Ryder Cup Odds: US Team Favored Stateside, Europe Favored Overseas
Posted on: September 28, 2023, 08:20h.
Last updated on: September 28, 2023, 09:28h.
The 44th Ryder Cup Matches officially tee off on Friday, September 29, at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.
Friday’s action begins at 1:35 am EST (7:35 am Rome time) with foursomes or alternate shots by partners. The afternoon session is fourball, or better ball of partners.
After endless discussion of who should and shouldn’t have made the US Team and Team Europe’s squads, and golf pundits bickering about pairings, course setup, coaching matters, and a myriad of other “concerns,” the golfers will finally end the arguments through five rounds of golf.
European Captain Luke Donald has opted to retain the same format on Saturday with two additional sessions of foursomes and fourball. Sunday’s culmination of the Ryder Cup features 12 singles matches.
The US Team consists of Sam Burns, Patrick Cantlay, Wyndham Clark, Rickie Fowler, Brian Harman, Max Homa, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas. Captain Zach Johnson’s captain’s picks were Burns, Fowler, Koepka, Morikawa, Spieth, and Thomas, with the latter being his most controversial selection.
Team Europe’s roster includes Ludvig Aberg, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Nicolai Hojgaard, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Robert MacIntyre, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Sepp Straka. Donald’s captain’s picks were Fleetwood, Lowry, Hojgaard, Straka, Aberg, and Rose.
The US team is trying to end a three-decade drought of winning the Ryder Cup on foreign soil. The US hasn’t won the coveted Cup on international land since 1993 when the Americans, led by Captain Tom Watson, won at The Belfry in England in a 15-13 win.
Europe has since defended the Cup on its homelands. The Europeans have also dominated the biennial matches over the past decade.
The US squad has won the Ryder Cup just three times since 2002 (the Cup was played in odd-numbered years until it was delayed a year by the 9/11 terrorism attacks. It returned to odd-numbered years when it was again delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020).
The US is the defending champ after a dominating 19-9 performance at Whistling Straits in 2021.
Bettors in the US are relatively split on this weekend’s matches, but a slightly larger share of the money and bets is on the Americans. At BetMGM, the USA is favored at -175 (implied odds of 63.6%). The Europeans are the underdogs at +175 (implied odds of 36.4%).
BetMGM reps told Casino.org that almost 50% of the money bet on the Ryder Cup has been on the US. The Europeans account for 48% of the action, with the remaining money on a potential tie (+1200).
UK Books Favor Europeans
Oddsmakers overseas report taking a little more money on the home team. That prompted their lines to slightly favor the Europeans.
At William Hill and several other sportsbooks in the UK, the Europeans are even money at 1/1 (+100). The line implies a winning chance of 50%. The US Team is at 11/10, or +110. That implies a winning chance of about 48%.
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