We are getting closer to the return of more sports around the world. More soccer leagues are expected to open the curtain again on their seasons, while the AFL in Australia is restarting later this week. The NBA has officially ironed out the kinks and will begin in late July at Disney World in Orlando.
The Premier League is back on June 17, while La Liga are set to go for Thursday. If you’re a soccer, or football fan, you have to be excited with all of the action beginning to return to the table. That’s especially true if you’re a handicapper that likes to wager on the sport. However, while many sports leagues are in the process of returning, Monday is a brisk card for sports.
There is a NRL match in Australia and Germany has a couple of basketball games in the Bundesliga. I follow the NRL loosely but you could flip a coin on that matchup, and know nothing about the German basketball league, so it’s back to the table tennis courts. I split in the KBO yesterday, and the CPBL provided yet another bad beat in the 9th inning, so it was a frustrating day.
The CPBL often comes down to what bullpen sucks less. They’re all terrible, with blown saves and covers a regular occurrence. Other than totals, I will probably pivot away from trying to pick winners in that league. Table tennis has been a profitable endeavor, though. Believe it or not, table tennis has been the main catalyst during the sports shutdown.Heading into Monday, we have a cumulative record of 41-28 on table tennis. I’m not complaining too much with those numbers.
With many sports leagues returning soon, table tennis won’t be a focal point of my sports betting attention, but I will likely still dabble in it here and there. I have a love-hate relationship with the Moscow Liga Pro. I’ve made money in it, though I have seen some crazy things happen in matches.
No, there is not widespread match fixing like many assume. Most are going to take their job seriously and not risk it on a low-limit bet. That said, it’d be foolish not to think it happens in isolated cases with the vast number of matches that take place. We have a Moscow Liga Pro pick for you on Monday morning, with the line available at BetOnline. Head below for our free Moscow Liga Pro pick between Ivan Pandur vs. Nikolay Pashkov. This match is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. EST.
Ivan Pandur vs. Nikolay Pashkov Moscow Liga Pro Table Tennis Betting Odds:
Ivan Pandur vs. Nikolay Pashkov Prediction:
Ivan Pandur heads into Monday on a nice run after winning three straight matches and five of his previous seven matches. In those five matches Pandur didn’t need a fifth set and he won three in straight sets. It hasn’t been all good news for Pandur. Note that he owns a record of 24-22 in his previous 48 matches for a pretty average stretch. Finding a way to the top of the tournament won’t be too easy for Pandur, but there are a lot of average players in the Liga Pro. Playing an average game is often good enough to win games in this tournament. Pandur has made it look easy against Nikolay Pashkov in previous meetings.
Pashkov goes into Monday off two straight losses against Pandur. He got swept by a score of 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 and 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7. Despite winning one set, Pashkov has been a loser in six of their previous sets. Earlier in the day yesterday, Pandur made it look easy against Pashkov again with a win in straight sets. In that performance, Pandur was able to win 11-5, 11-9, 11-7. Note that Pashkov has lost four of his previous six outings heading into Monday. He’s typically picked on weak opponents and struggled to compete against better talent. This isn’t a price that is conducive to betting the farm, but as a recreational play on a table tennis match, I am not worried about it too much. Pandur for a small bet on Monday morning in the Liga Pro in Russia.