The Masters Darts 2024 Odds: Three tips for MK

 | February 01 | 

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The darting calendar is relentless. Less than 24 hours after the opening night of the Premier League, the prestigious Masters tournament rolls into Wolverhampton. As always, our ace darts tipster Sean Rafferty is back with a full preview and three outright shots for glory. 

The Masters Darts Betting Tips

  • 2 pts Rob Cross to win - 10/1
  • 1 pt Chris Dobey each way (1/2, 2 Places) - 20/1
  • 0.75 Josh Rock each way (1/2, 2 Places) - 28/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 Masters is the 12th running of this event and although it isn't a ranking event, it is still seen as a prestigious event to win, due to it's large prize money.

The 24 top players from the PDC Order of Merit after the 2024 PDC World Darts Championships all take part, with the top eight qualifying automatically for the second round. Obviously due to his late dash up the rankings, current no 31 Luke Littler will not feature here.

The tournament is held at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes and runs from the 2nd-4th February 2024.

The only multiple winner of the event is Michael van Gerwen, who is a five-time title holder.

Chris Dobey is the defending champion, after defeating Rob Cross 11-7 in the 2023 final.

Prize Money

There is a total prize fund of £275,000 on offer to the 24 participants.

Finishing Position Prize Money
Winner £65,000
Runner-up £30,000
Semi-Finalist £20,000
Quarter-Finalist £12,000
Last 16 £7,500
Last 24 £4,000

Draw

cazoo masters draw

2 pts Rob Cross to win - 10/1

'Voltage' had a pretty ordinary record in this tournament until last year, when he was runner-up to Chris Dobey. I think he can go similarly well here, as he enters in even better form and has a favourable section of the draw.

Cross is 5th on the 3-month rolling averages list, so has been one of the top performing players in the most important part of the year. His quarter of the draw includes Michael Smith, Dimitri Van den Bergh, James Wade, Damon Heta + Gabriel Clemens - whilst all of them are decent players, I think it’s easy to say none of them are in their best form and Cross is the clear favourite in my eyes to make the semi finals out of that bunch.

10/1 outright for a player who in my opinion should be odds on to make the final 4 is great value.

Rob Cross to win masters 10-1

1 pt Chris Dobey each way (1/2, 2 Places) - 20/1

I'm very keen on 'Hollywood' to go well here and have had this one eyed up for a while.

We're getting cracking odds of 20/1 for him to retain the title, partly due to the fact that he will meet Van Gerwen in the Last 16, if he beats Gilding on Friday night. However, he’s already proved he has the beating of MVG in recent times, beating him at the World Grand Prix in October and winning 4 of their 8 meetings in 2023.

As I’ve touched on already, this is where Dobey got his first televised PDC title this year and it looks like a good platform to get his year off to a flyer, after wrongly being left out of the Premier League line-up, in my opinion. He’ll be looking to prove a point this weekend.

Chris Dobey masters 20-1

0.75 Josh Rock each way (1/2, 2 Places) - 28/1

Josh Rock masters 28-1

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