Tennis Picks Of The Day: Top Value For Australian Open Day 6

João Mourato

Thursday, January 21, 2016 6:37 PM UTC

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 6:37 PM UTC

Join us and fid out our two top betting selections for Australian Open Day 6. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.



John Millman vs. Bernard Tomic (16)
Bernard Tomic loves to play in Australian Open and since 2011, he’s only been defeated by top 10 opponents. Despite always losing a set in his two previous matches against Denis Istomin and Simone Bolelli, Tomic has been playing good tennis and is also fair to mention that both are quality players. Bernard has been serving an average of 20 aces per game and winning 95.23% of his service games.

After a very fortunate first round, where Diego Schwartzman was close from victory and had to retire, John Millman performed a major upset against Gilles Muller. Millman has a tremendous baseline movement and created many problems to Muller, winning 39% of points when Gilles was at the net. It has been a dream week for John, reaching the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time on his career.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with the previous being played in 2011 on Challenger Tour, where Tomic won by 1 – 6 6 – 1 7 – 6.

This time Millman will face a fellow countryman and won’t count with the same support he had against Muller. John is a great baseline player but he’ll give too many chances to Tomic on his own serve. After losing one set in the previous matches, Bernard will be looking for a straight sets victory to ensure he’s at the best physical condition for a possible match against Andy Murray on the 4th round. With this in mind, we’ll suggest a split for this match on Tomic’s set handicap and spread.

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Free Tennis Pick: Bernard Tomic -2.5 Set Handicap (+114) & Bernard Tomic -7.0 (-108)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Karolina Pliskova (9) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (21)
With another solid performance, Karolina Pliskova defeated Julia Goerges in straight sets. Karolina is one of the best servers on tour, firing this week an impressive average of 1.30 aces per service game. Despite being 6’1’’ (186 cm), Pliskova has improved her baseline movement, which is the main reason for her success in recent years.

This is Ekaterina Makarova’s favorite tournament, with the Russian reaching the 3rd round for the 6th consecutive year. Ekaterina had her best result on this event last year, when she reached semifinals, losing only to Maria Sharapova. This week Makarova had two solid victories against Maddison Inglis and Tatjana Maria.

Makarova leads 2 – 0 on h2h, with their most recent match being played at this same Australian Open last year, where Makarova defeated Pliskova in straight sets. The Russian is a tremendous counter puncher, hitting the ball extremely early and exploring Karolina’s weaker baseline movement. If this match was played on other event it would be harder to make this bet, but at the Australian Open there is great value on Makarova’s tennis odds. With this in mind, we suggest to add to your tennis picks Ekaterina Makarova to win this contest.

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Free Tennis Pick: Ekaterina Makarova ML (+100)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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