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Have you taken the time to check out our Dallas Open preview? If so, you’ll be fully aware that this 250 event is firmly in progress. And I’ve picked the upcoming clash between Michael Mmoh and Ben Shelton to provide some key predictions.
Our favourite Michael Mmoh vs Ben Shelton predictions
- 1 Our favourite Michael Mmoh vs Ben Shelton predictions
- 2 Mmoh for the upset or Shelton for the routine win in Dallas?
- 3 Key match details
As the number 3 seed, it goes without saying that Ben Shelton is favoured to get the win here. He is ranked 16 in the world compared to 115 for Michael Mmoh, and this is obviously a huge difference. Then again, this match sees two Americans going head to head for the first time, so anything is possible.
That said, I’ve scoured the markets to come up with the following two predictions:
Mmoh +3.5 games handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)
I know that Shelton is much higher ranked than Mmoh, and he will be tough to contend with on indoor hard courts. However, Michael Mmoh has a great game, and he is a mentally strong character. So he won’t be afraid to give it his all against his younger opponent, which is why I think this market is a good choice.
Mmoh to win a set – yes @ 17/20 (1.85)
While the odds are decent for Mmoh to score a +3.5 games handicap, I think he can take it a step further and steal a set from Shelton. After all, Ben Shelton hasn’t competed since his loss to Mannarino in the Australian Open. So he could be a little rusty, which opens the door for this market to pull through.
Michael Mmoh vs Ben Shelton odds
Shelton has a 77.80% probability of winning this match according to the odds. As for Mmoh, his chance is just 30.30%.
Mmoh for the upset or Shelton for the routine win in Dallas?
My tennis predictions today have shown you what markets to back. But to give you a bit more information, I’ve provided a preview for these two below.
Michael Mmoh preview
Michael Mmoh might be down at 115 in the world, but he is far better than this ranking suggests. He demonstrated this by making the third round of the 2023 US Open, and he’s a consistent player at the Challenger level too. As for his run in Dallas so far, he scored an efficient win over a fellow American, Emilio Nava, in round one.
Ben Shelton preview
Shelton received a bye into round two due to his seeding at the Dallas Open. So he has yet to try out the courts, which could play a factor here. That said, Shelton has achieved much more success than Mmoh in his career. And with his serve and forehand combination, he’s a very difficult guy to beat, hence he is ranked 16 in the world!
Mmoh vs Shelton head to head
You’d have thought that these two would have crossed paths in the past. However, they’ve yet to compete in a professional tournament, so this will be the very first time they play.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – February 8th, 01:00 GMT
- Venue – Dallas, USA
- Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV
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