The Match III: Champions for Change betting odds and prediction
There’ll be no Tiger Woods this time around, but Phil Mickelson is back for another golf exhibition featuring Peyton (...)
There’ll be no Tiger Woods this time around, but Phil Mickelson is back for another golf exhibition featuring Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley and Stephen Curry. The quartet teams up for The Match: Champions for Change, with Mickelson and Barkley taking on Manning and Curry. Below, we’ll look at the betting odds and make our prediction for who’ll win The Match III.
The Match will be played Friday at Stone Canyon in Oro Valley, Arizona. The first tee shots will be hit shortly after 3 p.m. ET. Scoring will follow a modified alternate shot match play format.
The Match: Champions for Change betting odds
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Curry & Manning: -182 | Mickelson & Barkley: +135
Curry and Manning, an NBA star and retired NFL quarterback, respectively, are heavy favorites heading in. Their -182 odds to win the competition represent an implied win probability of 64.54%. Those odds can be expressed fractionally as 50/91 or as a decimal of 1.55.
It would take a $182 bet on Curry and Manning to fetch a profit of $100.
Mickelson and Barkley, who have combined for 44 PGA Tour and 2 PGA Tour Champions victories, are being given an implied win probability of just 42.55% with the +135 money line odds. They have fractional odds of 27/20 and decimal odds of 2.35.
A $100 bet on Mickelson and Barkley would return a profit of $135.
The Match: Champions for Change prediction
Pick to win: Mickelson & Barkley (+135)
Stone Canyon is owned by Mickelson Golf Properties, giving the PGA Tour professional an even greater advantage. The odds here seem heavily skewed by Barkley and his infamous swing. The fact of the matter is, he’s a passionate golfer and isn’t nearly as bad as perceived to be.
Still, Curry and Manning, the latter of which were teamed with Woods in The Match II: Champions for Charity, are the superior amateurs. Curry is a near scratch golfer who has twice played the Korn Ferry Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic on a sponsor exemption but missed the cut both times (2017 and 2018).
As we saw with The Match II, the format is designed to make it as close and competitive as possible. Take the value in the five-time major champion and his playing partner in the made-for-TV event.
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How to watch The Match: Champions for Change
When: Friday, Nov. 27, starting at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona
How to watch: TNT, Bleacher Report (exclusive live content), PGATour.com (scoring and hole-by-hole updates)
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