Betting On The U.S Open
The U.S Open is the fourth tennis Grand Slam of the year, typically starting in late August and concluding in early September. While it may not be held in the same esteem as other Grand Slams such as Wimbledon, it still draws an increible amount of betting interest every year.
In fact hundreds of US Open betting tips are posted by the bettingexpert community each year. One of the reasons for such intense betting interest for the US Open is that of all the major tournaments, the US Open is one of the most competitive. This is due mainly to the fact that the tournament is held so late in the season. Many players will be carrying injuries while some will just be looking forward to taking a rest. This gives a chance for lower profile players to throw every thing into this final Grand Slam of the season and make a run.
For tennis punters, the US Open is one of the few remaining opportunities of the year. Some punters will be keen to continue a great year of tennis betting while others will see the US Open as one last chance to improve on what may have been a disappointing season. Either way, the US Open provides punters with plenty of betting opportunities.
How To Bet On The US Open
US Open Outright Tournament Betting
Will Andy Murray win again in 2013? Tournament betting is simply betting on the winner of the US Open tournament. Bookmakers will also typically offer each way bets; one third of the odds on the place of your favourite and the rest if your selection finishes first or second.
Always consider that like every tennis tournament the US Open uses a draw to determine which players will face one another throughout the tournament. Taking a look at the likely opposition for each player once the US Open draw is released, can help you determine which players might be worth some value.
US Open Match Betting
This is the most popular form of tennis betting and is just as popular for those who enjoy betting on the US Open. With match betting you bet on who will win a particular match within the tournament.
Before placing your bet, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first of these is the recent form of the player. There are a number tournaments in the lead up to the US Open and it's a good idea to keep your eye on how players are performing in those tournaments.
Likewise, it's important to keep in mind past matches between the two players. Some players might be considered of lesser talent in the tournament, but sometimes they have a playing style that troubles players that others consider to be of far greater ability. Possessing this kind of knowledge can help you find tremendous value, particularly in Set and Game handicap betting.
It's also important to take into account the surface that the match is being played on. The US Open is played of DecoTurf and is considered a very quick surface.
US Open Set Betting
To bet on a given set score is the equivalent to betting on the final score in football. In US Open set betting you bet on the score in sets. For example, last year Andy Murray won the final against Novak Djokovic 3 sets to 2. If you had bet Murray to win 3-2, your bet would have been a winner.
Set betting can be a great way of finding value when you have a greater knowledge of both player's tendancies, especially if one player is a short-priced favourite but is known for slow starts in the early stages of a tournament.
US Open Handicap Betting
You can also bet on a range of US Open match handicaps. The most common of these are Set handicaps and Game handicaps.
In Set handicap betting, you bet on whether one player will win with the assistance of a Set handicap. This is similar to Asian Handicaps in football. For example, you can bet on Rafael Nadal to win a match with a -1.5 set handicap. Or you can bet on his opponent, who has been given a +1.5 set handicap.
Games handicap betting is similar except that it takes into consideration the total number of games played in the match.
US Open Over/Under Betting
As with handicap betting, Over/Under betting focuses on Set totals and Game totals. For example, you can bet on whether a match will end over or under 3.5 total sets. On the other hand you can be on whether a match will end over or under 30.5 games.
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