Arnold Palmer Invitational Tees Off Today – March 7

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Scottie Scheffler is the +650 favorite to win the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational that tees off today at the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida. The tournament is not the only PGA event starting today. The Puerto Rico Open also starts today at the Grand Reserve Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The world’s best will tee it up in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In addition to Scheffler, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, No. 2 Rory McIlroy will also be in Orlando. McIlroy is given +850 odds to win the event and is the only other golfer with better than +1000 odds. Here’s a look at the odds to win of the top-5 golfers playing in this weekend’s tournament.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds

  • Scottie Scheffler +650
  • Rory McIlroy +850
  • Viktor Hovland +1600
  • Xander Schaufele +1800
  • Patrick Cantlay +1800

Arnold Palmer Invitational Best Bets

In addition to betting on the Arnold Palmer overall winner, golf bettors can also find a number of other markets in which to bet. Golf betting offers bettors great odds on favorites, though it is more difficult to pick winners in golf. 

Instead of trying to narrow down a tournament winner, one of the other ways you can bet on golf – and on the Arnold Palmer Invitational – is in markets like the Top 5 and Top 10. Here, you don’t have to pick the winner. Instead, you choose a golfer to finish among the Top 5 or Top 10.

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Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win the 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Take Scheffler and McIlroy as examples. In last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, McIlroy finished tied for second and Scheffler was fourth. This year, both are given favorable odds to finish in the Top 5. Bettors can wager on Scheffler at +150 and McIlroy at +190. 

A $20 bet on Scheffler, for example, to finish in the Top 5 of the Arnold Palmer Invitational would payout $50 – $30 in winnings plus the initial $20 stake. It’s not the $150 that would be paid out on a Scheffler victory, but all Scheffler has to do is finish in Top 5.

Hovland and Schaufele, the No. 4 and 5 ranked golfers in the world respectively, are each given +360 odds to finish in the Top 5. Last year, Hovland finished 10th and Schaufele wound up a disappointing 39th.

Sports Hub Cappers Know Golf

While golf betting is more of a niche for bettors, Sports Hub has a number of handicappers who are experts on the sport. When there are weekend golf tournaments, always check the Sports Hub members’ area for golf picks.

There are already half a dozen golf picks for the Arnold Palmer Invitational this weekend. Another market for golf bettors is the head-to-head market. This pits two golfers against one another. For example, we have picks in the system for Justin Thomas versus Ludvig Aberg. The bet looks like this:

  • Justin Thomas +120
  • Ludvig Aberg -140

It doesn’t matter where either golfer finishes. It only matters which golfer finishes higher. For example, let’s say you like the underdog Thomas. You wager $20 at +120 odds. Thomas finishes in eighth place. Aberg finishes 15th. You win the bet and take home $44 ($24 in winnings and your $20 stake).

Check our database throughout the weekend for more golf picks.

Yesterday’s Leaderboard Review

There is power in following Sports Hub cappers on a daily basis. Yesterday, among the top-10 handicappers on the SportsHub leaderboard, eight of them were our own exclusive cappers and they all were successful on all of their predictions. 

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Gotta love those Sports Hub handicappers!

That’s right. Eight cappers, 19-0 total, $1857 in winnings. If you made two or three picks following these cappers, you ended up a winner with a couple extra hundos in your bankroll. Who wouldn’t want that?

Here’s how they got it done.

  • The top spot: Yesterday’s overall leader was Scott’s Picks, who went 8-3 and won $497. Scott nailed all five of his college basketball picks. Keep that in mind heading into March Madness
  • The computer wins again: Our Computer Picks went 8-4 yesterday and earned $360. If you’ve been a faithful follower and reader (thank you, by the way), you know that our Computer Picks have consistently won 58 to 59 percent of the time over the past five years. 
  • The rest of the top-10: Spots 3 through 10 were all occupied by Sports Hub exclusive handicappers. We’ve got the best in the business and bettors can only find them here. Mike Kelly and Bill Blatt were the best of them, each going 3-0 and winning $300. The rest of the SportsHub crew included Randall Dickelman, Al Grant, Kyle Buchman, James Anderson, Tonny Ricci, and relative newcomer Skyler Lockheart. All were unbeaten and won at least $200 yesterday.

