We’re back at the tables on Thursday morning for another day of Czech table tennis. On Tuesday we took a split for a total record of 6-4 since our table tennis betting series started. Russia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine have been the unlikely location of several bets recently. Since the outbreak began in the US and professional sports leagues halted, we’ve had bets in Australia, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Russia, and I might be forgetting one or two more other countries.
If anything the coronavirus has taught a thing or two about international sports leagues. The one that I’m most disappointed with folding is the AFL in Australia. That’s an exciting league which had an opportunity to steal viewers from North America. Unfortunately, we were only able to get a game in, albeit it happened to be a winning pick.
Table tennis is showing no indications of slowing down in northern Europe. Some people are using it as an opportunity to pad the bankroll. There was a bettor in Nevada who hit a $50.00 parlay for almost $10,000 on table tennis. It was a ten-team parlay that was a success to reel in a nice profit during this downtime in the sports world.
The major sports may not begin to trickle back until July. Major League Baseball is eyeing to start playing on July 4th, which would make the most sense if we see a slowdown of cases. The NBA may still be able to work something out with a tournament and then have the Finals in July. Pushing the regular season of the 2020-21 back a bit would likely have to be exercised if they go that route.
While they’re playing table tennis in Europe, the world team championship in South Korea continues to be postponed. It’s likely they won’t be able to play until July at the earliest. The China Super League is still awaiting word on when they will resume. Some leagues keep putting out dates on when they’re going to play, but it’s better not to throw out random dates.
The only thing dictating schedules is the spread of the coronavirus, and at this point, no one really knows when that will end. In any event, we have more table tennis picks from the Czech Republic on Thursday morning. Head below for our free Czech TT Star Series pick featuring Jiri Vrablik vs. Tomas Tregler.
Jiji Vrablik vs. Tomas Tregler Czech TT Star Series Betting Odds:
Jiri Vrablik vs. Tomas Tregler Czech TT Star Series Prediction:
Tomas Tregler has been one of the most reliable table tennis players for us at the tables. He’s come through for us twice for a record of 2-0, and hopefully we can make it a perfect 3-0 Thursday. So long as he can stay away from Tomas Konency, another player we’ve selected more than once, Konency has been the only player to beat him recently. Tregler has won seven out of his previous nine matches. The guy to beat Tregler in those two matches was Konency. All of those other matches were wins, including a clash against Jiri Vrablik on March 30.
Other than his bouts against Konency, Tregler has been one of the more consistent players in the TT Star Series. He played five matches on Wednesday and won four out of five matches. The one loss was versus Konency in the final match of the day. Konecny took care of Tregler in four sets, with a big fourth set to win by a score of 11-2. Every team and player usually has an achilles heel. With respect to Tregler, that guy happens to be Konency who has his number. His effort against Vrablik has been a little more fruitful. Tregler and Vrablik have played four times with Tregler winning three out of four matches.
In their most recent match, Tregler got the win in straight sets, with wins of 11-7, 11-7, and 13-11. Vrablik hasn’t played exceptionally well since the 31st. Including his loss against Tregler, he’s also been having issues against other opponents. Vrablik owns a record of 2-5 in his previous seven matches. He had a productive day on March 27, but lost that momentum Tuesday and then into yesterday. Tregler should likely be in the -175 range against Vrablik in this spot. In other words, a play on Tregler should be warranted on Thursday morning in the Czech TT Star Series.