Moscow Liga Pro Betting Odds, Pick: Vitalii Bazilevskii vs. Viktor Ivanov

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Czech Republic’s Pavel Sirucek returns the ball to Japan’s Shunsuke Togami on February 21, 2020 during their men single quarter final at the ITTF World Tour in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP) (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Another week, another blistering schedule of Russian table tennis on our hands. These guys are playing upward of five matches a day— not cumulatively, I mean each player. I suppose it’s not the most physically taxing sport, but nevertheless.

After sifting through some hard-to-find stats, I’ve found a match that I reckon has some value. Last Friday, we got down on a big favorite on a roll who I felt was not favored enough. He kept rolling.

Today, it’s a slight underdog at PointsBet has my attention. By the way, you can get your feet wet in the table tennis circuit with a couple $100 risk-free bets at PointsBet. Sometimes it’s scary betting a new sport, you know?


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Vitalii Bazilevskii vs. Viktor Ivanov

  • Bazilevskii: -135
  • Ivanov: +104
  • 4:30 p.m. ET

The man with six i’s in his name is favored, but Ivanov at plus-money looks good to me. He’s lost four of five to Bazilevskii this past week, but since the beginning of March, it’s actually Ivanov with a 17-11 H2H edge.

When we take a look at their recent form, V-Baz (I’ve decided he needs a nickname) is 9-11 since last Friday, but once again it’s Ivanov who’s been better at 14-9. Is the wrong guy favored??

Perhaps V-Baz will keep his very recent hot streak against Ivanov going, but after taking a look at the bigger picture, Ivanov at plus-money looks like the only choice for me in this one.

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