The 2020 US Open is here, as well as an excess of betting options.
The tournament will take place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
The Open may be taking place as scheduled, but COVID-19 still forced it to make some changes.
There’s no mixed doubles tournament this year, and the men’s and women’s qualifying ended up getting the axe as well.
Regardless of the changes, Indiana’s online sportsbooks will be taking action on all things US Open.
US Open betting odds
2020’s tournament has some big names missing.
Rafael Nadal won’t be in New York this year; he’s sitting out the tournament due to coronavirus concerns. Nadal won the men’s singles tournament last year.
Roger Federer is also out of the action this year as he continues to rehab his injured knee.
With some of the top competitors out of the way, there’s extra pressure on 2018 winner Novak Djokovic to come out on top.
Right now, Djokovic is the favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM, which are the only sportsbooks currently taking odds on the eventual winner. Both books have nearly identical odds on the top five.
- Novak Djokovic: FanDuel -135, BetMGM -125
- Daniil Medvedev: +600
- Stefanos Tsitsipas: +800
- Dominic Thiem: +1,000
- Milos Raonic: FanDuel +2,200, BetMGM +1600
When it comes to the women’s side of the tournament, Naomi Osaka is the current favorite. Serena Williams, of course, is also right in the mix at the top.
Here’s a look at FanDuel’s odds:
- Naomi Osaka: +600
- Serena Williams: +650
- Karolina Pliskova: +850
- Petra Kvitova: +1,400
- Garbine Muguruza: +1,900
Head-to-head betting is also available for every match of the tournament, but those odds vary wildly between every sportsbook, especially if you’re live betting. Check in with your favorite book for the best up-to-date odds.
US Open prop bets from DraftKings
DraftKings has an insane amount of prop bet options for the tournament.
The list is pretty expansive, so buckle in for the whole tour.
To start, you can bet on which player will win any individual set.
Do you think Jeremy Chardy will win the third set against Andrey Rublev? How about the fourth?
Every player has every potential set as a betting option right now, so there’s plenty to pick from between the entire field of men’s and women’s participants.
For every one of those possible sets, you can bet on the potential exact score. So if you think Djokovic will win his first set 6-1, you can bet on it in IN.
Between the number of possible sets and list of possible scores alone, there’s already hundreds of different betting combinations on the board.
However, DraftKings isn’t stopping there.
The sportsbook will also let you bet on any game to go to deuce. That adds another huge list of betting options, since there are so many matches in the tournament.
DraftKings has so many other betting options that it isn’t practical to list them all here. Here’s a look at just a few of the other options:
- Spread betting for every match
- Betting the exact number of matches a certain player will have that end in a fifth set
- Over/under betting on the set totals for specific players
- Betting on the number of tiebreaks in any given match
Other sportsbooks in Indiana have prop bets for the US Open, but DraftKings has the most options by far.
The above betting options are only part of DraftKings’ full slate. Take a peek at the sportsbook’s website for the full list.
DraftKings, BetRivers and PointsBet promos
In addition to its massive list of prop bets, DraftKings also has a promotion for the tournament on the board.
The sportsbook is giving out 10% profit boosts for the duration of the US Open.
You can get a new boost every day of the tournament, which makes the promo a great value for returning gamblers.
BetRivers is running an identical profit boost, except it doesn’t renew every day. Regardless, an extra 10% profit boost is still a solid value.
The sportsbook is also handing out free live bets for the US Open.
Every day that you place a live bet of $25 or more on the tournament, BetRivers will give you an extra free $10 to use on live betting.
PointsBet has a promotion of its own out for the major.
If you’re using PointsBet, then your first US Open bet will be bonus. The sportsbook will refund you with up to $25 of site credit if your bet loses.
FanDuel’s $20,000 tennis tournament
FanDuel has a unique promotion out there right now for the US Open.
Placing bets worth $10 or more on the the tournament will enter you into FanDuel’s “$20K Tennis Tournament.”
Every winning bet you place on the Open earns you points, which will stack up throughout the entire tournament.
The number of points you’ll earn from each of your winning bets will depend on what the odds were. Winning bets with crazier odds will earn you more points compared to betting on the favorites in every match.
When it’s all said and done, the top 100 players with the most points will win a share of $20,000. First place will win the grand prize of $6,000.
This is the first US Open that Hoosiers will be able to bet on in its entirety. With a ton of betting options among all of Indiana’s sportbooks, there’s something out there for everyone.