PDC World Darts Championship Outright Odds- By A.J. Ryder on December 23, 2015 20:42 GMT
Things are getting interesting over at the Ally Pally as the PDC World Darts Championship is now in full swing with plenty of top tungsten tossers mixing it up for a shot at the world #1 Michael van Gerwen. There is lots to like about this year’s tournament and the rise of van Gerwen has added a breath of fresh air after eons of dominance by Phil “The Power” Taylor.
Taylor comes into this year’s tournament with a general 4/1 price to pull off a victory and there has been plenty of controversy as of late with some other players suggesting that the living legends has been phoning it in for a while now and isn’t really that interested in slugging it out at the top.
It’s interesting to see the likes of Taylor not trading as the favourite and Raymond van Barneveld priced as the distant 40/1 shot when those two would have been coming in as the top choices just five years ago. Adrian Lewis is also a bit more out of the frame than he used to be despite being considered the fifth favourite to win the tournament at the time of this writing.
Van Gerwen is a solid favourite for this one and can be spotted as low as an even money price with several top bookmakers but you’ll also be able to find him at 6/5 in a few locations as well. He will drop steadily as the tournament progresses and he strings together good quality performances but many appear to still be looking to Taylor to get the better of the Dutch baby.
Gary Anderson is outperforming expectations and trades as a rather solid 7/1 right now making him an interesting each-way prospect to make the final here. James Wade can be backed at a 16/1 price with a few books going as low as 12/1. This puts him a few spots ahead of Adrian Lewis who is a general 16/1 while Peter Wright has found himsel fin the mix with a decent 14/1 margin.
Dave Chisnall is anywhere from 20/1 all the way up to 33s with Michael Smith anywhere from 28/1 to 40/1 and Van Barneveld also as high as a 40/1 shot alongside Mensur Suljovic.