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US Open 2022 Tennis Betting Picks, Odds, Predictions & Best Bets 8/29

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This item is part of our Tennis Picks series.

The fourth and final Grand Slam of 2022 begins Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. Monday’s first-round action will not include Novak Djokovic, nor the rest of the US Open after he was barred from traveling to the United States. There’s still plenty of exciting action planned in the men’s and women’s singles, including two top-five women’s seeds who are on high alert after a recent tussle and two former US Open men’s champions who could face early exits. All tennis odds and lines are taken from DraftKings Sportsbook, but you can sometimes find more favorable odds on some of these matches by checking out mobile sportsbooks such as FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook or one of the other top sports betting sites.

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Men play best-of-five matches at Grand Slam tournaments, while women’s matches are best-of-three, just like the rest of the WTA Tour schedule. A mix of players’ previous hard-court results, recent form and stylistic clashes can help identify intriguing betting opportunities, both among favorites likely to claim victory and underdogs poised to cause upsets. The aforementioned underdogs are highlighted in the Upset Alert section, the Lock It In section covers players who can safely be considered overwhelming favorites, while the Value Bet section recommends attractive options in matches that are considered closer to the draws.

upset alert

Madison Brengle (+500) against Ons Jabeur

Jabeur has struggled since losing the Wimbledon final to Elena Rybakina. The crowd will be behind Brengle here as the American tries to take advantage of Jabeur’s vulnerable recent form, and Brengle should have some confidence here after picking up a top-30 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova in Cleveland less than a month ago. one week.

Jaqueline Christian (+650) against Anet Kontaveit

Speaking of high-ranked women who have struggled lately, Kontaveit is looking for her first victory against a top-60 opponent since April. The Estonian still holds the No.2 ranking but she certainly didn’t perform up to par while going through a slump that included a coaching change and a fight with COVID-19. Luckily for Kontaveit, Cristian is ranked outside the top 60 at No. 77 and coming back from a serious knee injury, but Kontaveit has already lost to two players ranked below Cristian in the past two months.

Honorable Mention:

Filip Krajinovic (+320) against Alex de Minaur

Lock it

Ben Shelton (-300) against Nuno Borges

If you didn’t catch the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati earlier this month, you might be wondering who this kid from Shelton is and why he’s being favored in the first Grand Slam game of his career. Suffice to say that the talent of this 19-year-old college tennis star is beyond doubt. Shelton showed his ability to step up in big moments in a 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5 first-round win over Lorenzo Sonego in Cincinnati, then knocked out world No. 7 Casper Ruud in straight sets before an uncompetitive loss to Cameron Norrie. Going up against a fellow southpaw in Norrie was tricky for Shelton, but he won’t have to worry about that against Borges, who is your 105th-ranked right-hander. Borges is yet to win a Grand Slam main draw match himself, and this will in fact be the 25-year-old’s first career ATP main draw hard court match.

Pablo Carreno Busta (-500) against Dominic Thiem

Thiem won that title in 2020, but a lot has changed since then. After a long battle with a wrist injury, Thiem dropped out of the top 200 and is just 3-7 against top 100 opponents this year. Given the current form of both players, this should be a straightforward result for 14th-ranked Carreno Busta, who has made the US Open semi-finals twice and just won a Masters 1000 at the Canadian Open. which is considered the most reliable precursor for the United States. Open preparation due to similar field conditions between the two tournaments.

Honorable mention:

Veronika Kudermetova (-350) against Donna Vekic

Value bet

Francois Cerundolo (+125) against Andy Murray

Cerundolo is ranked 22 places ahead of Murray at No. 27 in the world, but that’s not the only reason the 24-year-old Argentine is good value as a modest underdog in this game. He’s an underrated all-rounder who gave Rafael Nadal everything he could handle at Wimbledon before losing in four competitive sets. Murray is a far cry from the player Nadal is at this stage of their respective careers, and the 35-year-old Briton’s body has betrayed him recently. He’s battled cramps in at least three matches throughout the US Open series, and if Murray runs out of steam at the end of three sets, he’ll likely face more physical issues in a best-of-all match. five.

Yoshihito Nishioka (+145) against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Davidovich Fokina is capable of higher highs and lows, but Nishioka’s stability gives the Japanese southpaw a good chance of eventually prevailing in what should be close. Nishioka played some of his best tennis this summer, including a run to the Citi Open finals that featured five straight wins on hard court against top 50 opponents. Davidovich Fokina has faced tough draws but failed to win a game in either of the two hard-court events he has participated in this summer, dropping the Spaniard’s hard-court record to a 4 -10 without interest in 2022.

Honorable mention:

Botic van de Zandschulp (-185) against Tomas Machac

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