Tennis Betting: Some Key Concepts For Betting On Doubles



Doubles tennis doesn’t get the same amount of attention as the singles events for obvious reasons. While it isn’t nearly as popular in sports betting circles either, there is the potential to make some serious money betting on doubles tennis. There are a number of differences between the doubles and singles events that should be taken in to account when betting on the actual matches. Here is a look at some key tips that can help you bet on doubles tennis matches.

Rankings & Teams

Men’s doubles tennis in particular has a dominant team as the Bryan brothers have dominate for years. Bob and Mike have had plenty of success on the men’s side for the better part of a decade. Meanwhile, Italian’s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have had some success on the women’s side, although not nearly at the same level as the Bryan brothers. It’s important to also keep in mind that a number of teams will change before the season begins. The ATP and WTA provide rankings for the doubles players. You can use that information when evaluating your betting decisions for doubles tennis.

Market Pricing

One thing to keep in mind is that the sportsbooks will tend to price the heavy favorites extremely accurately. An angle bettor might wish to look at the record of the ATP doubles teams picked as heavy favorites to track whether or not they should be listed at a specific price. In a study that covered 111 matches from January 1st, 2014 on the favorites actually won 91 of the 111 doubles matches that occurred. While it’s almost impossible to find value in terms of the market pricing the fact that the favorites were so consistently dominant means that the success rate could trump the actual market values if you are consistently picking winners.

A Winning Strategy

Since the sportsbooks tend to do such a good job identifying favorites in doubles tennis matches, they are essentially doing a lot of the work for you. The key is to keep track of the teams and understand when to attack the favorites and when to take a chance on the underdogs. For example, if the Bryan brothers are coming off a dominant win in the early rounds of a tournament and they are matched up against a team that hasn’t played much together then there is a good chance they will win as a heavy favorite. However, if they are late in a tournament and one Bryan brother has been battling an injury heading in to a tough matchup then you might be better off putting your money down on the underdog. The key to success is tracking the numbers and actually paying attention to details like injuries, fatigue and experience together. Doubles tennis isn’t nearly as popular as singles tennis in the sports betting community. However, if you can figure out a way to improve your chances of winning on a consistent basis betting on tennis doubles then you might end up betting a little more often in that specific forum.