It’s almost time for Night 15 of the 2023 Premier League Darts season. This week the action comes from the Utilita Arena in Sheffield. Gerwyn Price is the betting favorite to win the night. But Michael Smith has won the previous two Night’s. Who will come out on top this week? Let’s take a look with our latest free darts betting picks.
- Night 15 of the 2023 Premier League Darts season comes from the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, England. The action starts at 2 pm ET, on Thursday, May 11th
- Michael Smith won Night 14, his second in succession. A victory that also sees the Bully Boy secure his place in the finals night at the end of the month
- Joining Smith in the O2 Arena on finals night will be Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen, who also qualified last week
It seems hard to believe that there’s only two more weeks of Premier League Darts action before we get to finals night.
As we’ve already alluded to, Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen, and Michael Smith have now all qualified for the finals. The fourth and final spot will be taken by either Jonny Clayton or Nathan Aspinall.
LEAGUE TABLE 🔢
Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith have all qualified for the 2023 Cazoo Premier League Play-Offs!
Here's how the table shapes up after Night 14 in Manchester… pic.twitter.com/1eSBGWnFLh
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 4, 2023
At the moment, the best online sportsbooks seem to think it will be Jonny Clayton. In the betting to win the Premier League it’s Gerwyn Price who is the +175 betting favorite. Following closely behind the Iceman is Michael van Gerwen at +185, with Michael Smith next at +300.
Outside of the three qualifiers for finals night, it’s then Jonny Clayton at +750, with Nathan Aspinall at +1400.
Elsewhere in darts betting futures, Peter Wright is -125 to finish bottom of the table. Behind Wright is Dimitri Van den Bergh at +175, with Chris Dobey at +400. Only three points separate the trio. So with five points available for a night win, there is still plenty to play for at the bottom end of the table.
Night 15 Winner Betting
Gerwyn Price vs Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey vs Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price/Nathan Aspinall vs Chris Dobey/Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen/Michael Smith vs Jonny Clayton/Dimitri Van den Bergh
It’s the same story in the betting to win the night with Gerwyn Price again favorite with the best online bookmakers. The Iceman is +200 to win Night 15, with Michael van Gerwen next at +325. The current world champion, Michael Smith follows at +400, with Jonny Clayton fourth in the betting at +800.
Clayton’s chief rival for fourth spot in the table, Nathan Aspinall, is next at +1000. Then comes Peter Wright and Chris Dobey at +1200, with Dimitri Van den Bergh bringing up the rear at +1400.
Our below table has odds for the winner of Night 15 from the best bookmakers for darts betting. All of these bookmakers feature on our best sports betting apps page, where you can learn more about placing sports betting wagers on your mobile device.
|Premier League Darts; Night 15 Winner Betting
|Michael van Gerwen
|Dimitri Van den Bergh
Our Pick to win Night 15
We’re going to start with our betting pick to win Night 15, and this week we are choosing Michael van Gerwen.
Why? Well because last week MVG looked somewhere near back to his best in Manchester. He beat Gerwyn Price 6-2 in their quarter-final, but he did then come up short against Michael Smith, losing the semi-final 6-4. But in both matches, van Gerwen looked very good, averaging 103.1 against Price, and 99.40, against Smith.
Michael van Gerwen then took that good form into the weekend with him, winning the Belgian Darts Open. The win was his first on the PDC European Tour in 12 months.
VAN GERWEN IS THE CHAMPION! 🏆
Michael van Gerwen wins the Belgian Darts Open with an 8-6 defeat of Luke Humphries in the final!
A significant title for MvG sees him rise to world number two!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 7, 2023
The victory also saw MVG move back up to Number 2 in the world rankings, with only Michael Smith now left above him. We think this all adds to the feel good factor for van Gerwen, and this makes him a great value pick to win the night.
Clayton looks good to cover the spread
Elsewhere, and our second pick for Night 15 involves the match between Welshman Jonny Clayton and Belgian’s Dimitri Van den Bergh.
The Belgian hasn’t enjoyed much luck in the Premier League over the past couple of weeks. Since Night Seven, Van den Bergh has only once got past the quarter-finals, and that was on Night 12 in Rotterdam.
In the past two weeks since Rotterdam, Van den Bergh has lost 6-4 to Nathan Aspinall (Night 13), and 6-2 to Chris Dobey (Night 14). He’s simply in rotten form.
On the handicap spread, Jonny Clayton is +103 giving away 1.5 legs to Van den Bergh. This would mean a win of any scoreline up to and including 6-4 for Clayton would see the Welshman cover the spread.
Clayton needs the win. He needs all the points he can get his hands on if he is to finish in the top four of the table and take his place at the finals night. Clayton won this competition in 2021. He knows what it feels like to go all the way. And we think he is a great bet to cover the spread against Dimitri Van den Bergh.