There is nothing like the Masters in April. Golf's premier spring event returns to its normal spot this year as Augusta National Golf Club prepares for the 2021 Masters on Thursday, the 85th edition of the storied event. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, golf's 2020 schedule was thrown out of whack by a three-month shutdown, which forced the Masters to be played in November. Looking to duplicate his Masters performance and win his second consecutive green jacket will be Dustin Johnson, who was nearly flawless in posting a 20-under-par 268 to finish five strokes ahead of the field. It was the biggest win at the Masters since Tiger Woods posted a 12-stroke victory over Tom Kite in 1997.

Johnson, 36, No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the 9-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Masters odds to repeat as champion. Bettors will also have a plethora of 2021 Masters prop bets and 2021 Masters matchup bets to navigate. Before you lock in any 2021 Masters picks, make sure you check out the golf predictions from SportsLine data scientist Rick Gehman.

With his data-driven approach to betting golf, Gehman routinely crushes sportsbooks. At the Players Championship three weeks ago, the golf expert's best bets cashed more than $1,000 for $100 players. Those who have followed his picks have cashed in big, and his golf bets brought in more than $1,900 over the final 17 tournaments of 2020.

Gehman barely missed hitting on huge bets in two of the three weeks before the Players, but Justin Thomas came through for him at TPC Sawgrass. The former Player of the Year and PGA Champion had been in a funk, but he completed his rebound to win outright at 22-1 and also cashed Gehman's top-10 ticket.

What's more, at Pebble Beach, Gehman made a profit of $400 thanks to backing Daniel Berger to win at 20-1. At The American Express, his bets brought in nearly $600 when he hit a top-five bet on Patrick Cantlay and top-10s on Abraham Ancer and Francesco Molinari. Anyone who has consistently followed Gehman's advice is up big-time.

Now Gehman, whose models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year, has analyzed the latest 2021 Masters odds from William Hill Sportsbook and revealed his picks to win. You can only see them here.

Top 2021 Masters expert picks

We'll share one of Gehman's top selections to win the 2021 Masters: He is backing Collin Morikawa to make a strong run at the green jacket at 30-1 odds.

The rising star is already at No. 4 in the world and has registered four PGA Tour and two European Tour victories since turning pro in 2019. Morikawa, who also has two second-place finishes and landed in the top-10 13 times, is 30-1 to win his first Masters title in just his second appearance at Augusta. In November, he tied for 44th with an even-par 288, but he has only gotten better since.

Morikawa won the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession, firing an 18-under-par 270, and has registered a pair of seventh-place finishes as well as two top-50s. He opened his career with 22 consecutive made cuts, which ranks second all-time to Tiger Woods' 25-cut streak. See who else to back here.

How to make 2021 Masters bets

Gehman also has isolated two other players to win, including a mammoth longshot listed at longer than 30-1. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see those 2021 Masters picks at SportsLine.

Who wins the 2021 Masters? Which longshots stun the golfing world? And which 2021 Masters props and matchup plays should you make? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Rick Gehman's picks to win, prop bets and matchup plays, all from the data scientist whose models produced 12 outright winners in the past year, and find out.

2021 Masters odds

Dustin Johnson 9-1
Jordan Spieth 10-1
Justin Thomas 10-1
Bryson DeChambeau 11-1
Jon Rahm 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Xander Schauffele 22-1
Patrick Cantlay 22-1
Brooks Koepka 25-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Collin Morikawa 30-1
Lee Westwood 30-1
Tony Finau 33-1
Daniel Berger 33-1
Viktor Hovland 33-1
Webb Simpson 35-1
Hideki Matsuyama 35-1
Cameron Smith 35-1
Sung-Jae Im 35-1
Scottie Scheffler 35-1
Tyrrell Hatton 35-1
Paul Casey 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood 45-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 45-1
Jason Day 45-1
Sergio Garcia 45-1
Joaquin Niemann 50-1
Bubba Watson 50-1
Adam Scott 66-1
Will Zalatoris 66-1
Louis Oosthuizen 66-1
Justin Rose 70-1
Abraham Ancer 70-1
Harris English 80-1
Corey Conners 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Max Homa 80-1
Jason Kokrak 80-1
Matt Kuchar 80-1
Matt Wallace 80-1
Francesco Molinari 90-1
Matthew Wolff 90-1
Victor Perez 90-1
Shane Lowry 90-1
Brian Harman 90-1
Marc Leishman 100-1
Phil Mickelson 100-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100-1
Si-Woo Kim 100-1
Ryan Palmer 100-1
Matt Jones 125-1
Cameron Champ 125-1
Dylan Frittelli 125-1
Ian Poulter 125-1
Kevin Kisner 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Carlos Ortiz 125-1
Robert Macintyre 125-1
Gary Woodland 125-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Sebastian Munoz 150-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1
Brendon Todd 200-1
Lanto Griffin 200-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Charl Schwartzel 250-1
C.T. Pan 250-1
Martin Laird 250-1
Michael Thompson 250-1
Henrik Stenson 250-1
Brian Gay 300-1
Hudson Swafford 400-1
Jimmy Walker 400-1
Stewart Cink 400-1
Bernhard Langer 500-1
Robert Streb 500-1
Jim Herman 500-1
Ty Strafaci 750-1
Fred Couples 750-1
Joe Long 1000-1
Charles Osborne 1000-1
Mike Weir 1000-1
Vijay Singh 1000-1
Jose Maria Olazabal 1500-1
Sandy Lyle 2500-1
Larry Mize 2500-1
Ian Woosnam 4000-1