- Popular Moscow Liga Pro table tennis continues Sunday with action thrroughout the day
- Which matches are the best bests for Sunday?
- All of the analysis, odds, picks and predictions are right here in the story that follows below
As usual, there’s plenty of table tennis action on tap Sunday in the Moscow Liga Pro, and that’s why there’s been plenty of action on Moscow Liga Pro table tennis.
The COVID-19 shutdown of all major-league sports in North America and Europe has left sports bettors in a lurch. In their search for betting markets, Moscow Liga Pro table tennis is providing a smorgasbord of wagering opportunities.
Moscow Liga Pro Table Tennis Odds
|Georgiy Vahnin||-225||-1.5 (-110)||O 73.5 (-120)||Vladimir Petrov||+162||+1.5 (-125)||U 73.5 (-120)|
|Igor Minchenkov||-350||-1.5 (-150)||O 72.5 (-120)||Oleg Shagorov||+250||+1.5 (+110)||U 72.5 (-120)|
|Oleg Kutusov||-175||-1.5 (+120)||O 74.5 (-120)||Ilya Novikov||+125||+1.5 (-163)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Aleksandr Frolov||-110||+1.5 (-225)||O 75.5 (-120)||Valery Ivanov||-125||-1.5 (+162)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Alexey Ermilov||-200||-1.5 (+110)||O 74.5 (-120)||Andrey Menshikov||+150||+1.5 (-150)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Vadim Krokhin||-175||-1.5 (+120)||O 74.5 (-120)||Ilya Novikov||-163||+1.5 (-163)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Ilya Novikov||-163||-1.5 (+137)||O 75.5 (-120)||Alexey Ermilov||+120||+1.5 (-188)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Oleg Shagarov||-120||+1.5 (-250)||O 75.5 (-120)||Aleksander Frolov||-120||-1.5 (+175)||U 75.5 (-120)|
|Vladimir Petrov||-188||-1.5 (+120)||O 74.5 (-120)||Vadim Krokhin||+137||+1.5 (-163)||U 74.5 (-120)|
|Ilya Novikov||-188||-1.5 (+120)||O 74.5 (-120)||Andrey Menshikov||+137||+1.5 (-163)||U 74.5 (-120)|
Odds taken April 19th
On Saturday alone, there were 115 Moscow Liga Pro matches carded.
Moscow Liga Pro Defined
With so many matches each day – the Moscow Liga Pro basically plays around the clock, 24 hours, seven days a week – you might rightly wonder what in the heck is going on here?
This is how the circuit works: players compete in mini round-robin tournaments all day long, with groups of players alternating in and out.
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— Fraser Smith (@FraserASmith) April 17, 2020
Sportsbooks are reporting daily six-figure handles on the sport. The unlimited action is certainly an attraction to bettors, as is the ability to ride a wave for or against a single player.
Someone may have the hot hand that day, or be flummoxed by a cold paddle. Catching on to that trend can prove to be a profitable move.
Matches are best three-out-of-five affairs, The winner of a game is the first to 11 points, although the victor must take the decision by a minimum of two points. Service changes hands every two points during a match.
Vahnin Controls Petrov
Vladimir Petrov went against the form chart when he swept Georgiy Vahnin 3-0 in their most recent meeting. Generally, Vahnin has dominated this matchup.
Prior to the Petrov sweep, Vahnin whipped Petrov 3-0 in three straight matches. Vahnin has defeated Petrov in four of their last five meetings.
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During that four-match win streak against Petrov, Vahnin posted a 12-1 advantage in games won. He’s also captured six of the last and nine of their last 12 clashes.
Overall, Vahnin is just 6-5 in his last 11 matches. Petrov owns a 7-3 mark in his last 10 matches.
Pick: Georgiy Vahnin (-225).
Minchenkov Masters Shagarov
In general terms, Igor Minchenkov is on fire of late. Against Oleg Shagarov, he’s a blazing inferno.
During his current four-match winning streak against Shagarov, Minchenkov isn’t merely defeating his opponent. He’s obliterating Shagarov.
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Minchenkov has won four straight from Shagarov, all via three-game sweeps. Overall, Minchenkov is 12-4 in his last 16 matches. During that stretch of success, he’s posted seven 3-0 match victories.
Shagarov is 2-8 in his last 10 matches. He’s lost twice to Minchenkov in that span. Shagarov has been shutout in six of his last 14 matches.
Pick: Igor Minchenkov (-350).
Novikov Holds Edge on Menshikov
Looking at their performances of late, there’s not a lot to get excited about when it comes to the play of Ilya Novikov or Andrey Menshikov. Novikov is treading water at 5-5 over his last 10 matches. Menshikov is 3-7 in his last 10 contests.
It’s 2-7 in his last nine for Menshikov, and that includes a pair of losses in head-to-head meetings with Novikov. He’s also 1-6 in his last seven matches, enduring a pair of three-match losing streaks.
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Menshikov has gone 15 matches without posting back-to-back wins. He’s 3-12 in that stretch. Along with the two three-game slides, he’s also suffered a five-game losing skid in this run of bad form.
Novikov has won five of his last seven clashes with Menshikov. That run of success includes a pair of 3-0 shutouts and another two victories by 3-1 margins.
Pick: Ilya Novikov (-188).