Tennis fans are in for a treat with the Day 5 Australian Open slate. Not only will the stars be out in Melbourne, but many of them will have talented opponents on the other side of the net. You simply can't ask for much more than that, and we're here to help you try and make a little cash while soaking in the action.

Karen Khachanov vs. Frances Tiafoe

These two have met twice, with Khachanov winning both matches. But both of those battles took place at Wimbledon, where Khachanov’s grass-court abilities gave him a clear edge. Things are a lot closer between them on hard courts, and both players happen to be in good form at the moment. With that in mind, we’re playing the Over and hoping that this turns into a lengthy affair. There’s no telling which of these players will advance to the next round, but it’s hard to imagine the loser going down without a fight. LEAN: Over 40.5 Games (-115)

Madison Keys vs. Victoria Azarenka

Keys is coming off an impressive 6-3, 6-2 win over Xiyu Wang, and that victory came on the heels of a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Anna Blinkova. Azarenka didn’t drop a single set in wins over Sofia Kenin and Nadia Podoroska. In her form, it's hard not to back Vika against Keys. She's a two-time Australian Open champion and—more importantly—is 3-0 against Keys. BEST BET: Azarenka To Win (-155)

While Azarenka is the two-time title winner in Melbourne, Keys likes Australia, too. She made the semifinals last year.

While Azarenka is the two-time title winner in Melbourne, Keys likes Australia, too. She made the semifinals last year.


Francisco Cerundolo vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime

Look, Auger-Aliassime is a -1100 favorite in this match for a reason. The Canadian is a much more dangerous player than his opponent, and he is also viewed as a legitimate threat to win a Grand Slam at some point. But Cerundolo being listed at plus-money odds to win a single set is downright disrespectful. The Argentine has dropped just one set through two rounds at the Australian Open, and he happens to have a great forehand. That won't be enough to help him pull off an outright upset, but Auger-Aliassime has already dropped three sets in this tournament. With him looking sloppy, we’ll take our chances on Cerundolo getting on the board. LEAN: Cerundolo To Win A Set (+105)

Sebastian Korda vs. Daniil Medvedev

Taking a set from Medvedev in a hard-court match is never easy. But Korda has been one of the most impressive players since the start of the 2023 season: 6-1, and he was one point away from defeating Novak Djokovic in the Adelaide final. With Korda being in stellar form, we like his chances of winning at least one set against Medvedev. Korda forced a deciding set in their only previous encounter, which came in Paris back in 2021. That was only a three-set match, and the extra opportunities that best-of-five brings will only make it easier on Korda. Look for this to be a competitive match throughout. LEAN: Korda To Win A Set (-160)

Elena Rybakina vs. Danielle Collins

Rybakina defeated Collins in Adelaide on January 2, but we like the American to get revenge in Melbourne. Collins has already played two close matches, with her wins over Anna Kalinskaya and Karolina Muchova both going to deciders. She's battle-tested. Considering how evenly matched these two are, we’re banking on Collins’ mental toughness being the difference. We also love that she’s going off at plus-money odds. LEAN: Collins To Win (+120)