The Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB), also known as Liga Betclic for sponsorship reasons, is the top men's professional club basketball league in Portugal. It was founded in 1932 and currently consists of 12 teams. The teams play each other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 22 games each season. The top four teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs, with the winner of the playoffs being crowned the champions.
The current champions are Benfica, who won the title in the 2022-2023 season. The other teams in the league for the 2023-2024 season are:
The LPB is a very competitive league, with the top teams regularly changing. In recent years, the title has been won by a number of different teams, including Benfica, Sporting CP, and FC Porto.
The LPB is a great opportunity for young Portuguese basketball players to develop their skills and compete against some of the best players in the country. The league also provides a platform for Portuguese players to showcase their talent to international scouts and coaches.
The LPB is a very popular sport in Portugal, and the matches are often well-attended. The league is also broadcast on television, which helps to raise the profile of basketball in the country.
Here are the current odds for the Basketball LPB in May 2023:
Benfica is the clear favorite to win the title, with Sporting CP and FC Porto as the main contenders. Ovarense, CAB Madeira, and Lusitânia are the dark horses.