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United States the betting favorite at Medinah

By Shane Bacon | Blogger
Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to lead the American team in points. (Getty Images)

The odds for this week's Ryder Cup are out, and the United States is the slight favorite according to many of the betting sites, including our favorite, bovada.lv.

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The USA is -140 to win the 2012 Ryder Cup, with the Euros coming in at +120 if you wanted to toss some coin on the defending champions.

It makes sense that the Americans are the favorites because A.) they're playing on home turf and B.) the team actually looks as good, if not better, than the Europeans on paper.

Along with that, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to snag the most points for the Europeans, coming in at 5/1, with Luke Donald sliding in just behind him at 11/2 (personally, I like the bet of Paul Lawrie to win the most European points at 25-to-1).

Not surprising, Tiger Woods is the favorite to win the most points for the U.S. at 5/1, with Steve Stricker, most likely Tiger's partner in the team matches, coming in with Phil Mickelson at 8/1.

The other individual point odds are below:

Top European Point Scorer

Rory McIlroy 5/1

Luke Donald 11/2

Graeme McDowell 7/1

Ian Poulter 7/1

Justin Rose 7/1

Lee Westwood 7/1

Sergio Garcia 8/1

Nicolas Colsaerts 18/1

Francesco Molinari 20/1

Martin Kaymer 20/1

Peter Hanson 25/1

Paul Lawrie 25/1

Top American Point Scorer

Tiger Woods 5/1

Steve Stricker 8/1

Phil Mickelson 8/1

Dustin Johnson 9/1

Jim Furyk 11/1

Matt Kuchar 10/1

Bubba Watson 10/1

Keegan Bradley 12/1

Webb Simpson 12/1

Brandt Snedeker 12/1

Jason Dufner 14/1

Zach Johnson 14/1

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