Tennis betting odds on a player to win a tournament will have each player in the tournament with odds to win. Those tennis odds may be as low as 3-5 on a player like Roger Federer or 100-1 or more on some unknown player.
You will oftentimes also get tennis betting odds on a group of unknown players in a “Field” bet. Tennis rarely has unknown players win major tournaments so the Field bet rarely gets much action. Tennis betting odds on players to win tournaments are future bets because you are betting before the tournament begins.
You select one or more players on the tennis odds board and hope that one of them wins the tournament and pays well enough for you to make money. The second main option you will see in tennis betting odds is the matchup.
This is where you are betting on one player to beat another player. Usually these tennis betting odds matchups are put up during the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the tournament. For example:
Rafael Nadal +180
Roger Federer -220
In this tennis betting odds example you would risk $220 to win $100 on Federer or the 22/10 equivalent and you would win $180 for every $100 wagered on Nadal or the 18/10 equivalent. Many gamblers prefer the tennis odds matchup because they will offer more value.
Both tennis betting odds options are available on most tournaments throughout the season but the Grand Slam events (Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Open, and Australian Open) get the majority of the wagering action. Those tennis betting odds options are available for both the men and women in a tournament.
Usually the men’s side of the draw gets tennis odds action on Federer while the women’s side of the draw in tournaments is more open. There can be as many as 10 women’s players that have a realistic chance to win a major tournament.
That is not the case on the men’s side where Federer is always a heavy favorite if he is competing. That makes the matchups more attractive for many gamblers when they bet men’s tennis.