Along with the obligatory odds for outright winner of the big enchilada, the bookmakers at Euroleague/Ball in Europe sponsor Sporting Bet have also released odds on your team to make the Final Four – well, OK, especially if your team is Greece- or Spain-based. And speaking of those twin national teams, what are the odds (literally) that none of them are playing in Paris? Read on!
First up, the Sporting Bet odds table on reaching the Euroleague Final Four looks like so:
Real Madrid: 12/25
Regal FC Barcelona: 4/9
CSKA Moscow: 37/20
Montepaschi Siena: 23/10
Sporting Bet’s odds on these teams *not* reaching the Euroleague Final Four runs:
One question cries out for the asking after looking at these figures: Isn’t Montepaschi getting something of the short shrift here? Since the Euroleague draw, it’s been fairly evident that Group A is the weakest of all the groups; a big-name move name or two by Barcelona notwithstanding, that status has hardly changed for this sextet and advancement seems likely while its Serie A “competitors” will serve as handy Washington Generals-like surrogates to get the team in shape for the Euroleague sweet 16 round.
And sure, Siena would need an upset or two to advance to the final dance, but isn’t that, by definition, typically necessary for some teams (particularly 12/1 dark horses like MPS) along the way?
Meanwhile, for devotees and haters of those four monster markets in Euroleague alike, Sporting Bet offers a pair of intriguing propositions:
Euroleague Final Four without a Greek team
It’s hard to imagine any big payouts going out there, eh? Apparently, sportsbookmakers are no fools; it is, after all, their money out there. Anybody for odds on three Greek teams in the Final Four? How about four Spanish teams in the Final Four…?
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