- There’s another full card of Moscow Liga Pro Russian table tennis action slated for Sunday
- Which among these matches are the best bets to be playing?
- All of the analysis, odds and predictions are right here for easy perusal in the ensuing story
Moscow Liga Pro Russian table tennis is like finding a generic cream-filled vanilla cake on the shelves at the grocery store when you’ve got a craving for Twinkies. They might not be the real deal but they’ll get the job done until you can locate the old standby again.
Sometimes, you even discover that the no-name brand is just as tasty, and offers a better bargain.
This is how online sportsbooks are viewing Moscow Liga Pro competition. No, it’s not the NBA, MLB, NHL or even MLS for that matter. But until those traditional North American betting sports are back in action, playing Russian table tennis is satisfying an urge for bettors.
Even with the return of NASCAR, and big-time European soccer action from the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A, Russian table tennis continues to hold its own with bettors.
The endless all-day action of Moscow Liga Pro competition is certainly enticing. And once that non-stop chance to play lures players in, the lucrative opportunities for in-play and parlay wagering keeps them coming back for more.
Sunday offers yet another full day of back and forth table tennis competition. Let’s look at some of the best bets on the card.
Moscow Liga Pro Table Tennis Odds
|Andrey Pravednov||-120||+1.5 (-250)||O 75.5 (-120)||Denis Sayanov||-120||-1.5 (+176)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Dmitry Merzlikin||-200||-1.5 (+110)||O 74.5 (-120)||Vladimir Petrov||+150||+1.5 (-150)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Vitali Bazilveskii||+100||+1.5 (-225)||O 75.5 (-120)||Viktor Ivanov||-138||-1.5 (+162)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Dmitry Kolesnikov||-138||-1.5 (+162)||O 75.5 (-120)||Aleksandr Volkov||+150||+1.5 (-225)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Evgeniy Ilyukhin||-120||+1.5 (-250)||O 75.5 (-120)||Dmitry Petrochenko||-120||-1.5 (+175)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Igor Elistratov||-334||-1.5 (-138)||O 72.5 (-120)||Demik Ying||+240||+1.5 (+100)||U 72.5 (-120)|
|Denis Sayanov||-188||-1.5 (+120)||O 74.5 (-120)||Evgeniy Ilyukhin||+137||+1.5 (-163)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Viktor Ivanov||+100||+1.5 (-225)||O 75.5 (-120)||Dmitry Kolesnikov||-138||-1.5 (+162)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Vladimir Petrov||+175||+1.5 (-125)||O 73.5 (-120)||Igor Elistratov||-250||-1.5 (-110)||U 73.5 (-120)|
|Dmitry Petrochenko||-138||-1.5 (+162)||O 75.5 (-120)||Andrey Pravednov||+100||+1.5 (-225)||U 75.5 (-120)|
Odds taken June 28.
For those keeping score at home, table tennis matches are best three-out-of-five affairs. Each game is won by the first player to get to 11 points. However, just like tennis, games must be decided by a minimum of two points.
Service changes hands between players after every second point. Players can score points on the opponent’s service.
Petrov Worth An Upset Play
Dmitry Merzlikin and Vladimir Petrov present an intriguing matchup on Sunday’s card. Petrov has won three of their last five meetings. However, Merzlikin was the winner in two of their last three contests and six of their last nine matches.
Each of their last three matches have ended in 3-0 sweeps. Petrov won by that score earlier Sunday. Merzlikin took their two previous battles by the same margin.
was up until 3am last night watching russian table tennis, kinda sad right? big difference between today and yesterday though… i’m starting watching it at 4pm instead of 1am.
— Connor Kinney (@CKinney4) June 24, 2020
Among Merzlikin’s last six wins over Petrov, five were by 3-0 verdicts and one was a 3-1 decision. Petrov tends to work harder for his victories against Merzlikin. Four of his last six triumphs went the distance, ending 3-2 in his favor.
Overall, Petrov has lost 10 of 11 matches. His lone win was Sunday’s 3-0 whitewash of Merzlikin. After winning seven of nine, Merzlikin has also hit a rough patch. He’s lost three in a row.
Take the price and go with Petrov.
Pick: Vladimir Petrov (+150).
Volkov Charging Up
Entering play Sunday, Dmitry Kolesnikov had won three in a row and seven of eight from Aleksander Volkov. But what a difference a day makes.
Volkov has already beaten Kolesnikov twice on Sunday, taking 3-1 and 3-2 decisions. This matchup tends to ebb and flow. Volkov beat Kolesnikov in five of six earlier this month.
I am a Russian table tennis bandit
— Devin (@devinwilliams_2) June 26, 2020
Overall, Kolesnikov has lost three of five and four of seven. Volkov was a winner in five of his last seven matches.
Again, the upset offers value here.
Pick: Aleksandr Volkov (+100).
Bazilveskii Bashing Ivanov
Vitalii Bazilveskii and Viktor Ivanov have met eight times over the past five days. Bazilvevski has won six of those matches.
This pair generally contest hard-fought affairs. Eight of their last 12 matches featured 3-2 outcomes.
You haven’t lived til you bet on Russian table tennis.
— Catie Dale (@SophistiCATIE_) June 21, 2020
When he’s not facing Ivanov, Bazilveskii struggles. He’s just 1-5 overall in his last six matches.
Ivanov is treading water at 4-4 over his last eight.
This is yet another longshot that offers value to come in and cash.
Pick: Vitalii Bazilveskii (+100).