Top Prop Bets for the 2021 Masters
It’s amazing how many ways you can bet on the action at Augusta.
From Masters predictions and matchup bets to sleepers and DFS picks, I’ve been blissfully ripping through Masters betting previews.
As for the rest of the Masters prop bets, there’s a lot of juicy opportunities. From the top-20 markets to betting on the winning score, here are my seven favorite Masters props in 2021.
Lowest 18-hole Score of the Week – Under 65.5 (-250)
This was one of my favorite Masters prop bets back in November and it cashed; I’m going right back to the well that someone shoots 65 or lower in 2021.
Four guys shot at least one 65 at the 2020 Masters, including Dustin Johnson who fired 7-under-par twice. So, you think it plays harder in April, fine.
There were a trio of 64s in the last “April Masters,” plus Xander Schauffele threw up a 65. The year before (2018 Masters), there were four 65s and a 64.
With a little bit of rain forecasted that should soften up the greens, look for a handful of sub-66s to get posted by week’s end.
Winning Score of the Masters Under 276.5 Strokes (-250)
Here’s another opportunity to piggyback on plenty of red numbers flying around Augusta National this week. Let’s throw Dustin Johnson’s record total of 20-under-par out the window since the last Masters was played in November.
|Winning Score at the Masters in 2018 and 2019|
|2018||273 (-15)||Patrick Reed|
|2019||275 (-13)||Tiger Woods|
The forecast can change between now (Tuesday afternoon) and the tournament, but all signs are pointing toward warm temperatures and minimal wind with a few PM showers. We’re talking prime time scoring conditions.
Here’s some more perspective.
Four players shot 276 or lower at the 2020 Masters, the same number of players who posted 276 or lower at the 2019 Masters. Three men shot 275 or lower at Augusta in 2018.
Daniel Berger to Finish Inside the Top 20 at the Masters (+110)
Daniel hasn’t played in the Masters since 2018, but he’s 3/3 at Augusta with a top-10 and nothing worse than a T32. Upon arriving in 2021, it’s safe to say Berger’s game is “in order.”
14 top-20s in his last 22 starts alludes to the player Daniel has become; a victory at Pebble Beach and a top-10 at THE PLAYERS remind you of his recent form.
One of the genuine Masters sleepers who could wind up slipping on the Green Jacket, Berger’s +110 price tag for a top-20 finish is a “green-light” special.
DeChambeau Highest Score on Any Hole Over 5.5 (-400)
I’ll keep this one rather short as I showcased this wager in a guide devoted to betting on Bryson DeChambeau props at the Masters. In fact, I double-dipped on this one after the top Masters betting sites dropped the “over” price from -500 to -400.
Bryson has played in four Masters. Not only has he made at least one “six or worse” on all four occasions – he’s made three or more “big numbers” on three of the four instances.
And it’s safe to assume he’s play even more aggressively this time around based on his pre-tournament warm-up sessions.
Bryson DeChambeau is hitting bombs on the range like a guy who is trying to break the sound barrier. Is he trying to win a major or carry on Chuck Yeager’s legacy? LmkApril 5, 2021
Highest 18-Hole Score at the 2021 Masters – Under 85.5 (-170)
Here’s another one of the Masters props related to scoring that I’m jumping all over. After studying the 88-man field at Augusta, there are only five names capable of shooting 86 or higher in my opinion.
Three amateurs and two former Masters champs.
- Tyler Strafaci (a)
- Charles Osborne (a)
- Joe Long (a)
- Ian Woosnam
- Jose Maria Olazábal
Perhaps Ian Woosnam shouldn’t even be on this list – he’s played in 31 Masters and has never recorded a score higher than 83. Jose Maria Olazábal has also played in 31 Masters – he’s only shot in the 80s twice.
Incidentally, that was his first-ever round at Augusta in 1985 (81) and his most recent round at Augusta in November of 2020 (80).
Sandy Lyle is 63 years old but has shot 78 or lower in each of his last six rounds at the Masters. Larry Mize is 62 and yet he opened with 70 last year before bowing out after a Friday 77.
If we can dodge one of the three amateurs posting a score of higher than 85, we should be in good shape.
Over 22.5 Players Finish Under Par at the Masters (+100)
Augusta played tough when Sergio Garcia outlasted Justin Rose in a playoff in 2017. Only 15 men finished in the red for the week.
On the flip side, here is a table indicating how many golfers have finished under par in each of the last three Masters.
|Players Finishing Under Par at the Masters|
|Year||# of Players Under Par|
Ironically, the winning score was lower in 2018 than it was in 2019. With a bit of rainfall projected to soften things up on Friday and Saturday, it’s unlikely the 2021 iteration plays exponentially harder than it did the last two times the Masters was held in April.
Latching onto to over 22.5 at even money makes this one of the can’t miss Masters props bets.
Patrick Cantlay to Finish Inside the Top 20 at the Masters (-150)
Penciled in as one of my top DFS picks for the Masters, I’d comfortably be willing to lay -200 that Patrick Cantlay notches a top-20 this week.
Thanks to knowing how and where to bet on the Masters, I was able to lock this one in at just -150. Head to BetOnline and you can do the same.
The first piece of solace lies within the fact that Cantlay finished 9th at the 2019 Masters and 17th at the 2020 Masters. He’s got every shot in the bag and remains calm and collected under pressure – he’s got everything it takes to slip on a Green Jacket.
Secondly, his form coming in is sizzling.
18th or better in seven of his last eight starts, and nobody gained more strokes on the field during the three rounds of group play in Austin. I just can’t picture that many versions of a final leaderboard that doesn’t include Cantlay inside the top 20.
Masters Prop Betting in 2021
I plucked these Masters props from the best golf sportsbooks online. There’s a lot more out there worth exploring as well.
For example, you can bet on what the cut line will be or how many balls will find the water on #12. You can even place bets on the type of putter (blade or mallet) the 2021 Masters winner will use.
The point is to enjoy the Masters prop bets. They can certainly spice up the action over the weekend and help you pad your account. Those of you who want to keep things simple and just bet on who wins the tournament, that’s ok too.