Tennis Live Betting: How to Place Live Bets

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 5:43 PM

Live sports betting is a unique and thrilling experience for all sports. From start to finish of a game, match, or tournament, you can place live bets before, during, and after every point, scoring drive, serve, dunk, or at-bat.

At BetMGM, you can place in-game and in-match wagers every minute of every day. With a user-friendly interface of up-to-the-minute odds, fans with any level of sports and betting knowledge can wager on live sports across the globe.

What is Live Betting

Live betting is particularly unique and thrilling for tennis matches. With approximately 60 points played per set, there are literally thousands of opportunities to place a live bet during each Grand Slam tournament, ATP and WTA event, or other tournaments throughout the year.

For example, in the quarterfinals of the Lyon Open on Friday, May 21, Karen Khachanov faced Richard Gasquet. Khachanov, in search of his first singles tournament title since 2018, was a -190 money line favorite while Gasquet was +145. Khachanov was also the favorite to win the first set at -175 to Gasquet’s +125.

Perhaps you liked Khachanov to advance but were impressed by Gasquet’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Diego Schwartzman in the Round of 16 therefore passed on all pre-match wagers. Or perhaps you placed a conservative wager on Khachanov to win the first set.

Regardless of your pre-match position, at the moment of Gasquet’s first serve shortly after 1 p.m local time in Paris, live betting opened, and you could place live bets on each point, game, set, and more. Through the match point, you can browse live tennis odds for the Gasquet-Khachanov match (and other live sporting events across the world) and place one or multiple live bets when a favorable number is posted.

How to Live Bet on Tennis

With BetMGM’s live betting page, it’s easy to browse tennis betting odds, place live bets, and track your live tennis betting positions throughout a tennis match.

After dominating the first set (6-1), Khachanov fell behind Gasquet, 3-1, in the second set and trailed, 5-4, with the advantage in hopes of pulling even at 5-5. At this moment, the BetMGM live odds were:

  • Game 10: Khachanov -1000, Gasquet +525
  • Set 2: Khachanov -130, Gasquet -105
  • Match: Khachanov -600, Gasquet +360
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After passing on pre-match betting, you saw an opportunity in the 10th game and had several options. Despite a juiced match money line of -600 for Khachanov (up from -190 in pre-match odds), there was enough value to place a $100 wager for a potential payout of $16.67. And you placed a second $100 bet on Khachanov’s set odds for a potential payout of $176.92.

Moments later, Khachanov tied Gasquet at five games apiece and won the set and match soon thereafter to cash both tickets.

Live Betting Parlays

Tennis live betting isn’t limited to single bets.

Instead of, or in addition to, the two live bets on Khachanov, you could’ve parlayed one or both bets with one or multiple bets from another live tennis match.

In the semifinals of the Challenger Parma, Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova were tied at five games apiece in the first set. Gauff was -190 to win the match, up from -300 in pre-match odds. In combining Gauff’s match money line with Khachanov’s match money line (-600) into a $100 parlay bet, your potential payout was $178.07 on one live bet.

Again, moments later, Khachanov tied Gasquet at five games apiece and won the match soon thereafter to clinch the first leg of your two-leg parlay. And about 90 minutes later, Gauff delivered the second leg with a three-set win to reach her second career final.

Visit the BetMGM sports book to view updated tennis betting odds and place a live bet online for all tennis matches.

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