The second spread bet, which is unique to tennis, is the set spread. When betting the set spread, instead of looking at how many games a player wins, you are looking at how many sets they win. Most matches are best of three sets, and will have a set line of +-1.5. In these three set matches, you are essentially betting that the favorite will win in straight sets (aka, not lose a set). Betting on the underdog would result in a win if they were to win at least one set in the match.
HOW TO PLACE A TENNIS SPREAD BET. To place a bet, look at the Spreadex prediction or spread on the market in question. If you think the outcome will be higher than our price, then you would buy on the spread. If you think the outcome will be lower than our price, then you would sell on the spread.
Instead, bettors have a better option with point spread betting; or betting the spread in tennis. Point Spread betting in tennis is the same as handicap betting, that allows punters to not just pick a winner but to do that by giving the less favourite player a handicap. There are two types of spread bets in tennis; game spread and set spread.
Prices are updated at the end of each point and one of the key advantages of in-play tennis spread betting is that you can open or close bets at any point during a match to secure a profit or limit a loss - something that can’t be done with fixed odds bets.
The first is betting the money line, meaning betting that a specific player or team will win the match outright. The other is betting the spread , meaning that you’re betting one player or team will win, plus or minus whatever the spread is set at for that particular match.
Tennis is very simple as it’s only a two-way market meaning you can only have two results, either player A wins, or player B wins. This means all you need to do is select player A or player B to win and place your simple win bet. Most people use tennis betting for accumulators as odds tend to be a little short for singles. What is set in tennis
2. Game Spread. Another way to bet on tennis is to place a bet on the game or set spread. A lot of times tennis matches will feature big odds because single-participant sports have less variance than team sports, so the spread is a way to level the playing field.
The most common betting line for a point spread is -110. A -110 line on either side is like paying a tax or commission to the sportsbook. Bettors would pay 10 percent (aka juice) to the sportsbook, which is essentially a fee for brokering the wager. So, the -110 indicates that a bettor must risk $110 to win $100.