The 2019 Wimbledon Championships begins Monday, July 1 in the United Kingdom and right here in the US, you can now bet on the only Grand Slam tennis tournament played on a grass surface.
There will be a couple of changes to the illustrious Grand Slam event this year. The 2019 Wimbledon Championships will be the first to go to a tie break in the final set when it is knotted at 12 games each.
Plus, the club has installed a retractable roof over the No. 1 Court, making both it and Centre Court weatherproof.
Wimbledon betting in the US
What hasn’t changed is the basic ways you can bet on tennis tournaments inside any one of eight US states with legal sports betting.
This includes sportsbooks in:
Wimbledon betting starts with Wimbledon futures bets where you can wager on who you think will win the men’s or women’s singles draw outright.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s singles champion. Angelique Kerber won the women’s singles in 2018.
Below is a look at the opening Wimbledon futures odds for the top four men and women at four of the top sportsbooks in the country.
|Wimbledon 2019||SugarHouse (PA)||FanDuel (NJ)||Parx (PA)||BetStars (NJ)|
Of course, these and other sportsbooks will adjust the odds as the tournament moves ahead.
As you can see, no player is currently a moneyline favorite to win either draw. That should change closer to the finals, which means prices on the favorites will likely never be better than they are right now.
Most legal US sportsbooks also offer futures markets on things like who will win each quarter of the draw. Plus, individual player props allowing you to bet on where a specific player will finish.
Wimbledon match betting and live betting
You can also bet on each individual match throughout the two-week tournament.
Most legal US sportsbooks will post moneyline odds on each match.
However, it’s a little tricky in the early rounds as the favorites to win it all are posted as massive moneyline favorites to win these matches. For example, Djokovic opened at -3000 on FanDuel Sportsbook to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round.
Similarly, Serena Williams opened at -5000 on SugarHouse Sportsbook to beat Giulia Gatto-Monticone in their Round 1 match.
Sound Wimbledon betting strategy
With a full two weeks of Wimbledon action ahead, it might be best to avoid betting on big favorites in early round matches.
In fact, most sound Wimbledon betting strategies involve that and:
- Betting favorites early on in the futures markets while the price is right.
- Watching matches to determine emerging favorites.
- Paying attention to the odds adjustments made by sportsbooks in search of value.