- Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers were already the favorites to beat Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen at The Match, but the odds have shifted even more in their favor.
- Trash talk started nearly the minute The Match was announced, with Allen and Brady poking fun on Twitter and Mahomes calling Rodgers and Brady "old."
LAS VEGAS - Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are teaming up to take on Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in the sixth iteration of The Match.
The 12-hole golf exhibition match raises money for charitable organizations, with nearly $33 million raised by past events according to Turner Sports. The matchup will take place on June 1st, but online sportsbooks already have odds up on which pairing will win.
The Match Betting Odds
- Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers To Win -185
- Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes To Win +145
Line Movement Favoring The Veterans
When the announcement was made yesterday about The Match, online sportsbooks had Brady and Rodgers the favorites, but the lines have moved even more in their favor.
Brady and Rodgers were originally listed as -160 to win, with Mahomes and Allen as underdogs with +125 odds.
The odds shifting may have something to do with the listed handicaps of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady and Josh Allen have also played in celebrity golf tournaments, so when looking at their handicaps at previous events and physical profiles it may not be surprising the Brady and Rodgers are near two-to-one favorites.
Based on their golfing abilities, and any skill that Brady may have picked up during a recent retirement, golf bettors may expect that it will come down to Rodgers versus Mahomes with Brady just trying to fend off Josh Allen.
Trash Talk Already Heating Up
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers faced off against each other in the most recent version of The Match and exchanged plenty of playful barbs, but it seems that the trash talk may have already been taken up a notch by Brady and Josh Allen.
- Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) April 18, 2022
Not to be left out of the conversation, Patrick Mahomes has also recently put out statements about Rodgers and Brady calling them "old" and stating "They might be able to get us on a couple of par 3s and stuff like that but whenever we can really open it up and use drivers... it's going to be nice to be able to use our little wedges like they use their 6-irons."
Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are the NFL MVP betting favorites heading into next season, but Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady may have the last laugh at The Match.