Wednesday’s Tennis Predictions and Best Bets (October 21, 2020)

| October 20, 2020 4:50 am PDT

This week includes several exciting ATP and WTA tournaments, so there’s plenty of action for all tennis fans all there. Of course, the large number of matches also opens the door to various betting opportunities.

I share my tennis predictions and betting picks for Wednesday, October 21 in this post. I’ve selected matches from both men’s and women’s tennis calendar.

Pablo Carreno-Busta to Beat Ugo Humbert

Let’s begin with a pick from the European Open in Antwerp. The second seed Pablo Carreno-Busta will start his adventure from the second round on Wednesday, facing Ugo Humbert. The French youngster had a solid start and prevailed over local favorite Kimmer Coppejans.

Humbert is a decent player that could craft a solid career for himself in the future, but he’s still too raw. I believe that the in-form Carreno-Busta should be able to beat him rather comfortably on Wednesday and I’m surprised to see a price of -137 or so for the Spaniard at most top tennis betting sites.

He is the better player and he has the momentum from reaching the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open, so I’m going for the favorite in this one.

Denis Shapovalov to Beat Gilles Simon in Straight Sets

Youth meets experience in the clash between Denis Shapovalov and Gilles Simon in the second round of ATP Cologne. The Canadian beat the same opponent in the French Open 2020 opener and looked strong in the process.

Let’s not forget that Shapovalov is even better on hard courts as we clearly saw in his performance in the recent ATP St. Petersburg. The youngster reached the last 4 after some impressive victories and will be looking for a similar performance in Cologne.

I don’t think that Gilles Simon can stop him on hard courts because the Frenchman is way past his prime years. It should be a one-sided clash and the odds of around -135 for Shapovalov to close it in straight sets looks like one of the best tennis picks for Wednesday, October 21.

Amanda Anisimova to Beat Elise Mertens

The last of my tennis predictions for Wednesday is focused on a match from the WTA Ostrava Open. The tournament features several excellent players and should be a joy to watch. Two of them will meet on Wednesday when Amanda Anisimova is expected to face Elise Mertens.

The Belgian has been the more consistent player over the past season and that’s normal considering how young her opponent is. That’s why most betting sites view Mertens as a big favorite in this match, but I have my doubts about it.

Anisimova had several strong performances since the restart of the tennis calendar and looks close to her best. I believe that the American teenager could surprise her more established opponent and the price of +175 is simply too high to skip.

I would recommend backing Anisimova with a small wager if you decide to follow my pick because she has limited experience in indoor tournaments.

Jerry Summer
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