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Tennis Betting

Tennis has become a popular sport in online betting, with bettors buying into its wide array of tournaments and round-the-clock schedules.

An excellent aspect of betting on tennis is that data on matches, players, and specific courts, as well as metrics, have been made available to the public. This means that bettors can do comprehensive research before they decide where to put their money or who to put it on. This progressive approach means bettors have access to key knowledge on top of tennis betting odds, which helps them to make informed betting decisions.

If you’re wondering what kind of bets you can place on tennis, there are many options available. The most popular types of tennis betting include:

  • Moneyline: Betting on the winner of the match.
  • Game Spread: Placing your bet on the number of games a player will win.
  • Set Spread: The same as game spread, but betting on the number of sets played.
  • Over/Under: Betting on the exact number of games you think will be played.

There are other tennis betting options such as props, live betting, and futures too. Put your money behind the player you think is going to give you the best value for your cash at BetMGM now.

Live Tennis Betting

Live sports betting is a unique and exhilarating experience during tennis matches. With more than 50 points in an average set, there are hundreds of key moments throughout a match. And at each of those moments, live tennis betting is available. 

From match odds and total games to game-winner and handicap/games, you can place live bets from the first serve through the match point. View French Open live betting odds, and other Grand Slam live betting odds, on BetMGM.

Tennis Betting FAQs

1. How does tennis betting work?

Tennis betting allows you to test your knowledge on this classic and entertaining sport. Players get to bet on a wide range of tennis odds, including the biggest tournaments. Betting is easy and straightforward. After creating your account and loading some funds, you will come across highly competitive tennis odds to take advantage of. The most popular betting markets include the following:

  • Moneyline/winner – works similar to soccer and hockey. This is simply betting on the winner of the match.
  • Correct score – predicting the correct score for the match.
  • 1st/2nd set winner – betting on who will win a certain set.
  • 1st set total games – choosing whether the total score will be over or under a certain number of points.
  • Futures or outrights – another popular market where you get to bet on tournament champions.

Top-tier names in the game include the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal who have been playing for the last 20 years, making them favorites for tennis betting. It gets even more exciting when they play against each other! The new names are equally as exciting, with Naomi Osaka and Alex Zverev among the starlets of the new generation who have performed outstandingly in recent seasons.

2. What does each-way mean in tennis betting?

Each-way betting in tennis simply refers to wagering on the winner of a tournament. Usually, the sports betting site will provide players with such bets; one-third of the odds in place of your favorite and the rest of your selection comes first or second. In order to win this type of bet, it is important to check out the opposition for each player to determine who might be worth your money once the tournament draw takes place. It is also important to know the player form and which players are stronger than others in order to make the best bets.

3. How do tennis betting odds work?

Tennis odds are there to tell you how much you will make out of your bet. At most, you will find three types of odds formats - American odds, fractional odds, and decimal odds. American odds typically use whole numbers accompanied by a (-) to represent the favorite or (+) sign to show the underdog. For instance, if Federer is -300 and Nadal +300, then you will need to bet $300 to win $100 when betting on Federer or bet $100 to profit $300 for Nadal. Fractional odds work the same way but are presented in fractions e.g. 5/1. Decimal odds, on the other hand, show you the total money your bet will return and not only the profit. These are presented in decimals e.g. 1.56.

4. How does tennis handicap betting work?

Handicap betting in tennis works similar to other sports like soccer and basketball. These give advantage to one player in an event and a disadvantage to the other to even out the field. For instance, say in a match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, Osaka is given a handicap of +3.5 games. This means that Osaka is given a head start of 3.5 games and when the match is over, the player with most games after the handicap wins the bet. What wins the bet is the player with the most games and not the actual result. Therefore, Osaka does not have to win the game in order for you to win the bet.

5. How to bet on tennis over/under?

Over/under bets are also known as totals. This type of market offers you a way to bet on a tennis match without picking sides. With over/unders you simply bet on whether the score of the match will be over or under certain points. If the outcome of the combined scores is more than the set margin, the over wins, but if the outcome is lower, the under bets win. Totals are another popular and simple way to bet on tennis. They are also quite profitable when live betting as you can see the direction of the game that is already live in action. Even if you are not sure who the winner will be, you can make out if the points will or will not exceed the score set by the online sports betting site.

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