AT THE time of posting, LockupTipster is on track for 4/4 on Monday night's tips. His first three bets all landed at odds of 4-5, 1-1 and 5-6 with a 7-5 chance still to come. What a start he's made as the site's darts tipster with 5/6 winners so far.
He's already on the ball with Tuesday's tips so here goes…
With the first round done and dusted, we have half the amount of games to look at, with four on Tuesday and four on Wednesday.
The Tuesday order of play:
- M Smith Vs J Lewis
- Chisnall Vs Klassen
- MVG Vs K Huybrechts
- A Lewis Vs M Webster
Backing all the favourites pays just 7/4 with Boylesports, although if you fancy all upsets on the night you will easily get over 250/1.
Having a look at the darts, Michael Smith opens up the evening against Jamie Lewis, where the Welshman showed courage in his win over O'Connor. Facing the World number 8 Smith, the pressure will be on Smith to deliver after a near tourney-ender in his opener with Gerwyn Price. Price led for much of the game and Smith had trouble getting started on several occasions. Smith was panicking with him switching all around the board at times, and that in my opinion was a concern, and in other ways a lack of experience in this format.
Smith is a firm 1/3 to progress with Lewis at 9/4 and with a race to three sets, both players will have more time to settle down in the game. Smith leads the head to head 5-3, although the Welshman did beat Smith in their last meeting earlier this year, with all other meetings on the floor and in the youth development system. One bet we do like the look of is Lewis to hit three or more maximums. Bookies rate this between 4/7 and 11/13 so some difference in opinion here. I could not recommend a price below 4/5, and Bet365 offer this. With the length of the game, this has every chance of landing.
Other bets we do like is Adrian Lewis as a double stacker for most 180s at 4/7 with Skybet. Lewis is a more natural thrower than Webster, and with Webster's Dartitus issues in the past, we looked like we were starting to see some of the old form of Webby and will stay with Lewis during the game.
You can expect Jackpot to win the maximums tally. When we looked at the maximum price for Chisnall, our thoughts were below 1/2, and we have found 5/8 from the Betfair Sportsbook, and they offer a rather tasty 2.47 on the double, so nearly 6/4, which is enough to give us a no bet on the MVG game as we want to identify quality over quantity.
J Lewis – over 2.5 180s – 4/5 Bet365 (No bet below this price) 1pt
A Lewis and D Chisnall most match 180s – 2.47 Double at Betfair 1.5 pts