Australian Open Best Bets – 1/20 & 1/21

Brooksby vs. Paul

Jenson Brooksby enters play as the 39th ranked play in the world. Mandatory Credit: Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

Both gentlemen in this match severed upsets in the second round to make it here. Brooksby defeated Ruud, and Tommy Paul defeated 32nd-ranked Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to advance. So now both underdogs have a chance to book their ticket to the fourth round.

Both players have made it out of the third round of a Grand Slam event just once; for Paul, it was last year at Wimbledon. Brooksby did two years ago at the US Open. So this is a huge match for both Americans.

Looking at the performance of both players to this point in the Open and seeing that Brooksby has an edge on the hardcourt, their head-to-head history is the only reason Paul is favored. Last year at the Cincinnati Open, Paul defeated Brooksby 6-3, 6-2

While that match certainly comes into consideration, bettors should ride with the hot hand of Brooksby. Defeating Ruud in four sets was extremely impressive, and Paul should be an easier opponent.

Jenson Brooksby (+128)
Jenson Brooksby Wins the Match and Both Players Win a Set (+215)
Over 38.5 Games (-116)

 

Tsitsipas vs. Sinner

Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking to make the semi-finals for the third year in a row. Mandatory Credit: Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on Jannik Sinner for the second year in a row at the Australian Open. The two met in the quarterfinals last year, and Tsitsipas took the victory in straight sets.

The two have played five times in their careers, with the other four matches taking place on clay. However, Sinner has never won a set against the Greek God over all those meetings.

Tsitsipas should have no problem picking up the win as he has torn through this tournament. He has yet to drop a set and probably won’t start here.

Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the finals (+240) is looking like easy money at this point.

Stefanos Tsitsipas -3.5 (-125)
Under 38.5 Games (-110)
Tsitsipas to Win in Straight Sets (+250)

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