Today’s picks are below the cheat sheet!
Welcome to Day 2 of Tennis tournaments this week. This week They are in Rotterdam, New York and Buenos Aires. Day 1 opens up with a nice 18 match slate. Today’s slate is a lot better than yesterdays, so lets dive into the picks.
- Super difficult sport. One of, if not the most high variance sport. So play smart!
- Slate start times are all over the place, including some middle of the night starts. So be mindful of start times and the fact that a late scratch is potential with Tennis.
- Tennis is not like most sports where you have to pay up for the top plays. There are no James Harden’s in Tennis where 1 player can score 40 points more than anybody else on the slate. It is rarely going to be worth paying all the way up for a player unless the slate allows it.
- Be careful about players who double fault a lot.
- Players with high upside AND favorites (as long as the price isn’t outrageous) are usually top tier plays.
Now that you have a better feel for Tennis DFS, let’s dig in.
Andrej Martin- Martin comes into today as a slight favorite over Facundo Bagnis. These 2 met up just a few weeks ago in Punta del Este, where Martin won 6-1 , 6-3, on Clay. Martin made a deep run last week in Cordoba, finally losing to Garin 1-2. Bagnis had to go through 2 3 set qualifying matches to get this to point. Look for Martin to be fresher and advance in this one.
Note: Draftkings pricing does allow for an all favorites lineup today utilizing nobody worse than a -130. Going that route is absolutely viable and the cheat sheet will help you build. If you want to grab some high priced, larger favorites, you will have to take a cheap under dog that opens up salary. Keep in mind that whatever route you go, you need all of your players to win if you expect to win big. In cash you can typically get away with a loss or 2, but still the goal is all wins.
With the above note in mind, we are going to take a look at a cheaper, slight under dog who is worth considering.
Brayden Schnur- Schnur made a finals run last year that this same event. He knows the New York open very well. He comes into today as a +150 underdog. Over the last year on Indoor Hard, he is winning 67% of his matches. Koepfer had a good run last year at the US Open, which has kept his ranking high, but today I think he falls short in this first round match up.
To help fill out your lineup, grab our amazing cheat sheet below! As I mentioned above, our cheat sheet features all the stats and info you need to build a quality lineup and compete nightly in a difficult sport. Good luck!