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Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff 8/4/22 San Jose Tennis Picks, Predictions, Odds

Coco Gauff vs Naomi Osaka
August 4, 2022 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Naomi Osaka +110 / Coco Gauff -139
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Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka meet in the second round of the 2022 tennis Silicon Valley Classic.

Coco Gauff is coming off a straight set win over Anhelina Kalinina that took 13 games to decide. In the victory, Gauff won 89 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points. Gauff won 72 percent of her total service points and converted on 5 of her 7 break points. Gauff got 65 percent of her first serves in play and hit 7 aces. Gauff has now won 12 of her last 15 matches and looks to win at least 2 matches for a sixth straight tournament. Gauff has won 7 of her last 10 matches on hard court.

Naomi Osaka is coming off a 3 sets win over Qinwen Zheng that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Osaka won 81 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Osaka won 65 percent of her total service points and converted on 3 of her 6 break points. Osaka got 48 percent of her first serves in play and hit 11 aces. Osaka now looks to win back-to-back matches for the first time since Miami. Osaka has won each of her last 3 matches that have gone the distance. Osaka has won 6 of her last 7 matches on hard court.

Osaka has won 2 of the 3 matches against Gauff, including the most recent match in 2021 Cincinnati. Gauff’s lone win over Osaka came in the 2020 Australian Open. Two of the 3 matches were decided in straight sets, and all 3 matches took place on hard court.

You can make a case for either player here, and Osaka in the underdog role is very attractive. With that said, Osaka just doesn’t have the consistent reps this season, and she’s hard to trust in most spots, especially against top tier players. Gauff has been in a good zone these last few months, and she’s hitting the ball with confidence. Anything but Osaka’s A game, and she loses this match. We haven’t seen enough to assume that’s coming.

Give me Gauff and the cheap price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Coco Gauff -139

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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