With so many people watching the IPL, there’s a strong interest in betting too. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some tips you can use for IPL bets. We also discuss a bit of the background behind the IPL and share some predictions on who could win the league in 2022.
How the IPL works
The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league. It’s made up of 10 teams that each play out of different cities in India. It’s also the most-attended cricket league in the world – in fact, the IPL draws the sixth-highest average attendance among all sporting leagues globally.
The window of games is usually quite short, with the IPL taking place from March until May. Teams play each other twice in a round-robin league.
The top four teams qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams then play against each other in the first qualifying match, and the winner goes to the IPL final. The losing team does get another chance, however – they play the winner of the playoff for third and fourth place in the league.
The current defending champions of the IPL are the Chennai Super Kings.
Top tips for betting on cricket
There are a number of different ways in which you can bet on cricket, and many sports betting sites in Tennessee and elsewhere offer these types of bets.
The most straightforward bet you can make is to pick a match winner. This moneyline bet doesn’t always yield the best odds, however. Sometimes, you can get good odds for a draw, but this can be a rare event in cricket. It’s also possible to bet that a team will either win or draw, which could be rewarding if backing the underdog.
Another bet you can make that’s unique to cricket is betting on innings runs. This simply involves placing an over/under bet on how many runs a team will score during an inning. It’s also possible to bet on the total number of runs scored in a match, again usually in an over/under format.
Another type of bet you can make, which can provide a quick return, is the first ball or first over bet. Some betting sites allow you to make a bet on the outcome of the first ball bowled or the first over (which is six balls). Again, this usually comes in the form of an over/under bet.
Another interesting bet you can make is predicting the total number of runs scored by a player in a single match. This is another type of over/under bet that players can make, and the odds can be pretty good.
Who’s going to win the IPL in 2022?
The IPL season is under way and teams have been battling it out to claim that top spot. Let’s take a look at who could come out victorious.
Perhaps the biggest favorite for 2022 are the Chennai Super Kings. The reigning champs are four-time winners. Other teams, though, such as the Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore are chasing close behind.
The Mumbai Indians, in particular, are predicted to provide the closest challenge to the Super Kings. They’re on the hunt for their sixth title and with captain Rohit Sharma, they’re set to do well.
A close eye should also be kept on the Delhi Capitals, managed by Ricky Ponting.
How to get bonuses and deals
In the build-up to IPL matches, it’s worth taking a look at the deals and offers promoted by different betting sites. You may, for example, find that some offer enhanced odds on certain teams, so you could get more money than if you stick with your usual betting site.
As an extra bonus, many betting sites offer potentially lucrative welcome bonuses, especially matched first bets or first deposits.
For instance, if you back an IPL team to win and your stake is $200, some betting sites will match that first bet, meaning your stake will be $400. You get an extra 50% and you get to keep all of your winnings – if you call it right. What’s more, the cap for matched bets can go as high as $2,000, so if you’re confident in your guess, you could win big.