Saturday 6 October 2018

World Masters - Good news!

1) They've streamed it, and as they have no geoblocking, it's available in the UK in all of its nine hour glory! So I can go back and watch it and compile the stats if needed, despite a scary moment last night where Youtube was only showing the last four hours (which I think is a standard thing while it's processing the whole video).

2) They've posted the good stats this morning, so I don't need to watch nine hours of BDO darts!

I'll see how they've all done, I may also pay a bit of attention to the women's as well, which is set up in an incredibly stupid way with four seeds straight through to the quarters, mainly due to the women's spots in the PDC worlds. Shout out to Burton for pointing out that Suzuki being longer than 100/1 to bink the BDO worlds was ridiculous and then getting the market suspended, Suzuki now being 5/1 third favourite, half the price of Hedman who she plays today in the quarters of the World Masters. Beau Greaves won the girls' event, it's a real shame she didn't get into the senior worlds, that would have been interesting.

On the PDC side we've got installment number 94 of the van Gerwen/Wright matchup, huge train disruption and it being a Friday prevented me getting back home to run any numbers, but I wouldn't have had any bets on it anyway, the lines looked good enough, useful to note that Anderson making a bit of an early exit and Wright making the final keeps Wright safe at number 3 in the FRH rankings for a while, excluding this event Anderson was less than 18,000 points behind him such has been his great form of late. Wright can't catch Cross even if he wins tonight, the line for which is probably a bit too favoured the way of MvG, so while I'm not going to suggest a bet officially, 4/1 looks kind of tempting - I'm getting Wright at over 30% to win a set on van Gerwen's throw and 45% to hold his own, so it doesn't take that much for him to creep up to five sets - while it's only a 25-1 shot that he holds all four of his sets on throw and van Gerwen is therefore extremely likely to force Wright to break at some point, 30% happens quite a lot of the time.

To the BDO site I go...

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