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Britain’s Andy Murray has done what he needed to do throughout this year’s Wimbledon and on Friday accomplished a feat that had not been done in quite some time. Playing in front of his home nation, Murray ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to become the first from his country to reach the men’s Wimbledon Finals since 1938.
His opponent in Sunday’s match, Roger Federer, is no stranger to the biggest stage at the All England Club.
The last three years at Wimbledon have been disappointing for Murray after losing in the semifinals all three times. And Bovada feels that despite reaching this goal, his momentum will end as they have tagged Federer as the betting favorite in their 2012 Men’s Wimbledon Finals odds.
It will be interesting to see if Murray can break his run of bad luck in finals matches where he is 0-3 in Grand Slam finals with two of those loses to Federer. Not to mention, he is 0-9 in sets during that span.
Bovada has fielded some great Federer vs Murray Prop Bets and the 1st Set Winner has Federer favored with a moneyline set at -175 while Murray is at +135. Not surprising based on Murray’s record of not winning a set in a Grand Slam final. But wagering on Murray will have a better payout should he win the first set and for every $1.00 wagered, the payout is $1.35 as opposed to a payout of just .57 cents for Federer should he win the first.
But one compelling stat in Murray’s favor is that he does have a winning record against Federer. His career record against the Swiss tennis phenom is 8-7, however he has yet to beat him when they have played in the biggest events and when it mattered most.
Bovada has fielded other great props for bettors to wager on. Playing off the first prop mentioned, they also have a wager for Win 1st Set and Win Match. Federer has his line set at -120 while Murray is at +240. Also Lose 1st Set and Win Match is there to wager on and Federer is at +350 while Murray is at +550. This shows that oddsmakers are not giving much of chance for the loser of the first set to go on and win, especially the overall underdog Murray.
Other wagers go on to include the game spread, total games played (42 1/2 is where the line is at) and even the 1st set score to name a few more of the wide variety of props available.
Sunday’s Wimbledon Men’s Finals is set for 9:00 am ET and can be seen live on ESPN but you had better take advantage of the betting odds before then or it may be too late…