How To Bet On Tennis Odds
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Tennis betting has increased in popularity thanks to a year-round, round-the-clock schedule of tournaments around the world. It’s a unique and entertaining online sports betting opportunity regardless of your tennis knowledge and betting experience.
Whether you’re a first-time bettor browsing Wimbledon odds for Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, US Open odds for Iga Świątek and Coco Gauff, or French Open odds for Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, you have a variety of options at your disposal.
From live betting and parlays to match winners and total games, there’s something for everyone at BetMGM!
Tennis Betting Glossary: How To Read Tennis Odds
Will a particular game reach deuce (i.e., 40-40)? You bet “Yes” or “No.”
You bet on the specific matchup in the final. At the start of the tournament, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of options (e.g., Djokovic vs. Medvedev). With each result throughout the tournament, options are eliminated.
Betting on the exact score of one game within a set. In most cases for game score, aka correct score or correct score group, the Wimbledon odds include, for example, “Novak Djokovic wins to 0 or 15,” or “Carlos Alcaraz wins to 30 or 40” and cover all possible outcomes.
Game Score - After (x) Points
You bet on the game score after a certain number of points. For example, what is the game score after three points?
Betting on the winner of one game.
Games Won - Match
How many games will Taylor Fritz win in the match? You bet on the total games won by one player.
Games Won - Set
How many games will Fritz win in one set?
Betting on the winner of the match.
Will Matteo Berrettini win consecutive games (e.g., 3 and 4) against Andrey Rublev? Or will they split the games? Multi-game outcome odds includes three options: Player 1 wins both games, Player 2 wins both games, or the players split the games.
Betting on the winner of one point.
The 128-player brackets for ladies' and gentlemen's singles are separated into four quarters of 32 players apiece. The winner of each quarter advances to the semifinals. If you place a bet on a quarter winner, you’re picking a semifinalist.
Race - Points
Which player will reach 30 points first? Margin is irrelevant; it’s simply a race to a certain number of points, one that’s exhilarating with live betting.
Race - Games
Which player will win three games first? Again, the margin is irrelevant; it’s simply a race to a certain number of games.
You bet on the game score at a specific point in the set. If, for example, a set is tied at 1-1, you could bet on “2-1” at -200 or “1-2” at +150.
Before and during a match, you can bet on the final set score. From 6-0 and 0-6 to 7-6 and 6-7, you have the option of 14 different scores.
Set Score - After (x) Games
Instead of, or in addition to, betting on the final set score, you can bet on the set score after a certain number of games.
If, for example, the bet is “Set 2 score after 4 games,” you will have five options to choose from before the set starts: 4-0, 0-4, 3-1, 1-3, and 2-2. If tied at 1-1 after two sets, 4-0 and 0-4 will be eliminated from Wimbledon live betting options, leaving 3-1, 1-3, and 2-2.
Betting on the winner of the set.
Spread - Games (Match)
Tennis wins are earned by recording more set wins, not more game wins. And in many cases, a player might win more games but lose the match (e.g., 6-1, 4-6, 4-6). What is the final game margin in all sets of the match?
Spread - Games (Set)
If you’re more familiar with NFL or NBA betting than tennis betting, this bet is similar to a first quarter spread (e.g., Lakers -1.5, Celtics +1.5). In this case, you’re betting on the winning margin (in games) in one set.
Stage of Elimination
At what point of the tournament will Jessica Pegula be eliminated? Before the tournament begins, you can bet on any of the seven possible stages of elimination – first round, second round, third round, fourth round, quarterfinals, semifinals, final – or tournament winner. And throughout the tournament, you can bet on the remaining rounds.
Will a set reach a tie-breaker? You bet “Yes” or “No.”
Total Points - Game
How many points will be played in one game? At the beginning of a game, you can select one or more options from “4” through “8+.” As the game is played, options are removed from the live odds board.
Total Games - Match
How many games will be played in the entire match? A popular over/under bet, total match games, like total points in one game, features one number (e.g., 33.5) accompanied by odds for the over (e.g., -135) and odds for the under (e.g., -105).
Total Games - Set
Total games within one set is most often offered as an over/under bet like match total games but also offered as a range (e.g., 6-8 or 9-11).
Total Games - Set (Even/Odd)
Will the total games in one set be an even or odd number?
The most popular wager for Wimbledon betting odds (and all of Grand Slam betting), the tournament winner is simply picking the winner of the entire tournament.
Win 1 Set
Will one of the two players – or doubles’ partners – win at least one set in the match? You bet on either “Yes” or “No.”
Live Tennis Betting
Live betting is an exhilarating online betting experience during tennis matches.
With more than 50 points in an average set, there are hundreds of key moments throughout a match. And live tennis betting is available for each of those moments in thousands of matches throughout the year.
From match odds (i.e., match winner) and total games to game-winner and handicap/games, you can place live bets from the first serve through the match point.
Check out the live sports betting page today and jump into the action!
You can inject more excitement and increase your potential payouts with tennis parlays.
To build a parlay bet, add multiple bets to your betting slip and select “Parlay.” You’ll see your new odds and, after entering a stake, new potential payout.
Parlays are a great way to add more importance to each serve, backhand, and game-winner throughout one match, three matches, or an entire day.
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