It’s been a hectic few days in the world of PDC Darts, and the action is set to be red hot again this weekend when the roadshow comes stateside for the 2023 US Darts Masters. 16 players are in draw. Who will be victorious at Madison Square Garden this weekend? Let’s take a look with our latest darts betting picks.
- What; 2023 US Darts Masters
- When; Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June, 2023
- Where; The Theatre, Madison Square Garden, New York
The US Darts Masters is part of the World Series of Darts events, and is the third one to be held this year. The two previous competitions took place in Bahrain and Copenhagen in January, prior to the start of the 2023 Premier League.
World Series of Darts events are designed to give local talent a chance to play against some of the world’s leading stars from the PDC. In total there are eight PDC players heading for New York, where they will be up against eight players from the North American region.
The PDC contingent is headed up by no less than Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith. The full line up is as follows:-
- Michael Smith
- Peter Wright
- Michael van Gerwen
- Gerwyn Price
- Rob Cross
- Luke Humphries
- Dimitri Van den Bergh
- Nathan Aspinall
North American Representatives
- Jeff Smith
- Matt Campbell
- Jules van Dongen
- Alex Spellman
- Jim Long
- Jason Brandon
- JT Davis
- Jake Macmillan
Betting to win the US Darts Masters
It's Gerwyn Price again who is leading the way with the best online darts betting sites. But he’s only just ahead of MVG in the betting to win the US Darts Masters. The bookmakers have Gerwyn Price at +300, and Michael van Gerwen at +325.
Behind Price and MVG is world champion Michael Smith at +400, with Rob Cross at +750, and Peter Wright at +1000. The shortest price of the North American contingent is Matt Campbell at +5000.
Full betting can be found below on our darts betting table. For our odds, we’ve used the best online sports betting sites. You can read more about these betting sites on our sportsbook reviews page, where you will also find details of their latest sign offers and bonuses for existing customers.
|2023 US Darts Masters Winner Betting|
|Michael van Gerwen||+325||+325||+325|
|Dimitri Van den Bergh||+1200||+1200||+1200|
|Jules van Dongen||+10000||+10000||+10000|
Price or MVG?
In the recent Premier League Darts final, Michael van Gerwen produced a masterclass, and it has to be said, showed Gerwyn Price who the boss really was. MVG was imperious, when he plays like that, it’s hard to see anybody beating him.
Betting on van Gerwen to win these days seems to be a bit of a lottery though. If the version that just hammered Price 11-5 to win a record seventh Premier League Darts title turns up, no one can beat him. But the problem is knowing when that version of MVG is going to turn up. No one knows, not even MVG himself.
VAN GERWEN WINS THE PREMIER LEAGUE! 🏆
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 25, 2023
Compare that to betting on Gerwyn Price, and although he’s not winning every event, he’s getting to the latter stages of just about every tournament he enters these days. Meaning you know you always have a puncher’s chance of him winning some of them.
Price reached five of the last six finals in the weekly Premier League Darts roadshow. But tellingly, he only won one of those six. But across the season, he won four Nights, more than any other player apart from Michael Smith (also has four). In total, Price reached the final in nine of the 14 nights, and also the final in the playoffs. That is remarkable consistency.
Is Rob Cross a real threat?
Such is the standard of darts in the PDC these days, world champion Michael Smith is hardly getting a mention. Smith is the third favorite at +400, but does the real threat in the lineup come from the 2018 PDC World Champion, Rob Cross?
Cross has had a quiet time lately and wasn’t even selected to take part in the 2023 Premier League. But he did secure a first ever win on the European Tour last weekend, when he defeated Luke Humpries 8-6 to win the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.
CROSS TAKES THE TITLE! 🏆⚡️
Rob Cross defeats Luke Humphries to win the Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix!
A first Euro Tour victory in his ninth final means Cross will represent England at the World Cup of Darts! pic.twitter.com/9JC4zjkblE
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 28, 2023
Cross had lost his previous seven European Tour finals, so to secure his maiden win will give him a massive confidence boost heading to the States. And this is why he is fourth favorite with the bookies at +750.
The North American Contingent
It’s hard to see any of the eight North American players winning the competition. Securing any upset in the last 16, and claiming the name of a PDC scalp is probably the best anyone can hope to achieve.
And the players who look best equipped to do that are Matt Campbell, Jeff Smith and Jules van Dongen. All three are PDC Tour Card holders, and a place on that tour doesn’t come easy. Campbell has the highest world ranking of the three at 60. Jeff Smith is next at 68. Heading in the wrong direction is van Dongen, who is down at 97.
None of the trio have gone deep in any recent PDC events, with an appearance in the last 64 at the 2023 UK Open from Matt Campbell as good as it has gotten lately. Back in 2020, Smith did make it to the last 16 of the World Series of Darts. But since then he hasn’t threatened on the PDC circuit.
Our Picks to win
As we alluded to above, you’ve always got a chance with Gerwyn Price. He will be keen to put things right after his defeat on Premier League finals night, and his consistency in making finals is currently unmatched. We always have a chance with Price.
We’re also going to have a little side bet on Rob Cross to win. Not only did he achieve his first win on the European Tour last week, but the victory also secured his place - representing England - at the upcoming Darts World Cup. Cross will be on a high, and that makes him worth a small side bet.
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