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2019 Solheim Cup Odds & Picks

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Updated Apr 3, 2020 · 10:22 AM PDT

Lexi Thompson
Team USA led by Lexi Thompson are the favorites to hoist the Solheim Cup for the third consecutive time. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
  • The Solheim Cup runs from September 13-15 from Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course in Scotland
  • Team USA is slightly favored over the Europeans
  • See the odds and analysis here

The United States will look to record their third straight win and sixth of their last eight Solheim Cups when they square off against the Europeans this week in Scotland.

Both teams aren’t exactly loaded, but the States roster boasts the better players and therefore are favored to hoist the cup yet again. However, one key major injury has sidelined an American Solheim Cup veteran which could swing the pendulum towards the Europeans.

Odds to Win 2019 Solheim Cup

Team Odds
USA -175
Europe +175
Tie +1200

*Odds taken 09/10/19

If you’re wondering why the US are so favored, just take a look at the rosters. There’s not a ton of known quantities from the European side, with USA highlighted by the likes of Lexi Thompson, the Korda sisters and wild card pick Morgan Pressel.

2019 Solheim Cup Teams

Team USA Team Europe
Lexi Thompson Carlota Ciganda
Nelly Korda Anne van Dam
Danielle Kang Caroline Hedwall
Lizette Salas Charley Hull
Jessica Korda Georgia Hall
Megan Khang Azahara Muñoz
Marina Alex Caroline Masson
Brittany Altomare Anna Nordqvist
Angel Yin Céline Boutier*
Annie Park Jodi Ewart Shadoff*
Stacy Lewis** Bronte Law*
Morgan Pressel* Suzann Pettersen*

*Denotes Captain’s Pick
**Stacy Lewis replaced by Ally McDonald

Late Stacy Lewis Withdrawal Could Change Everything

A huge development occurred Tuesday as American stalwart Stacy Lewis, who has competed in the last four Solheim Cups had to withdraw due to a back injury, taking her wealth of experience and pedigree (12 LPGA victories, two majors) and forcing USA to replace her with rookie Ally McDonald who has never won on the tour.

Interestingly, as of this posting, the odds for each squad to win the Solheim Cup have not changed one bit in the eyes of betting books. Keep your eyes peeled to see if there’s any movement on the betting lines leading up to the first shot being struck on Friday.

Don’t Fall for the Odds on a Tie

A tie is super unlikely, even though +1200 odds are awfully juicy.

In the 15 all-time matches, there has never been a draw between the two sides, with the closest competition occurring in 2015 as the States held on by a one-point margin, the first time that’s ever happened in the Solheim Cup.

Past Solheim Cup Results

Team USA
Team Europe
Won by 5 pts 2017
Won by 1 pt 2015
2013 Won by 8 pts
2011 Won by 2 pts
Won by 4 pts 2009

2019 Solheim Cup Betting Advice

In their entire 12 woman roster, the Europeans have 31 LPGA Tour titles between them, including five majors, with 23 wins coming from Anna Nordqvist and Suzann Pettersen, with controversial captain’s pick Suzann Pettersen having played just four times in the last two years.

From the States’ side, they have gone from six more victories to six fewer with the loss of Stacy Lewis, but their roster is still chock-full of active players who compete more regularly on the LPGA Tour. As nice as it would be to take the extra value with Team Europe, this USA team is so much stronger that it seems implausible they’ll lose.

Bet the Americans with confidence.

Pick: Team USA Wins Solheim Cup (-175)

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