Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley will square off against Peyton Manning and Stephen Curry in a charity golf match on Friday, Nov. 27. The Match III will be held at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona. The third rendition of “The Match” will get underway at 3 p.m. ET and the competition will be modified alternate-shot match play.
Manning and Curry are listed as the -165 favorites (risk $165 to win $100) in the latest Match III odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Meanwhile, Mickelson and Barkley are the underdogs, going off at +145 (risk $100 to win $145). Before you lock in your own plays, be sure to see The Match III picks and predictions from SportsLine’s proven golf expert, Mike McClure.
McClure built SportsLine’s renowned golf prediction model, which has nailed six golf majors entering the weekend. McClure’s model has also been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June. In fact, it’s up over $11,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.
After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Garcia winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a massive +5500 return!
He also hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 yet again on his best bets. The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure’s best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, with sportsbooks taking bets on The Match 3, McClure has scoured the odds and picked a winner. You can only see which team to back at SportsLine.
Phil Mickelson, Charles Barkley vs. Peyton Manning, Stephen Curry preview
Mickelson enters The Match 3 having played inspired golf in his most recent outings. In fact, Mickelson shot under par in each of his first two rounds at the Masters and he’s been extremely successful in his first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.
He’s won each of his first two events on the Champions Tour and he’ll need to carry that momentum into Friday’s match with Barkley expected to provide more color commentary than useful golf shots.
Meanwhile, Manning has experience in this particular format after he teamed up with Tiger Woods to defeat Mickelson and Tom Brady at The Match II. Manning will be playing alongside Curry, who’s known for being close to a scratch golfer. The 3x NBA champion has plenty of experience playing on the big stage as he’s competed in the pro-am at the Safeway Open on numerous occasions.
How to make Mickelson, Barkley vs. Manning, Curry picks
McClure has taken into account that Mickelson is clearly the best player, but is that enough to lift his team to victory against the more balanced pairing of Manning and Curry? You can only get his best bet for The Match III right here.
So who wins The Match 3? And which team has the most value? Visit SportsLine now to see who you can bank on to win The Match III, and see where all the value lies, all from the expert that’s nailed six golf majors, and find out.