This Friday will see the third version of The Match, the made-for-TV golf franchise that got off to a rocky start two years ago with the Tiger-Phil showdown. It recovered nicely to offer a sports oasis this spring, and while Friday’s version will be the first without Tiger Woods, it’s hard to argue that the four participants won’t be entertaining on their own.

Still, if the prospect of Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley teaming up to take on Steph Curry and Peyton Manning isn’t enough to pique your interest, there’s still one thing that helps make all sports more entertaining for neutral fans: gambling! And the folks at Sports Betting Dime released their list of prop bets for Friday’s action, which include plenty of opportunities to bet against Charles displaying anything close to competence.

The odds-makers at @SBD (https://twitter.com/SBD) have posted a host of odds and props for the event. The odds for Charles to make a hole-in-one (10000/1) or hit the longest drive among the amateurs (200/1) are very long, so your best bet might be to bet on Barkley (-200) to be caught cursing on-camera. You can also get 3/1 odds he hits a ball in the water; 4/1 odds he swings and misses on a shot; and 2/1 odds his first drive ending up in the rough.

Here are additional odds and props from the odds-makers at www.SportsBettingDime.com

ODDS TO WIN “THE MATCH”
1. Mickelson/Barkley: 6/5 (+120)
2. Curry/Manning 5/6 (-120)

ODDS TO HIT THE LONGEST DRIVE (amateurs only)
1. Curry: 3/7 (-233)
2. Manning: 12/5 (+240)
3. Barkley: 200/1 (+20000)

ODDS ON CHARLES BARKLEY’S FIRST DRIVE
1. Rough: 2/1 (+200)
2. Rocks/Trees: 7/3 (+233)
3. Fairway: 5/2 (+250)
4. Sand Trap: 12/1 (+1200)

ODDS CHARLES BARKLEY SWINGS & MISSES A SHOT: 4/1 (+400)

ODDS CHARLES BARKLEY HITS A BALL IN THE WATER: 3/1 (+300)

ODDS TO MAKE A HOLE IN ONE
1. Mickelson: 750/1
2. Curry: 1800/1
3. Manning: 2500/1
4. Barkley: 10000/1

ODDS PLAYER CURSES ON CAMERA
1. Barkley: 1/2 (-200)
2. Mickelson: 6/1 (+500)
3. Curry: 8/1 (+600)
4. Manning: 15/1 (+1500)

ODDS TO WEAR LONG PANTS
1. Manning: 3/1 (+300)
2. Mickelson: 5/4 (+125)
3. Barkley: 2/3 (-150)
4. Curry: 1/2 (-200)

ODDS TO WIN HOUSE OF HIGHLIGHTS 10-SHOT INFLUENCER CHALLENGE
1. MMG 9/5 (+180)
2. Tristan Jass 2/1 (+200)
3. Kris London 9/2 (+450)
4. Jesser 7/1 (+700)

The format is modified alternate shot, which could help to mitigate Barkley’s lack of, well, golfing ability. It also, though, lowers Phil’s ceiling a bit, though if anyone in the world has experience playing second shots from the places Barkley is likely to end up off the tee, it’s Phil Mickelson.

Even so, considering Peyton Manning outplayed Phil for stretches this spring, and considering Steph is legitimately a fantastic player who has shown well in actual professional events, it’s clear why their team is favored.

You can watch (and bet) this Friday at 3 PM on TNT.

[Sports Betting Dime]

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.