Net prophet: Day 7 Wimbledon betting picks
The best thing about Week 1 of Wimbledon is that it's over - on to Week 2. Lines are coming from Bookmaker.com.
Karlovic -150 over Verdasco
With Karlovic it begins and ends with the serve. If he holds every game, then odds are in his favor to win in a tiebreak or with the occasional break. Otherwise the edge goes to his opponent.
Verdasco is a more athletic player then Karlovic but is nowhere near the server that Karlovic is. Karlovic came through in four sets vs. Tsonga while Verdasco came through in four sets vs. a much weaker opponent in Montanes.
Head to head, Karlovic leads 2-1 and took a win on grass last year in their most recent meeting. With another huge serving performance Karlovic should prevail over the Spaniard.
Mauresmo +140 over Safina
This dog screams take me. Mauresmo is playing better then she has in a while and Safina has always had a rough time in Wimbledon (not getting past the round of 16 here). Safina has yet to drop a set this Wimbledon but has not had any challenges either. Momo dropped a set to Czink in the first round but otherwise has looked solid. Taking the dog here.
Juan Carlos Ferrero over Simon
Simon is normally one of my guys but JCF is a fighter and should come through.
Razzano over Schiavone
Schiavone leads the head-to-head meetings 3-0 but they haven’t played each other since 2006. Razzano has upped her game and I think she wins in straights.
Wozniacki over Lisicki
A step up in class for Lisicki here should see Wozniacki prevail in straight sets.