettors. The field ready to take on Augusta National is loaded with young talented golfers all with the ability to finish atop the leaderboard. There are also a number of veterans looking to add another green jacket to their closet.

At top sportsbook Bovada the oddsmakers have listed Jason Day as the tournament favorite at +650 and it’s hard to argue with them. Day is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and he’s won his last two events, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC Match Play. Day claimed his first major win last year in the PGA Championship and his best finish at Augusta was tying for second in 2011.

Following Day on the Masters odds at Bovada are Rory McIlroy at +800 and defending champion Jordan Spieth at +900. McIlroy’s best finish on the PGA Tour this season was a third place in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March. He’s still looking for his first green jacket and his top finish at Augusta was fourth place last year.

After the way Spieth dominated Augusta last year he was expected to be the favorite to win again this year. Since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January Spieth hasn’t posted a Top 10 finish and he was knocked out of the WGC Match Play event in the first round.  No one has repeated as Masters champion since Tiger Woods in 2001-02 and before that it had only been done twice by Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus.

The odds on a few other former Masters champions at Bovada this week include three-time champion Phil Mickelson at +1800, two-time winner Bubba Watson at +1100, Adam Scott at +1200, Charl Schwartzel at +3500 and Zach Johnson at +5000. From that list Watson (4th) and Scott (7th) currently sit in the Top 10 in the world rankings.

For the more cautious bettor, Bovada is also offering a few Masters props that group together the favorites from the field. You can get Day, McIlroy, Spieth and Watson at +135 versus the rest of the field at -175. Also grouped together are Day, Scott, Mickelson and Rickie Fowler at +210 versus the rest of the field at -285.