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Who will win LIV Golf Miami Team Championship? Odds, best bets, expert sleeper picks & more for the final team championship of the tour’s debut season

The inaugural season of LIV Golf tour concludes this weekend with a team championship invitational at Trump National Doral in Miami. As usual, the payouts will be exorbitant and the details will be uniquely LIV. We have all the betting information you will need to prepare for the LIV Miami season finale. 

Like it has since its inception, LIV will set itself apart from the PGA Tour this weekend. The three-day extravaganza will feature a $50 million purse, a pro-am with celebrities, including Donald Trump himself, and a musical performance by The Chainsmokers.

A divisive and controversial endeavor from the jump, LIV and its members who have defected from the PGA Tour have drawn harsh criticism worldwide due to its financial backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. LIV has paid massive salaries to the PGA pros who jumped ship and signed with the polarizing tour. LIV will be rebranded as the LIV Golf League next year and will include 14 events and continue to feature a 54-hole, no-cut format.

The penultimate LIV event of the inaugural season was held from Oct. 14-16 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Brooks Koepka won that tournament over best bud Peter Uihlein and bagged $4 million, while Dustin Johnson sealed his place as the season-long individual champion. Johnson took home an $18 million bonus for finishing the season with the most points, with Branden Grace claiming second and $8 million and Uihlein finishing third with $4 million.

The LIV Miami event will follow the same basic structure it has all season: 12 four-man teams seeded by their records after the first seven events of the debut season. The winning squad will split the $50 million purse four ways, equaling out to $12.5 million each. Let’s dive into the odds for this weekend’s LIV season finale and get to our best bets and expert picks.

LIV Golf Miami: Odds board for final team championship

Odds via Sports Interaction.

4 Aces +185
Crushers +375
Fire Balls +400
Stinger +850
Smash +850
Punch +1400
Hy Flyers +1800
Majesticks +2000
Torque +2500
Iron Heads +3300
Cleeks +3300
Niblicks +3300

LIV Golf Miami: Best bet

4 Aces (Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez): +185

This easily serves as the best bet in this tournament, with individual champion Dustin Johnson playing head-and-shoulders better than anyone else on the LIV tour. The Aces have won four of the seven tournaments of LIV’s debut season. Additionally, both DJ and teammate Patrick Reed have played Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster before, claiming wins at the World Golf Championship in 2014 (Reed) and ’15 (Johnson). DJ also placed fourth at the WGC here in ’14. The overall skill sets of this stacked team, as well as the experience and past success of its top two stars, make the Aces the team to beat.

LIV Golf Miami: Top value bet

Crushers (Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri): +375

The Crushers are led by captain Bryson DeChambeau, one of the best golfers on the LIV tour. They rank second in overall points with 96, having notched three runner-up finishes and one third-place finish. This squad has the driving, approach, and around-the-green skills to surprise the field this weekend, as the 7,510-yard Blue Monster requires a solid combination of power and accuracy. For those who want more value and less chalk, consider backing the Crushers this weekend. 

LIV Golf Miami: Best sleeper bets

Stinger (Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie Du Plessis): +850

Oosthuizen and Schwartzel each have past success at Trump National Doral, and this squad enjoyed moments of brilliance earlier this season. As the No. 4 seed, Stinger enjoys an all-important bye and could surprise the 12-team field with its unique blend of iron and putter skills. 

LIV Golf Miami: Top long-shot bet

Punch (Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby): +1400

You had me at Cameron Smith. If you’re going to bet a long shot in a 12-team format, bet on the double-digit seed with the best overall player. Smith won the Open before defecting from the PGA Tour to LIV, easily one of the more controversial defectors of the year. But you can’t deny his all-around talent. Maybe he can pick the rest of his squad up this weekend and emerge with a massive upset and $50 million purse. 

LIV Golf Miami: Trump National Doral course description, weather forecast

Trump National Doral Golf Club is a picturesque and perfectly manicured, par-72 course measuring 7,510 yards. Nicknamed the Blue Monster, its expansive fairways, hilly greens, and beautiful water features make for a dazzling but challenging experience. The weather in Doral will be perfect this weekend, with temperatures in the mid-80s from Thursday through Sunday and passing clouds expected Friday and Sunday.


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