Darts: A Complete Betting Guide

Russ Yershon

Monday, July 22, 2019 7:12 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 22, 2019 7:12 PM UTC

Would you like to know how to bet on darts? Here's a complete guide for darts betting...
<div><h2><strong>Basics of betting on darts</strong></h2><p>Darts is a great sport to bet on and here we will take you through a guide to betting on this fun sport.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Match Winner Market</strong></h2><p>There are a number of top tournaments throughout the calendar year and some of them run on different methods of victory. However one thing that is common in the majority of them is that both players start at 501 and have three darts each to get to 0 and win a leg. In order to win a leg the player must get to 0 with their final dart being a double or bullseye.</p><p>There are numbers 1-20 on the dart board and each of them have three scoring sections. One of them is a single (E.g 20), then a double (40), this is the top section under the number shown, and then a treble (60), this is the smaller section in the middle of the number. There are also two small sections in the middle which if you hit are worth 25 and 50 points.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://media.4rgos.it/i/Argos/7544497_R_Z001A?w=1500&amp;h=880&amp;qlt=70" style="width:100%" /></p><h2><strong>Leg or Sets</strong></h2><p>Some tournaments are the best of x number of legs in each round and go up as the tournament progresses. The current tournament on now called The World Matchplay determines the winner in the first round by the best of 19 legs. As each round progresses the number of legs to decide the winner increases. The final of World Match play is the best of 35 legs.</p><p>The Premier League of darts between February and May and features 10 top players. They play each other over the best of 14 legs in a League system. After 10 weeks the bottom two players are eliminated and then after 16 weeks the top 4 players go into Finals night which features a semi-final and final.</p><p>The major tournament each year is the World Darts Championships with happens each mid December to early January.</p><p>Here, the winner of each match is decided by the number of sets won. However to win a set the player must be the first to win 3 legs. Once a player wins 3 legs they have won a set. The first and second round of the World Darts Championship is the best of 5 sets. The third and fourth round is the best of 7 sets and then the Final is the best of 11 sets.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Key Stats in darts</strong></h2><p>The best players in darts are the ones who have both the highest 3 dart average and the highest check out %. The most consistent players combining both elements are the ones who go deep in competitions and win the top Tournament.</p><p>Players aim to score treble 20 or treble 19 as often as possible to gain the highest score counting down from 501. Then when it comes to check out, the players who strike a double with the fewest darts are the ones who win most often.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&amp;a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2><strong>Handicap Betting Market</strong></h2><p>Like in other sports handicap betting is a key market in darts. For example the World Matchplay first round is the best of 19 legs, so first to win 10 legs. Handicap betting rules apply to darts so you can back a player to win by more than a set handicap of legs.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>To Win, highest checkout and highest number of 180s</strong></h2><p>This market is the equivalent of request a bet as combine three outcomes of a match in one bet. The ‘to win’ market has already explained. The highest check out is the player who gets to 0 and wins a leg from having the highest number remaining. The highest possible check out is 170 (Treble 20, Treble 20, Bullseye).</p><p>Then the highest number of 180s in the match is self-explanatory. This is the player who scores the highest number of darts possible from 3 successive darts. This is 180 (Treble 20, Treble 20, Treble 20)</p><p>If a player is heavy odds on for example 1.2 (1/5) to win a match, it may well be value to get circa 2.0 (Evs) on backing them on this market, combining three outcomes within a match.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Outright Tournament Market</strong></h2><p>Like in other sports, a very popular market is the outright tournament winner. One other extra element is the each-way market which is usually 1/3 the odds 1-2. So this means you can 1/3 of your each-way stake if the player you back finishes runner up.</p><p>The value here is given the draw for a tournament is delivered before the tournament starts there may be value in backing a player each-way if the look of the draw looks good in comparison to the odds shown.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/01/02/11/Michael-van-Gerwen.jpg?w968" style="width:100%" /></p><h2><strong>Top Players</strong></h2><p>Michael van Gerwen is the World Number 1 and by far the best darts player. He is so far ahead of all the other players his outright odds for tournament is usually less than 2.0 (Evs) every time he plays.</p><p>This dominance has seen van Gerwen win the Premier League of darts 2020 and also the World Darts Championship in January 2020. He was won 32 major tournaments and this will only escalate in the months and years to come. He is so consistent with his scoring and his checkouts are always good.</p><p>Other top players include Rob Cross and Gary Anderson who have won key tournaments over the past few years.</p><p>Outside of them there are other top 16 players in the world who are great on their day, but struggle to be on top form every match which means they can’t get over the line when it comes to the major events. The likes of Peter Wright, James Wade, Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith are all very good players and can play very well, but struggle to always be on top form.</p></div>
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