Bet on the Arnold Palmer Invitational & More Today

There are plenty of options on today’s betting board. One of the best is the Arnold Palmer Invitational. If you have never bet on golf, now is the time to check it out. As I mentioned earlier, we have several golf picks in our system already for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

You can easily search our database for our best golf handicappers. Over the last 90 days, Mario Deluca hasn’t missed a golf pick. Guess who has a pick in the system for the Arnold Palmer Invitational? 

Golf isn’t the only thing on the schedule today. Let’s see what else is brewing.

  1. Arnold Palmer Invitational: It’s underway as you read this. It’s early, but the Arnold Palmer Invitational is off and running. Use the experts here at Sports Hub to get your best bets in early.
  2. NBA Finals preview?: Boston is at Denver tonight in one of seven NBA games on the schedule. The Celtics lost on Tuesday to Cleveland, ending an 11-game winning streak. The Nuggets are a game behind Minnesota and Oklahoma City for the lead in the Western Conference. Denver lost to Phoenix last night, ending their six-game run.
  1. Ice, Ice baby: St. Louis is currently in fifth place in the Central Division, six points behind fourth-place Nashville. New Jersey is seventh in the Metropolitan Division and has won just three of its last ten games. The Blues and Devils play tonight in New Jersey at 7 p.m. ET. The game is on ESPN.
  2. Conference tourney time: A few more conference tournaments start today. The Sun Belt kicks it all off with Georgia Southern and South Alabama at 12:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. The day ends in the Pac-12 where the only two ranked teams – No. 5 Arizona and No. 18 Washington State – play tonight. Arizona is at UCLA and Wazzu hosts in-state rival Washington.
  3. Big European soccer day: Premier League leader Liverpool plays Sparta Prague in Prague today. It is one of several UEFA Europa League matches. EPL fourth-place Aston Villa plays Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Check the rest of the international soccer schedule and be sure to take a look at Sports Hub’s soccer picks for today’s matches.
  4. ATP & WTA Tours: Both the men’s and women’s tennis tours are in Indian Wells in California at the BNP Paribas Open. Round 1 play continues today.

NBA Injuries to Keep an Eye On

A couple of NBA stars are undergoing evaluation to see if they may miss significant time. Both could affect their respective teams’ playoff hopes. Read below to find out more.

Another NFL All-Pro was cut yesterday. Teams are cutting costs ahead of the official start of the 2024 NFL year. The league’s official start date for the 2024 season is March 13. The free agency signing period begins on that day – next Wednesday – at 4 p.m. ET.

Here’s today’s trending news.

  • KAT being evaluated: Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns has suffered an injury to the meniscus in his left knee. He is being evaluated to see how much time he will need to miss. Towns is averaging 22.1 points per game and is shooting 42 percent from deep for the first-place Timberwolves.
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Karl-Anthony Towns could miss significant time with a meniscus injury.
  • LeBron leaves early: The Lakers lost 130-120 last night to Sacramento. LeBron James limped off the court in the waning minutes of the game. The issue, according to James, is ankle discomfort and is the result of 21 seasons in the NBA. The Lakers are currently 10th in the Western Conference standings. They are a half-game out of ninth place and three games out of sixth. LA will host Milwaukee on Friday. There is no word as to whether James will play or not.
  • Broncos release Simmons: Justin Simmons was a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft. He became an immediate impact player for Denver as well as an All-Pro safety. Simmons was the longest-tenured Broncos player, but the team needed to cut costs and Simmons’ cap number for 2024 was Denver’s fourth-highest ($18.25M).

Make sure to check trending sports news. It can help you take advantage of a bet you may not have otherwise thought about. KAT will be out tonight when Minnesota plays at Indiana. There’s no doubt that KAT’s absence will affect the outcome of tonight’s game.

Bet wisely and use the resources here at Sports Hub to guide you to success. That’s why we’re here. Stop back tomorrow to gloat and see how you stacked up against our professionals. Until then…