Well this is not brainer for me. I rate Brandon much more better player overall than Caruso, especialy on hard sufrace. Nakashima stormed in first 2 round here, and his win over Sugita was impressing. He did not give single break point in that match and all his shot selection was on point. Caruso is similar type as Sugita, tho i think Yuichi is even better in this moment. Salvatore is only 4-8 this season and already lost in straight sets by far weaker oponents than Nakashima.
Aditional info is that Caruso is listed for Indian Wells qualies so I don t think he wants to play many matches here also. Brandon will probably receive WC because he deserved it really so he can play more matches here in order to prepare better. I see Brandon as huge favourite here, because Caruso has no weapons for hard sufrace really and can not see how he can be threat today for talented american. I am staking first time here on 8, because I thing this is worth, and also I expect odds to drop through the day.
Caruso vs Brandon Nakashima betting tips
Nakashima -1.5 sets (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.72 at Bet365
Result: 0-2 WON (+5.76 units)