The PBA Governor’s Cup is down to its last two playdates as teams try to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
After the 2022 Governor’s Cup was delayed due to COVID, the 20th edition of the Conference championship resumed in February. After a short second delay, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has resumed play and will wrap up the conference in March.
Each team plays 11 games in the Governor’s Cup before the quarterfinal teams are awarded based on their conference record. The top 8 teams will then advance to the quarterfinals. If there is a tie, the 8th seeded team will have to play an additional playoff game to determine which team makes the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, the top 4 teams have a twice-to-beat advantage. For a lower seed to advance to the semifinals, they will have to beat the higher-seeded team twice without losing.
Only five teams have determined their fate thus far in the conference. Magnolia (9-1) and NLEX (8-3) will finish in the top two spots. The top two teams will have a twice-to-beat edge in the first round of the playoffs. Rain or Shine (3-8), Terrafirma (2-8), and Blackwater (0-10) will all be eliminated from this year’s Governor’s Cup.
Which Teams Will Make The Quarterfinals?
Well, as mentioned above, Magnolia and NLEX will both make the quarterfinals as a top seed. As for the other teams, it will come down to the final two games of the elimination round. Currently, Meralco (6-4), TNT (6-4), Ginebra (6-5), Alaska (6-5), Northport (5-5), and Phoenix (5-5) could make the quarterfinals if the cards fall right.
What Games Are Left In The Elimination Round?
There are only two games left in the elimination round Phoenix vs. Meralco and TNT vs. NorthPort. Both games are scheduled for March 11th. If NorthPort and Phoenix both win, there will be a 6-way tie, with each team finishing 6-5.
How To Bet On the 2022 Governor’s Cup
Betting on the PBA is typically achieved with online sportsbooks that carry odds for those matchups. Online you will find a plethora of game lines, futures, and props for the 20th installment of the PBA Governor’s Cup. Our top sportsbook for Philippine players is BetOnline’s Sportsbook due to their user-friendly banking options and bonus offers.
Some of the banking options you will find at Betonline’s PH sportsbook include betting with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba Inu, Dogecoin, and more crypto options. Of course, there are also traditional options such as VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX.
Who Is Favored To Win The 2022 PBA Governor’s Cup
Based on the current standings, Magnolia is favored to win the conference tournament, but anything can happen on the way to the finals. I think it is safe to say that Magnolia and NLEX both have a good shot at upholding their positions and making it to the Finals.