Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson Betting odds and tips
In a one day winner take all match play format event, on Friday November 23rd, Tiger Woods will take on Phil Mickelson at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. And because nothing like has ever happened before in history, this spectacle will be a online sports betting bonanza.
Here’s a few bullet points to prove my case:
- Capital one is the main sponsor, and they are selling the event for $19.99 on PPV
- There will be live drones flying above the golf course getting camera angles
- An algorithim will be guessing the probability of every shot’s outcome
- After each hole MGM will be putting up NEW LIVE IN MATCH LINES
- It’s taking place in Las Vegas…
Oh, and just so we don’t forget to mention it, the winner of the one day event will take home $9 Million.
Tiger vs Phil: The odds and the breakdown
If you want to bet on this match, you should really do some shopping. When this line originally came out a couple of months ago, Westgate opened the lines at Tiger Woods -180 and Phil Mickelson +150.
HOWEVER, depending on who you fancy in this matchup, will ultimately dictate which online book you choose to go with.
If you like Tiger to win your best choice is WILLIAM HILL who is still offering his line close to the opening price at -188
If you favor Leftie and want to bet the underdog then both BET365 and BODOG are giving the price of +175
But please do your own due dilligence and shop around before you ultimately place your wager. With an event as unprecedented as this you should expect some more line movement before November 23rd.
The Match Play format favors Mr. Woods and here’s why. Tiger plays a higher risk, higher variance game than Phil Mickelson. At one point in his career Phil was just as likely to gamble Tiger was. So what that means is when Tiger goes for his high reward plays, IF he screws up he can only drop 1 out of the 18 holes, not lose 2 or 3 strokes because he flirts with the hazards on the course.
Furthermore if we look at their 2018 season, it seems like Tiger’s game underwent a rebirth. In 57 measured rounds Tiger Woods finished 4th in Overall Score as tracked by the PGA. In 66 measured rounds, Mickelson finished 24th in overall score.
In a 1 day event I want the golfer who is currently playing better, and Tiger Woods over the last year or so has been superior in the following categories: Off the Tee, Approach, Around the Green, and Tee to Green.
The one facet of the game where Phil has been superior to Tiger; putting. And anyone who has ever golfed will know that this can be what wins or loses you the day. That not withstanding I recommend a 1 unit wager on Tiger.
PICK: TIGER WOODS -188 ON WILLIAM HILL
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