2023 Grand Slam of Darts: Odds, Predictions & Betting Guide
The Grand Slam of Darts 2023 gets underway at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton on the 11th November. Organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and sponsored this year by Mr Vegas, the Grand Slam of Darts is one of the major events in the world of darts, with a wide range of betting odds and offers available. Made even more exciting by the fact that the tournament has been won by outsiders in recent years.
Who will win the Grand Slam of Darts?
The 2023 iteration of the tournament will see 32 darts players face off against one another. However, what makes this tournament so exciting: it's not just the top names such as Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith, the reigning champion who finally won the event in 2022 on his ninth attempt, but also new competitors of Grand Slam, such as Gian van Veen and Nathan Girvan.
Grand Slam of Darts Odds
In the table below we share the odds on offer for the top six favourites to win this year’s Grand Slam of Darts. Gerwyn Price is condsidered to be the main candidate to win this tournament. The Welsh player previously managed to win Grand Slam Of DArts in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Grand Slam of Darts Winner Odds
The current champion is unlikely to win the tournament again. At least this is what bookmakers believe. The odds on Michael Smith to win the Grand Slam of Darts in 2023 are . Below you can finde more information about some other candidates to get the trophy.
Grand Slam Winner: 2018, 2019, 2021
Gerwyn Price is a strong pick for in-play betting markets as he tends to be fairly hit and miss with his form. This is why it is sometimes a good idea to wait until he has started to play before making a bet on how he will fare. However, most bookies agree that Gerwyn Price is the favourite to win this year’s Grand Slam of Darts, so if you’re keen to make a pre-match bet, this wouldn’t be the worst way to go.
Given that Gerwyn Price has won the Grand Slam of Darts three times previously and has had a reasonably successful year thus far, it is definitely worth looking out for some value odds where he is concerned. BoyleSports, Betfred and Bwin are all offering 4/1 on The Iceman to win the tournament.
Michael van Gerwen
Grand Slam Winner: 2015, 2016, 2017
All of the bookies we found had Michael van Gerwen listed at second-favourite to win the 2023 Grand Slam of Darts. The Dutchman was world darts number one for seven years until 2021, and is currently at number three in the world rankings. The 34 year old has an impressive history, having been the youngest player ever to throw a televised nine dart finish at the age of 17. He most recently threw another nine dart finish in September of 2023, so his skill certainly hasn’t diminished.
While a planned jaw surgery earlier this year has upset his schedule somewhat, Michael van Gerwen is still one to watch in this tournament. Punters can find odds of 9/2 for Mighty Mike to take victory this year.
Grand Slam Semi Final: 2022
‘Cool Hand Luke’ Humphries is currently world darts number four and the reigning World Grand Prix champion, having beaten Gerwyn Price 5-2 in last month’s final. He also reached the semi finals of last year’s Grand Slam of Darts. While Luke Humphries is yet to score a nine dart finish in a professional competition, this could be his tournament if he manages to ride the wave of success following his maiden major darts title win.
If you think Luke Humphries can keep his form after his impressive 138 finish last month, then he could be the punt for you this Grand Slam of Darts tournament. BoyleSports and Bwin are offering 6/1, while Betfred are offering slightly longer odds of 13/2 on Luke Humphries.
Grand Slam Winner: 2022
Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith is the current world darts number one following his 2023 World Championship win, which included a nine dart finish in the final. He also won last year’s Grand Slam of Darts. However, he has been faring less well in more recent history having lost to Peter Wright in the second round of the PDC European Championship last month, which may explain why he is not the bookie’s top pick to win the 2023 Grand Slam of Darts tournament.
However, if you think that Michael Smith can recover his form this tournament, then you will find odds of 11/1 for him to win the competition.
Grand Slam Runner Up: 2011, 2018
Two time PDC World Champion Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson sneaks into the top five favourites to win this year’s Grand Slam of Darts, although he does not make the top five at all of the bookmakers we scouted for odds. While 52 year old Gary Anderson has had a successful career spanning nearly 20 years and including 19 TV titles, five nine-dart finishes and two world titles, he had a year of poor performance in 2022 and didn’t manage to qualify for last year’s tournament, making him less likely to win 2023’s Grand Slam of Darts.
However, if you fancy that Gary Anderson can rediscover his top form from his glory year of 2015 when he won his first World Championship, you can find great value odds of 20/1 at BoyleSports.
Fancy an Outsider? Josh Rock
Grand Slam Last 16: 2022
2022 World Youth Champion Josh Rock may be considered a youngster at the tender age of 22, but he’s certainly been proving that while he may not have the years of experience that his competitors can boast, he’s not lacking in talent. At his Darts World Championships debut earlier this year, he defeated José Justicia, Callan Rydz and Nathan Aspinall before losing 4-3 to Jonny Clayton in the fourth round, netting himself a tidy £35,000 in the process. Not only that, Josh Rock had the third-highest round average score of an impressive 103.93, so it cannot be denied that he shows promise.
While Josh Rock might seem a relatively unlikely winner for this tournament and therefore have pretty long odds against his name (BoyleSports, for example, are offering ), he might be a good bet for a punter looking for a cheeky outside bet.
Regardless of who you bet on, there is bound to be plenty of excitement and skill to be witnessed running up to and including the Grand Slam of Darts final on 19th November.