2013 Presidents Cup odds: USA team heavy favorites at Muirfield Village

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To the surprise of no one, a dominant American team is heavily favored to win the Presidents Cup and favored in all six matches set for Thursday.

As you'd expect in an event dominated by the Americans, Team USA is an overwhelming favorite to win their fifth straight Presidents Cup. The American side is loaded, and it's perhaps their best team top-to-bottom that they have ever fielded in this event. The International team cannot come close to matching the depth of Fred Couples' group, and all the stats back it up: the average ranking of the American team player is three times better than the average world ranking of the International team player. The season stats also indicated that the Americans have been significantly better tee-to-green all year, and up on the putting surface as well.

So all the indicators -- statistics, trends, history, home course setting -- are an advantage to the U.S. side, which has lost only once in nine iterations of this event. According to Jeff Sherman, the Americans are at -360 to clinch the cup while the Internationals are +300. Bovada lists the USA side as a -400 favorite.

While those odds all overwhelmingly favor the team USA, the individual match odds for the opening session of Four-ball are a bit more surprising. All six American two-man teams are favored, including Bill Haas and Webb Simpson over Masters champ Adam Scott and Japanese phenom Hideki Matsuyama. That's the closest match, according to Sherman and the oddsmakers. Here are the latest odds for all six opening day Four-ball matches:

Match Tee Time International Pairing USA Pairing
11:45 a.m. Jason DayGraham DeLaet +135 Hunter MahanBrandt Snedeker -155
11:59 a.m. Adam ScottHideki Matsuyama -105 Bill HaasWebb Simpson -115
12:13 p.m. Louis OosthuizenCharl Schwartzel +140 Phil MickelsonKeegan Bradley -160
12:27 p.m. Ernie ElsBrendon de Jonge +130 Steve StrickerJordan Spieth -150
12:41 p.m. Angel CabreraMarc Leishman +165 Matt Kuchar Tiger Woods -185
12:55 p.m. Branden GraceRichard Sterne +130 Zach JohnsonJason Dufner -150

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