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Kisner vs Kuchar Odds & Pick: 2019 WGC-Dell Match Play Final

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Matt Kuchar will square off with Kevin Kisner in the 2019 WGC-Dell Match Play Final. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) CC License.
  • The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is down to the final two golfers
  • Kevin Kisner the slight favorite to defeat Matt Kuchar
  • Who’s the best bet to be crowned 2019 WGC-Dell Match Play Champion?

The long grueling marathon week is coming to a conclusion at the WGC-Dell Match Play with 23rd ranked Matt Kuchar squaring off against no. 48 Kevin Kisner in the final.

Before the tournament started, both golfers had reasonable betting odds with Kuchar at +4500 and Kisner +6600. Kuchar won this event back in 2013 while Kisner is the first finalist in back-to-back years since Hunter Mahan in 2013.

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Final Odds

Golfer Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Kevin Kisner -115 -120
Matt Kuchar -105 +100

*Odds taken March 31 at 2pm EST; follow link in the table to see consolation match odds

Kevin Kisner Looking to do One Better Than Last Year

Kevin Kisner has shown an incredible ability to get the job done at this event, making his second straight final.

The wily American survived a group including Ian Poulter, Tony Finau, and Keith Mitchell, then dispatched HaoTong Li in the round of 16, followed by major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Francesco Molinari in the quarters and semifinals, respectively.

Golfers to Reach WGC Match Play Final in Back-to-Back Years

Golfer/Year Result
Tiger Woods (2004) WIN
Geoff Ogilvy (2007) LOSS
Paul Casey (2010) LOSS
Hunter Mahan (2013) LOSS
Kevin Kisner (2019) ???

No runner-up has ever won the next year, so history is not on his side. However, Kisner has been dialed in and playing some fantastic golf so expect a spirited close tilt.

2013 Champ Matt Kuchar Back for More

Matt Kuchar’s run to the final hasn’t gone without controversy, as he got into a dustup with Sergio Garcia on Saturday over a conceded putt.

He seemed unfazed by Sergio’s temper tantrum and dispatched the unheralded Lucas Bjerregaard in the semifinals, but not before going through Jon Rahm, JB Holmes, Sii Woo Kim, Tyrrell Hatton and Sergio.

With a victory in the final, Kuchar would become the season’s first three-time champ on tour.

Final and Consolation Match Picks

  1. Kevin Kisner over Matt Kuchar (-115): This is such a difficult call because both players are virtually the same golfer. I like Kisner’s bulldog mentality to avenge last year’s finals loss to Bubba Watson.
  2. Francesco Molinari over Lucas Bjerregaard in consolation match (-200): The big Dane made a shocking run all the way to the semi-finals, but came up short against Kuchar. Molinari is by far the more polished player and steadier, so don’t overthink it and bet on the Italian.
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Michael "Hound Dog" Harrison is well known in the sports industry as the resident statisitician for the Jay and Dan Show. He has worked at TSN for over 13 years, where he's been featured on Sportscentre, That's Hockey, That's Hockey 2Nite, The Masters preview shows, and several more.