Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – March 12th Edition

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – March 12th Edition

Written by on March 12, 2019

The 2019 BNP Paribas Open continues this week with major matchups on Tuesday night in the WTA and on Wednesday in the ATP. Check out Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic and Aryana Sabalenka vs Angelique Kerber on Tuesday night. Then on Wednesday, Ivo Karlovic takes on Dominic Thiem and Jan-Lennard Struff takes on Milos Raonic. Who wins and moves on? Check out our analysis and a free pick for 4 tennis matches at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open!

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – March 12th Edition

WTA – Women’s Tennis Matchups – 2019 BNP Paribas Open

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic

Naomi Osaka’s a favorite, but she’s not a massive favorite. You’d think the Australian Open Champion would offer odds of less than -200. She doesn’t. Instead, Belinda Bencic is only a +160 dog.

At those odds, Bencic’s the play. She beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-4, 6-1 before taking down Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 6-2. Bencic should give Naomi all she can handle on Tuesday night. This match is begging us to back the underdog.

Tennis Betting Pick: Belinda Bencic

Aryna Sabalenka vs Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber shows up as an underdog versus Aryna Sabalenka. Makes sense when you think about it because while Kerber is ranked #8, Sabalenka isn’t far behind at #9. Angelique beat Yulia Putintseva 6-0, 6-2. However, she struggled with Natalia Vikhlyantseva, only beating that rival 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Sabalenka struggled in round 2 against Ajla Tomljanovic, but in round 3 versus ranked Lesia Tsurenko, she played well enough to take it in straight sets: 6-2, 7-5. Sabalenka should play well enough to move on. She’ll beat Kerber on Tuesday night.

Tennis Betting Pick: Aryna Sabalenka

ATP – Men’s Tennis Matchups – 2019 BNP Paribas Open

Ivo Karlovic vs Dominic Thiem

Karlovic is a massive underdog against Dominic Thiem. The 40-year-old Croatian player already beat a ranked player, Borna Coric, at the BNP Paribas Open. He took down Coric 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). He followed that up with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win over Prajnesh Gunneswaran.

Thiem’s looked like a contender for the trophy, though. He hasn’t lost a set yet at the BNP Paribas Open, beating Jordan Thompson 6-4, 7-5, and taking down Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1. Thiem gets the nod.

Tennis Betting Pick: Dominic Thiem

Jan-Lennard Struff vs Milos Raonic

Raonic is favored, but Struff might be worth a look to upset Raonic on Wednesday. Milos struggled to beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 before also struggling to beat Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Jan-Lennard easily handled Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-1 in round 3. Struff has a major chance to get noticed on Wednesday. Unless Milos returns to his best form, he could be looking at an early exit at the BNP Paribas Open. Jan_Lennard takes this.

Tennis Betting Pick: Jan-Lennard Struff