Sports Betting Page – U.S. Open Odds Finally Move

May 31, 2011 Sports Betting

If you are thinking of making a wager on a U.S. man in Internet Sports betting to win the French Open you might want to save your money.

The U.S. Open is the next major in golf and odds are up on the sports betting page for the tournament that begins in just a few weeks.  The odds have finally been adjusted in Internet sports betting and Tiger Woods is no longer the favorite.  Who has taken over the role of favorite in golf odds at SBG?

Mickelson and Donald
The two co-favorites in U.S. Open golf odds are now Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald. Each is listed with odds of 8-1.  Donald has played better than anyone in the world and could be ranked #1 when the U.S. Open begins on June 16th.  He would be a deserving favorite. Mickelson has had his ups and downs but he has shown the ability to play well in majors in the past and he is a fan favorite.

Woods Drops
The odds on Tiger Woods have seem him drop to 10-1 to win the U.S. Open.  Realistically they should be 100-1 or more.  By the time the U.S. Open begins in June it will be almost two years since Woods has won a tournament and he hasn’t even gotten close to a win.  More than a year ago we said that Tiger was completely overvalued as he was favored every time in golf odds on the sports betting page.  It has taken a while but the public and the oddsmakers are finally coming around to the fact that Tiger is overvalued.  They still have a long way to go though as the true odds of Tiger should be nowhere near 10-1.  He hasn’t played good golf in over a year and has a multitude of injury issues.  The real odds on a golfer who had not won in almost two years would be about a 100-1 but you won’t see those odds on Tiger.

Other Odds
Lee Westwood is also listed at 10-1 at Sbg and those odds seem about right considering he is one of the top players in the world today.  Rory McIlroy is 14-1 while Martin Kaymer and Nick Watney are 18-1.  Last week’s winner K.J. Choi is 22-1. Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan are each 25-1.  Steve Stricker is 30-1 while Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk are 33-1.  Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson are each 35-1.  All of the other golfers are listed at 40-1 or more.