PDC Grand Slam of Darts
Wednesday 18 November
Live on Sky Sports Main Event
Michael van Gerwen has booked his place within the second spherical and has are available in to lead the outright betting at 3.814/5. Gerwyn Price is second favorite at 4.77/2, with Peter Wright at 6.05/1.
There have been a few main movers. Devon Petersen is now the fifth favorite at 16.015/1, having beforehand been matched at 42.041/1. Dimitri van den Bergh was as huge as 75.074/1, however is now in to 17.016/1 after two wins wherein the World Matchplay champion averaged over 100.
Wade can take benefit in opposition to recuperating Durrant
James Wade 1.4840/85 v Glen Durrant 2.9215/8
Start time, 16:00
Durrant has been not too long ago struggling with Covid and it has clearly taken loads out of him. He was a shadow of his regular self as he misplaced 5-1 to Jermaine Wattimena and although he was higher in his second match in opposition to Damon Heta, he nonetheless misplaced 5-1 once more and now can’t make the knockout levels.
Wade wants a win to make sure that he wins Group F and will benefit from Durrant’s plight. Though Wade has solely hit one 180 in his two matches, odds of 2.89/5 for him to score the most 180s in opposition to the struggling Durrant, look too huge.
Belgian will smash common once more
Dimitri van den Bergh 1.192/11 v Wayne Warren 4.94/1
Start time, 16:30
As talked about, Van den Bergh now twice averaged over 100, with Van Gerwen and Michael Smith being the one different gamers to have managed such a feat within the first two days of motion.
It’s seemingly that Van den Bergh’s requirements might drop a bit in opposition to the already eradicated BDO World Champion Wayne Warren, however the Belgian ought to nonetheless be motivated sufficient, as he appears to win Group H. Back Van den Bergh to average over 96.5 at 10/11 on the Sportsbook.
Value lies with outsider
Jermaine Wattimena 2.265/4 v Damon Heta 1.715/7
Start time, 17:00
This sport will determine who qualifies alongside Wade from Group F. At first look it is arduous to see why Heta has been made a reasonably important favorite, in what appears like an excellent contest.
Both gamers got here into this event in good type as crushed finalists within the Winter Series. They additionally each beat Durrant by the identical 5-1 scoreline, however it was Wattimena that fared barely higher in opposition to Wade, dropping 5-3 as opposed to Heta’s 5-2 defeat. The worth appears to be with Wattimena at 2.265/4 right here.
Searle has type however Anderson has class
Gary Anderson 1.9420/21 v Ryan Searle 1.9520/21
Start time, 17:30
This is a match the place the chances look nearer than they need to be. On type displayed on this event to this point, then Searle appears a contender. He’s been extra constant than Anderson, who in his one victory in opposition to Adam Gawlas solely averaged 83.59, earlier than dropping 5-1 to Simon Whitlock.
Yet we additionally know that Anderson has a a lot greater ceiling than Searle. At anyplace close to his greatest he ought to win this match, which can determine who qualifies from Group B alongside Whitlock. Odds of 1.9420/21 for Anderson are too huge to ignore.
Big scorers will hit 180s
Rob Cross 1.9310/11 v Luke Humphries 2.0421/20
Start time, 18:30
Wednesday’s motion concludes with this evenly priced Group D conflict between Cross and Humphries, with the winner qualifying alongside Dave Chisnall.
Neither participant has been scoring in addition to they will, however this guarantees to be a aggressive encounter with a lot at stake. Back both players to score two or more 180s on the Sportsbook at 11/8.