Tennis spread betting explained
Tennis spread betting is the perfect way to enhance your enjoyment of a tennis match. The spread betting options come as thick and fast as it does on the court, and the number of markets on offer make it one of the most exciting sports to place a spread bet.
What is tennis spread betting?
cover all the major men’s and women’s Grand Slams and Masters Series tournaments as well as crunch Davis Cup ties and season-long ATP Tour events. We offer markets on everything from Match Supremacy to the total points in a match, from set games to how a player will perform in Grand Slams across a calendar season.
How to spread bet on tennis
Sporting Index makes predictions on a number of events and scenarios within a tennis match or tournament. The spread has two prices, a buy and a sell price.
If you believe Sporting Index has pitched a quote too low, spread bettors can buy at the higher price, anticipating that the make-up of the market will be bigger than that price.
Likewise, if spread bettors think the buy price is too high then they can chose to sell at the lower price, believing the final make-up will be below the price they have sold at.
As a result, tennis spread betting offers much more variety than just backing a player to win or lose.
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Do you offer in-play tennis betting?
Sporting Index offers a wide range of tennis spread betting markets on live games and it is a sport which is perfect for in-play betting.
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.
What is a tennis supremacy bet?
One of the most popular tennis spread betting markets is a Supremacy bet which is Sporting Index’s prediction of the winning margin of one player over another. This can be split into two different markets: game supremacy or match supremacy.
This is the winning margin, in terms of games, that one player beats another in a match. For example, if Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 7-5, the Game Supremacy would make-up 8 (4+2+2).
Sporting Index might have offered Djokovic’s Game Supremacy at 3.5-4.5 games, so if you had bought at 4.5 for £10 per point you would have won £35 (8 - 4.5 =3.5) x your stake (£10). However, this market can also have a negative supremacy so if Nadal had won 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 it would have made-up at -1 meaning that you would have lost £55 (-1 - 4.5 = -5.5) x your stake (£10).
This is the winning margin of one player over the other with 10 points being awarded for the win and five points for each set won by. So, the maximum make-up in a five-set match would be 25 points, 10 for the win and 3 x 5pts for a straight sets win.
Let’s say that Andy Murray was playing Roger Federer and Sporting Index quote Murray’s 10-5 match supremacy at 10-13. If he won in four sets, the market would make-up at 20, meaning that if you had bought at 13 for £2 per point, you would make 7 times your stake (20 - 13 =7) x your stake (£2) = £14.
However, if Federer had won the game in five sets, the market would have made up at -15, meaning you would have lost 28 times your stake (-15 - 13 = -28) x your stake (£2) = -£56.
What games related tennis bets do you offer?
Sporting Index offers a number of tennis spread betting markets which are based on how many games take place in a match. One of the main advantages of this type of spread bet is that it doesn’t matter which player wins, only that a certain amount of games are played, be it a short straight-sets victory, or a long five-set battle.
Here are two of our most popular markets:
This is simply a prediction on the total number of games played in a match. If you think it will be an easy, straight sets victory you might sell, while if you are confident it will go the distance you would buy.
Here’s an example:
Serena Williams is taking on Maria Sharapova and Sporting Index offer a quote of 23.5-24.5 games in the best of three sets match. Sharapova beats Williams 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 so the make-up is 29 (7+5+2+6+6+3), meaning that if you had bet higher at 24.5 for £10 per point you would have made £45 (29 - 24.5 = 4.5) x your stake (£10).
However, if the match had ended 6-4, 6-2 to either player, the market would have made up at 18, meaning a loss of 6.5 times your stake (18 - 24.5 = -6.5).
This is one player’s individual set games won, multiplied by the other player’s set games won, and added together to form a total.
So, if Thomas Berdych beats David Ferrer 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a three-set match, Cross Courts will make up at 71 (35+12+24 = 71). Sporting Index might have offered a spread of 62.5-67.5, so if you had bought at 67.5 for £10 per point you would have made £35 (71 - 67.5 = 3.5) x your stake (£10).
However, if the market had made up at 62, then you would have lost £55 (62 - 67.5 = -5.5) x your stake (£10).
What kind of points related tennis bets are available?
A number of Sporting Index’s tennis spread betting markets are based on how many points are contested in a match, or the number of a certain types of points in a match.
Here are some popular ones:
Total Points Played
As the name suggests, this is a prediction of the total number of points played in a match.
Sporting Index may predict that between 140-145 points will be played in a best of three sets match.If you think there will be 145 points or more you would buy (bet higher), while if you believe there will be 140 points or fewer you would sell (bet lower).
Total Aces/Total Double Faults
This is a market which predicts the total number of aces or the total number of double faults that are served in a match.
Sporting Index might quote Total Aces in a match between two big servers like John Isner and Juan Martin Del Potro at 37-39, but you feel that is too high and decide to sell at 37 for £5 per point. In the end there are 32 aces served in total, meaning that you make £25 (37 - 32 = 25) x your stake (£5). However, if it went the other way and there were 43 aces served you would lose £30 (37 - 43 = -6) x your stake (£5).
What are index related tennis bets?
Index-relatedtennis spread bets are based on how farplayers will progress in an event based on a certain points index.
For example, ahead of tournaments, Sporting Index offers a Championship Index Win Index where you can bet on how well or badly a player will do throughout the tournament. Points are awarded as follows: 60pts to the winner, 40pts to the runner-up, 20pts to losing semi-finalists, 10pts to losing quarter-finalists and 5pts to players who are eliminated in the last 16. If a player doesn’t get as far as the last 16 they will be awarded 0pts.
So, we might give Andy Murray a Wimbledon Championship Index spread of 16-19, meaning that he will have to make it to at least the semi-finals to earn a profit. If you decided to bet higher at 19 and he goes on to finish runner-up, you will make 21 times your stake (40 - 19 =21), but if he was knocked out in the quarters, you would lose 9 times your stake (10 - 19 = -9).
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