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Australian Open Odds: Picks and Predictions to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for January 20

Jeff Pratt gives his best bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for Thursday’s tennis betting card.

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Round 3 action begins Thursday at Melbourne Park for the 2022 Australian Open. Contenders are continuing to lay the groundwork for a deep tournament run and dark horse candidates have officially emerged. I’ve picked out two bets I see the most value in on DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Gael Monfils vs. Cristian Garin

Cristian Garin ML (+800)

The odds here genuinely floored me. Yes, Monfils is in terrific form so far at Melbourne Park, but Garin has impressed with his resiliency in two tough matchups to start the tournament. It’s also important to note that this is around the time when Monfils tends to flame out at the Australian Open. The 35-year-old has advanced to Round 4 just once in his last four years. Garin has gone to five sets in both of his contests, but at just 25 years old he’s primed to handle a more significant workload. Monfils should probably win this match, but it’s worth taking a shot on Garin tonight.

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Rafael Nadal vs. Karen Khachanov

Karen Khachanov Under 17 Total Games Won (-135)

I’ve been picking stars to keep their opponents under their game totals in multiple articles, and each bet has comfortably hit. The logic behind this one is simple: Nadal has a career 7-0 record against Khachanov with only one lost set throughout all of those matchups. Assuming Rafa wins in straight sets per usual and keeps Karen to four games or under in one of those sets, Khachanov won’t come close to 17 total games in this contest.

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