Tennis may not be a popular sport to bet on, but that does not mean there is not an opportunity to make money betting on tennis. In fact, betting on tennis can be quite profitable once you know the ins and outs of the sport. tennis odds are unlike many other sports where you can get great odds on players that have a real shot at winning a match.
Bet on Tennis Online
When it comes to tennis betting most people only think that the Grand Slams get action but that is not true. There are actually men’s and women’s tournaments almost every single week of the year. Let’s take a look at tennis betting at BetPhoenix.
Tennis betting is not a big priority for the sportsbooks but that can be good news for bettors. Many times the oddsmakers will not know that much about tennis players and they will just set generic lines. Some sportsbooks will only offer tennis betting lines on Grand Slam events but others will offer tennis betting lines on tournaments every month. The lines in tennis betting are easy to understand because they are based on money lines. Let’s look at an example.
Roger Federer +230
Novak Djokovic -270
In this tennis betting example you would risk $270 to win $100 on Djokovic or the 27-10 equivalent. If you bet Federer and he won you would get $230 plus your $100 back or the 10-23 equivalent. Tennis betting lines are similar to what you see in other sports that have money lines. These are matchups where you are just betting one player against another.
Another option that people consider when they bet tennis is to take one player to win the tournament. The odds on the tournament will have the top 20 players or so listed to win the tournament. They might be 2-1 on a player like Djokovic or 10-1 or more on some longshot. Some lesser known players could easily have odds of 100-1.
It is important to remember that the men and women do not always play the same tournaments. They will definitely play Grand Slam events at the same time but men and women have separate tours and separate events. As you bet tennis there will be odds available at BetPhoenix where you can pick the players you think will win.
Tennis Grand Slam Events 2013
Date: Monday, January 14th to Sunday, January 27th, 2013
The first major of the year in tennis is the Australian Open in January. Let’s take a look at Australian Open betting at the Melbourne Park.
Date: Sunday, May 26th to Sunday, June 9th, 2013
The second of the four Grand Slam events in tennis each year is the French Open. Let’s look at 2013 French Open betting at the Roland Garros.
Date: Monday, June 24th to Sunday, July 7th, 2013
The most prestigious of the four Grand Slam tennis betting events each year is Wimbledon. Let’s take a look at this grass court event.
Date: Monday, August 26th to Monday, September 9th, 2013.
The last of the four Grand Slam events in tennis each year is the USA Open. Let’s take a look at this betting event at Flushing Meadows.