Tennis Betting Lines and Odds at SuperBook Sports
At SuperBook Sports, we make betting on ATP and WTA Tennis easy with a wide range of betting lines available for every match.
Betting on Tennis
Tennis is enjoyed all over the world thanks to the excitement that every match delivers. It has a huge following in the US and abroad, and it also presents many opportunities to place bets. Here at SuperBook Sports, you will find everything needed for an enjoyable and satisfying tennis wagering experience. We bring you betting lines on numerous matches, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles, taking place at tournaments around the world.
Those of you based in Colorado or Nevada are welcome to visit one of our SuperBook Sports venues at any time to place your tennis bets. Alternatively, you can place your bets online, both in those states and in New Jersey. Don’t worry if you are new to tennis betting; here you will find all the information you need to get started.
Popular Tennis Betting Lines and Odds
There are multiple betting markets available on every tennis game, and each one represents another opportunity to win. Therefore, it is working making sure that you understand them and know how to incorporate them into your betting strategy. Here we will explain the most common of them.
This is the most common type of wager in all sports betting and the easiest to understand. It is simply a bet on which of the two tennis players will win the match. As long as your chosen player wins, then you win the bet. For example, if Novak Djokovic was to play Andy Murray, then the betting market may look like this:
Novak Djokovic -205 Andy Murray +175
Newcomers to tennis wagering may find this a little confusing at first. The player with the minus sign is the favorite to win and the player with the plus sign is the underdog. The number after the minus sign tells you how much you need to bet to win $100 and the number after the plus sign tells you how much you win if you bet $100.
Therefore, with the above example, if you were to bet $100 on Djokovic and he won, then you would win $48.78 and you would receive your $100 bet back. If you were to bet $100 on Murray and he were to win, then you would receive $275 (including your betting money).
The underdog will always offer the chance of bigger returns, but the bets are harder to win. However, if you think a player is going to cause a surprise upset, then it can be a fantastic opportunity to land a big win.
Over/Under Sets and Games
In the context of tennis, an over/under bet is a bet on how many sets a match will have. You do not need to pick a match winner, you are just betting on the duration of the match. For example, in a three-set format, you will have the option of betting over or under 2.5 sets. This means that you can wager that the match will be won in straight sets (under 2.5) or that it will require all three sets (over 2.5).
The same principle of over/under betting is often applied to the total number of games, in either a set or the entire match. For example, if you think a set will be won 6-0, then you may bet that there will be under 6.5 games. If you think the match will be won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, then you may bet that the match will have under 19.5 games.
The points spread, often called the handicap, is very similar to other sports betting. As some tennis matches are very uneven, the market is designed to create a more even betting field. Each player is assigned a handicap. The weaker player is given a plus and the favorite player a minus. However, this time the underdog is also given a game advantage. An example may look like this:
Novak Djokovic -3.5 Andy Murray +3.5
This means that Djokovic is favorite to win the match. However, if you were to bet on him, then you would only win the bet if he won by at least 4 games (which is known as ‘covering the spread’). If you were to bet on Murray, then you would win your bet as long as he won the game or did not lose by more than three games.
As the name suggests, this market allows you to bet on what you believe the exact score of a match or set will be. Obviously, this is quite difficult to get right, which is why these types of bets often offer the chance of large returns. A correct set bet is a bet on how many sets each player will win while the correct score is a bet on what the exact score of a set will be.
Prop Bets are markets that allow you to bet on whether specific events will occur during a match. The markets may vary from match to match but examples include Player To Win At Least One Set, Any Set To Finish To Nil, and Total Games Odd/Even.
These markets can be very creative and an enjoyable way to wager on a different aspect of a match. The markets are very easy to understand as most often you will be betting on Yes/No scenarios, such as whether there will be a tiebreak in a match or whether a player will win at least one set.
With most tennis tournaments, you will be able to place a wager on who will be the overall winner. Rather than wagering on individual matches, you can simply bet on Djokovic to win the US Open or Murray to win Wimbledon. Normally, you can place this type of bet before the tournament begins and during the tournament itself. However, the further in advance you place the bets, the better the odds tend to be.
You may wish to bet on many of tennis matches taking place in one round of a tournament. One option is to place individual moneyline bets on each of the matches. However, you can improve the odds and reduce the amount you have to bet using a parlay bet. The only thing to be aware of is that it increases the risk. A parlay combines multiple bets, but to win a payout, all bets must be correct. For example, you may have the following two matches and moneyline markets:
- Andy Murray -280 Adrian Mannarino +240
- Vasek Pospisil -135 Jeffrey John Wolf +115
If you want to back Murray and Pospisil to win, then you could do it with two separate bets. If you were to place $100 on each and both were to win, then you would collect $109.78 in winnings (and receive your $200 back). However, if you combined them into a parlay and placed one bet of $100, then your potential winnings would be $136.24.
You can combine many different bets this way on many different matches; they don’t even need to be the same type of bets. This way, you can get some astounding odds and have a lot of fun.
A round robin bet is another way of combining multiple bets. It requires a minimum of three bets and it is actually less risky than a parlay.
