The 2021 Philippine Cup is nearing the finals, and fans are already putting down money on the potential winner of the conference.
There are currently only four teams left in the tournament Meralco (1), Magnolia (3), San Miguel (2), and TNT KaTropa (2). The current favorites to make the finals are the Magnolia Hotshots and the San Miguel Beermen.
Betting on the Hotshots
After Magnolia’s last dominant appearance against Meralco, bettors are betting on the Hotshots to advance to the finals. However, many people are still wary of betting on them to win it all, and for a good reason. The last two times the Hotshots have made it to the finals, the Beerman denied them both, but coach Chito Victolero (Hotshots) believes that the third time could be the charm.
Fans also believe that the Hotshots have a better chance at glory after adding Calvin Abueva (forward). Abueva is a frontrunner for “best player of the Conference” due to his strong performance in the 2021 Philippine Cup.
Philippine Cup Odds
When it comes to betting on the PBA, Filipino bettors only have one option, online sportsbooks that operate outside of the country; this is due to restrictive gambling laws that barre domestic sports betting services the right to offer odds on events that happen inside the country.
Fortunately, legal online sportsbooks make betting on basketball safe and easy. With multiple banking options, including popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, and more, depositing and withdrawing from an online sportsbook has never been easier.
As mentioned above, the two favorites to make the finals are the Hotshots and the Beermen. The Hotshots are currently a win away from the finals leading the series 3-1 over the Meralco Bolts, and the Beermen just tied up their series against the TNT KaTropa at two games apiece.
Below are the current semi-final game lines for Wednesday from BetOnline.
(spread, moneyline, total)
- Hotshots -3.5 | -166 | Ov 169
- Bolts +3.5 | +146 | Un 169
- TNT +1 | -106 | Ov 189.5
- Beermen -1 | -114 | Un 189.5