Tennis is without a doubt amongst the most popular sports around the world. It is widely accepted and loved as an individual/non-team sport and is watched by millions of people on tv.
Since it is that popular, people love betting on Tennis matches. To make things even sweeter, the calendar of the sport is such that there are matches being played almost every day. Tennis tournaments happen all around the world, so the sport is being played at many different times.
But if betting on sports in India is illegal, how can the people who love the sport still bet on it and have a bit of extra fun while watching the sport? The thing is, in India, there is no such law that stops its citizens from betting online, especially on websites that are not based in the country. For those who are interested in betting on the sport, there are many sites that allow you to do so.
4. Royal Panda
Apart from these sites, you can also choose sites like 10Cric and LeoVegas to bet on Tennis from India.
While betting on Tennis, you should know about the three most popular betting ways, namely – Moneyline, Game Spread or Set Spread and Over/Under. Let us explain what each means.
1. Moneyline: This is the most popular way of betting in Tennis. This involves betting directly on a player to win the match. For example, if Novac Djokovic is -130 on the Moneyline against Roger Federer, you have to bet 130 in order to win a 100, if Djokovic wins. If Federer is +115 in the same match you will 115 on a wager of 100.
2. Game Spread: Many times, Tennis matches do feature big odds, because there is less variance in individual sports as compared to team sports. Using a Spread then levels the playing field. Let us understand this by an example: If Player A is let’s say -1,100 favorite over Player B, in a 3-set match. Game spread might be around -4.5. What this means is, Player A would need to win 5 more games than Player B in the match (6-2, 6-3) to cover that spread.
If Player A wins (6-4, 6-4) and you bet +4.5 on Player B, you win that bet.
3. Set Spread: The set spread is the same as the game spread, the only difference between the two is that as the name suggests, you bet on the set’s and not the complete game.
4. Over/Under: This type of bet is done on the total number of games that will be played in a match. For example: if a match were to happen, you have to choose to bet on a particular number, let’s say 20. If you bet Over 20, this means you are betting that the total games in the match will exceed 20 and if that happens, you win your bet.
Apart from these popular types of wagers there are also a few more, namely:
5. Futures: Betting on a future event, for example a player winning a tournament or a player reaching the semi-finals etc.
6. Props: These are high-risk wagers, like betting on the exact score of the game or betting if there will be a tie-breaker or not. But these types of wagers are only provided by a select few bookmakers.