The Japanese golfer closed as a 60-1 long shot in pretournament odds at the Westgate but didn’t get many takers there or at William Hill. He’s the -120 favorite in updated odds.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
The UFC will serve up beatdowns for breakfast on Saturday, when the prelims for the UFC on ABC 2 card start at 9 a.m. at the Apex in Las Vegas.
Only one of the previous 23 outright leaders after the first round of the Masters has gone on to win the green jacket since 1985. Justin Rose has a four-shot lead.
Australian Cameron Smith is a popular long shot pick to win the Masters after he became the first golfer in tournament history to shoot four rounds in the 60s in November.
William Hill made Gonzaga the +550 favorite to win the 2022 national title and Baylor the +850 second choice. The Bears beat the Bulldogs in Monday’s final.
Fresh off his first PGA Tour win in four years, Jordan Spieth is the Masters ticket leader at William Hill, where he’s the 9-1 co-favorite with Dustin Johnson.
Gonzaga is a consensus 4½-point favorite over Baylor in Monday’s NCAA championship game. The Bears are by far the best outcome on futures bets for Las Vegas sportsbooks.
In a span of 11 days that began Thursday, fans and bettors can feast their eyes on a smorgasbord of baseball, the Final Four and NCAA championship and the Masters.
Handicapper Kelly Stewart went 4-1 ATS in the Sweet 16 and 12-5-1 ATS overall in the NCAA Tournament to beat Doug Fitz, who finished 10-6-1 ATS.
There are more than 20 notable players in the Valero Texas Open field who haven’t qualified for the Masters, and Wes Reynolds lists several as his best bets.
Luke Voit led the majors in homers in last year’s shortened season with 22. The Yankees first baseman was a 1,000-1 long shot in the original pool posted at the Westgate.
If a bettor had placed a $100 money line wager on Oregon State and kept rolling it over during its six-game winning streak, the bankroll would be a little more than $250,000.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale made a $1 million wager to win $9 million on the Houston Cougars to win the NCAA title.
Bettors bank on Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim to help No. 11 Orange cover as 6½-point underdogs to No. 2 Houston at Hinkle Fieldhouse, site of the movie “Hoosiers.”