If you’re planning on betting on Wimbledon in Maryland, here are a few tips to help you get started:
Popular Wimbledon Betting Markets
The moneyline is the most popular type of tennis bet. It is a simple bet on who you think will win the match. The odds for the moneyline bet will be displayed as a (+) plus or negative (-).
A positive (+) number indicates how much money you will win for every $100 you bet, while a negative number (-) indicates how much money you need to bet in order to win $100.
For example, if Tiafoe is listed as a -200 favorite to win a match, a Maryland bettor would need to stake $200 in order to win $100. If Tiafoe wins the match, the bettor would win a total of $300.
Game or Set Spread
The game or set spread is another popular type of tennis bet. With this type of bet, you are not only betting on who will win or lose the match but by how many games or sets they will win or lose.
For example, if the game spread is listed as -3.5 for Tiafoe, that means he must win by at least four games in order for your bet to win. Your bet would lose if Tiafoe wins 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. However, your bet will win if he wins 7-6, 6-1, 6-3.
The over/under bet is a bet on the number of games or sets played in a match. The bookies set a line, and you can bet on whether the total number of games or sets will be Over or Under that line.
For example, if the over/under for a match is listed as 21.5 games, that means Maryland bettors can bet on whether the total number of games will be more than 21.5 or less than 21.5. If the match lasts 22 games, your bet on the Over will win. Alternatively, the Maryland bettor loses their stake if the match ends at 20 games.
The correct score bet is a bet on the exact score of a match. This type of bet is very difficult to win, but the payouts can be very large. For example, if you bet on the correct score of 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 for Tiafoe to win a match, and he wins that way, you would win a very large payout.
Betting Tips and Strategies for 2023 Wimbledon
There are a number of MD sportsbooks that offer betting on Wimbledon. Wimbledon betting lines are constantly moving, and not every book changes the number just because other bookies do. Make sure to have as many accounts as possible, and this way, you should always get the best number possible.
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re betting on sports, but managing your money is important. Typically, a bettor should only risk 1-5% of their bankroll on any single bet and avoid parlays with large favorites.
Understand the odds
Wimbledon betting odds are expressed in moneyline format, with the lower number indicating the favorite and the higher number indicating the underdog.
For example, if Tiafoe is -120 to win the men’s tournament, that means you would need to bet $120 to win $100. If Iga Swiatek is +160 to win the women’s tournament, that means you would win $160 for every $100 you bet.
Do your research
Before you place any bets, it’s important to do your research and learn as much as you can about the players and the tournament. This includes things like their past performances, strengths and weaknesses, and the court’s conditions.
Look for value bets
Don’t just bet on the favorites. There are often value bets to be found in the underdogs. For example, if a player is ranked outside the top 100, has been injured, or has a protected ranking but has a good record on grass and/or at Wimbledon, they might be worth a bet.
Pay attention to the weather
The weather is always a consideration at Wimbledon. Inclement weather often causes matches to be delayed or suspended; sometimes, a match can take days to complete. Soggy grass courts benefit the clay court players, while hot sunny days offer big servers like Tiafoe a huge advantage.
Consider the surface
Wimbledon is played on grass, a very different surface from hard or clay courts. Some players are better suited to grass than others, so factoring this into your bets is important. Websites like Tennis Abstract and Ultimate Tennis Statistics offer huge databases with surface-specific information not found anywhere else.
Consider live betting
Live betting allows you to place bets during the match as the odds change. This can be a good strategy if you’re watching the match and can make informed decisions based on how the players perform. Be sure to wager only during changeovers and in between sets, and NEVER make a wager while intoxicated.
With some research and planning, you can increase your chances of winning money by betting on Wimbledon in Maryland. Good luck, and enjoy the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.