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Australian Open Odds: 2022 Australian Open Picks, Odds, and Best Bets for Day 8

Previewing day eight of the Australian Open. Nikki Adams shares the odds and her picks for some of the best matches of the day.
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Australian Open Odds: 2022 Australian Open Picks, Odds, and Best Bets for Day 8

Day 8 of the Australian Open is set to get underway with a slew of fascinating matchups in both the women’s and men’s games. In this space, we highlight a few and serve up predictions and picks.

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Marin Cilic vs. Felix Auger Aliassime

Marin Cilic owns the 3-0 head-to-head over Felix Auger Aliassime, beating the Canadian twice on hard courts and once on grass. In seven sets played, Aliassime has only managed to win one at the expense of the big-serving Croatian. Cilic is coming off an upset win over Andrey Rublev, knocking the No. 5 seed out of the tournament in a four-sets in the third round. Aliassime advanced at the expense of Daniel Evans in straight sets.

Books have installed the Canadian as the favorite at -150, a nod to his higher ranking. However, considering he’s never beaten Cilic in three tries, Cilic may well fancy his chances as the +120 underdog.

Pick: Cilic +120 (Bet $100 to Win $120)

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Daniil Medvedev vs. Maxime Cressy

Daniil Medvedev hasn’t put a foot wrong and reaches the fourth round of the Australian Open dropping just one set against Nick Kyrgios in the second round. Next up in his quest to win the Australian Open title is American Maxime Cressy, who has put together a nice run to reach the fourth round. Cressy was a finalist a fortnight ago in Melbourne, losing to Nadal in the title match.

This is the first meeting between Medvedev and Cressy. The American’s big serve will be a key factor in this matchup, testing Medvedev’s return game which is one of the best on the ATP Tour. Medvedev is the prohibitive favorite at -4000 to win while Cressy is a staggering +1600 underdog to pull off the upset. Anything is possible, but Medvedev should come through. A straight-set win is tipped at -350, while a four-set win is tipped at +350 for Medvedev.

Pick: Medvedev in four sets +350 (Bet $100 to Win $350)

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Taylor Fritz vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

American Taylor Fritz is having a standout Australian Open, finally breaking through to the second week Down Under after overcoming Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets. His reward is a date against Stefanos Tsitsipas, a player he’s yet to beat. Fritz twice lost to Tsitsipas in 2019, and both matches were on indoor hard courts.

Tsitsipas reaches the fourth round after beating Benoit Paire in the third round. The Greek needed four sets to dispatch the veteran Frenchman. It was the second match in a row that saw Tsitsipas drop a set.

This is the first meeting between the pair in almost three years. Tsitispas is the firm favorite, but Fritz is an underdog with a reasonable shot at the upset. The odds a relatively close between this pair, making it a bit of a coin toss for tennis picks.

Pick: Fritz +137 (Bet $100 to Win $137)

Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet

This is the popcorn match in the women’s fourth-round today as Simona Halep and Alize Cornet go head-to-head for a spot in the quarterfinals. Halep has been striking the ball beautifully and advances without too much fuss into the fourth round. Cornet, by contrast, was made to work for it, but along the way she’s taken out some of the tournament’s favorites, including Garbine Muguruza in the second round.

Cornet has enjoyed success against Halep in the past, so she presents as a legitimate stumbling block. She leads the head-to-head 3-1, although the last time the pair met was a considerable time ago (2015). Nevertheless, Cornet is feisty, competitive, and crafty – just like her opponent. This could go the distance.

Picks: Three sets +275 (Bet $100 to Win $275)

Kaia Kanepi vs Aryna Sabalenka

Somehow, Aryna Sabalenka is still alive in the tournament, despite her serving yips. Sabalenka edged Marketa Vondrousova in the third round, coming back from a set down to beat the Czech 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Next up is Kaia Kanepi, who also came from a set down against Australian Maddison Inglis to advance into the fourth round.

Kanepi owns the 1-0 head-to-head edge over Sabalenka, having beaten the Belarusian last year in Melbourne. The big-serving, towering Estonian measures up well against Sabalenka’s power game. This should be a big-hitting game, but Kanepi has the edge on serve right now. The Belarusian still hasn’t had a match all season with single-digit double faults, and Kanepi can exploit that to her advantage.

Picks: Kanepi in three sets +575 (Bet $100 to Win $575)

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Nikki Adams is a freelance sports writer that’s honed in on the world of sports betting. She joined OddsChecker in 2021 after having covered a number of major American sports, including NFL and NCAAF, for several other publications in the industry. When she’s not looking for the best betting angles and writing engaging and insightful articles, she’s likely on a tennis court or binging on reality TV.


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