As any Indian cricket enthusiast should know, the 14th season of IPL (Indian Premier League) is about to kick off. The opening matches in this prestigious tournament are starting on the 9th of April and with a total of 60 matches being played, the winning team will be crowned on the 30th of May.

With eight professional teams competing, most legitimate betting sites are offering odds on the team that will come out victorious. In the below table, we have listed these odds from three respected gambling operators, as well as mentioned the number of times that the IPL has been won by the participating teams.

Participating Teams Times Won IPL Odds at 10Cric Odds at Betway Odds at Unibet
Mumbai Indians 5 3.75 3.75 3.20
Royal Challengers Bangalore 0 5.70 6.50 7.00
Delhi Capitals 0 6.00 6.00 5.00
Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 6.50 7.50 7.00
Kolkata Knight Riders 2 7.00 8.50 8.00
Chennai Super Kings 3 8.00 8.00 8.00
Rajasthan Royals 1 9.00 9.00 9.00
Punjab Kings 0 10.00 11.00 8.00

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As you can see in the table, there is no doubt that there’s a consensus between operators on who the favorite team to win is. The lower the odds, the more likely it is for the team to win according to the bookmarker’s cricket experts who have done their research. Clearly, the Mumbai Indians who have already won the IPL 5 out of 13 times are the favorites to win this year as well.

However, based on the odds alone, they’re not that far behind the other teams. It’s a fairly even playing field and especially the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are considered tough competitors to the Mumbai Indians.

However, even though the competition is stiff, it is no wonder that the Mumbai Indians are considered to be the favorites. Their line-up is incredibly strong and well-rounded with no weak points whatsoever.

With Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah as main pacers, who were the 2nd and 3rd highest wicket takers of last year’s IPL, they have a very solid pace attack. Their finishers are fantastic too. Showing great form, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard have a very high accuracy rating when it comes to batting.

Having won the IPL in 2019 and 2020, the Mumbai Indians are also aiming for a hat-trick. Any team is motivated to win, but when a hattrick is in sight, that is definitely a boost of morale and an additional reason to dig deep and pull through. Anything required to make sure that the hattrick is achieved.

Only time will tell though if the Mumbai Indians come out victorious or not. If you’re interested in betting on the tournament, we would urge you to do your own research as much as possible. Make your own projections of the chances that each team has to win and then choose the bookmaker odds that are most profitable based on those projections. That’s how the true cricket betting experts make money.