European Rugby Champions Cup Betting Picks and Latest Odds

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We’re covering all eleven scheduled games of the European Cup, rugby’s first major tournament of the year. For each match, you’ll see the latest betting odds (as of January 21st, 2022) and our top pick for each game. This year, it’s also known as the Heineken Champions Cup, as it was between 1995 and 2014. If you’d like to watch the matches you bet on, start here for viewing information in your area.

January 21st European Rugby Champions Cup Betting Odds

Castres vs Harlequins

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Castres +13 ½ -108 +500
Harlequins -13 ½ -122 -800
Draw   +3300

The Harlequins are the 2021 season champions, but lost the cup to Toulouse, barely making the semi finals in last year’s Champions cup.

On December 12th, Castress lost the Harlequins by 2. Based on the last game, we’ll be betting Castres +13 ½ at -108, a $93 return per $100 wagerd.

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January 22nd European Rugby Champions Cup Betting Odds

Leinster vs Bath

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Leinster -25 ½ -108 -5000
Bat +25 ½ -122 +1200
Draw   +3300

In their last game, Leinster led Bath 45 to 20, hence the -25 ½ handicap.  Expect Leinster to win with ease, taking the -6000 position with a parlay ticket.

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Union Bordeaux-Begles vs Leicester Tigers

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Union Bordeaux-Begles   +300
Leicester Tigers   -400
Draw   +2000

This game was canceled at the time of writing due to a Union Begles Covid outbreak. They’re automatically knocked out of the tournament, giving Leicester a bye into the final sixteen. It should be removed from the betting pool shortly.

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Bristol vs Scarlets

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Bristol Rugby -6 ½ -108 -227
Scarlets +6 ½ -122 +180
Draw   +2000

Bristol has only won two of their last six games, while Scarlets have won three via mostly narrow wins.

I see Scarlets upsetting Bristol Ruby at +180. They’ve been more consistent and they have less key players currently out.

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Clermont vs Ulster Rugby

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Clermont +7 ½ -108 +240
Ulster Rugby -7 ½ -122 -303
Draw   +2000

This is set to be one of the more exciting games of the Cup so far. Ulster is 10-1 on their home turf, and won the first three encounters by fewer than seven points. Ulster have only lost to 2021 Cup champions Stade Toulousain.

Clermont will bring everything they have, but I see Ulster taking it to them yet again. Bet Ulster at -303 for a $33 per $100 wager return.

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Atlantique Stade Rochelais vs Glasgow

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Atlantique Stade Rochelais +½ -108 +105
Glasgow -½ -122 -125
Draw   +1800

Glasgow was beaten badly by the Exeter Chiefs, 52-17 last week. They have four players out with injury, including Sebastian Cancelliere, who was key in the 2020-21 season.

Rochelais has underperformed this season, but I see an upset due to Glasgow’s recent performances and replacements. Bet Rochelais at +105 to double your money.

Many of the key players in this highlight are out for Saturday.

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January 23rd European Rugby Champions Cup Betting Odds

Ospreys vs Sale Sharks

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Ospreys +24 ½ -108 +900
Sale Sharks -24 ½ -122 -2500
Draw   +3300

Sharks won their last meet up in October by fourteen points. The game was closer than you’d think, with the Sharks possessing at 52% and 48% per half, and beating 13 defenders to the Sharks 19.

I see Sale Sharks winning narrowly, so I’ll avoid the handicap and stick with the -2500 bet, possibly to Parlay with my Lienster win.

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Connacht vs Stade Francais

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Connacht +3 ½ -110 +162
Stade Francais -3 ½ -110 -200
Draw   +2000

Connact won their last game 36 to 9 in December 2021. It was an upset the first time as well, and that’s with their players intact.

Connacht is missing key players Tom Daly, Bundee Aki, Jack Aungier and several others . Despite their recent victories and win on the last meet up, I’ll side with the oddsmakers.

Stade Francais will beat Connacht with ease, and we’ll win $0.50 per dollar wagered betting on the Francais Match bet.

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Northampton Saints vs Racing Metro

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Northampton Saints +26 ½ -108 +1200
Racing Metro (Racing 92) -26 ½ -122 -5000
Draw   +3300

One of the front runners and strongest teams in the cup, the Saints have little chance against the Racing 92. It’s on Racing 92 turf, and they’ve won 11 home games straight. Ulster defeated Northampton last week in a close, fast paced game that Northampton is still recovering from both physically and mentally.

Bet the Racing Metro at -5000, and parlay with Leinster and Sale Sharks for an $8 return per $100 wager.

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London Wasps vs Munster

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
London Wasps +11 -115 +400
Munster -11 -115 -600
Draw   +2500

Munster should have an easy win over the Wasps given the presence of Andrew Conway, but we said the same thing, about De Allende. The Wasps have eight players out on injury, including Jason Jenkins and Clavin Nash.

Munster is coming off a loss to Toulouse in last year’s cup. This win over the Wasps solidifies them in the knockout stages, and the Wasps need this win to get to the top eight, while Munster could still enter the top eight depending on the performance of the other teams.

Bet Munster at -600. They have less pressure to win and will likely see the final four again this season.

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Exeter Chiefs vs Montpellier

Team Handicap Bet Match Bet
Exeter Chiefs -4 ½ -108 -189
Montpellier -4 ½ -122 +160
Draw   +1800

This is the closest game of the weekend in my eyes, with the Chiefs coming off a win over Munster, the Chiefs may win the pool regardless of their performance against Montpellier.

Leinster beat Montpellier 7-89 in a brutal game last week.

Montpellier is a good team, but this season hasn’t been good for them. They’ve the lowest average carry distance in the Champions Cup of any team in 2022, alongside Exeter being a shoe-in for the top eight.

It looks close to the oddsmakers, but I see no other option than a bet on the Exeter Chiefs, at -189 for $0.53 per dollar wagered.

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European Rugby Champions Cup Wrap Up

For more Rugby betting picks, leave a comment below and stay up to date with our blog.

As we move forward in the Cup, you’ll see a breakdown of the final eight, and predictions on how the teams will shift and perform toward the final on May 22nd, 2022.

Jacob Clark / Author

Jacob Clark had a 15 year career as a professional MMA fighter, coach, and Greg Jackson’s alum. Now, TikTok’s 12th most important BJJ influencer is bringing his sports and betting knowledge to you here at TheSportsGeek. He spends his time cooking vietnamese food and playing D&D with his family. You can meet him at jiu-jitsu open mats all over Indiana.

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