2019 BNP Paribas Open Day 7 Betting Preview & Tips
Tennis specialist Craig Vickers (@craigvickers_) previews day seven of the men’s BNP Paribas Open and provides us with his best bets for the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year.
- 2019 Profit and Loss: +6.67pts
2019 BNP Paribas Open Men’s Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 13 March 2019
- Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California, United States
- Channel: Amazon Prime Video/Tennis TV
Wednesday marks day seven at the BNP Paribas Open with the sun set to continue and as such the power players will benefit.
Nonetheless, we netted our second big winner in as many days as Hubert Hurkacz dumped Kei Nishikori out of a second successive tournament, but we were mightily unfortunate in the overs bet in the all-Russian clash with Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev.
Hurkacz produced another impressive display, the 22-year-old going from strength to strength this year, and he showed tremendous fighting spirit to rally from a set down (and a break in the deciding set) to land us a 12/5 winner.
Khachanov did get the better of his Russian compatriot, 7-5, 6-3, but we fell two agonising games short of the required over 22.5 games.
Our quarter outright John Isner, however, moved into the round of 16 with a commanding win over Guido Pella, 6-3, 6-4, and he will face Khachanov for a place in the quarter-final.
Both of our picks to win their respective quarters are in play tonight, therefore there’s very little logic in backing or opposing either player, so instead we’ll focus on Philipp Kohlschreiber’s clash with Gael Monfils at around 3AM GMT.
The German scored his first win over a world number one in his lengthy career against Novak Djokovic yesterday and the confidence he should gain from that will be immense.
And when Kohlschreiber’s mind isn’t clouded with doubt the possibilities are endless as one of the tour’s most talented ball strikers, and he will be grateful he has been handed night session billing on Stadium 1.
Monfils is playing stern tennis himself in 2019 and his eyes will have lit up at the sight of his kryptonite Djokovic departing the tournament, but he is still liable to dips during matches and it all boils down to whether the German can take advantage.
Conditions will be very slow in the peak of the evening and that will suit Kohlschreiber who prefers to sit deep behind the baseline and calculate his strokes.
The 13-2 head-to-head that Monfils boasts over the German may be the elephant in the room, but it is largely inflated by matches on indoor or quicker hard courts and Kohlschreiber usually keeps it competitive on slower surfaces – his last win over the Frenchman was on clay.
Again, the hope is that Kohlschreiber has hurdled a mental barrier with his win over Djokovic yesterday, so we’ll be happy to take the German at 2/1.
Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund is on a seven match winning streak but he faces an opponent whose winning run stretches to nine in Roger Federer at around 9:30PM GMT.
Both are in imperious form and it would be tough ask for Edmund – who has never faced the Swiss in his career – to outlast a player with such a fine record at Indian Wells.
However, he is capable to is keeping it close and his forehand will pack extra punch in the peak of the afternoon so a tie-break in the match isn’t out of the equation at 5/4.