Wimbledon Field Stacked With Nadal, Federer, Djokovic - Tennis Betting


Odds to Win WimbledonPerhaps there has never been this many sports betting bonus players performing at such a high level as there is heading into the 2011 Wimbledon tournament. While Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer used this year’s French Open as a final warm up before the grand slam at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, and Robin Soderling have emerged with some brilliant play so far this tennis season and that has the competition as fierce as ever heading into the third grand slam of the season. There is also the emergence of names like Canada’s Milos Raonic as a potential dark horse to win it all. Here is a quick look at who to wager on at this year’s Wimbledon tournament.


Rafa Nadal 3-1

The top-ranked player in the world flexed his muscle at this year’s French Open, but it was really no surprise that the king of clay court got the job done once again at his favorite grand slam. It won’t be as easy over the next couple of weeks as the 3-to-1 betting odds favorite faces one of the tougher roads to the finals and won’t have the advantage of playing on his favorite surface.

Roger Federer 3.25-1

The Swiss Star will shoot for grand slam title No. 17 once again when he lines up at Wimbledon, and if the French Open was any indication this could be his best chance to finally hit that record mark. Federer looked incredible in slaying Djokovic and ending his 2011 undefeated streak, and while he couldn’t keep up with Nadal on clay he should have no problem on the grass at Wimbledon.

Next in Line

Novak Djokovic 4.33-1

Djokovic took each of the first seven tournaments that he entered in 2011, and although he fell short at the hands of Federer with some surmountable pressure at the French Open, there is no reason to be betting against him bouncing back. The Joker will rebound as determined as ever and should be a lock to reach the final four. What he does from there is a mystery until it unfolds.

Andy Murray 6.5-1

Murray has never won a grand slam, but many agree that his best chance may very well be in front of adoring fans as England’s best hope to win Wimbledon. The young star hasn’t handled pressure situations well in the past, but with a little luck he could be a surprise to reach the finals.

Dark Horse

Robin Soderling 41-1

The online casino odds are against Soderling going all the way, but with one of the easiest paths to the final four anything can happen. Soderling has gotten there before but hasn’t been able to take down either Federer or Nadal so far. Perhaps this is the grand slam where that changes.

The Longshot

Milos Raonic 67-1

Many feel that the grass court may suit Raonic and his lethal serve more than any other court, and he has shown some promise in what has been a breakthrough season so far. The young Canadian will meet Nadal in the third round if everything plays out as it is projected to, and it will be interesting to see how he fares on the big stage against the best in the world with the MLB world back home watching from overseas.

MLB Betting: Gonzalez Feeds Off Excitement As He Faces Former Teammates For First Time


Baseball OddsNot a single MLB betting fan will doubt that this week will be special for Boston Red Sox first basemen Adrian Gonzalez, as for the first time in his career he steps into the batter’s box to hit against the San Diego Padres. It will be an emotional reunion between the American League MVP candidate and his former teammates, and that excitement will only enhance Gonzalez’s play as he looks to help carry his new teammates to a division title.

San Diego Padres @ Boston Red Sox

Tuesday June 21, 2011 – 7:10 PM ET

Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Online Sports Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox – 130

While Boston has climbed the ranks in the AL East to take the division lead after looking lost at the beginning of the season, the Padres have trended in the opposite direction and are now stuck in the basement of the NL West. It was only a year ago that San Diego looked destined for a playoff spot as division leaders, but things have changed and it doesn’t look like it will get any easier this week at Fenway Park.

MLB Betting Preview: San Diego Padres

Without Gonzalez to turn to as the team’s most dominant offensive force, the Padres have struggled to get anything going this season and are ranked at the bottom of the league in runs scored. San Diego heads to Fenway Park on the heels of five straight sports betting bonus losses, and it is unlikely that 23-year old Mat Latos will be able to turn things around against one of the best offenses in the league, especially with Josh Beckett on the mound for Boston.

MLB Betting Preview: Boston Red Sox

Beckett has been one of the most pleasant surprises on a Red Sox team that has been full of them this season, leading one of the deepest and most talented starting rotation’s in the majors with a 6-2 record and 1.86 ERA. Beckett allowed just two runs combined in consecutive wins over the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, and if he can continue to pitch the way he did against those division rivals Boston will have no problem locking up a division title in the MLB news. Gonzalez is hitting a team-high .348 this season with 64 RBI, and with a rejuvenated David Ortiz there to keep him safe the Red Sox are rolling.

MLB Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

Don’t expect the Red Sox to slow down anytime soon, especially not against the weakest offense in the majors in San Diego. Latos will be in big trouble as Gonzalez thrives against his former teammates, and Boston will continue to inch closer to becoming the first team in the AL to lock up their spot in the postseason as their surge continues with another big win against the Padres in the opener of a three-game set.

Gambling Advisor blog Pick: Boston Red Sox - 130


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