Fading Winston-Salem Open Top Seeds Coric, Griekspoor in R3

  • No. 2 seeded Tallon Griekspoor is favored by 2.5 games against his third-round opponent at the Winston-Salem Open.
  • Max Purcell has +135 moneyline odds to defeat Tallon Griekspoor.
  • Winston-Salem Open top seed Borna Coric is a 3.0-game favorite against Michael Mmoh.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Betting against the top two seeds is unwise in traditional tournaments with Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, but there’s value on the underdogs for a weaker ATP 250 field in Winston-Salem.

Max Purcell is a 2.5-game underdog at USA online sportsbooks against No. 2 seed Tallon Griekspoor.

Tallon Griekspoor Vs Max Purcell

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Tallon Griekspoor -2.5 (-110) -165 O23.0 (-115)
Max Purcell +2.5 (-120) +135 U23.0 (-115)

Max Purcell moved up 23 spots in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings after an impressive showing at the Western & Southern Open. Purcell advanced into the quarterfinals after notching his first career top 10 win against Casper Rudd, moving Max Purcell into the top 50 for the first time.

Tallon Griekspoor has a solid 14-7 record on hard courts this season, but it doesn’t compare to Max Purcell’s 43-11 hard-court record. Some of those wins were earned in ATP Challenger Tour events, but three consecutive tournament victories at that level proves that Purcell can defeat Tallon Griekspoor with +135 odds.

The third-round match begins at 4:30 p.m. ET. Another third-round match begins at 6:30 p.m. ET between No. 1 seed Borna Coric and Michael Mmoh.

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Betting on Another Third Round Upset

Borna Coric is favored at North Carolina sportsbooks with -120 odds to cover the 3.0-game spread against his third-round opponent. Michael Mmoh’s +170 underdog odds have great value to upset the No. 1 seed.

Borna Coric Vs Michael Mmoh Betting Lines

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Borna Coric -3.0 (-120) -210 O22.5 (-115)
Michael Mmoh +3.0 (-110) +170 U22.5 (-115)

Borna Coric’s 8-8 record on hard courts falls short of Michael Mmoh’s 15-9 record. Also, Mmoh has the more impressive hard-court victory of the two players with a victory against Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open.

The likely hard-fought match has -115 odds at tennis sportsbooks to go over the 22.5-game total. Two of Borna Coric’s last three matches went over that total, and the same for Michael Mmoh.