Best Bets for the First Round of the 2023 World Pool Masters

  • After winning the 2022 tournament, Joshua Filler has -275 odds to beat Niels Feijen in the first round of the 2023 World Pool Masters.
  • One of the best bets is Alexander Kazakis to win as an underdog (+105) vs Mario He.

ESSEX – The 2023 World Pool Masters is set to kick off Wednesday with 16 total contestants and online sportsbooks in the US have odds for all of the action. Returning to the UK, this tournament features the top 14 players from the Nineball World Rankings and two wild cards.

Joshua Filler is the defending World Pool Masters champion and is favored at to win in the first round against Niels Feijen. This was his first time winning the World Pool Master title, by deafening Lo Ho Sum with a final score of 9-6.

Joshua Filler Vs Niels Feijen Odds

  • Filler -275
  • Feijen +200

This is going to be a tough matchup for Filler, as Feijen has won two World Pool Masters in his career (2018, 2013).

There are also a lot of other experienced pool players who have won the title in the past competing in 2023. Shane Van Boening won the World Pool Masters in 2014 and 2015 and finished as the runner up in 2018 and 2021. Boening is not only favored to make it past the first round at South Dakota online sportsbooks but is one of the favorites to win it all at betting sites outside of his hometown.

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Best Underdog for the 2023 World Pool Masters

While Alexander Kazakis won the World Pool Masters in 2021, he is not favored at online sportsbooks to make it past the first round. Kazakis has to face Mario He in the first round, who has also had recent success.

Alexander Kazakis Vs Mario He Odds

  • He -135
  • Kazakis +105

Mario He has never won the World Pool Masters but took first place in the 2022 Italian Open and made it to the semifinals of the Italian Open in 2023. However, Mario He has not won any pool tournaments in 2023 and Kazakis will be looking to take first place for the second time in three years.

Mario He saw elimination at the World Pool Masters in 2022 in the first round.