Daily Sports Betting Preview 01/13/2022 – Cameron Smith, Liverpool, Ohio State/Wisconsin Odds

  • Cameron Smith has +2000 odds to be the leader at the end of the first round in the Sony Open.
  • Liverpool is a -140 favorite to beat Arsenal in their EFC Cup match.
  • The Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers UNDER 139.5 points has -110 odds.

HONOLULU – Among all of the sporting events on Thursday, the PGA, EFL Cup and college basketball odds seem to be among the best to bet on.

PGA Tour Odds: Sony Open First Round Leader

It may seem like a chalk pick, and it is, but for a good reason. Cameron Smith has proven to be among the best first-round players in the world and online sports betting sites are offering generous odds for him to be the leader of the Sony Open after the first round.

Sony Open 1st Round Leader Odds

  • Cameron Smith +2000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2800
  • Sungjae Im +2800
  • Webb Simpson +2800
  • Corey Conners +3300
  • Kevin Kisner +3300
  • Marc Leishman +3300
  • Abraham Ancer +4000
  • Charles Howell III +4000

Not only did Smith lead the first round last weekend, but he was the overall best first-round golfer on tour last season, even better than Jon Rahm. Thus far in the 2022 season, he’s currently sixth in first-round scoring average and still one of the best in the world.

Considering Smith is +1000 to win the tournament as a whole, +2000 odds to lead the first round seems like good value.

EFL Cup Odds: Liverpool Vs. Arsenal

Those betting on soccer will be familiar with Liverpool and Arsenal playing one another as the two meet fairly often. Due to Liverpool’s success, they’re favored in the matchup by a solid margin.

EFL Cup Moneyline Odds

  • Liverpool -140
  • Arsenal +340
  • Draw +300

Liverpool has either won or drawn 15 of their last 16 meetings against Arsenal and it’s unlikely to see anything change this time around.

Despite both teams being top five in the Premier League table, Liverpool has a sizable gap over Arsenal for a reason, they’re the better team.

College Basketball Odds: No. 16 Ohio State Vs. No. 13 Wisconsin

Two of the Big Ten’s top teams will face off against one another as the Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers are scheduled to meet on Thursday night. Rather than betting on a winner, those betting on college basketball may be better off taking a side on the total.

Wisconsin vs Ohio State Total Odds

  • OVER 139.5 -110
  • UNDER 139.5 -110

These two teams simply play too slow to reach this number. Ohio State has the 229th adjusted tempo while Wisconsin has the 285th. In order for these teams to reach the set total, they’ll have little room for error and considering Wisconsin shoots a lackluster 41.7% from the field, it’s likely there will be some dry spells on the floor.