Tennis betting has become one of the most popular markets for professional gamblers due to the sheer volume of professional games and tournaments taking place every day. Now, let’s discover the most popular tennis betting types in the US.
Straight Moneyline Bets
The tennis straight bet is the same as that of any other sports: Bettors just need to pick a winner. And favorites will have negative moneylines while underdogs will have positive moneylines.
Over/Under Bets (or Total Bets)
In tennis betting, over/under bets simply ask the bettors to place bets on whether the total number of games in a match will be “over” (higher) than or “under” (lower) than the number that is posted by the sportsbook.
Tennis prop bets ask bettors to pick things like the exact score for a certain match, whether there will be any tie-breakers, how many times a given player will break service, how many aces a given player will serve, and things like that.
Game Spread Bets
In tennis, matches are made up of sets and games. Each set features at least six games in which players must win by two games. Game spread bets, or game line bets, are bets on how many games a player will win a match by.
Set Spread Bets
With tennis game spread bets explained above, set spread bets apply the same rules. In terms of set spread bets, tennis bettors are required to pick the number of sets that a given player will win by. There are three or five sets in a tennis match.
Set spreads bets are usually set at +1.5 for the underdog and -1.5 for the favorite for best-of-three matches and +2.5/-2.5 is the most common set spread for best-of-five matches.
Tennis futures bets are to do with long-term outcomes. The best examples are when sportsbooks show odds on Grand Slam tournament winners even months or weeks before the event is held.