With the new season starting in October, the 2021 EuroLeague betting odds are already available. Although the previous season has had a premature end to it, teams had more time to prepare for the next one. Those that were performing well last season are looking to continue their run while struggling teams will use the extra time off to reset. So, which teams have the best odds of becoming the next champions of Europe?
CSKA Moscow Are the Best Team In Europe
CSKA Moscow had an amazing 2018/ 2019 season winning the EuroLeague and the VTB United League. Nevertheless, the team solidified its squad with core new players including Johannes Voigtmann, Darrun Hilliard, and Mike James. They had a solid start in the 2019/ 2020 season winning five of their first six games in the EuroLeague. However, the team started struggling and lost five home matches. Although they had drifted away from their usual form, they managed to secure a playoff spot before the cancelation of the season.
CSKA Moscow has already started preparing for the next season and recruited Nikola Milutinov to compete in all competition. The Russian team is bookies favorite for the online sportsbook sites in Russia in their 2021 EuroLeague betting odds. It is not a surprise as they managed to reach the semi-final in every season and won the title 2 times since 2012. At Bwin Sports, betting odds for CSKA Moscow to become the next champions are 4.20.
FC Barcelona Will Challenge For Every Title
After a series of disappointing seasons, Barcelona seems to be on the right track to compete at the highest levels. The Club recruited several experienced players such as Chris Singleton, Kyle Kuric, and Kevin Pangos. With those successful signings, the team had a remarkable start for the season winning five of their first seven games in the EuroLeague. However, things took a turn for the worst after losing four consecutive games which led to speculations about their level. Nevertheless, Barcelona bounced back to win nine games out of their next eleven to secure a spot for themselves in the playoffs. The Blaugrana were also successful on the domestic level as well. The team managed to win the Copa Del Rey title against rivals Real Madrid. This could mark a turning point for Barcelona in the coming season. Their 2021 EuroLeague betting odds to become champions at Bwin Sports are 4.20.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Are Rising To Challenge The Top Teams
Being a relatively mediocre team in the EuroLeague, Anadolu Efes went against all the odds in the previous season. Anadolu Efes established itself as one of the teams to beat in the 2019/2020 EuroLeague before the cancelation of the season. The team maintained a remarkably consistent performance throughout the whole season. They even topped the rankings in the competition with a record of 24-4. These results should be credited to head coach Ergin Ataman and their star player Shane Larkin. In addition to winning the MVP award in November and January, Larkin won the MVP of the round honors on six occasions. Before the 2018/ 2019 season, the biggest achievement of Anadolu Efes was reaching the playoffs. However, the suddenly reached the final four in 2019 which could mark the beginning of a golden era for the team. Their 2021 EuroLeague betting odds to become champions are 6.00.
2021 EuroLeague Betting Odds: Real Madrid to Continue Their Title Run
Real Madrid had one of the best starts in the EuroLeague of this season. The team won its first eight consecutive games. Their star player, Edy Tavares, was the MVP of the EuroLeague in the month of October. Los Blancos were extremely solid on home ground, losing only two games against Zalgiris Kaunas CSKA Moscow. As a result, they secured 3rd place in the rankings with a record of 22-8.
Domestically, Real Madrid had a successful campaign as well. Although the team lost Copa Del Rey to Barcelona in a razor-close match, they won their 35th Spanish League title. Real Madrid has won at least one trophy every year since 2011, so a bet on them in the EuroLeague is not a bad idea. In the last five years of the EuroLeague, they have won two titles and reached the semi-final in two different occasions. Online sportsbook sites in Russia have placed them in the top four in their 2021 EuroLeague betting odds. At Bwin Sports, betting odds for Los Blancos to be the next EuroLeague champions are 7.00.
2021 EuroLeague Betting Odds For Other Participating Teams
Although CSKA Moscow, Barcelona, Anadolu Efes, and Real Madrid are the top dogs of the EuroLeague, several other teams could pose a threat to them. It is not unlikely to witness an underdog rise to the occasion and win the title. The following table shows some of those teams along with their betting odds. Do you think any of them will win the title?
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||19.00|