WGC - Accenture Match Play - Semifinals
After crazy days with snow in Arizona and all four top seeds getting bumped after the first two rounds, we are finally back to normal at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Two rounds on Saturday were not expected but everything worked out fine and we are left with a great Sunday Final Four. True golf fans cannot dislike any of the remaining four players (well maybe).
The weather wanted to get in the way again on Saturday with an early frost delay but the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship got off as expected and was able to finish both rounds. With 12 of the top 16 players in the field already gone, there were not many options for upsets but there was certainly not a lot of drama. In Round 3, only one match made it to #18 when Steve Stricker took out Scott Piercy 1 up. Four of the eight matches didn’t even make it past #15.
The quarterfinals saw some tighter matches with Jason Day and Hunter Mahan both winning 1 up while Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter were able to close out their matches on #16. There is no true underdog left as we have two defending champions remaining (Poulter and Mahan), a player who is 13-3 in this event (Kuchar) and the unflappable Aussie (Day) which makes for some exciting golf in the semifinals on Sunday.
Listed are two Semifinal Round Matchup Best Bets (all for 2 Units):
Hunter Mahan +120 over Ian Poulter
Hunter Mahan is the underdog despite being the defending champion and rightfully so…sort of. Considering Ian Poulter took as much time off as he did and is playing as well as he is, is impressive. He is now an incredible 19-3-2 in his last 24 matches in this format which is off the charts. But the fact that Mahan has gone 151 consecutive holes without trailing is even more impressive. This is going to be an incredible match if it plays out like it should and the value is on the defending champion.
Matt Kuchar -140 over Jason Day
As much as I hate taking the chalk, I have to back Matt Kuchar here. He is still alive in our futures at 30-1 and we can root along for that only but we has a good edge here. He took out one of the hottest players in the tournament in Robert Garrigus as he started strong and would not led down, building a four-hole lead and winning 3 and 2. Jason Day defeated two Majors winners in one day and while he played well in the quarters, his opponent Graeme McDowell gave it to him.
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- Jesse Schule
- May 24, 2015 - 2:10 PM
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- pinnacle @ Over 8.5 114
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The Twins have won three of four on this road trip, and they've split the first two games here in Chicago. I expect to see plenty of runs in the rubber match here on Sunday.
Kyle Gibson will toe the slab for the visitors, and he's coming off a loss at home in his last start. Gibson (3-3, 2.89 ERA) allowed three runs on eight hits and a pair of walks in just five innings in a loss to Tampa. He's 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four starts on the road, and he's been hit even harder in day games, going 0-2 with a 6.32 ERA.
The White Sox hand the ball to Jose Quintana, who hasn't been consistent at all this season. Quintana (2-4, 4.13 ERA) allowed a pair of runs on eight hits and four walks over seven innings in a home win over Cleveland his last time out. He was fortunate the Indians weren't able to cash in on all the baserunners. He's been torched for 11 runs on 14 hits over nine innings in his only two starts in day games so far.
Torii Hunter hit a home run yesterday, and he's 10-for-26 lifetime versus Quintana.
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