Being the third most popular sport after football/soccer and cricket, basketball is undoubtedly one of the most exciting games to bet on. The fast-paced and intriguing nature of basketball makes it an ideal betting option for many sports bettors.
When one thinks about betting on basketball, the National Basketball Association (NBA) competition is the first one to come to mind. However, let us tell you that there are numerous exciting basketball leagues to wager on. And EuroLeague Basketball (EB) is one of them.
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The EuroLeague basketball competition was created in the summer of 2000 when FIBA (International Basketball Federation) dissolved the FIBA European Champions Cup. While FIBA had used the name EuroLeague for their basketball competition since 1996, it wasn’t until the early-2000s that the name was officially adopted.
At the start of the competition, the top FIBA basketball clubs were split into two leagues. Teams like CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos and Efes Pilsen chose to stay with FIBA, whereas clubs like Real Madrid Teka, Žalgiris Kaunas and Tau Cerámica went on to join the EuroLeague.
In 2001, Europe saw two continental basketball champions – Kinder Bologna had won the EuroLeague and Maccabi won the FIBA SuproLeague. This emergence of two winners led to both the basketball organizations realizing the need for having a unified basketball competition. As a result, the teams that had stayed with FIBA went on to join the EuroLeague during the 2001-02 season.
In 2015, EuroLeague Basketball signed a 10-year agreement with the IMG to manage the commercial operations and global rights of the league. And in July 2019, EuroLeague basketball announced that it will be restricting direct access to the competition through domestic leagues from the 2019-20 season.
As with many other basketball leagues, the EuroLeague tournament follows a straightforward round-robin/playoffs format. The regular season of EuroLeague sees a total of 18 teams playing each other twice, home and away. Based on the number of wins after the conclusion of 34 games, the top eight teams make their way into the EuroLeague playoffs.
During the playoffs, the best eight teams are put together in a best of four-game series. Below we’ve detailed the series pairings in the EuroLeague playoffs:
- Playoff A: 1st spot in Regular Season v 8th spot in Regular Season
- Playoff B: 2nd spot in Regular Season v 7th spot in Regular Season
- Playoff C: 3rd spot in Regular Season v 6th spot in Regular Season
- Playoff D: 4th spot in Regular Season v 5th spot in Regular Season
The four winners of each of these playoff matches make their way to the EuroLeague Final Four. During the EuroLeague Final Four, the Playoff A winner plays against the Playoff D winner, whereas the Playoff B winner needs to play against the Playoff C winner. The two winners of the playoffs then play in the Final Four Championship game, where the winner gets crowned the EuroLeague Champion.
How to bet on EuroLeague basketball
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- Now that you’ve deposited money, go to the sports betting section of our site and select basketball betting as your preferred option.
- Choose the EuroLeague market you wish to bet on and enter your stake amount.
- Finally, confirm your wager.
The most successful teams in EuroLeague
While the EuroLeague now sees 18 teams competing for the EuroLeague trophy, only four of them have played in all the 17 seasons of the competition to date. Here’s a look at the most successful teams in the league:
CSKA Moscow also referred to as Professional Football Club CSKA is a Russian professional basketball club. Based in Moscow and a member of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague, CSKA Moscow has been one of the most successful basketball teams in recent times.
The Russian club has clinched the EuroLeague trophy 4 times, and it has also ended as runner up in the league 3 times. Besides, it has made it to the EuroLeague Final Fours a whopping 18 times since the 1980s.
Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. is an Israelian professional basketball club. The team competes in the Israeli Basketball Premier League and plays internationally in the EuroLeague.
Just like CSKA Moscow, the club has won the EuroLeague title 4 times – in 2014, 2005, 2004, and 2001. Besides, they are 3 times runners-up in EuroLeague and have made it to the EuroLeague Final Fours 12 times.
Panathinaikos B.C., commonly referred to as Panathinaikos, is a professional basketball club owned by the billionaire Giannakopoulos family. The Greek club is a part of the major Athens-based multi-sport club Panathinaikos A.O.
Having won the EuroLeague title 4 times since 2000, Panathinaikos has enjoyed a lot of success over the years. What’s more, the club has made it to the EuroLeague Final Fours 11 times, making it one of the most successful basketball teams in the modern era of the competition.
Now that you know the most popular teams in the EuroLeague, here’s a list of all the 18 teams that compete in the competition:
- ALBA Berlin
- Anadolu Efes Istanbul
- AX Armani Exchange Milan
- Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
- CSKA Moscow
- FC Barcelona
- FC Bayern Munich
- Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
- Khimki Moscow Region
- LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
- Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
- Olympiacos Piraeus
- Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
- Real Madrid
- TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Valencia Basket
- Zalgiris Kaunas
- Zenit Saint Petersburg
Past EuroLeague winners
|Season||Title Winner||Runners Up|
|2019-2020||The winner was not recognized due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2018-2019||CSKA Moscow||Anadolu Efes|
|2013-2014||Maccabi Electra||Real Madrid|
|2009-2010||Regal FC Barcelona||Olympiacos|
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