2008 Ryder Cup
Odds: Team USA favorite to win
With the 2008 Ryder Cup underway, there is still plenty of
time to check to odds and place a bet on the international golf
competition. The current Ryder Cup standings have both teams
with 0 points, but this is a few hours away from changing. To
make sure we were on the same page, we decided to check the
current 2008 Ryder Cup odds at two bookmakers - one targeting
primarily UK and European players, the UK-licensed sportsbook
Bet 365, and one for the North
BodogLife. And as always, the
bookmakers exhibit no country-loyalty and both sportsbooks have
Team USA as the favorite to win this year's Ryder Cup.
At BodogLife, the odds are favoring Team
USA at 20/29, while Team Europe is underdog with odds 27/20, tie
paying out on 11/1. On the betting prop which team will win the
first full point at the 2008 Ryder Cup, both teams are with -120
odds. Europe, however, is the favorite to lead after the first
day of the Ryder Cup at 5/6, while Team USA is holding odds 3/2.
The UK bookmaker also favors USA to win the 2008 Ryder Cup
outright with odds 4/5, but Europe is not much of an underdog
with odds to win sitting at 5/4. Tie also pays out on 11/1.
Updated Ryder Cup standings: Team
USA has scored the first point. In Match 2 J. Leonard / H. Mahan
won 3 & 2 over H. Stenson / P. Casey.