Not a great week last week, thanks mostly to Simon Whitlock being incapable of closing out the match when 7-4 up. However, the Barney result was a great one, we had faith and he repaid us with a wonderful 9-dart finish. What more could you want? Happy days!
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Adrian Lewis vs Ronnie Baxter:
Adrian Lewis came out this week and blamed some new darts on his shocking form. Fair enough. Not going to recoup any losses we had on him, is it? Anyway, he staged a great fightback to snatch a point from Simon Witlock when the Aussie looked home and hosed. Lewis averaged 99.54 and his doubling wasn't too bad.
In contrast, Baxter averaged below 90 in his draw with James Wade. Wade blew his chances to take the match and Baxter, like Lewis can consider himself lucky to have taken a point from the match. However, he was averaging 10 points lower than Lewis and that can't be ignored. Yes, Baxter has surprised everyone, but his averages haven't been setting the world on fire recently and his doubling is starting to let him down. It might be that he's bolted out of the gates, but it's a marathon, not a sprint and he's nothing left for the finish.
So, we have to go with Adrian Lewis here, looking at the prices. Lewis on form should destroy Baxter and he's coming into the game with some confidence and he seems happy with his darts. As long as he doubles well, the game should be sewn up in no time. An exciting match to start the night and I'm confident of a winning start for us, too.
Adrian Lewis to beat Ronnie Baxter: 10/11 @
Recommend: 2.5 units @ 10/11
Total legs in Lewis vs Baxter match under 12.5: 11/8 @
Recommend: 1 unit @ 11/8
Mervyn King vs Raymond van Barneveld:
The old BDO heads facing each other, one in some woeful form, one coming into the match after a much needed confidence boosting win and a nine darter.
Mervyn King might be suffering from the same problem as Ronnie Baxter. He started so well, but has been playing some awful darts, not least last week when Phil Taylor done him 8-1 and King averaged 89.98. Definitely not good enough at this level.
Barney, on the other hand, played some great darts, but almost let Terry Jenkins back in. Barneveld is a confidence player and if he's happy, he plays exceptionally well. If he's not happy, he could lose to anyone. However, he was 7-2 up, which is encouraging and he averaged 98.43, which is seriously impressive considering the form he's been in. I'm hoping this is a sign that Barney is back to some sort of form and the 8-1 demolishing of King by Taylor should set this match up nicely.
Raymond van Barneveld to beat Mervyn King: 13/8 @
Recommend: 1.5 units @ 13/8
James Wade vs Simon Whitlock:
This appears to be match of the night, not least for the walk-on girl's Dorothy outfit, but I digress... Both men have been playing reasonably well and James Wade has found some sort of form, although his draw with Ronnie Baxter should have been a win. It's the same story for Whitlock against Adrian Lewis. Both men should have won and it would have done them the world of good in the league table.
I honestly don't think there's much between them in terms of finishing, scoring, form or bottle and it's been priced accordingly. I would suggest the draw, but I hate tipping the draw, as it never screams outright value to me. However, both men can take some high numbers out to win legs and they'll have to, so that's where we're going to look for our bet.
Highest checkout in Wade vs Whitlock match over 120.5 4/5 @
Recommend: 2.5 units @ 4/5
Terry Jenkins vs Phil Taylor:
Oh, Terry Jenkins, what has happened to you? He could often be relied upon to score heavily and take some high checkouts out on the way to victory, or at least pushing the top players. He's seemed a spent force in recent weeks and his league position belies that. This should be a procession for King Phil, especially after his performance last week. Look at it this way: Jenkins averaged 92.79, Taylor averaged 100.44 and he didn't need to get into full flow. This will be a cakewalk for the man at the top of the league and there is, as is often the case, no value to be had in the markets. Enjoy the match, enjoy the high scoring from Taylor and feel a bit of pity for Terry Jenkins, as he's facing a man seriously coming into form.
Recomend: No bet.
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