2016 PDC World Darts Betting Tips PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on December 16, 2016 19:27 GMT
The closest challenger right now appears to be Gary Anderson who stands a good distance ahead of the chasing pack of contenders vying for Van Gerwen's coveted title. The way the bookmakers have it all stacked up right now, you'll be able to find Anderson priced as high as a 13/2 listing right now but the majority have him trading in the neighbourhood of a 6/1 price or an 11/2 price tag.
In years past, you would have been able to find Phil “The Power” Taylor trading as the prohibitive favourite in this tournament seeing as though he virtually dominated the world of darts up until Van Gerwen showed up and firmly took over the leadership role as the best player on the planet. These days, you'll find Taylor trading at a listing as high as 11/1 to pick off a major turnaround and secure the PDC World Darts Championship.
The majority of bookmakers will have Taylor trading aroun a 9/1 price tag and that's not bad – particularly if you are backing him on the each-way to get to the final since you'll get about half of that just for him to make it all the way and lose out at the final stage. There is little value in backing Anderson to do so but Taylor makes a more appealing wager in tha regard.
Right alongside Taylor is the only other genuinely plausibly-priced contender in Peter Wright who has a price as high as a 12/1 margin with a couple of bookmakers, though the majority have him floating at an 11/1 or 10/1 price tag. He could be the dark horse here and the fact that the bookmakers have him separate from the pack alongside Taylor means they have a solid amount of confidence in his ability to handle things.
The rest of the chasing pack has a price of around 33/1 to a 50/1 margin with the likes of Dave Chisnall and Adrian Lewis both available at around 33/1 or even as high as a 40/1 margin in a couple of spots. You will always find the perennial challengers in the mix here too with James Wade and Raymond Van Barneveld both available in the 40/1 to 50/1 range.
Other notables include Jelle Klassen at 66/1, while Kim Huybrechts and Simon Whitlock are trading at 150/1.