US Open Tennis Live Betting: How to Live Bet Online

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BetMGM Jul 11, 2021, 1:50 PM
Novak Djokovic US Open
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The US Open is the black sheep among its Grand Slam siblings. 

Dubbed a chaotic and fun carnival by 1997 finalist Greg Rusedski, the 140-year-old tournament wasn’t cut by the same cloth as its midsummer companion Wimbledon, a two-week soiree of gentlemen and ladies bathing in strawberries and cream, royal affection, and polite applause. Nor does the US Open follow most of the Grand Slam norms of the Australian Open and French Open.

The throngs of hydrated and boisterous fans who invade Billie Jean King National Tennis Center every August make the US Open one of the world’s most unique and entertaining events. And there’s only one to make the two-week freedom festival more exciting: live tennis betting.

What is Live Sports Betting?

Live sports betting allows fans to place bets at the BetMGM sportsbook as Novak Djokovic is leading in the first set, Naomi Osaka unleashes a 105-mph serve, or Dominic Thiem storms back from a 40-0 deficit in the first game of his quarterfinals match. 

While you’re watching first-round matches on TV, streaming the semifinals on your computer, or tracking qualifying scores on your phone, you can place a bet online with live US Open odds.

For example, maybe Thiem is facing Daniil Medvedev in a rematch of the 2020 semifinals in which Thiem won in straight sets. Thiem entered the match as a slight favorite, though most pre-match odds were toss-ups. Instead of placing wagers on the money lines, spreads, over/under total games, or other prop bets, you waited to see how Thiem’s knee was responding to Medvedev’s explosiveness.

With US Open live betting, you have the luxury of waiting until the match starts to place wagers.

How to Live Bet on US Open Odds

Live betting is easy and exciting regardless of your tennis knowledge and betting experience. From the qualifiers through the finals, live tennis odds are available on the live sports betting page, tennis betting page, and US Open betting pages.

After watching Thiem fall behind, 3-2 in the first set, you browsed live odds during a commercial break. Some of the odds might’ve been, for example:

  • Game 6 Winner: Thiem -130, Medvedev +120
  • Set 1 Winner: Thiem +130, Medvedev -110
  • Match Winner: Thiem +110, Medvedev -110
  • Over/Under Total Games: Over 41.5 (-110), Under 41.5 (-110)
Dominic Thiem of Austria returns the ball during his Men's Singles final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Despite the one-game deficit, Thiem’s knee appeared fine, and you liked his betting value for Game 5 and beyond. As a result, you placed two live bets:

  • $100 on Thiem to win Game 6
    • Potential payout: $176.92
  • $100 on Thiem to win the match
    • Potential payout: $210

Perhaps Thiem dominated Game 6 en route to a first-set win, 6-4, and match win, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. With the Game 6 win and match win, both live bets cashed, returning a profit of $186.92.

Live Betting Parlays

For additional excitement and bigger payouts, you can build tennis live betting parlays during the US Open.

Parlays are available throughout the tournament, though they’re particularly lucrative and exciting during the earlier rounds as several matches are played concurrently. Instead of placing three separate live bets of $10 apiece with odds of -250, +110, and -350 respectively, with a total potential payout of $47.86, you could combine the bets into a parlay with a potential payout of $113.40 on the same $30 wager.

Live betting is available for all customers on all devices, including online sports betting on computers and mobile sports betting on the BetMGM Sportsbook app. Jump into the tennis betting action with updated US Open tennis odds at the best online sportsbook.

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