If we take the example from above and add another match to it:
- Andy Murray -280 Adrian Mannarino +240
- Vasek Pospisil -135 Jeffrey John Wolf +115
- Denis Kudla -155 Alejandro Tabilo +135
If you were to back Murray, Pospisil and Kudla to win with three $100 bets, then your potential winnings become $174.30. If you were to place a parlay consisting of all three bets, your potential winnings become $288.66. However, a round robin offers odds that are even more generous and if all three predictions were correct, then you would win $445.90 from a $100 bet.
A round robin bet is actually a way of making multiple parlay bets at once. It consists of a number of small parlays that includes all possible combinations of events. Using the above example, you would be betting on Murray/Pospisil, Murray/Kudla, and Pospisil/Kudla. This means that as long as at least two of your predictions are correct, then you will win a payout.
Tennis offers some fantastic live betting opportunities. You can bet on a match as it takes place and by keeping a sharp eye on the match and on the available odds, you may spot some great opportunities. For instance, you could bet on the next player to break serve, the next player to win a set, the next player to double fault, and so on.
When researching your tennis wagers, there is a fair amount of sport-specific terminology that you are going to come across. It is worth ensuring that you know exactly what it means:
- Sets – A tennis match consists of between two and five sets. To win a set, a player must win at least six games.
- Match – Depending on whether the match is best of three or best of five, a player must win two or three sets to win the match. For example, in a best of three match, if each player wins a set, then the final set becomes the decider.
- Love – In tennis, the term love is used to mean 0 points.
- Points – The points in a game within a set follow a slightly unusual structure. Each player starts on love (0) and then goes to 15, then 30, then 40, and then game point (the winning point). For example, if Player X has 40 points and Player Y has zero, the score is said to be 40-love.
- Serving – The server is the first person to strike the ball in each point. At the start of a match, a coin is flipped to determine who gets first choice. The winner can decide if they want to serve first or receive first. When a player serves, they have two attempts. If the second serve fails, then the opponent receives the point. The same player serves until a game has been won. After each odd-numbered game, the players switch sides on the court.
- Deuce – If the score is tied at 40-40 then it is called a deuce. The game continues and the next player to score is said to have the ‘advantage’. The game is won when a player wins two consecutive points after a deuce.
- Grass, Hardcourt, Clay – These are different types of surface a tennis match may be played on. It will affect the speed and bounce of the ball.
How to Bet on Tennis Matches at SuperBook Sports
If you are located in Nevada, Colorado or New Jersey, then it is easy to start placing your tennis bets online with SuperBook Sports. Those who are in Nevada will first have to visit us in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort to set up their account. However, this is a one-time thing only. Those in Colorado or New Jersey can do the entire procedure online in just a few simple steps.
The first stage is the visit the relevant website and click on the ‘Join Now’ button. You will then be asked to complete a short registration form that asks for basic details such as:
- Date of Birth
- Contact Information
- Physical Address
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
The same form will ask you to choose a password and setup some security questions. We need to collect all the above information so that we are able to verify your identity. Similarly, when it comes to placing bets, we need to verify your location as it is only legal to bet if you are within the borders of a state where we are licensed. We do this with a piece of software called GeoComply. It is available for mobile and desktop, and it is very easy to setup. The good news is that you can create your account from anywhere, so you can be fully prepared for your next visit to Colorado or New Jersey.
After creating your account, you will need to deposit funds to bet with. We offer many different ways of doing this, all of which are safe and easy.
Now you can get started placing your tennis bets. Simply select ‘Tennis’ from the left-hand side of the screen. It then brings up the different tours you can bet on (ATP, WTA, etc.) and underneath each you can select the type of game, (Singles, Doubles, etc.). You can then browse all the games that are available for wagering.
Next, you need to find the game that you want to bet on and click on ‘More Bets’ to view the full range of bets available for that game. Alternatively, you can place the moneyline bet directly from the overview just by clicking on the relevant set of odds. You can then add your bets to the betting slip, where you need to enter how much you want to wager and it will display your potential winnings. If you want to place a parley or round robin bet, then this can be setup through the bet slip.
All that is left is to confirm your bets and then wait to see if you have won.
Tennis Betting FAQs
Is it legal to bet on tennis in the US?
This depends on which state you are in. Each US state is free to set its own laws regarding sports betting. SuperBook Sports is active in Nevada, Colorado and New Jersey, all three of which have legalized sports betting and issued us a license. As such, you can bet on tennis legally within any of those states. Importantly, you do not have to be a state resident to bet, just within the state borders at the time you place your bets.
What type of tennis bets can I place?
There are many different types of tennis bets available at SuperBook Sports. The most basic is the moneyline, but you will also be able to bet on the total games or sets, the points spread and more. Very often there are prop bets, as well as live betting and future bets.
Can I place tennis bets from my mobile?
With ease. We have mobile apps for Android and iOS that work in Nevada, Colorado and New Jersey. Those in Nevada need to visit the SuperBook in Vegas to create an account, while those in Colorado and New Jersey can simply download the app, create an account, and start placing bets in seconds.
What tennis tournaments do you offer bets on?
We try to cover as many tennis tournaments as possible. This of course includes all of the Grand Slams, such as the US Open and Wimbledon, as well as the other tournaments on the ATP and WTA tours. We are confident that you will be able to bet on every tournament that you could possibly wish too, but if you can’t find a specific tournament or match, then just be in touch and we may be able to arrange something.