Mmoh vs Musetti – ATP Miami Betting Picks
25 March 2021
Mmoh vs Musetti is another match featuring an American wild card and a more qualified player. With Mmoh not playing all that much tennis of late and Musetti coming off of a brilliant previous outing, the Italian will be the deserved favorite in this matchup. In today’s tennis picks, we look at Mmoh vs Musetti more closely and give you our best bet for what is an interesting contrast in recent form.
Michael Mmoh vs Lorenzo Musetti
Mmoh vs Musetti Pick: Musetti -1.5 sets (+123)
Michael Mmoh comes into the ATP Miami Masters not having played a whole lot of tennis recently. The American has played just seven matches in 2021 thus far, with three of those coming in Australian Open qualifying. Since being ousted from the Australian Open by Rafael Nadal, Mmoh has played just one time. That one time was a first round loss to Yoshihito Nishioka in Singapore.
Mmoh has lost three of his last four matches, all of which have come on hard courts. Outside of an opening round win in the Australian Open against Viktor Troicki, Mmoh hasn’t won a match since January 13. Against an in-form Lorenzo Musetti, his run of losing matches may only increase as he looks to knock off some of the rust from over a month without any match action.
Lorenzo Musetti, meanwhile, enters the Miami Masters having just put together one of the best runs of his career. The Italian had to survive qualifying in Acapulco. He followed up his qualification by making the semifinals in that tournament. Along the way, Musetti knocked out high level competition such as Diego Schwartzman and Grigor Dimitrov. And while he was eliminated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals, it was a great week for Musetti.
The question now for Musetti is if he can back up the run he made in Acapulco with similar results in Miami. He has a golden opportunity to get off to a good start, as he faces an opponent who is anything but in form entering this tournament. A win over Mmoh could kick start another strong week, which would be especially impactful given the ranking points that are on the line in this event.
Mmoh vs Musetti is a match that has never taken place before this meeting. With Musetti playing better tennis to this point in the year by a wide margin, expect him to win this match rather handily. Mmoh should start slow given all of his time off, allowing Musetti to build enough momentum early to get comfortable and cruise. A straight sets victory for the Italian at a plus price is the best play to be made here.
The Pick: Musetti -1.5 sets (+123)
Tennis Betting FAQ
In a lot of ways, time away from the court can help players refocus and recover from injuries. The only problem with time off is that players are not getting the match experience that they need to play at the highest levels of the sport. There are positives and negatives to not playing matches, but a player who needs to win right away would likely want to be on the court rather than off it.
No, there is not an American who can realistically make a run through this event en route to the title. John Isner is the highest ranked American male player right now, and he has no chance due to his lack of mobility. The players below him are not good enough to get the job done either, even if they have shown promise at times.
Milos Raonic has more of a chance than the Americans do, as he has the same big serve as Isner with better mobility and net play. Denis Shapovalov also has a chance to come away with this tournament if he can keep himself mentally stable enough to get through tough matches. But it is unlikely that either of these players will be able to outperform the top seeds in the draw.