US Open betting 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 online sportsbook as Iga Świątek leads in the first set, Stefanos Tsitsipas unleashes a 130-mph serve or Rafael Nadal storms back from a 40-0 deficit in the first game of his quarterfinals match.
While you’re watching men’s first-round matches on TV, streaming women’s semifinals on your computer, or tracking qualifying scores on your phone, you can place a bet online with live US Open odds.
For example, perhaps Tsitsipas is facing Daniil Medvedev in a rematch of their match in the 2018 U.S Open. Medvedev entered as a slight favorite in tennis betting, though most pre-match odds were toss-ups.
Instead of placing wagers on the moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, or other prop bets, you waited to see how Tsitsipas responded 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 Tsitsipas fall behind, 4-3, in the first set, you browsed live odds during a commercial break. Some of the odds might’ve been, for example:
Game 8 Winner: Tsitsipas -130, Medvedev +120
Set 1 Winner: Tsitsipas +130, Medvedev -110
Match Winner: Tsitsipas +110, Medvedev -110
Over/Under Total Games: Over 42.5 (-110), Under 42.5 (-110)
Despite the one-game deficit, Tsitsipas looked great against the 2021 US Open champion, and you liked his betting value. As a result, you placed two live wagers:
- $100: Thiem to win Game 8
- Potential payout: $176.92 (including stake)
- $100: Tsitsipas to win the match
- Potential payout: $210 (including stake)
Perhaps Tsitsipas dominated Game 8 en route to a first-set win, 6-4, and match win, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. With the Game 8 win and match win, both live bets cashed, returning a profit of $186.92.
Live Betting Parlays
Live betting isn’t limited to single, aka straight bets, at BetMGM; you can build parlays with tennis live betting odds throughout the tournament.
Parlays are especially exciting during the earlier rounds as several matches are played concurrently. For example, instead of placing three separate live bets of $10 apiece ($30 total) with odds of -250, +110, and -350 respectively, with a total potential payout of $47.86 (including stake), you could combine the bets into a parlay with a potential payout of $113.40 (including stake) 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.
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