At BetMGM, you can view tennis futures odds for Wimbledon betting and other tournaments throughout the year. And it’s easy to place a futures bet on Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon or Barbora Krejčíková at the French Open regardless of your tennis knowledge or sports betting expertise.
What’s a Tennis Futures Bet?
A tennis futures bet is a wager placed on the outcome of an event or multiple events in the future. Tournament winner is the most common and popular futures bet.
For example: You can bet on Wimbledon odds months, weeks, or days before the tournament begins in London each year. And when the bracket os revealed, additional odds are posted, though those odds – e.g., final matchup, match winner, handicap – aren’t futures.
How to Bet on Tennis Futures
You can browse tennis odds on the tennis betting page, Grand Slam betting page, and tournament event pages. And once you spot a favorable number, it’s easy to place a bet online.
Perhaps, for example, you believe Djokovic wouldn’t slow down in the coming months and, at +150 in opening odds, held value. You could’ve placed a futures bet in October, nine months before he arrived at the All England Club in June.
A $100 bet on Djokovic +150, for example, would’ve returned $250, including stake. The same $100 bet nine months later, as Djokovic perhaps enters the final at -500, would’ve returned only $120.
Similarly, perhaps Jessica Pegula opened at +600 in October and was +700 days before Wimbledon began. A $100 bet at +600 would’ve returned $700, including stake, whereas a $100 bet prior to her match vs. Karolína Plíšková would’ve returned (at -235 odds) $142.55.
Tennis futures betting is a perfect opportunity for novice bettors to place a simple, long-term wager as they learn the sport and gain more experience at the sportsbook. You can watch odds movement throughout the year and jump at a favorable number when you’re comfortable.