2021 Masters odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from top model that has nailed six majors

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SportsLine's proven model ran 10,000 simulations of the 2021 Masters and came up with a surprising leaderboard
The 2021 Masters will begin on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club less than five months after last year's tournament, which was postponed to November due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cameron Smith got within a shot of wire-to-wire winner Dustin Johnson on Sunday, but the No. 1 player in the world won by five strokes to secure his first green jacket. Johnson withdrew just before the start of the Valero Texas Open last week to focus on his Masters 2021 defense. The very first 2021 Masters tee times are on Thursday morning.

Johnson, a two-time major champion and 24-time PGA Tour winner, is currently the 9-1 favorite in the 2021 Masters odds from William Hill Sportsbook. However, he'll face stiff competition from past major champions like Bryson DeChambeau (9-1), Justin Thomas (11-1), Rory McIlroy (14-1), Jordan Spieth (14-1), Patrick Reed (25-1) and Collin Morikawa (25-1) in the 2021 Masters field. Before locking in any 2021 Masters picks, be sure to see the 2021 Masters predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine's prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on fire since the return of the PGA Tour in June. In fact, it's up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

Last month at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, McClure nailed Daniel Berger's win at +1400 in his best bets. McClure was also all over Viktor Hovland's (+2500) victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in December. That was one of many huge calls he's made in the past few months.

After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets in that tournament. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure's best bets included Garcia winning outright. He also finished profitable at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew…
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