Tennis Betting Strategy: Accumulators and Over/Under Total Number of Games

SHARE

Tennis Betting Strategy: Accumulators and Over/Under Total Number of Games

Tennis is one of the few sports where there is always a winner and a loser. Competitors go head-to-head and one will always come out on top. This makes tennis a great sport for betting, because typically the highest ranked player wins the match. Particularly in the first few rounds of the big tournaments, there are a number of clear mismatches, with odds as low as 1/100 offered on the favourite.

Accumulator Betting

Tennis accumulator betting can be a good way of overcoming these long odds. By selecting around 7-8 players to win their matches, odds become much more attractive. Even if one favourite has an off day – like Nadal at Wimbledon this year – some bookies offer your stake back if 90% of a bet is correct – a good fall back for this type of market.

Recent Form and Head-to-Head Results

A number of statistics are often available for upcoming matches, but the most important data is recent form and head-to-head results. This information will highlight whether or not the favourite is a reliable option to win the match, or whether the underdog has the capacity to cause an upset. Certain players favour certain surfaces, so sometimes the less fancied player may actually be the better option, as was the case with Stanislas Wawrinka’s win over Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open.

Each-Way Betting on Tournament Winners

Men’s tennis in particular has, over the past few years, become somewhat predictable in terms of who will go deep into the Grand Slams; such is the consistency of the world’s top professionals. Backing these players each-way to win a tournament will consistently produce results, even if the initial odds are fairly short. Novak Djokovic is currently favourite to win, priced 5/6 at over at 888 Sports. Players who have won Grand Slams know what it takes, both mentally and physically, to do so again.

'Over/Under Total Number of Games' Market

Another popular market for tennis betting is 'over/under total number of games' market. In two-set contests the cut-off mark is usually around 22.5 games, and for three-set matches the mark is approximately 38.5 games – odds of around evens on either option are the norm.

Equal Competition

If a match is between two players of fairly equal ranking or ability, backing over this figure is generally the best choice. If a two-set match goes to a third and deciding set, then the number of total games should easily surpass this figure, unless every set is 6-1. In a three-set match, even if a player wins in straight sets, a tie-break in every set would still equate to 39 games in total.

Big Servers

The nature of tennis dictates that big-serving players – like Tomas Berdych, with odds of 16/1 to win at Bet365 Sports – who are unlikely to be broken regularly, will often be involved in matches producing a high number of games. Even if big servers lose the match, they are still likely to have played in matches with a high total of games, because they only lose sets by small margins or in a tie-break.

Tennis betting might not throw up the sort of long odds seen in other sports betting, but it does have an element of repetition that sometimes translates into predictability. Picking an accumulator of favourites to win matches can often pay solid dividends, and backing 'over total number of games' offered between big servers or closely matched players can produce profitable results.

Recommended Betting Sites

*T&C's apply to each offer, click Bet Now for more details

Betting Strategy Articles


Find the Best Bets for Dolphins and Saints’ Trip to London
Find the Best Bets for Dolphins and Saints’ Trip to London

America’s National Football League (NFL) continues the International Series as the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints battle it out under the NFL London Games banner on Sunday, October 1, at We ... Read More

Why President’s Cup Betting in 2017 Means Backing the US
Why President’s Cup Betting in 2017 Means Backing the US

There’ll be plenty of attention focused on the Liberty National Golf Resort in New Jersey this weekend as some of the best golfers from the US and outside of Europe roll in for the always competitive ... Read More

Expert Tips for Betting on NFL Games Played Outside the US
Expert Tips for Betting on NFL Games Played Outside the US

The National Football League, better known as the NFL, has ramped up their efforts the past few years to expand their support outside of their home in the US. Thanks to the NFL International Series, r ... Read More

Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets and Odds of NFL Season 2017
Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets and Odds of NFL Season 2017

The NFL has grown in global coverage over the past decade, giving punters more in the way of betting interest and ammunition when it comes to placing value bets. With the 2017/18 NFL season kicking of ... Read More

Guide to Betting the Men’s and Women’s US Tennis Open 2017
Guide to Betting the Men’s and Women’s US Tennis Open 2017

Tennis fans will be flocking to the Flushing Meadows neighbourhood of Queens, New York City, for the US Open. The two-week Grand Slam extravaganza will see more 128 players battle it out for the troph ... Read More

What Experts are Saying About Betting McGregor v Mayweather
What Experts are Saying About Betting McGregor v Mayweather

The mega-fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr and Conor "The Notorious" McGregor is going to be one of the biggest sports betting events of all time. With so much pre-fight hype on the clash, ana ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

BettingGuides

Country Guide