Odds To Win Ryder Cup 2018 – Will Tiger Woods Carry The US Team To A Win?

Golf Sports Betting Ryder Cup 2018 LogoWith the FedEx Cup in the books. It will have to be a short celebration for Rose and Tiger as they travel across the pond for three days of golf in Paris, France to play at Le Golf National. The United States will do battle with Europe for golf supremacy. World rankings assemble teams and four captain picks per teams. The world’s 24 best golfers will go head-to-head in singles and doubles competition. It’s a golf fan’s dream come true, especially after how exciting the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Season has been.

The last Ryder Cup was played in 2016 and was dominated by the United States. They won 17-11 over team Europe at Hazeltine GC in Minnesota. The US team is looking for their 1st back-to-back Ryder Cup victories since 1991/1993. 1993 was also the last time the US team won the Ryder Cup on European Soil. Team Europe has dominated Ryder Cup competition as of late, winning six out of the previous eight events. Play began Friday, Sept 25th are you ready to bet on who’s going to win?

USA Golf Team vs Europe Golf Team In The Ryder Cup

Team USA Composition – Ryder Cup 2018

USA FlagRyders Cup USA Captains and PlayersBryson Dechambeau, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Jordan Speith, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, and Tiger Woods.

Team Europe Composition – Ryder Cup 2018

Europe FlagRyders Cup USA Captains and PlayersPaul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory Mcilroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Hendrik Stenson.

2018 Ryder Cup Golf Course – Le Golf National

Le Golf National Golf CourseThis course is one of a kind but does draw some comparisons to TPC Sawgrass. There is a lot of risk and reward with this course, and it offers golfers that strike the ball well, but accurately, an advantage. Many members of the European team have had success on this course, such as Noren, Rahm, Molinari, and Mcilroy. The course has hosted the French Open several times.

Not many players on Team USA have played the course in a tournament format. One big factor to consider about the Ryder Cup is that Thomas Bjorn has authority on course conditioning. He could make changes to this course to play to team Europe’s strengths, which is ball striking, by making the rough thick etc.

Odds to Win 2018 Ryder Cup

Team Odds Since 1979 Event Probability
USA -125 8 Wins 42%
Europe +135 10 Wins 53%
Draw +1000 1 Draw 5%
Total 19 Matches 100%
Full Odds To Win At SportsBetting.ag

The odds above are from SportsBetting.ag, which is one of the top online betting sites for American sports bettors and for betting on the Ryder Cup. They will have a lot more odds available, including head-to-heads and other props as we get closer to Friday’s start.

Why Europe Will Win the Ryder Cup

The US Team is favored to win the Ryder Cup by a decent margin, but I don’t think that line is anywhere close to accurate. I think Europe should be favored in this one or it should be right around a pk. The European team has far more experience with this course. Team Europe has had a ton of success here. Half of the European team has gotten themselves a top 5 finish on this course in the last three years.

That’s quite the advantage and track record. The course is also built for accuracy instead of long drives and power. The US team doesn’t have an advantage in that area. The crowd will also be a factor. European crowds are incredibly supportive of their team. If they are doing well, you will likely hear loud cheering throughout the course.

I also think that the European team is playing much better as of late. Mickelson and Watson, specifically, have not played well and could end up disappointing their side in this tournament. The European team has played far better as a whole and will likely play the golfers who are in the best form versus Furyk playing guys best on reputation or seniority. All and all, I like Team Europe quite a bit at +135.

Joseph Falchetti

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