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ATP Houston predictions, betting tips & live stream links: Today's US Clay Court Tennis Championships betting tips

Neil Roarty in Tennis 16 Apr 2017
  • Daily Betting Tips on the 2017 US Men's Clay Court Tennis Championship
  • Event runs from April 10 - April 16 in Houtson

ATP Houston predictions, betting tips & live stream links during the US Clay Court Tennis Championships at Houston's River Oaks Country Club from April 10 to April 16.

Today's Betting Tips: Friday April 14

It was a good day in Houston for our tips with both handicap bets winning after shaky starts. Thomaz Bellucci overcame dropping the first set against Ernesto Escobedo to not only beat the 20-year-old but to cover the 2.5 game handicap. Steve Johnson, meanwhile, also dropped the opening set against Jack Sock but battled back to take the second, cover the handicap and then go on to beat his compatriot. It's certainly an unexpected US Clay Court Championship final but it should be entertaining nonetheless.

Johnson is the favourite to win and it's true that he has beaten more established players this week, taking out Dustin Brown, Fernando Verdasco and Jack Sock en route to the final. Bellucci has knocked out Francis Tiafoe, Maximo Gonzalez, Sam Querrey and Escobedo and has struggled somewhat against all four men, needing three sets to come through each tie.

That's standard practice for the Brazilian though, he rarely does things easily and is as liable to play some unstoppable tennis as he is to throw in two or three awful games which can cost him a set. It will be the same against Johnson on Sunday with the American unlikely to be able to live with the 29-year-old when he hits a hot streak but Bellucci also likely to make errors, particularly in pressure moments or when ahead. 

That probably justifies Johnson's position as favourite but 4/7 is a slim price on a man who only has one title (on grass) to his name. The American too will suffer from nerves and won't win without a bit of a fight. He needed three sets to beat Sock and struggled through a breaker with Brown so he has form for matches going the distance this week as well. Expect another three setter with whoever can stay composed coming out on top. 


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US Clay Court Tennis Championships Live Streaming


The 2017 US Clay Court Tennis Championship is being screened live by various satellite providers around the world. The tournament is, however, also being streamed live online by bookmaker bet365.

The firm have full access to all courts in Houston and so will stream every match live from the  live online. The matches are free to watch for all members with the only requirement that you have a funded bet365 account. 

It is free to open an account and anyone who registers during the US Clay Court Tennis Championship using bonus code MAXCASH can claim a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £200. To open an account and qualify for this offer:

  1. Go to bet365.com
  2. Register your account details (username, personal details)
  3. Enter bonus code MAXCASH when prompted
  4. Register your payment details and make a deposit
  5. Receive a 100% matched deposit bonus (max £200)


How to bet on US Clay Court Tennis Championships


Betting on the US Clay Court Tennis Championship is very straight-forward. Every major bookmaker will offer outright odds, bets on who will each quarter and then a wide range of match betting options. To find the various markets available, simply go to the bookmaker of your choice and head to the TENNIS menu, which will either be found via a direct link on the homepage or in the A-Z menu. Once there simply scroll through the different options and find the bet of your choice.

If you want to place accumulator bets on matches then simply click on the odds for each player and they will automatically be added to your betting slip. Once you have made your selections, click on the slip and all available multiple options will be displayed. Input your stake and place your bets.

Outright Winner Bets

All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright winner in Houston. This will be available throughout the tournament and the odds will be updated after each match. Some firms even offer outright betting while matches are in play. Each-way terms on this bet are 1/2 odds for 1,2 places. This means that if you bet on Sam Querrey at odds of 14/1 and he loses in the final then you will lose half your stake but the other half will be paid at odds of 11/1, which would result in a profit. Be aware that you must select "each-way" on your betslip if you wish to have this insurance and that your stake will be doubled - a £10 each-way bet on Querrey will require a total stake of £20.

Quarter Winner Bets

This bet is only available pre-tournament with some bookmakers. The bet is for a player to win their quarter of the draw, which is effectively saying that the player will make the semi-finals. This bet can be a good way to profit from players who have been given a good draw but who are unlikely to progress to the final or to win the tournament. 

Match Betting

All bookmakers will offer odds on individual match winners and it is simply a case of backing who you think will win the match.

Correct Score Betting

This is as simple as it seems, you bet on the final score in the match. There are four options; 2-0, 2-1, 1-2 and 0-2 and the bookmaker will offer odds on each. If you are correct then you win your bet.

Game Handicap Betting

Most bookmakers will offer game handicap betting on the US Clay Court Tennis Championship matches. This is where you don't bet on a player to win the match but attempt to predict by how many games they will win. The bookmakers set a predicted game line to give both players odds of around even money and then you make your selection on whether the line is correct or not. This is a good bet to place when there are strong favourites in a match. Andy Murray, for example, will be a big favourite to win his opening match in Houston. There will be some that will think that the world number one will win easily and so may want to bet on him to beat his opponent by more than six games (6-3, 6-3 or better) while there are others who may think that Murray will be pushed and they can bet on the underdog to cover the handicap line (keep the match to a game gap of six games or under).

Total Games Betting

Similar to the handicap, the bookmaker will set a line on how many games there will be in a match. The odds will then be roughly even money on either side of the line and punters have to decide whether there will be more or less than the amount of games predicted. A standard line for a hot favourite may be around 20 games, which would mean a 6-4, 6-4 win. If you think that there will be more than that (in a match where there are big servers for example) then you can bet on the Over. If you think there will be less then you can back Under. It doesn't matter who wins the match, simply how many games are played.

In-Play Betting

All bookmakers now offer in-play betting and the number of markets vary depending on the firm. bet365 tend to have the most and are quickest to update due to their live streaming technology, which is often ahead of the TV pictures. They will offer markets ranging from match winner to next point and the odds will reflect how the match is panning out. There are, however, often opportunities for tennis experts to read the game better than the traders and so to make a profit in-play.

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