Sergey Kuzmin vs. Andrey Babkin Pick – Moscow Liga Pro April 21, 2020

From the Czech Republic to Russia, we have you covered when it comes to table tennis. We’ve been doing well with our Czech TT Star Series picks recently, and will hope to carry it over to Russia in the Moscow Liga Pro. Along with the Ukraine, Czechia, and Russia offering table tennis, we’re at a point where other tournaments and leagues around the world are beginning to open up.

I’ve seen recent odds from Armenia for the first time. I don’t think we’re going to have to resort to betting on Armenian table tennis, though. There’s more than enough options available between Russia and the Czech Republic. We can leave Armenia table tennis for another time.

We can’t really complain with how it’s going thus far. A record of 22-16 could be improved on, but that’s nothing to complain about. Maintaining a winning record and coming out of this downtime in sports would be nice when it comes to table tennis. Russia has to be the most popular betting option for table tennis bettors.

Just based on sheer volume alone, Russia is going to beat the Czech Republic. Ukraine has a lot of options as well, so that might come close to Russia in terms of betting handle as well. The Setka Cup in Ukraine is not where you’re going to find the best players out of the three leagues, though. There are some players in that competition that are pretty bad.

Russia has some talent. They’re not going enough to play in China, but on a perfect day there are some Russians who can compete with some of the best in the world. That’s not to say they’re playing in the Moscow Liga Pro, though. Like usual, there is a huge card on tap for Tuesday in the Moscow Liga Pro.

Thank goodness for this table tennis action, because it’s the only leagues that have consistent matches every day. Head below for our free Moscow Liga Pro pick between Sergey Kuzmin vs. Andrey Babkin for April 21, 2020. This match is scheduled for approximately 4:50 a.m. EST.

Sergey Kuzmin vs. Andrey Babkin Moscow Liga Pro Series Betting Odds:

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Moneyline:

  • Kuzmin (-165)
  • Babkin (+120)
Total Points:

  • Over 74.5 (-120)
  • Under 74.5 (-120)

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Sergey Kuzmin vs. Andrey Babkin Prediction:

Sergey Kuzmin looks for some more momentum on Tuesday after an effective day on Sunday and Monday. Kuzmin won five of his last six matches for a record of 5-1. If we want to go back further than that to Saturday, Kuzmin has been playing with a lot of confidence, having gone 12-3 in his previous 15 matches. He’s 19-6 at the table since April 15 for an impressive streak of success for Kuzmin. Andrey Babkin leads the all-time series against Kuzmin with 9 wins and 5 losses. However, Kuzmin has been the stronger player in recent meetings.

Kuzmin has beaten Babkin in five of their last seven meetings. He is fresh off a 3-1 win over Babkin yesterday. Babkin enjoyed early success over Kuzmin, but that narrative has changed considerably. Babkin has been unable to generate a solid push against most players lately. He has lost five of his last seven matches for a record of 2-5.

Babkin’s last three wins came against the same person, Ivan Pandur. Pandur is not a good player at all. In fact, he’s one of the worst, if not the worst in the Liga Pro. He’s regularly a huge underdog. In Pandur’s previous 26 matches, he’s somehow managed to go 1-25. It might be time to start looking for a new career. In any event, he’s the only player that Babkin has been able to beat recently, as his focus has not been at the table apparently. I’d side with Kuzmin to get the win here.

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