Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week – August 22nd, 2022

By Hank Blaine

The best in the world prepare this week for the final major tennis tournament of the year, the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. But although the top players at both the ATP and WTA are preparing for the U.S. Open, it doesn’t mean tennis will be quiet for the next seven days. Check out odds, analysis, and free picks for five matches happening on Tuesday in a couple of tournaments on the ATP-Challenger Tour.

Top Tennis Betting Picks of the Week (August 22nd, 2022)

ATP – Prague, Czech Republic

Lucas Gersch vs. Cem Ilkel

Underdog Cem Ilkel hasn’t played a ton of tennis in 2022. Ilkel is 2-8 so far in singles matches this season. So although Ilkel ranks higher than Lucas Gersch, the chalk is the play. Gersch is 38-18 and playing much better tennis this season than Ilkel. Give the favorite a look for sure.

Tennis Betting Pick: Lucas Gersch -185

Ergi Kirkin vs. Lukas Rosol

Kirkin ranks 302 while Rosol ranks 335. The best ranking Kirkin has ever secured is 270. At one point, Rosol ranked 26. This year, the chalk is 32-21. Rosol won the M25 Muten in his last. The favorite in this beat Jakub Paul, Julien Ocleppo, Jerome Kym, Damien Wenger, and Maxime Mora on his way to the title. Kirkin will play hard, but he won’t get past one of the hottest players on the Challenger Tour. Rosol wins.

Tennis Betting Pick: Lukas Rosol -172

Matteo Gigantevs. Roman A. Burruchaga

Gigante versus Burruchaga is a tough match to handicap. On the surface, Gigante should easily win this. The chalk ranks 269 in the world. Gigante is 31-16 in singles matches this year. Burruchaga is 29-19 in singles matches. Both should play well in this. But although Burruchaga has a chance, this happens over clay. The chalk has a better record over clay, 20-12, than the underdog, 24-17. Still, -192 is laying a lot Gigante versus a rival who will test him. Burruchaga gets the nod.

Tennis Betting Pick: Roman A. Burruchaga +134

ATP – Granby, Canada

Ulises Blanch +138 vs. Cedrik Marcel Stebe +182

At first glance, it looks as if Stebe and Blanch should play a tight match. Although the match won’t be a runaway, this may not be as tight as many tennis handicappers predict. Stebe is 21-21 this season. Blanch is 22-21. Both have played well, but there is a significant difference in form when it comes to the Granby Challenger tournament surface. The tourney in Canada this week happens over a hard surface. The underdog is 0-4 over the surface this year. Blanch is 10-10. Unless Blanch doesn’t show up with his best racket, the favorite should take this.

Tennis Betting Pick: Ulises Blanch +138

Henry Patten vs. Kyle Seelig

Patten and Seelig bring similar form to this match. The favored player, Patten, is 21-15. Seelig has 1 more loss, 16, but the underdog has 6 more wins. When it comes to hard surfaces, Seelig has 1 more win, 15, but a couple more losses, 11 compared to Patten’s 9. Recent form suggests the dog has a shot to win this. Seelig played 3 matches in his last, the M25 Guayaquil. Patten bowed out in his first match against Li Tu at the Chicago Challenger 35 in his last. The dog can bite.

Tennis Betting Pick: Kyle Seelig +111

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