Reilly Opelka takes on Canadian Milos Raonic in this 3rd round match at the Wimbledon Grand Slam event on Friday afternoon (local time).
This will be a match between two tennis giants, as the 6’11” Opelka faces the 6’5” Raonic, with both players possessing big, high-speed serves and forehands.
The 21 year-old American Opelka reached the 3rd round of a Grand Slam for the first time on his Wimbledon debut after an epic five-set duel against the 22nd seeded Stan Wawrinka., rallying from two sets to one down to clinch a 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 victory in three hours and 13 minutes.
The 15th-seeded Milos Raonic saw off Robin Haase, 7-6(1), 7-5, 7-6(4) in the 2nd round. Raonic hit 64 winners and an impressive 32 aces against his Dutch opponent and won 43 of 56 net points.
Reilly Opelka vs Milos Raonic Betting Lines & Pick
In terms of our Wimbledon 3rd round predictions, Milos Raonic will be expected to win well here, but the 2015 Wimbledon boys’ champion is certainly more than capable of pushing him all the way.
The Match Result betting lines sees Reilly Opelka as the +250 (3.50) underdog with bet365 Sportsbook, with Milos Raonic at odds of -300 (1.33) with Betway Sports. However, those odds seem to be a little on the short side for Raonic against a very dangerous opponent.
In a match between two big servers, there could be relatively few breaks in this encounter and it could quite easily go the five set distance. On that basis, the tennis market to look at here from a betting perspective could be the ‘Total Games’ (Over/Under), where the tip is to back Over 43.5 Games which is available at -120 (1.83) with bet365.