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Presidents Cup odds favor the Americans this week at Muirfield Village

Shane Bacon
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This Thursday marks the start of the 2013 Presidents Cup, a match that sees a fairly veteran American squad going up against an International team that a lot of people are considering huge underdogs.

The Internationals have eight rookies and only one player in Adam Scott that was able to win on the PGA Tour this season, but it will still be an interesting event considering how, at times, the Americans have struggled in these team events (more so at the Ryder Cup, but we are trying to stay positive over here).

Las Vegas has the odds out, courtesy of golfodds.com, and the Americans are -300 to win this week at Muirfield Village. The Internationals are +250, which shouldn't be that big of a surprise considering what each team consists of on paper, so Nick Price and his squad are already behind the eight ball to start these matches.

Now that we know what the team odds are, what about individuals? Here are the odds for the top American and International points scorer, with Tiger Woods leading for the United States and Adam Scott being the odds-on favorite for the Internationals.

I know we've seen Tiger and Steve Stricker have success at this event in the past together, but I'm leaning towards Jordan Spieth at 12-to-1 as the American I think has the best chance at having a hot week considering how he has played heading into the Presidents Cup.

For the Internationals, Angel Cabrera as 12-to-1 doesn't look like a bad number considering pressure doesn't really seem to bother him at all.

Americans
Tiger Woods -- 9/2
Phil Mickelson -- 7/1
Steve Stricker -- 7/1
Keegan Bradley -- 9/1
Matt Kuchar -- 9/1
Brandt Snedeker -- 10/1
Hunter Mahan -- 10/1
Jason Dufner -- 10/1
Jordan Spieth -- 12/1
Webb Simpson -- 12/1
Zach Johnson -- 12/1
Bill Haas -- 20/1

Internationals
Adam Scott -- 7/2
Jason Day -- 11/2
Charl Schwartzel -- 13/2
Ernie Els -- 9/1
Louis Oosthuizen -- 10/1
Angel Cabrera -- 12/1
Graham Delaet -- 12/1
Hideki Matsuyama -- 12/1
Branden Grace -- 14/1
Richard Sterne -- 14/1
Brendon De Jonge -- 20/1
Marc Leishman -- 20/1

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