Pick of the Day – 12/30/20 (Wednesday)

Darts ?- PDC World Championship

Darts Record: 27-11

Previous World Championship picks:

Jeff Smith (-122) v Keane Berry ✅

Chris Dobey (-152) v Jeff Smith ✅

Daryl Gurney (-152) v William OConnor ✅

Adam Hunt (+120) v Jamie Hughes ✅

Mervyn King (-175) v Max Hopp ✅

Jeffrey de Zwaan (+100) v Ryan Searle ❌

Ian White (-175) v Kim Huybrechts ❌

Joe Cullen (-139) v Jonny Clayton ✅

Gary Anderson (-152) v Mensur Suljovic ✅

Daryl Gurney (-125) v Chris Dobey ✅

POTD: Gary Anderson (-125) v Devon Petersen

Six really great matches today. Most intriguing to me is the tightest in terms of odds. Rolling with World #13 Gary Anderson to defeat World #29 Devon Petersen.

In his previous match against Mensur Suljovic, Ando was incredibly steamed at Suljovic’s antics. Ando contends Mensur purposefully went to the wrong table to begin the match, and everyone watching witnessed Suljovic’s slow as fuck pace of play. He’d be dicking around at the table as Anderson is leaving the board, when he should be at the occe ready to throw.

The Gentle’s antics clearly affected Anderson early on, but The Flying Scotsmen rattled off six consecutive legs at the end to seize the victory. I really liked what I saw from Ando in those final six legs.

The African Warrior, Devon Petersen, is a very good player, and had a decent start to 2020. In his last five events though, he’s finished Last 128 (4x) and Last 96 (1x). In those same events, Ando has acquired 1 win, 1 semi final, and 2 last 16s. Ando also holds a 4-0 lifetime head to head against Petersen.

Odds opened as a coin flip, both parties at (-111). I’m getting Anderson at (-125) currently and consider it a very good price.

Gimme The Flying Scotsmen to get through The African Warrior and advance to the quarterfinals.

————- Edit – WINNER ✅———————-

Gary Anderson killing it on the check outs, white washing Petersen, winning 4-0. ?

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