Picks and predictions for the Presidents Cup prop bet in 2022
The PGA Tour will take a one-week vacation from individual competition in order to prepare for the 2022 Presidents Cup after launching the new season last week at the Fortinet Championship. The team competition, which this year was held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, puts the American team against the international team over the course of four days of golf.
The enjoyment at Quail Hollow will be shared by many of the best players in the world, including Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top player, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im, and Hideki Matsuyama. Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Jon Rahm are unable to play because the International squad is only comprised of nations outside of Europe.
Additionally ineligible are athletes who have signed with LIV Golf, such as Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, and Joaquin Niemann. The international team has suffered more as a result of those defections than the American team, making Team USA a strong favourite to win the Cup for the ninth consecutive year. Due to COVID, it was postponed from 2021 to 2019 last time.
Tipico Sportsbook provided the odds; for a complete list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds page. At 11:47 p.m. ET on Monday, the lines were last updated.
Team USA: -847
It’s true that placing a wager on any of these lines doesn’t offer much value. To begin with, the Americans are by far and away the favourites to defeat the international squad. It’s also simple to understand why. On the American team are five of the top ten players in the world. Additionally, Team USA is competing at home.
They have the advantages of a strong roster and the welcoming atmosphere of Charlotte, North Carolina, working in their favour. Even if you have a 98% chance of being right, betting on the Americans to win at -847 is not really worthwhile. Therefore, a wager of $84.70 would result in a $10 profit. Is the danger really worth it?
The International squad, on the other hand, is simply lacking elite potential as a result of several players joining LIV Golf. Their highest-ranked player, Matsuyama, who is placed 17th, is the only one not to be among the top 10 players in the world. Comparatively, Matsuyama is ranked lower than ten American athletes.
The U.S. has always dominated this competition, going 11-1-1 in its 14 iterations. The Americans don’t appear to be giving up the cup this year either. On every one of these lines, I would PASS.