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    5 picks I really like on the Masters, in keeping with an expert gambler

    Do you want Scottie Scheffler this week? Our skilled does.

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    This week’s event wants no introduction, however we’ll spill a couple of phrases on it anyway.

    Although Tiger Woods has mentioned he’ll be a “game-time” resolution for the 2022 Masters, the gathering sense is that he’ll give it a go, pumping up curiosity in what already ranks as the largest golf-betting occasion of the 12 months.

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    2022 Masters odds: No inexperienced jackets amongst betting favorites at Augusta Nationwide

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    Another well-known names won’t be within the combine, Phil, Rickie and Kooch, amongst them. However the board is brimming with potentialities. And Erick Lindgren has been scrutinizing them. Lindgren is’s skilled prognosticator and the situations are the identical as ever: we give him a $1,000 playing price range (simply play cash), and he provides us together with his 5 prime picks. Spoiler alert: Tiger isn’t considered one of them.

    (Trying to play any of those bets your self? We teamed with BetMGM and the web sports activities ebook is providing a Danger-Free Guess of as much as $1,000.)

    Scottie Scheffler to win, +1,600

    Wager: $300

    No must overthink this, Lindgren says. The newly anointed World No. 1 has no weaknesses. He additionally has Ted Scott on his bag, a caddie who has received twice at Augusta. “Scheffler is one sizzling placing week from a inexperienced jacket,” Lindgren says.

    Viktor Hovland to win, +1,800

    Wager: $200

    Regardless of triple bogeying his opening gap right here final 12 months, Hovland fought again and was among the many leaders in birdies Sunday. His strategy sport is stellar, a should at Augusta. And his placing has improved. “Now about that chipping,” Lindgren says. “Cross your fingers.”

    Joaquin Niemann to win, +5,000

    Wager: $100

    There aren’t plenty of nice lengthy photographs on the Masters, Lindgren says, not with so many marquee names. Niemann’s odds make him one thing of a darkish horse, and he beat a really related discipline at Riviera only a few months in the past.

    Sepp Straka prime 10, + 1,000

    Wager: $200

    The College of Georgia alum has been a ball-striking machine of late. Lindgren is in search of that to proceed. “Should you can hit approaches shut on the Honda, you’ll be able to compete wherever.”

    Stewart Cink prime 5 first spherical, +2,200

    Wager: $200

    Few programs favor seasoning greater than Augusta. Cink has that on his facet, together with some robust play elsewhere of late. Eventually 12 months’s Masters, he completed T-12. “I can see him getting off shortly this week,” Lindgren says.

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    A golf, meals and journey author, Josh Sens has been a GOLF Journal contributor since 2004 and now contributes throughout all of GOLF’s platforms. His work has been anthologized in The Finest American Sportswriting. He’s additionally the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Enjoyable But: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.

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