2020 PBA Playoffs

Playoffs Preview: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris Prather

Playoffs Preview: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris Prather

This highly anticipated matchup features two of the best young players on the PBA Tour the past couple years.

Nov 5, 2020 by Lucas Wiseman
Playoffs Preview: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris Prather
Match: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris PratherRound: QuarterfinalsBroadcast Info: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)Other Matches On This Show: No. 2 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 7 Kyle Troup; No. 11 Brad Miller vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood; No. 1 Jason Belmonte vs. No. 9 Francois Lavoie

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Match Preview

Match: No. 4 Anthony Simonsen vs. No. 5 Kris Prather
Round: Quarterfinals
Broadcast Info: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. Eastern on FS1 (U.S.) and FloBowling (international)
Other Matches On This Show: No. 2 Bill O’Neill vs. No. 7 Kyle Troup; No. 11 Brad Miller vs. No. 14 Tom Smallwood; No. 1 Jason Belmonte vs. No. 9 Francois Lavoie

Ball Change Helps Prather Advance

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This highly anticipated matchup features two of the best young players on the PBA Tour the past couple years.

Simonsen looked very solid in defeating Dick Allen, 258-204, in the Round of 16 to move into the quarterfinals. Prather, meanwhile, knocked off Marshall Kent, 237-214, in his Round of 16 match.

Prather, of course, is the PBA Playoffs defending champion but that win seems like a lifetime ago. Plus, it happened in another center in a completely different environment.

Who has the edge? This match is about as close as it gets. Both players had good looks in the Round of 16 and both love to step up in the big moments. To break what is essentially a tie, we’ll give Simonsen the edge simply based on his higher score in the Round of 16.