2022 Indian Wells Men's Betting Pick
Before we give you our men’s betting pick to win the 2022 Indian Wells, it would pay off to know how the current betting odds even stand. The top-used online sportsbooks have pegged the following tennis players as favorites to take the men’s singles bracket:
It’s important to note the above list is missing three usual betting favorites at top tennis betting sites. That’s because Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Dominic Thiem are all missing from action at the Indian Wells. The latter two remain injured and Djokovic, well, he’s still unvaccinated. The absences of the “big three” paves the way for a Rafael Nadal win.
Heck, Federer might’ve still been our pick to win the Indian Masters had that trio played anyway. That’s a testament to how scorching-hot the 35-year-old has been during 2022. He began the year with a title at the Melbourne Summer Set. Federer followed that with an Australian Open championship (his 21st Grand Slam, breaking a tie with the aforementioned Djokovic and Federer for most all-time). Most recently, Federer claimed the Mexican Open.
If that’s not enough evidence to convince you that Federer should be your betting pick, here’s one final reason — the Serbian has won this event on five different occasions (which is tied for most of all-time with Djokovic). In fact, he’s played the most matches in history on these hardcourts. To not bet on Federer given all this history would be absolutely asinine.
But if you're somehow still not sold on Federer, or perhaps want a riskier bet (and a bigger potential payday) on the men’s side, then we have one more pick for you — Andrey Rublev. He has two recent wins on hardcourts, that being the Open 13 and the Dubai Tennis Championships. And given Rublev’s rather steep +2000 odds, you could wager a small sum on him and still end up mega green if he wins out. That’s worth taking a flyer on if you're somehow anti-Federer.
2022 Indian Wells Women's Betting Pick
Like on the men’s side, there are several big names also missing in the women’s bracket. Both Venus and Serena Williams are no-gos for the Indian Wells (they've boycotted for years now), along with No. 1-ranked Ash Barty (still recovering from winning the Aussie Open). That leaves this betting field much more wide-open. Here’s a quick look at the 2022 Indian Wells women’s betting odds:
Our eyes are immediately drawn to Iga Swiatek. She’s up to No. 4 in the world rankings after winning Doha a few weeks ago — her fourth career title. Ever since winning the French Open as a mere 19-year-old, she’s been a model of consistency at most events, seemingly always in the “thick” of titles.
But we also sense the playing conditions in California will be similar to Doha — dry, slow, and at altitude. This could be an overlooked advantage for Swiatek, and an advantage we’re sure going to exploit with a bet. Like our Federer pick, we’re riding Swiatek’s recent momentum to the bank.
How To Watch 2022 Indian Wells
This year marks the 48th edition of the men's event and 33rd of the women's competition. And for the first time since 2019, the Indian Wells is being played back in its usual March timeframe. To watch the 2022 Indian Wells, we’ve organized the TV viewing details for those inside the United States below:
- What channel is the 2022 Indian Wells on? In the US, TV coverage will exclusively be on The Tennis Channel
- Can you stream the 2022 Indian Wells? Yes, cord-cutters can stream using Sling
- What time is the 2022 Indian Wells? Start times will vary by day, but since the event is in California, matches will be played in the mornings and mid-day PST before the sun goes down.
How To Bet On 2022 Indian Wells
Now that you know the best bets for the 2022 Indian Wells, all that's left is for you to lock in these wagers. The betting odds we mentioned before will change as the tourney progresses so to lock in the prices, you'll want to bet right away. To do so, check out one of the below bookmakers.
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