Australian Open Odds: Frances Tiafoe vs. Juncheng Shang – Props, Set Betting

The 2023 Australian Open enters Day 3 with plenty of exciting second-round action from the world’s top tennis players.

The Americans are off to a strong start Down Under, as top-ranked players Jessica Pegula, Taylor Fritz, Coco Gauff, and Frances Tiafoe all made quick work of their first-round opponents.

Tonight, world No. 17 Frances Tiafoe faces a stiff challenge from 17-year-old Chinese phenom Juncheng Shang. Here’s a look at Australian Open odds and analysis for the second-round match.

Australian Open odds: Frances Tiafoe vs. Juncheng Shang

Tiafoe’s first-round match vs. 91-ranked Daniel Altmaier was more of a struggle than he would have liked. But in the end, the 24-year-old prevailed in four sets in a match that lasted just over three hours.

Tiafoe burst onto the scene in 2019 at the Australian Open, reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinals and putting his name on the map. His sights are set higher this year as he eyes his first major after making it all the way to the semis at the US Open last September.

Round 2 will be no layup for Tiafoe, with qualifier and ITF junior star Juncheng Shang standing in his way. Shang made a splash in Round 1 by upsetting Germany’s Oscar Otte in four sets. The 17-year-old is the youngest male in this year’s tournament and is the first Chinese male to win a match at the AO in the Open Era.

Shang has a 27-12 record on the hard court in his young career, while Tiafoe is 145-104. This will be the first match between the two.

Odds courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook

More ways to bet on Tiafoe vs. Shang

Set betting

Both of these players needed four sets to advance in Round 1. With set betting, you can pick the winner and the number of sets they’ll need to get it done. You can also wager on who will win the first set. Shang won his first set last match. You’re currently getting +245 odds for him to do it again.

Total match games

Tiafoe needed 44 total games to get past Daniel Altmaier in the first round, while Shang was victorious in 38. The sportsbooks have set the total for this one at 35, and you can bet it three ways. There are also alternative lines to explore for total match games with adjusted odds.

Player markets/props

Most sportsbooks will have a variety of props available for each player. You can bet on a player to win at least one set, if they’ll win first serve, how many games they’ll win, and more.