Can world No. 1 Michael Smith defend the bet365 US Darts Masters title after a brilliant showing in 2022? We break down all the favorites to win the event.
Sixteen competitors - eight stars of the PDC along with eight North American representatives – will vie for the title at ‘the world’s most famous arena.’
The event marks the third of six in the 2023 World Series of Darts and the second-straight year the PDC will come to New York City, with the tournament having relocated from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022.
defeated Michael van Gerwen, 8-4 in last year’s final.
Here we take a look at the favorites to win this year’s bet365 US Darts Masters.
Odds subject to change. Odds correct as of 6/1/23.
Gerwyn Price +240
The Iceman comes to ‘The Big Apple’ as the favorite to win the event after falling to van Gerwen 8-4 in the semi-finals last year.
finished runner-up in both World Series events in January, but the world No. 4 has been on his game of late with wins in two of his last three events - the European Darts Open and International Darts Open - in March and April, respectively.
Michael van Gerwen +400
The Dutchman lit up the stage alongside Smith in last year’s event, but came up short in the final. Now sitting at world No. 3, the former top darts player in the world is as keen as ever to add yet another trophy to his collection.
MvG is a recent winner on the European Tour, downing Luke Humphries in the final at the Belgian Darts Open in early May.
Michael Smith +450
Price may be the favorite, but ‘Bully Boy’ boasts the most daunting recent form ahead of the bet365 US Darts Masters.
Six months later, Smith conquered the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace to win his first world title.
The Bully Boy’s most recent victory came at the German Darts Grand Prix in April, when he defeated Nathan Aspinall 8-5 in the final.
Luke Humphries +750
The 28-year-old won two Players Championship events last year, and recently finished runner-up in back-to-back events in April and May – the Dutch Darts Championship and the Belgian Darts Open.
Aspinall was recently a quarter-finalist at the Belgian Darts Open and Czech Darts Open in early May.
Rob Cross +800
The current world No. 5 burst onto the scene in 2018, when he won the World Championship in his tournament debut, becoming the first player to do so at his first attempt.
In the five years since, ‘Voltage’ has yet to recapture the glory he achieved at Alexandra Palace in 2018, but strong performances at the Bahrain Masters (semi-finals) and Masters (runner-up) earlier this year have him among the favorites heading into New York.
Peter Wright +900
The top seed and one of the favorites to win the bet365 US Darts Masters ahead of last year’s event, Snakebite comes to the Big Apple with a point to prove in 2023. The 53-year-old Scot fell to Michael Smith in last year’s semi-final.
While hasn’t been in his usual top form in 2023, expect the two-time world champion to rise to the occasion under the bright lights at The Theater. Snakebite will relish the challenge of competing against the world’s best as he tries to re-capture the top spot in the rankings.
‘Cool Hand Luke’ is desperate for a televised victory, and there is no better place to get started than at the world’s most famous arena.
Nathan Aspinall +1200
‘The Asp’ currently sits at world No. 9 and with longer odds to win the event than his rivals.
Dimitri van den Bergh +1400
The Belgian is the longest shot of any PDC representative to win the bet365 US Darts Masters, but he has experience winning on the big stage having claimed victory at the 2020 World Matchplay over Gary Anderson.
was a semi-finalist at the 2023 World Championship and reached the quarter-finals at both of this year’s World Series events. The current world no. 10 is seeking his first tournament win since the Dutch Darts Masters last June.
Eight North American competitors round out the field of 16, headlined by Canadian Matt Campbell. Will any of these longshots provide a huge shock and win at The Theater?
Matt Campbell +6600
Jules van Dongen +10000
Alex Spellman +10000
Jeff Smith +12500
Jason Brandon +12500
JT Davis +15000
Jim Long +20000
Jake MacMillan +25000