We’re back in Czech Republic for the Czech TT Star Series. We’re on a 5-0 table tennis winning streak, as we’ve extended our record to 25-16-1. One of our picks from Thursday, the last day we had table tennis picks, was cancelled so we took the 1-0-1 day. Tomas Tregler came through for us and we’ll be going back to Tregler on Monday.
Table tennis has been the most profitable sport since the shutdown of major sports in North America. With the massive sample size at our disposal, it makes sense that table tennis is an easy target. The sportsbooks certainly love that there is a wealth of table tennis action available to bet on. It’s the most widely bet sport by sports bettors simply because of how many matches are offered.
The KBO is right around the corner in South Korea, so that’s going to take a nice handle for the bookies. There is the CPBL going on right now, but there’s a max of only two games a day, and it’s not as popular as the KBO. There are some well-known players in the majors that came through the KBO, so something to keep in mind while watching for potential future stars in MLB. A lot of CPBL games essentially come down to which bad pitcher sucks the most that day. You will see plenty of talented pitching in the KBO, though.
There are some sports that had to make severe protocol changes to keep going, but for the most part, table tennis hasn’t made any changes. Spectators aren’t a part of the Czech TT Star Series and Moscow Liga Pro during the best of times, so they didn’t have to change much except likely behind the scenes.
The biggest danger from table tennis has to be two players touching the ball and then possibly rubbing their face. However, from a social distancing perspective, table tennis is the perfect sport. We can advance to 7-0 in their last seven table tennis selections with a couple of winners today. Our first pick for Monday features Tomas Tregler and Miroslav Horejsi at approximately 5:45 a.m. EST.
Tomas Tregler vs. Miroslav Horejsi Czech TT Star Series Betting Odds:
Tomas Tregler vs. Miroslav Horejsi Prediction:
Tomas Tregler was stuck in a big hole before stabilizing a bit recently. As one of the best table tennis players in the Czech Republic, Tregler couldn’t put one foot in front of the other for a stretch. He went 3-10 from April 10 to April 20 before getting off the snide and back to basics. Since that drought, Tregler has gone 10-5 for a much better time at the table. He’s capable of being even better than that. Table tennis is very much a mental game. If your head is not there, then the losses will come quickly against equally talented opponents.
Tregler and Horejsi have seven matches of history against one another. Their last two meetings weren’t even close, with Tregler dominating the opposition. Tregler defeated Horejsi in straight sets a week ago by a score of 11-8, 11-4, 11-9. We backed Tregler in that match and was rewarded for it. In his next match against Horejsi, Tregler was dominant again, as he won that contest in four sets. He has advanced to 5-2 in his overall effort against Horejsi. Note that Tregler owns a record of 6-2 over Horejsi, with wins in six of their last seven meetings.
Horejsi enters Monday cold, with losses in five of his last six matches, and a record of 4-15 in his previous 19. Being a successful table tennis handicapper is all about finding who is locked in and who doesn’t care to be playing. Maybe the break over the weekend helped Horejsi get his act together and he comes back focused. However, it’s unlikely that it’s going to happen against Tregler on Monday. While Horejsi is better than what we’ve seen from him recently, even if both players are ready to play, Tregler is still the superior player. Look for Tregler to handle Horejsi again.