ATP Australian Open Preview: McDonald vs Coric

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Now the +6.5 games for McDonald is sitting above $2, I am happy to jump on both the handicap and the match line.

I think the playing style of McDonald is going to cause Coric a bit of grief today. You may remember in the US Open I looked to oppose Borna on a particularly hot evening with Londero, and Coric looked down and out before winning in 5 sets. Today he finds himself up against far stronger hardcourt competition in McDonald, who looked brilliant in sets 2-4 against Cecchinato the other day.

Aggression is going to be key in this match, and based on what I saw in the conditions on Day 2, I’m preferring to side with the American in this one. The faster the courts the better for McDonald in this match-up, to the point where I am also interested in getting involved in the head to head price.

If we get an aggressive McDonald, which I’m anticipating based off the success of his game on Tuesday, this represents value.

Suggested Bet

1 unit McDonald to defeat Coric at $5.50 (+450) at Topsport

1.5 units McDonald +6.5 games vs Coric at $2.02 (+102) at Topsport.