Wimbledon Day 1 Betting Analysis: Serena, Johnson Take Court

Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:31 AM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 1, 2018 10:31 AM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of Wimbledon with Americans Serena Williams and Steve Johnson starting their campaign this Monday at the All England Club.

<h2 style="text-align:center">[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/xS7YHTdqMiQ", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]</h2><h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wta/serena-williams-vs-arantxa-rus-3496462/" target="_blank" title="Shop Rus - Serena Betting Odds">Arantxa Rus vs. Serena Williams (25)</a></h2><p>Seven-time champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite being ranked 183rd in the world. Serena will avoid other seeded players in the first two rounds, which reduce the possibility of an upset. The 36-year-old is returning to the All England Club for the first time since winning the title in 2016.</p><p>Serena will begin her Wimbledon campaign this Monday against Arantxa Rus. It comes as no surprise that Williams is the heavy favorite to win the match. However, it’s impossible to find any value on her current <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Betting Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> at -1250 with 5Dimes. The American admitted her return to competitive action has not been easy and this is her first official match on grass in two years. On the other hand, Rus is a very talented player with good results on this surface in 2018. For that reason, Arantxa should be able to cover her +6.5 spread at -119 <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4550&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">with Pinnacle</a>.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3496462, "sportsbooksIds":[238,1096,999991,43,626], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/atp/ruben-bemelmans-vs-steve-johnson-3496405/" target="_blank" title="Shop Johnson - Bemelmans Betting Odds">Steve Johnson vs. Ruben Bemelmans (q)</a></h2><p>Steve Johnson won his maiden ATP World Tour title at the 2016 AEGON Open Nottingham on grass. Known for having one of the best serves in the game, the fast court conditions on grass suit Johnson’s style. Adding to this, the 28-year-old won 71.43% of the matches played at the All England Club since 2016.</p><p>Despite his undeniable quality on this surface, the American No.4 won’t have an easy task on his 2018 Wimbledon debut against Ruben Bemelmans. Playing at the All England Club brings great memories to Ruben with the Belgian reaching the third round in 2017. In addition, Bemelmans already won three matches in the qualifying with an impressive 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 win over Bernard Tomic in the final-round of the qualifying.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, the sportsbooks expect a good win from Johnson with the American currently available at -256 at BetOnline. Even though we agree with Steve’s favoritism, it won’t be easy for world No.42 to overcome such a dangerous opponent as Bemelmans on this surface. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Ruben’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on his +5 spread at -118 <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4550&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Pinnacle &amp; Start Playing Today!">at Pinnacle</a>.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3496405, "sportsbooksIds":[238,1096,999991,43,626], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/tennis/grigor-dimitrov-vs-stan-wawrinka-3496403/" target="_blank" title="Shop Wawrinka - Dimitrov Betting Odds">Stan Wawrinka vs. Grigor Dimitrov (6)</a></h2><p>Stan Wawrinka is a Wimbledon title away from achieving the career Grand Slam. Nevertheless, grass was never Stan’s favorite surface with the Swiss winning only 58.06% of the matches played throughout his career at the All England Club. On the other hand, Wawrinka is still trying to find his form after a left knee surgery.</p><p>Wawrinka will face Grigor Dimitrov in the first round of Wimbledon. These two players know each other well with Dimitrov winning four of their previous six official encounters on the ATP World Tour. Adding to this, the Bulgarian is one of the best grass-court players in the game. For that reason, it’s not surprising to see Grigor as the main favorite to win this match at -385 with Pinnacle. Due to the low price on Dimitrov’s moneyline, our recommendation is for you to add his -1.5 Set Handicap at -185 to your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="More Prediction &amp; Free Picks">betting picks</a>.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3496403, "sportsbooksIds":[238,1096,999991,43,626], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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