Christopher O’Connell vs Jack Draper prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

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As the BNP Paribas Open kicks off at the Tennis Gardens, all eyes turn to a compelling first-round encounter between Christopher O’Connell and Jack Draper. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Indian Wells 2024.

Our favourite Christopher O’Connell vs Jack Draper – match predictions

Both O’Connell and Draper enter this meeting on the back of differing results. The Australian was ousted in straight sets by Hubert Hurkacz while Draper could not finish his semi-final match in Acapulco against eventual winner Alex de Minaur.

2-0 to Jack Draper @ 57/100 (1.57)

Draper is the overwhelming favourite in this match and with good reason. Backed by his recent impressive performances, the bookmakers believe he should come out on top. O’Connell’s form makes it the right choice as he has lost five of his last eight matches. Draper was dominant in his wins in Acapulco and barring any fitness concerns, should come out on top of O’Connell in straight sets.

Over 21.5 Games @ 19/20 (1.95)

As O’Connell makes the trip to Indian Wells, he has the scar of a straight-set defeat to Hurkacz in Dubai. That match finished 23 games and we believe a similar situation is on the cards. Draper is wildly inconsistent despite his recent displays and can lose concentration. With the Australian winning their last bout, we believe it will be difficult for Draper to dominate him. It will be a tough battle, one that sees over 21.5 games.

Christopher O’Connell vs Jack Draper odds

With a 26.3% implied probability of victory, O’Connell enters the match against Draper as the underdog. On the flip side, the third-ranked British ace boasts an 80% implied probability of winning.

Draper faces O’Connell challenge in BNP Paribas Open opener

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Christopher O’Connell preview

On his last two visits to the Tennis Gardens, Christopher could not get out of the qualifying rounds. Buoyed by his rise in rankings, he has a direct route this time around and will fancy his chances. With early exits in Manila, Doha and Dubai, it does not look like the case. He has not troubled his rivals since moving away from the Australian continent and has been humbled in straight sets.

Jack Draper preview

Jack Draper arrives at Indian Wells with a surge in confidence, evidenced by his commendable performances in Acapulco. Moreover, he has shown glimpses of Andy Murray’s touch with resilient displays, stretching five matches into deciding sets in the 2024 calendar year. He has had tough luck in BNP Paribas Open, collapsing during a match in 2021 and also retiring in the 2023 campaign.

Christopher O’Connell vs Jack Draper head to head

In their only previous encounter, Christopher emerged victorious in straight sets in Fairfax, giving him a psychological edge heading into their Indian Wells showdown.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 19:00 on 6th March.
  • What is the prize money for the Indian Wells 2024? The total prize money for the Indian Wells 2024 is $8,995,555.
  • How much will the Indian Wells 2024 winner get? The ATP WTA Indian Wells 2024 winner will get $1.1 million.

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