Sock vs. Lopez
Jack Sock opened his BNP Paribas Open campaign with a 6 – 2 7 – 5 win over Thomas Fabbiano. Known as one of the most talented players in the game, the 25-year-old hopes to rediscover top form in the California desert after a disappointing start to 2018. Adding to this, playing in Indian Wells brings great memories to Sock with the American No.1 reaching the semi-finals a year ago.
Feliciano Lopez continues his quest for first title of the season. Despite his undeniable quality, the slow court conditions in Indian Wells are far from perfect for Feliciano’s playing style with the 36-year-old winning only 46.43% of the matches played throughout his career on this event. Taking a look now at the Spaniard’s campaign on this event, Lopez reaches this stage of the competition after a straight-sets victory against Ernesto Escobedo.
This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Sock leading on the h2h by 3 – 1.
In addition to Jack’s lead on the h2h, the high bouncing conditions in the California desert should benefit the American on this match-up. The bookmakers think the same with Sock as the favourite at 57/100 at William Hill while Lopez is available at 157/100 at 5Dimes. Due to the low value on Jack’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on his -2 Game Handicap at 87/100 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.
Best Play: Jack Sock -2 Game Handicap at 87/100 at Pinnacle