Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Australian Open Quarterfinal (Back an Extended Match)

Larry Rupp
Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul prediction, odds & best bet for Australian Open men's singles quarterfinals match.
Ben Shelton vs Tommy Paul prediction, odds & best bet for Australian Open men's singles quarterfinals match. / AP Photos/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
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Shelton vs Paul Australian Open Schedule & Info

2023 Australian Open Men's Quarterfinals Match
Ben Shelton v. Tommy Paul
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
Start Time: TBD
Venue: TBD — Melbourne, Australia

A spot in the semifinals is on the line as Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul face off in 2023 Australian Open action. It took everything Shelton had to defeat J.J. Wolf in an intense five-set victory on Sunday and advance to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career.

Meanwhile, Paul took care of business with a four-set win over No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday to advance to his first career Grand Slam quarterfinals match. Both players have already exceeded expectations, but which one will keep momentum going with another monumental win?

Shelton vs Paul Odds & Set Betting

All 2023 Australian Open men's betting odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: Shelton: (+200) | Paul: (-245)
To Win 1st Set: Shelton: (+144) | Paul: (-178)
Set Betting: Shelton: 3-0 (+800) | 3-1 (+650) | 3-2 (+550)
Set Betting: Paul: 3-0 (+220) | 3-1 (+280) | 3-2 (+400)

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Shelton vs Paul Head-to-Head Stats & Betting Trends

- This is the first all-time head-to-head matchup between Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul.
- Shelton defeated J.J. Wolf in five sets in Round 4 of the 2023 Australian Open.
- Paul defeated No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets in Round 4 of the 2023 Australian Open.

Shelton vs Paul Prediction & Pick

Talk about a surprising quarterfinals matchup. Early losses by Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz, Alexander Zverev and Diego Scwartzmann paved the way for two American tennis stars to cement a spot. It offers Shelton and Paul an opportunity to make a name for themselves in front of the entire world.

Shelton is 20 years old and this is the first time he has ever advanced past the first round of a Grand Slam tournament. Paul has a bit more experience as he checks in at 25 years of age and has made it to at least the third round in each of the last three Grand Slam tournaments. That experience is key.

I like Paul to sneak by and advance to the semifinals due to a reliance on his powerful serve.

Winner: Tommy Paul

Shelton vs Paul Best Bet

These two tennis pros have never met head-to-head, so expect each player to take some time in the early sets to feel one another out. Figuring out any opposing strengths or weaknesses will be crucial to gaining any kind of upper hand. Neither Shelton nor Paul is going to be afraid to extend the match.

Through the first four rounds of the Australian Open, the average total match games in Shelton's competitions is 43.3 and the average total match games in Paul's competitions is 35.0. This line is set up right in the middle of those two averages, so lean on the over and root for an exciting showdown.

Bet: Total Match Games Over 39.5 (-110)

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