The 2021 Miami Open women’s singles title will be on the line when world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and No. 9 Bianca Andreescu collide in the last on Saturday at Tough Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 24-year-old Barty enters the last as the reigning champion, having won the tournament in 2019. (There was once no event in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.) Meantime the 20-year-old Andreescu is searching for her first title since upsetting Serena Williams in the last of the 2019 U.S. Open. The match is set to start at 1 p.m. ET.
William Hill Sportsbook lists Barty as a -187 favorite (risk $187 to win $100) in the most recent Barty vs. Andreescu odds, with Andreescu listed at +160 as the underdog. You’ll also pick if Barty will cover the 2.5-game spread and how many games the match will final, among other wagering options in the 2021 Miami Open odds. Before making any Andreescu vs. Barty picks, make sure you see the 2021 Miami Open predictions from elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair.
Mair is the international women’s tennis expert who called unseeded Jelena Ostapenko (80-1) winning the 2017 dressing Open, Naomi Osaka (32-1) winning the 2018 U.S. Open and Andreescu (20-1) winning the 2019 U.S. Open. Before the women’s singles last in the latest grand slam, the Australian Open, he picked Osaka to win in straight sets (-162) and for the match to go Under 20.5 complete games (-118), and he was once correct on both counts.
And on Thursday he went a perfect 4-0 with his wagers across the two semifinals, including appropriately calling that both Andreescu and Maria Sakkari would win a set at +130.
Now, Mair has broken down the most recent 2021 Miami Open women’s last odds and released his coveted best bets for Barty vs. Andreescu. He is sharing his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Ashleigh Barty vs. Bianca Andreescu preview
Barty has a history of success in South Florida. She is 14-2 in the Miami Open and is riding an 11-match winning streak in the tournament. Two years ago she knocked off three players ranked in the top eight en route to the title.
So far in Miami the Australian has shown little rust despite being on the sidelines for much of the final 13 months. As a result of the pandemic, she did not play between March 2020 and late January. Since returning to the court she has played just 15 matches, which includes five in Miami, going 13-2.
On Saturday she will face Andreescu for the first time. The Canadian was once once some of the sport’s rising stars, having reached No. 4 on this planet after winning the 2019 U.S. Open. A left knee injury kept her out of action for 15 months, but she has shown no ill effects from the injury in her five matches in Miami; each and every of her final four matches has gone three sets. And on Thursday night she outlasted Sakkari in a two-hour, 42-minute marathon that did not end until 1:35 a.m. ET.
Moreover, Andreescu is virtually unbeatable in North The us. Beginning in 2019 she is 40-2 in matches played in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. And in some of the losses, she was once forced to retire as a result of injury.
How to make Andreescu vs. Barty picks
Mair is leaning over 22.5 complete games, and his other picks include a play on the outright winner and how many sets the match will go. Be sure you see Mair’s picks and analysis before making your Miami Open 2021 picks for the women’s finals.
Who wins Andreescu vs. Barty? And how many sets does the match go? Visit SportsLine now to see Mair’s best bets for Andreesu vs. Barty, all from the acclaimed expert who hit big in the final grand slam women’s last.