Table Tennis Odds & Pick for Moscow Liga Pro (Wednesday, April 29): Evgeniy Ilyukhin vs. Denis Sayanov
TF-Images/Getty Images. Pictured: racket is seen during the match between TSV 1909 Langstadt and TV Busenbach on February 1, 2020.
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Perhaps you can tail me for your first bet and hope my sure-to-end-soon heater does not end quite yet. So far, I’ve tackled a big favorite, small dog and yesterday’s sizable pooch. Today, I have my eyes on a match that the oddsmakers are stumped on.
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Evgeniy Ilyukhin vs. Denis Sayanov
- Ilyukhin: -116
- Sayanov: -116
- Start time: 5 p.m. ET
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Evgeniy Ilyukhin is a very middling player — 24-26 dating back to April 20. About as run of the mill as it gets.
Denis Sayanov is worse on paper at just 7-9, but you have to dig a little deeper than that.
Sayanov just started playing on the circuit on the 26th and boy, oh boy, did he get off to a rocky start. Seven straight losses!
Since then, he’s found his groove, winning seven of his past nine. This includes two 3-0 straight set victories against Ilyukhin.
Both players will have one match before this to warm up — Sayanov at 4, Ilyukhin at 4:30.
I imagine the toss-up odds are based on their 2-2 H2H record, but considering Sayanov’s recent turnaround, I would peg him as the favorite.
PICK: Denis Sayanov -116