The World Darts Championship is but a few rounds old, yet the Ally Pally oche has already provided the spectating masses with plenty to salivate over and as the tungsten-tossing cream rises to the top there’ll be plenty of profit-snaring opportunities for savvy punters to snap up.
Here are the digits that all shrewd wager-makers must have in their artillery.
After a pair of humdrum showings against small-to-a-stickleback sized opponents, it wouldn’t be rash to assume defending champion Michael van Gerwen will find it hard against Terry Jenkins.
The Bull is worth a punt at an enormous 16/5, but a safer bet, based on current form, is that he checks out the highest score of their last-16 encounter.
In both rounds so far Jenkins has taken out a bigger finish than Mighty Mike, whose best effort of 104 is someway short of the scintillating 164 hurled by the underdog in whitewashing Laurence Ryder in the last-32.
He’s 13/10 to land the meatiest leg-ending shot here.
Another bet brimming with value is for giant-feller Benito van de Pas and Robert Thornton’s dust up to contain fewer than 11.5 180s.
The Dutch dartist has accounted for Paul Nicholson and Dave Chisnall so far, but hasn’t done so by filling up the lipstick at will.
Big Ben has totalled just seven maximums in two outings, while his Scottish adversary has rattled in 11.
In four matches combined they barely make it over the line in question so side with unders at 36/50 to here.
With an astonishing double success rate of 58.82 per cent in his first match, Stephen Bunting must be fancied to beat James Wade at 5/4.
The Machine has bitten the Bullet in both of his tussles with the reigning BDO king since he switched allegiance to the PDC and after nailing just 36.9 per cent of his doubles in round one, he’ll need a significant improvement if he’s going to survive in this blockbuster bout.
Phil Taylor performed at his unstoppable best in the early exchanges and the Power is sure to steamroller Kim Huybrechts, a man who he has never failed to slay in six meetings, when the duo duel in the last-16.
The Power steamrollered Jyhan Artut and Mark Webster with victories to nil and looks good to overcome a 2.5-set handicap and win here at 65/100.
Finally, Gary Anderson, fresh from participating in the match of the tournament against Jelle Klassen last time, is poised to put a stop to Cristo Reyes running amok on the grandest stage in the sport.
The Count of Monte has seen off Wes Newton and Kevin Painter already, but with Anderson scoring just shy of 100 per visit in his first two matches the end, it appears, is nigh.
Instead of backing the Flying Scotsman at 9/100 though, side with the highest checkout mark dropping below 130.5 at 17/20.
Neither player has scored above this mark yet, with their personal bests in the tournament to date standing at 126 for both.