The Czech TT Star Series circuit continues on Tuesday in Prague. Monday proved to be another winning day on the table tennis courts, as we were able to hit one play in the Moscow Liga Pro. One of the matches we previewed was canceled, so that resulted in a push and refund. We’ll take the 1-0 day and 29-18 on the year at table tennis.
After betting on the sport for almost two months now, I feel like a seasoned veteran at table tennis. No, not really, but certainly have more experience than most people betting on table tennis at this point. Czech table tennis has become the most familiar for me. Like any sport, when you follow it enough you’ll begin to learn more about the teams and players.
That’s easier to do in the Czech TT Star Series than some of the others. There’s an unlimited number of players in the Setka Cup and Moscow Liga Pro, though the TT Star Series in Czechia only has a handful of players. There might be ten or so full-time players in the tournament that battle it out every day.
Some days there are less than that, as players are able to get plenty of rest. They do not play on weekends, whereas the Moscow Liga Pro is an everyday operation. You’ll find some Russian players on the card with multiple matches a day during weekdays and weekends. That’s not the case in Czechia, so it’s easier to take things slowly and get to know each player.
Tomas Tregler and Jakub Nemecek are scheduled to meet each other around 7:45 a.m. EST. If you’re an early bird, the match time works out well. Tregler is one of the finest table tennis players in the Czech TT Star Series, while Nemecek has a lot of improvements to make. He ranks as one of the worst, so this would be a monumental upset if Nemecek can pull this one off. Head below for our free Czech TT Star Series pick between Tomas Tregler and Jakub Nemecek for May 5, 2020.
Tomas Tregler vs. Jakub Nemecek Czech TT Star Series Table Tennis Betting Odds:
Tomas Tregler vs. Jakub Nemecek Prediction:
If you’re new to the Czech TT Star Series, I will give you a quick lesson about Jakub Nemecek. He ranks as the lowest ranked table tennis player in this tournament and might need to go back to the drawing board when he has time. Nemecek and Jakub Seibert are easily the two worst players in the tournament and only have reasonable odds when they play one another. Nemecek against anyone with a pulse means unbettable odds for his opponent. Tregler is close to a lock here, but at -1800, there is no value on those odds. One foggy day for Tregler and you could be out a lot on that bet.
Tregler is 4-0 against Nemecek and has won each meeting in straight sets. In their last meeting, Tregler won 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 for an easy win on April 27. Nemecek hasn’t been competitive in any of his matches against Tregler, who is regarded as one of the best players in the Czech TT Star Series. He ranks as a top-5 player in the country. Tregler has been tremendous recently, as he’s won 10 of his last 12 matches for a record of 10-2. If he doesn’t take Nemecek lightly in his final match of the day, this should be an easy day at the office for Tregler, who also plays Seibert today as well.
Nemecek had a monster upset over Tomas Konecny on May 1. However, he’s gone 1-12 in his previous 13 matches. In ten of those losses, Nemecek lost in straight sets. If you want a larger sample size, Nemecek has gone 4-42 in his last 46 matches, so yeah, beating Konecny who is one of the best in the tournament was a crazy upset. In 31 of those losses, Nemecek lost in straight sets. With a total of 62.5, this is basically a bet of whether Tregler will sweep Nemecek on Tuesday. The way I see it, a 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 win for Tregler looks reasonable. That would be a win on the UNDER with room to spare.