After a winner yesterday, Wayne is back with a pair of bets from tonight's Grand Slam of Darts action...
"Jones is playing poorly, which on a personal note is horrible to see as he's been a real good pro for the last 25 years. I don't see him escaping from the rut he's in right now to put in a performance that consists of more than one or two 180s."
Adrian Lewis v Wayne Jones
If you read my selections daily you'll know that I'm not in the business of tipping 1/2 shots but, I'm a price dependent punter and the odds of 1/2 about Adrian Lewis hitting more 180s than Wayne Jones are far too big. Wayne has hit two maximums in 16 legs, while Jackpot has mustered five in 15.
Jones is playing poorly, which on a personal note is horrible to see as he's been a real good pro for the last 25 years. I don't see him escaping from the rut he's in right now to put in a performance that consists of more than one or two 180s.
Adrian should easily have him covered.
Steve Beaton v Martin Adams
The Adonis Steve Beaton is a fantastic player and has been for decades but he'd never be described as a maximum machine would he?
The sheer size of his darts don't aid him in hitting the highest score available - they're bulky looking objects that only help when you need to deflect off another and into the bed. What's more, so far Steve has only hit one 180 in 16 legs, and he's played well too. But even if he was to hit two or three in this match I still think Martin Adams could beat that total, and at 13/10 I make Martin a good bet.
Adams, like Beaton, has played well so I'm expecting a great, high scoring encounter. Wolfie, the three time World Champ, has hit four maximums in 18 legs played, so the stats suggest we're placing the right bet.