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PDC Las Vegas Desert Classic Betting Review
Before the World Matchplay starts, we want to go over the last results from the Las Vegas Desert Classic. It makes depressing reading on the face of it, but we were on the wrong end of some extremely tight results and there were one or two picks that just simply bottled it for us and didn’t live up to the hype.
Simon Whitlock .5pts EW – Beaten by Terry Jenkins 6-1 in the first round.
Mark Walsh .5pts EW – Beaten by Peter Manley 6-4 in the first round.
Summary: The performance of Whitlock was abysmal. Whether it was the fact this was his first time in front of PDC cameras, or the fact he’s done a lot of travelling, Whitlock didn’t bring the game he has been playing for most of the year. But Whitlock came out with no excuses, so the better man won on the day. As for Walsh, he out-averaged Manley, but it’s the old case of “scoring for show, doubles” for dough and Manley was ruthless when he got to an out, taking out 106 and 100 along the way, whilst under pressure from Walsh. Definitely a disappointing result.
Day 1 – Peter Wright to beat Colin Lloyd: 1pt @ 6/4. LOST
Day 2 – Bill Davis to beat Raymond van Barneveld : .5pt @ 6/1 LOST
Day 3 – Klaasen to beat Part: 2 units @ 5/6 LOST
Day 3 – Painter to beat King: 1 unit @ 11/10 LOST
Day 5 – Over 10.5 180s in the Barneveld/Wade match: 2 units @ 10/11. LOST
Summary: Abysmal wouldn’t even do this justice. Day 3 killed us, being on the receiving end of two 8-7 defeats. Klaasen had a dart at bull to win the match, but it wasn’t to be. Painter was also waiting on double top at the end of his match against King, but King, for once, held his never and consigned us to another loss. Both games could have gone either way and, upon reflection, we’re happy with the reasoning behind our picks and on another day, they might well have won easily.
The Stan James World Matchplay is up next and starts on Sunday (13th July) and we’re busying working away on our picks for that. It does help knowing the draw well in advance, so we’ve prepped out databases and have already been scouring for the best prices. We’ll bring you our picks for Sunday’s matches on Saturday and we’re confident we’ll hit it big.