Table tennis is a net-based table game that’s very similar to tennis. However, a smaller version played on a professional table. The sport can be played in singles (one versus one) or in doubles (two versus two) simultaneously. The fast intensity of the game makes it a great sport to follow and an even better betting situation. The sport traces its origins to India in the mid-19th century. British officers stationed in India played the game using books as paddles and books also for the net. Today, we play a very different version of the game based on the same principles. Football is the leading sport in terms of wagers placed in the world. Other sports ranging from eSports to table tennis have an opportunity to catch up over the next few decades. In fact, punters can spot mispriced bets, value bets, and odds differentials in sports that aren’t very popular in the betting world. We take a deeper look at what punters can do when betting on table tennis.
Table Tennis Betting Guide
Bettors need to look out for different leagues and tournaments across the globe, understanding the odds and bets and adopting the best strategy. This guide will help punters looking to efficiently bet and profit on table tennis.
1. Following Leagues And Tournaments
Punters need to follow the different types of leagues and tournaments that happen throughout the year. Bettors can bet on the highest leagues, such as the Olympics or World Cup. Punters also have the option of following lesser-known leagues played in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, etc. With the lesser-known leagues, punters can spot mispriced bets and value betting situations because not all providers price bets accurately at all times. Expert table tennis bettors make the most of these betting situations. Punters also can bet on different types of games such as singles (men or women), doubles (men, women, mixed), etc.
2. Types Of Bets/Odds
Punters have access to a wide range of bets with various odds depending on the match-up, opposition, tournament, location, ranking, etc. The types of bets featured in table tennis matches include betting on first to three points, first to five points, first to seven points, first to nine points, set winner, match points, match winner, total points, tournament winner, etc. Before a punter places a bet, it’s important to consider if the punter would like to place an in-play bet, a bet before the start of the game, or both. If a punter wants to enjoy the game after placing their bet, the punter could make a bet before the game starts. If the punter wants to tinker with his bet after placing the bet and gain more betting options after the game starts, then the punter should consider making an in-play bet or multiple in-play bets.
3. Adopting Betting Strategies
Punters have access to several betting strategies across various sports and games. However, not all betting strategies work for all table tennis bets, and some strategies work only if they’re used at the right time. Some players have a killer serve and tend to score more points on serves. Other players play better in teams. And some players may be prone to making more fouls (net, etc.). A punter can adopt a betting strategy by spotting a trend in certain games and, more importantly, make a profit from that trend.
4. Higher Bets On A Single Player
Punters can make a handsome profit when most of the betting population places a bet on the popular player. In most cases, the popular player isn’t necessarily the better player. Bettors have the advantage of betting on the non-favorite player and make a much higher margin because of the mispriced odds.
For example, punters worldwide hold a belief that East and South-East Asian table tennis players are generally the best. In some matches without enough information, punters choose to bet on a winning nationality rather than considering the player’s qualities and statistics. Smart bettors willing to do a little research can easily see other punters placing the most bets on a single player, increasing the odds on the underdog to win.