A Quick Guide to Tennis Wagering

published: Mar, 15, 2022

by: TC Staff

The most important thing to remember when wagering on tennis is to hunt for value. Patience pays out in the long run, as does wagering wisely and regularly, rather than blindly supporting a large number of long shots in the hopes of an enormous payout.

Tennis is a sport in which the favourites win a lot more frequently than the upsets do, which makes it difficult to find value when wagering on the sport. Value, on the other hand, does not always imply better odds and higher payouts; rather, it refers to finding chances when the odds on offer benefit you.

How to Wager on Tennis

Tennis Betting is convenient since you can get odds on almost every match, from the Grand Slams to the lower-level Futures Tour, and that’s a key benefit of doing so. You can wager on any tennis event you choose because odds are readily accessible.

Outright wagering, match wagering, handicap wagering, over under wagering, and in-play wagering are all sorts of tennis wagering. 

Outright Wagering

You’ll be choosing the winner of a tournament, not just a single match, when you place an outright wager. A tournament may take as many as seven individual match wins to accomplish this goal.

Match Wagering

In match wagering, as the name indicates, you select either the winner or the loser of a single match. This is the simplest way to place a tennis wager.

Handicap Wagering

When it comes to wagering on American sports, spread wagering is a common practice. Tennis handicap wagering is the tennis version of that.

Set handicaps and game handicaps are the two types of handicap wagering that are the most easy. To ensure that all players are on equal footing, a player is assigned a handicap consisting of a certain number of sets or games. Afterwards, you have to select whether Player A will win with a handicap advantage or if Player B will overcome their handicap deficit and win anyway. Even if Roger Federer is given an 8-games-to-1 games advantage over John Isner, who has an 8-game-to-1 games advantage over Federer and Federer defeats Isner, the games score will be 19-13 Federer’s way. Federer has won the match, but if you wagered on him to overcome his handicap, you’d lose your money.

Over Under Wagering

In the same way as handicap wagering, you’re looking at how many games or sets will be played in the event. The number of games or sets being greater or fewer than the number given is once again a two-way wager.

Let’s utilize sets instead of games for this example. Since a WTA Tour match is a best-of-three-set affair, you’ll be able to wager on whether the final score will be under or above 2.5 sets. For example, if you think Serena Williams will beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets, then you’d wager on under 2.5. As a result, you believe that just two of the three sets will be needed.

In-Play Wagering

Tennis wagerers are increasingly turning to in-play wagering as their preferred method of wagering. If you want to wager on the outcome of individual games and sets, you’ll need to be fast on your feet, but there are lots of options for wagering on the overall outcome of a match.

Other Wagers To Look Out For

If you want to be more specific, you may predict how many sets each player will win. It’s called set wagering.

Set winner is another to watch. Wagering on an underdog to win the opening set but lose the match might be profitable.

Some bookies enable you to wager on two distinct outcomes of the match. For example, you may wager on Andy Murray to lose the first set and win the match.

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