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Tennis expert Mike Spector offers his three best bets for Friday's conclusion of the Third Round of the Men's Draw at the Australian Open.

Daniel Evans vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime and More: 2022 Australian Open Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Best Bets

Our Men's Australian Open wagers have been on fire the last two days, going 6-0 and cashing another +145 play as Miomir Kecmanovic beat Lorenzo Sonego in four sets. 

So what matchups catch our eye as we head into the weekend as we look to keep our momentum going? Tonight's wagers feature two moneyline wagers and a two-leg parlay involving two of the top remaining players in the field, paying plus odds. We preview our best bets from Friday's Third Round Men's matches at the Australian Open.

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Daniel Evans to Beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (-102) (Bet $102 to Win $100)

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A victory by the No. 24 seeded Evans over the No. 9 seed Auger-Aliassime would be an upset in seeding, but the Brit is a worthy favorite given his outstanding form of late. Evans is 6-1 this season, 7-1 if you count a walkover victory in the last round as Arthur Rinderknech withdrew before their match started. And while Evans has played just three stress-free sets to this point, Auger-Aliassime has played nine grueling sets through three matches, with all four sets in his Second Round matchup against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina culminating in tiebreaks.

Evans played outstanding tennis against a veteran in Goffin in his first match. He won 81% of his first serves and produced 23 winners to just 12 unforced errors. FAA's serve was dominant at times against Fokina, producing 28 aces through four sets. However, he was broken twice and committed a whopping 83 unforced errors. That has us feeling a lot more confident about backing the steadier Evans in this match.

Maxime Cressy to Beat Christopher O’Connell (-200) (Bet $200 to Win $100)

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(-200) is where some bettors draw the line for moneyline odds being too steep, but we believe there is still value with Cressy at this number. Many of the sport's top-ranked players are known for their big serve, but the 70th-ranked American's powerful serve is still going largely unnoticed by the casual fan. Cressy's impressive serve was on display in his five-set first-round win over John Isner, as the two traded ace-for-ace (70 aces combined in the match). Cressy showed tremendous mettle in the biggest points of that match, as Isner went 0-for-9 on break point chances. Those nerves of steel will come in handy when facing a native Australian, but one we feel he is much more talented and in much better form than.

Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner Each to Win Their Matches 3 Sets to 0 (+114) (Bet $100 to Win $114)

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While some will scoff at laying the -200 moneyline odds with Cressy, most will undoubtedly pass at the opportunity to lay -4000 with Medvedev and -1800 with Sinner. However, parlaying the two to win their matches in straight sets returns plus odds, and that is something to get excited about. 

Medvedev has only dropped three sets in his last 13 matches. He did drop one set against Van De Zandschulp in their lone meeting in the quarterfinals at the 2021 US Open, but Medvedev allowed just five break point opportunities in that match, which means his serve was on point. Conversely, Sinner has dropped just one set in his last nine matches, beating the likes of John Isner and Marin Cilic in the process.

Medvedev (-400) and Sinner (+140) have great odds to win their respective quarters, and it is still too early in the tournament for them to slip up and drop a set tonight.

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