Gerwyn Price the favorite to win World Grand Prix Darts after MVG exit

The 2023 World Grand Prix Darts competition is down to the final remaining eight players, and with the quarter-finals set to start tonight, the next three days promise to be full of explosive darts action with all the top players in the world – except for Michael van Gerwen – still in the hunt.

  • The 2023 PDC World Grand Prix Darts is taking place at the Morningside Arena, Leicester, England
  • MVG is out, and Gerwyn Price is the new betting favorite
  • The last eight take place on Friday, October 6th, with the semi-finals on Saturday, and the final played on Sunday, October 8th at 3 pm ET

The World Grand Prix is a double in and a double out. This is the only major competition in the PDC to use this format. It is also played over sets, with the quarter-finals played over the best of five, the semi-finals over the best of seven, and the final played over the best of nine.

The set format is the same as what is used for the World Championship. It means there is pressure on every leg, as the sets are played over the best of five legs. It also results in the best players generally coming out on top, as is reflected in the quality of the remaining eight players.

Betting to win the 2023 World Grand Prix

Michael van Gerwen is the only big casualty so far in the competition. MVG started the competition as the +325 favorite. But after his exit at the hands of Chris ‘Hollywood’ Dobey on Thursday, Gerwyn Price is now the +190 betting favorite. Michael Smith is second at +300. But Price and Smith are on the same side of the draw.

In the bottom half of the draw, Luke Humpries is the shortest-priced player at +333. He is now the favorite to emerge from the bottom half following the departure of MVG. The conqueror of van Gerwen, Chris Dobey, is +900. Full betting can be found below.

2023 World Grand Prix Darts Winner BettingBovadaBetOnline ReviewMyBookie Review
Gerwyn Price+190+190+190
Michael Smith+300+300+300
Luke Humphries+333+333+333
Chris Dobey+900+900+900
Peter Wright+1100+1100+1100
Joe Cullen+1100+1100+1100
Martin Schindler+2500+2500+2500
Andrew Gilding+2500+2500+2500

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Smith set to face Price in last four showdown

In the top half of the draw, we are on course for a semi-final showdown between the number one seed, Michael Smith, and the number three seed, Gerwyn Price.

Both have tricky quarter-finals to negotiate but are heavy odds-on favorites to win their respective matches. Michael Smith (-375) takes on Andrew Gilding (+275), while Gerwyn Price (-450) faces Martin Schindler (+325).

Starting with Smith, he has had a comfortable route into the last eight without even dropping a set. In the opening round, he saw off Callan Rydz 2-0, and in round two, he defeated 9-darter tournament legend Brendan Dolan 3-0.

As for Andrew Gilding, the unseeded Englishman defeated Rob Cross 2-1 in a scrappy first round. He then defeated Gary Anderson 3-2 in the second round. They are two big scalps for Gilding, but his average was poor in both matches (74.93 and 80.20), and that won’t be good enough to beat Michael Smith.

Michael SmithTo beat Andrew Gilding and cover spread (-1.5)
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Gerwyn Price beat Danny Noppert 2-0 and Krzysztof Ratajski 3-0 to get to the last eight. His opponent tonight, Martin Schindler, defeated Raymond van Barneveld (2-1) and Stephen Bunting (3-2) to get to this stage.

The door to the final opens for Luke Humpries

In the bottom half of the draw, Luke Humpries (-240) takes on Peter Wright (+190). Humpries has been progressing up the PDC rankings over the past 12 months, and with MVG out, he can now see a clear route to the final.

Humpries booked his place in the last eight with a 2-0 first-round win over Daryl Gurney and a 3-0 win over Luke Woodhouse in the second.

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright secured his place in the last eight by defeating Gabriel Clemons 2-0 and Ryan Seale 3-1. Snakebite has had a troubled 2023. So making the last eight of a big event will be a boost to his confidence.

Despite Wright’s improvement, we struggle to see anything other than a win for Luke Humpries.

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Hollywood Dobey dumps MVG out

In the bottom half of the draw, the final match is between Chris Dobey (-115) and Joe Cullen (-115).
In the first round, Chris Dobey defeated Dimitri van den Bergh 2-0. He then went on to knock out the pre-tournament favorite, Michael van Gerwen, on Thursday, throwing a spectacular 156 to secure the win.

Facing Dobey is Joe Cullen, who secured his place in the last eight with a 3-1 win over Ross Smith. In round one, Cullen defeated Mike De Decker 2-0.

Our Pick to win the World Grand Prix

For our betting pick to win the event, we feel it could be time for Luke Humpries to win a Major PDC event.

He’s never gone beyond the semi-final stage of a Major before. But with the draw opening up, he has a great chance of getting to the final this Sunday.

He reached the semi-final of the World Matchplay in July this year, so has recent experience of going close in big tournaments. We think that experience will make him more determined to improve on that record. So we make Luke Humpries our pick to win the 2023 World Grand Prix.

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