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Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2.
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Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips
It will be an emotional four days in Florida this week with the hosting of the first Arnold Palmer invitational since the passing of the man himself, writes Matt. As the name of the event suggests, it’s by invite and as such we have a slightly smaller field of 120 but it’s stronger than last week with some high profile names returning to action after skipping the Valspar.
Rory McIlroy is one of those to return as he builds up from injury towards the year’s first major and the Northern Irishman leads the market at an industry best of 7/1 with Bet365 and SkyBet. Power Rankings put him right at the top this week and a tie for 7th at the WGC two weeks ago hints that he is not far away from his best.
Henrik Stenson enjoyed a more recent outing at the Valspar last weekend and was in contention early on. The Swede has recorded four straight top tens in this event since 2013 and as we’ll see later on, previous form at the Arnold Palmer can be key. Stenson is listed at a best of 10/1 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational outright winner odds.
A lot of interest will be placed on the joint third favourites, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama who can both be picked up at best odds of 14/1 with Bet365. Day is the defending champion and is also coming back into form after his own injury lay off while Matsuyama was ahead in the FedEx standings before a rest allowed Justin Thomas to catch up. The Japanese has lacked consistency since his brilliant end to 2016 but tied for 6th here last year and has a good overall record in this tournament.
After betting on any sport for a period of time we will all develop our favourites and that’s why I’m including Brandt Snedeker in this preview. Having given some consistent profits on top ten finishes – he has three in his last four starts – the American is a definite pick in that market at 10/3 with Stan James and BetVictor. Sneds at 40/1 for the win with Boylesports may be too much to hope for but he has recorded two top 15s here in the past and that’s a stat worth keeping in mind.
By the same principle, I’m picking out Tyrell Hatton for a top ten finish at an industry best of 11/4 with Bet365 and Stan James. Hatton gave us a profit with his solo tenth in Mexico last time out and has recorded seven top tens on all tours since October.
It’s his first time at Bay Hill however and, as no debutant has won this event since Robert Gamez in 1990, I’ll pass on an admittedly tempting 50/1 in the outright winner Arnold Palmer betting.
Elsewhere, Zach Johnson has been talked up on the strength of six top 11 finishes in the Arnold Palmer invitational and he goes off at a best of 66/1 with Bet365 and Betfred. We discussed Zach last week as we wait for his long overdue return to form and while he didn’t deliver on that occasion, his previous record here means that he’s a decent option in the top ten betting at 11/2 with BetVictor.
Unlike a number of events that we’ve covered recently, previous success in this tournament can be a pointer for the forthcoming four days. Tiger Woods has won on no fewer than eight occasions since 2000 and while Tiger in his pomp could be unstoppable, there are other indicators such as Matt Every’s back to back successes in 2015 and 2016.
As for the course, the Bay Hill Club and Lodge is a par 72 at 7,381 yards and can reward those who play the par fives well and are on top of their game in terms of scrambling.
We’ve focussed on previous records throughout this preview and that’s why Jason Day looks strong at that 14/1 win price with Bet365. Those, like Day, McIlory and Rose who are still easing their way back and looking to peak for the Masters are looking strong and we know it’s only a matter of time before the Aussie is lifting another trophy.
- My Arnold Palmer Invitational preview’s betting tips verdict to is to back Day for the win at 14/1 with Bet365 while Brandt Snedeker at 10/3 with Stan James and Tyrell Hatton at 11/4 with Bet365 are the best of the top ten picks this week.