Indian Wells Day 3: Value on Donaldson to Take Down Ito

João Mourato

Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:40 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 11:40 PM UTC

The action continues in Indian Wells with Jared Donaldson and Tatsuma Ito fighting for a place in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

<h2>Tatsuma Ito (q) vs. Jared Donaldson (WC)</h2><p>Jared Donaldson continues his quest for first win of the season. The former world No.48 spent six months on the sidelines due to a knee injury and is currently ranked outside the Top 150. Donaldson played his first tournament in Delray Beach and despite his first-round loss to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, the 22-year-old played at a very good level and won the opening set. Donaldson received a wild card to compete in Indian Wells and is hoping for another good campaign on a big event in U.S. soil after reaching the third round in Miami last year and the quarter-finals in Cincinnati in 2017.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Ito - Donaldson Betting Odds">Donaldson will open his Indian Wells campaign against Tatsuma Ito on Friday</a>. The Japanese advanced to the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open with a 7-6(6), 6-3 win over JC Aragone in his final qualifying match. Ito fired six aces and saved four of five break points to down the American in one hour and 34 minutes. The 30-year-old will try to end a three-year drought and win his first main draw match on the ATP Tour since the Miami Open in 2016.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, the bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Donaldson as the slight favourite <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 22/25 (1.88) with Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">Bet365 offers 1/1 (2.00)</a> for Ito to win this match. Despite Ito’s impressive campaign in the qualifying, Donaldson is the better player on this matchup. The American showed good signs in Delray Beach and should outplay Ito with his tremendous firepower and shot making skills. For that reason, our suggestion is to take advantage of the value on Jared’s <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to win this match and book a place in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.</p>
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