Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis (19:15)
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In a best-of-19-legs format, Michael van Gerwen is rightfully 1/5 favourite. He has a more consistent, higher scoring power than Lewis, emphasised by his 107.93 league average to Adrian's 96.50, hitting 24 more 180s and almost 10% better checkout rate (49.30% to 40.09%). MVG has won 42 more legs than his opponents in-comparison to Lewis' 10. Van Gerwen won their two league meetings 7-5 and 7-4 and overall has won 17 of their last 22 including all six in best-of-17 legs or more by an aggregate score of 64-39 (+25). The way to side with Mighty Mike in this match is to back him -1.5 in the most 180s market. In the Premier League he has hit 62 in 168 legs (0.37 per-leg), compared to just 38 from Lewis in the same amount of legs (0.23pl). The market is anticipating 15.5 legs, which suggests MVG hitting 5.7 180s to Adrian's 3.5.
Phil Taylor v Gary Anderson (20:15)
This year has been under par so far for The Flying Scotsman with an aggregate leg deficit of 27-16 (-11) to the top two and defeats suffered at odds of 1/2, 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/33, 2/9 and 1/7 on tour. Phil Taylor has been much more consistent and leads Anderson in every performance statistic. He's won 100 legs to 65 (+35), compared to Anderson's 92 to 81 (+11), with 52 180s to 48 (0.32pl to 0.28pl), an average of 101.15 to 100.15 and checkout rate of 46.51% to 40.35%. Coupled with his wins of 7-3 and 7-4 over the Scotsman, it makes Taylor the standout bet at 5/6.