Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – February 25th Edition  

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – February 25th Edition  

Written by on February 24, 2019

Last week, the WTA was in Dubai for the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Championship. This week, the ATP is in Dubai. Great matchups in the Dubai Duty Free take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Check out analysis for Marin Cilic against Gael Monfils, Kei Nishikori versus Benoit Paire, Matteo Berrettini versus Denis Kudla, and Hubert Hurkacz against Corentin Moutet.

Top Tennis Betting Picks for the Week – February 25th Edition

ATP – Men’s Tennis Matchups – 2019 Dubai Duty Free Championships – Round of 32

Marin Cilic vs Gael Monfils

Cilic hasn’t played competitively since losing in the 4th round at the Australian Open to Roberto Bautista Agut. Cilic pushed Agut in the loss, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, and 4-6. He did almost everything right, but couldn’t get past his rival.

Monfils heads to Dubai on fire. He dominated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to win the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in his last. Monfils is 9-2 in singles matches this season. He has a recency edge, but Cilic should be well-rested. He’s the play at the slightly lower odds.

Tennis Betting Pick: Marin Cilic

Kei Nishikori vs Benoit Paire

On paper, Benoit Paire should have no shot against Kei Nishikori. Paire is 3-5 in singles matches this season. He last played in the Open 13 Provence where he lost to David Goffen 2-6, 3-6 in round 2.

Often, it’s hard to take such short odds, but in this case it’s warranted. Benoit’s a tough tennis player. He’s not on Nishikori’s level, though. The #6 player in the world should dominate Benoit Paire from the first set. Kei easily wins on Tuesday.

Tennis Betting Pick: Kei Nishikori

Matteo Berrettini vs Denis Kudla

22-year-old Berrettini last played at the Open 13 Provence just like Benoit Paire. Like Paire, Berrettini didn’t make it out of the second round, losing 3-6, 6-7 (2-7) to Andrey Rublev.

But, Denis Kudla didn’t make it out of the first round at the Open 13 Provence. He lost to Mikhail Kukushkin 3-6, 3-6. Although it’s tempting to back Kudla because Berrettini’s not really playing much better than he is, Matteo’s got more upside in Dubai. He’s the play.

Tennis Betting Pick: Matteo Berrettini

Hubert Hurkacz  vs Corentin Moutet

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Open 13 Provence on Sunday. Tsitsipas ended Hurkacz’s run at the Open 13 Provence with a 6-4, 6-2 win in Round 2. Hurkacz played well in the loss.

19-year-old Corentin Moutet has yet to play this season. He made a decent $318,726 in 2018 when winning 3-of-14 singles matches. If he’s improved at all from last season to this season, he could start his 2019 off great by beating Hurkacz. He’s worth a look at the decent +120 odds.

Tennis Betting Pick: Corentin Moutet