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Can KKR Close the Deal? 2024 Indian Premier League Playoffs Predictions & Betting Odds (May 21-26)

IPL 2024 Playoffs Betting Predictions

Almost two months and 70 matches, the final four for the Indian Premier League Season 17 are set. Now that the league stage is all wrapped up, the outcome of each match carries even greater weight. Before the business end of the tournament begins, take a look at our IPL 2024 playoffs predictions and tips.

IPL 2024 Playoffs: Cricket Event Details

Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are now the only teams in contention for the IPL 2024 crown. We will reveal our IPL 17 betting tips soon, but first, let’s go through some key details of the playoff stages.

ℹ️ Tournament: The TATA Indian Premier League 2024, 17th edition of T20 cricket, Playoffs
🏟️ Venues: MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai) and Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad), India
🗓️ Dates: Tuesday, 21 May to Sunday, 26 May 2024

2024 IPL Playoff Format Explained

The top two teams from the league stage clash in the first qualifier. Winning it guarantees a spot in the final, while the loser gets a second shot at glory.

The third and fourth-place finishers face off in the eliminator. The winner here progresses to a crucial match against the loser of the first qualifier. This elimination game, dubbed the ‘second qualifier’, determines the final participant.

Ultimately, the winner of the second qualifier joins the first qualifier victor in the championship match to decide the winner of IPL 2024. IPL 2023 Playoffs Scheme

2024 IPL Outright Winner Odds

To bet on IPL 2024 online, you must know what the Indian bookies are thinking about the IPL 2024 title race. Here’s how the latest IPL 17 outright odds look:

Kolkata Knight Riders
Best odds:
2.63 (13/8)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
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4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Rajasthan Royals
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Royal Challengers Bengaluru
Best odds:
6.00 (5/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply

The 2024 IPL outright winner odds establish Kolkata Knight Riders as the clear favorites. The two-time champions, who crashed out of the league stages in the past two editions, are at 2.63 (13/8) to celebrate their third title.

Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are tied at 4.00 (3/1). Royal Challengers Bengaluru pulled off a remarkable comeback to grab the final playoff spot. Virat Kohli and company are at 6.00 (5/1) to complete their fairytale arc.

IPL 2024 Season Overview

Late hard-hitting cameos, deadly bowling spells, record run chases, the rise of new stars – the group stage of the ongoing IPL season had it all. As always, these matches provided T20 entertainment at its finest. Here’s the final IPL league table ahead of the playoffs:

Team Win Loss No Result NRR Points
Kolkata Knight Riders 9 3 2 +1.428 20
Hyderabad Sunrisers 8 5 1 +0.414 17
Rajasthan Royals 8 5 1 +0.273 17
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 7 7 0 +0.459 14
Chennai Super Kings 7 7 0 +0.392 14
Delhi Capitals 7 7 0 -0.377 14
Lucknow Super Giants 7 7 0 -0.667 14
Gujarat Titans 5 7 2 -1.063 12
Punjab Kings 5 9 0 -0.353 10
Mumbai Indians 4 10 0 -0.318 8

Record champions and current holders Chennai Super Kings bowed out of the competition after losing to Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their final league match. Gujarat Titans, the other IPL 2023 finalist, will consider themselves unlucky as both of their last two matches were abandoned because of bad weather.

Therefore, the cricket IPL-17 playoff odds will only involve the following teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders mounting a title challenge was not a popular 2024 IPL playoffs prediction before the season started in late March. The Eden Gardens outfit, however, has been impeccable throughout the campaign and finished the league stage as the league leader for the first time in history.

KKR have proved doubters wrong and cemented themselves as the team to beat this year. They saw off the Mumbai Indians to secure the IPL playoff stage with a game in hand.

Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals punched their tickets for the playoffs after Delhi Capitals’ win over Lucknow Super Giants. Sanju Samson’s men, however, have not been the most consistent team in the competition. They won eight of their first nine games but hit a terrible slump afterward.

Thanks to favorable results elsewhere and early points in the bag, they managed to survive. The 2008 champions, however, would need to recapture their early momentum to present a formidable title challenge.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers Hyderabad is another team that has seen a massive shift in the latest cricket betting odds after the season got rolling. After finishing at the bottom of the table last time around, the expectations were at an all-time low for the Hyderabad outfit.

Pat Cummins’ team, however, reaped the rewards of a strong transfer window to bounce back this year. Travis Head has been a menace with the bat and he will hope to continue the rampage to spearhead his team to their first-ever IPL title.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

After the first few rounds of games, most Indian Premier League predictions 2024 foresaw Royal Challengers Bengaluru dropping out of the competition before the playoffs. They were languishing at the bottom of the table at one point, but their never-say-die attitude has brought them here.

Banking on Virat Kohli’s unbelievable form, they have put together a run of six wins in their last six matches to claim the last available playoff spot, thanks to better NRR than three other teams.

IPL 17 Playoffs Predictions

The best new bookies are gearing up to rival the 2024 IPL playoffs offerings of more established bookies. While the rewards seem enticing, are you still struggling to make up your mind? Our IPL 2024 playoffs predictions have you covered:

Kolkata Knight Riders to Win @ 2.63 (13/8)

Event Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders to Win
Best odds:
2.63 (13/8)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

The first of our 2024 Indian Premier League tips is to back Kolkata Knight Riders to go all the way this year. The Kolkata outfit have been true to their motto ‘Play, Fight, and Win’ for most of the season. They have suffered three defeats, but they more than made up for it with nine victories to help them claim the top spot.

Sunil Narine has been the MVP of the unit, with 461 runs and 15 wickets to his name. KKR, however, have barely been a one-man act. Players like Phil Salt, Varun Chakravarthy, and Andre Russell have also made significant contributions. Our ultimate 2024 IPL playoffs prediction is KKR ending their 10-year wait for the trophy.

KKR and RCB to Play the Final @ 6.00 (5/1)

Risky Bet
KKR and RCB to Play the Final
Best odds:
6.00 (5/1)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

An Andre Russell masterclass helped KKR edge past Hyderabad Sunrisers in a genuine IPL thriller earlier this season. We expect them to get the better of Hyderabad once again in the first qualifier and set up a meeting with Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the final.

RCB have been in excellent form lately, having won six games on the bounce, with an incredible showing from the legendary Virat Kohli. We believe they will keep the momentum going, seeing off Rajasthan and Hyderabad to make it to the final, but lose to a more consistent KKR.

Varun Chakravarthy to Finish as Top Wicket Taker @ 7.00 (6/1)

Risky Bet
Varun Chakravarthy to Finish as Top Wicket Taker
Best odds:
7.00 (6/1)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

With the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians knocked out, KKR leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy is in a pole position to finish the season as the leading IPL wicket-taker. He currently has 13 wickets, only one shy of Punjab’s Harshal Patel. With his team having at least two more games, he should increase the tally and finish atop.

Kolkata Knight Riders to Win
Best odds:
2.63 (13/8)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
KKR and RCB to Play the Final
Best odds:
6.00 (5/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply

Our final IPL betting 17 tips both involve KKR, which goes on to show how much we trust them to excel in the playoffs. Royal Challengers Bengaluru also should be able to qualify for the final, given the form they have been recently in.

Bren
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Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and predictions here at BetZillion.

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