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Tennis Stats To Look Out For

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It’s not a mainstream game in the United States, but tennis is extremely popular with gamblers across the globe.

This is because the tennis calendar is designed in such the way that there are matches played nearly every day. There are a lot of matches played every day. ATP and WTA Tours travel around the world, which means that match is played all different times, and even during work hours at work in the U.S.

Another great thing about betting on tennis is that the sport’s governing bodies have made a lot of metrics and data accessible. Tennis is thought to be one of the most advanced sports in that regard.

How to Bet on Tennis Betting Types

The three most common ways for betting on tennis include wagering on the moneyline as well as the game, set spread, and the set spread.

1. Moneyline

Similar to baseball and hockey the most well-known method to bet on tennis is by using the moneyline which is another method of saying that you are betting on a player’s chance to win the game.

Example: If Rafa Nadal is -120 on the moneyline to Roger Federer, that means you’d have to pay $120 in order to win $100 from the back of a Nadal win. For instance, if Roger Federer is +110 in the same game then you’d be able to win $110 with 100 bets.

And just like you can bet on the first five innings of baseball, or the first period in hockey it is possible to bet the same thing in tennis if you want to bet the the first set.

2. Game Spread

Another method of betting on tennis is by placing bets on the tennis game or set a spread. A lot of times tennis matches will feature big odds due to single-player sports having lesser variance as team sports do, so the spread can be a method to make the playing field more even.

Example A case in point: Example: If Novak Djokovic is a -1,100 preferred player over Denis Istomin in a 3-set match, the game spread could be as high as -4.5. This means Djokovic will need to beat five games more than Istomin during the game (6-2, 6-3) to cover the spread.

If Djokovic is victorious (6-4, 6-4) and you place a bet of +4.5 on Istomin you win the bet.

3. Set Spread

This type of bet is basically the same type of wager like the game spread. It’s only different is that you place bets on set, not games.

Example: If Sloane Stephens is favored in her match over Monica Puig, she will also be available at -1.5 sets, just like the way an MLB preferred player is usually available -1.5 per run on the line. If you put your money on Stephens -1.5 sets, and she prevails in two sets (6-3, 6-1) you win the bet. If Puig takes a set to win but loses, you’ll lose.

4. Over/Under

It is a bet on the total number of games played in a game.

Example A case in point: For instance, if Radu Albot and Fabio Fognini play an inter-set match The Over/Under could be fixed for 22.5 games. If you think the match is going to be close, and you bet the over, you must ensure that the match will last at minimum 23 games.

So if Albot wins (7-6, the score is 6-4) it would mean the match was comprised of 23 total games and you won your bet. If the game ends (6-3 7-6, 6-3) you’d lose your wager since the game only lasted 22 games.
Other Tennis Wagering Types

Alongside the three most common kinds of tennis bets there are additional options dependent on where you are and what betting site you choose to bet with.

5. Futures

As you would see in other sports, there is a market for futures on tennis tournaments. They work the same way as futures odds of March Madness would work.

In the case of each of four important markets, you could be a tennis bet expert and make bets on futures for each quarter.

Example For example: If you put your bet on Simona Halep-200 to get her quarterfinal spot at the French Open, she would be required to make it through to the semifinals for you to cash your bet.

6. Live Betting

Tennis is one of the most popular live betting markets in the world. Odds can change after every point, therefore you need to be ready to bet ahead of time. You can also bet who will win the next upcoming game. With all the possible variations, it’s a fantastic sport to trade — however, only for the most adept bettors.

Example For example: If Roger Federer is down 4-0 in the fifth set at Wimbledon then you could bet him +800 live. If he then comes back to make the match even with four games each, you can then take his opponent’s odds at plus-money with a guarantee gain.

7. Props

Some books even have additional tennis props that are more extravagantlike bets for the precise score or whether or not there will be tiebreaks. These are high-risk wagers that are usually only offered at major tournaments and only at specific books.

Statistics to Search For

We have covered four factors to take into consideration when betting on tennis, including:

Fatigue and travel
Break point conversion/save percent
Player niches

How you handicap tennis can differ widely depending on the surface, because it’s nearly a different sport on grass compared to clay.