Andy Murray vs. John Isner Wimbledon Odds, Picks, Predictions (June 29)
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- Andy Murray faces John Isner in a battle of familiar foes.
- Luke Homberg breaks down the betting value in the second round match.
- Read on for his best bet and prediction.
Murray vs. Isner Odds
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The second round of Wimbledon kicks off on Wednesday with plenty of action on the way, and one of the most intriguing matches of the day comes between two familiar names.
Andy Murray and John Isner are set to battle in primetime on center court, as the American will look to spoil the home Brit’s attempt to return to glory at Wimbledon.
Let’s dive into where the value lies in this match.
Revival Of Old Opponents
These two have matched up eight times on the ATP tour. Although the last occurrence was in 2016, Andy Murray has dominated the head-to-head.
With eight wins paired with zero losses, the former Slam champion has proven to be a matchup nightmare for the big-serving American. Murray has only lost four sets lost across the eight wins, and he has only lost a set by a break once.
Though the most common way to get by Isner is in tiebreaks, Murray has made a habit of coming through them.
Stylistic Matchup Favors Murray
Murray handles pace as well as anyone on tour. Redirecting and manipulating points has been one of Murray’s strong-suits throughout his career.
Isner likes to keep points short, ending it on the serve or within a couple strokes thereafter, a strong contrast to his opponent. Murray will be sure to extend the rallies and put Isner into countless uncomfortable positions, testing his patience and shot-making.
Murray also has the ability to keep balls low, using his slice beyond just as a defensive play and creating short or sharp angles off both wings. This would spell trouble for Isner on any surface, but it will be even more difficult to handle here on grass.
With Murray sure to test Isner in all sorts of ways, the matchup and setting seem as though all the stars have aligned here for the former World No. 1.
The home favorite is sure to make life difficult for Isner and feed off the crowd’s energy in big moments. There isn’t a Brit in the world that is more revered at Wimbledon.
You can pick and choose your way to back Murray, but he is sure to prove too consistent once again for Isner.
Although Isner may be able to sneak a set out in a tiebreaker, I believe that will be the maximum extent of his efforts tomorrow.
I’ll back Murray to make quick work of the American.
Pick: Murray -1.5 sets (-120)