2019 Indian Wells odds, picks, predictions: Tennis insider says Novak Djokovic primed for Paribas Open upset
Sean Calvert called John Isner winning the Miami Open at 100-1 odds
Coming off three straight Grand Slam title wins, Novak Djokovic is the favorite at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif. The first Masters 1000 level tournament of the year begins on Thursday from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and everyone from amateur to professional bettors will be locked in. Djokovic has won this tournament five times, but hasn't made it past the fourth round since 2016. Sportsbooks list Djokovic at 5-4 to win it all, with Rafael Nadal at 5-1, Roger Federer at 7-1 and Alexander Zverev at 17-1 in the latest 2019 Indian Wells odds. Does anyone besides the top contenders have a serious shot? Renowned tennis bettor Sean Calvert thinks so. And you'll want to hear what he says given the streak he's on.
Not only did Calvert nail the 2018 U.S. Open, calling Djokovic -1.5 sets in the final (a straight-set laugher over Juan Martin del Potro), he's also hit it big in events like this -- important tourneys just below the Grand Slam level. Last year, he cashed in huge on John Isner winning the Miami Open at 100-1, a life-changing payout for those who followed Calvert's advice. Then he accurately predicted Daniil Medvedev would win the Tokyo Open at 45-1.
Plus, Calvert nailed Juan Martin del Potro beating Federer at Indian Wells last year, earning a strong 16-1 payout for anyone who listened to his advice. He knows Indian Wells like the back of his hand.
Now, Calvert has broken down the latest 2019 Paribas Open odds and locked in his best bets. He's only sharing them over at SportsLine. We can tell you Calvert wants no part of Djokovic at his 2019 Indian Wells odds.
"The unexpectedly-rejuvenated Nick Kyrgios could be Djokovic's second match," Calvert told SportsLine. "Kyrgios had been in the doldrums for some time due to injuries and lack of motivation, but he roared back to form out of nowhere in Acapulco last time out, beating Nadal, Isner, Stan Wawrinka and Alexander Zverev to win the title. He may well fancy an early clash with Djokovic, who hasn't played since January."
"Kyrgios beat Djokovic at Indian Wells in 2017 and in Acapulco prior to that, so the Serb has yet to record a win over the Aussie," Calvert added. "That matchup, if it happens, will be the key to the whole BNP Paribas Open 2019 from a betting perspective."
Instead of Djokovic, the unparalleled analyst is eyeing a pair of players, including a monster long shot that would pay out at over 100-1. That contender "has perfect conditions, with a very bouncy court and the balls flying through the air" to take down the favorites.
So who wins the BNP Paribas Open 2019? And which monumental long shot stuns the tennis world at Indian Wells? Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert's detailed Indian Wells picks, all from the acclaimed expert who called John Isner winning the Miami Open at 100-1.
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