2021 Rugby Six Nations Odds: France New Favorite After England Falls

The annual Six Nations Championship – aka the Guinness Six Nations, since we all know us ruggers love the occasional pint here and there – is upon us. With England falling to Scotland in the opening week of competition, France is now the favorite in Six Nations rugby odds.

The second of five weeks of competition resumes on Saturday, February 13, because Saturday’s a rugby day!

Online sportsbook Bovada has updated its 2021 Rugby Six Nations odds with France listed as the +120 favorite followed by England at +400, Scotland at +400, Ireland at +700, Wales at +700 and Italy at +100000.

Six Nations Odds

2021 Rugby Six Nations Odds
Nation Odds
France +120
England +400
Scotland +400
Ireland +700
Wales +700
Italy +100000

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

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England Falters In Opening Test

Oh boy. It appears that the layoff for the England players not in action for over a month had a severe impact in its match with Scotland. The Red and Whites were 14.5-point favorites heading into the game but fell 11-6 in less than ideal conditions.

England was very undisciplined, giving up 15 penalties, and looked out of sorts for the entirety of the match. The six points it was able to muster was the fewest England has put up in this tournament in 56 years.

Kudos to Scotland in the test, though, with 62 percent possession and hardly any mistakes. Scotland had the second-longest Six Nations rugby odds heading into the England match, but with the win it is now tied with England for second on the oddsboard. The Scots take on Wales this week after Wales scored a home win over Ireland in the opening week.

Getting back to England, it has a get-right game ahead of it traveling to take on a woeful Italy side that was punished 50-10 by France last week. England’s Six Nations title odds aren’t gone, but it will need to win out, including beating France in four weeks’ time.

France In Good Spot For Six Nations Title

France took care of business in the opening week, thrashing Italy 50-10 and covering the 21.5-point spread, and has now positioned itself as the favorite in Six Nations rugby odds.

Antoine Dupont led Les Bleus, setting up three tries while scoring one himself. After missing out on last year’s Six Nations championship due to points for and against, France appears as though it doesn’t want that to be in the conversation this time around.

France showed tremendous speed and power, though it is hard to get overly excited about a decisive victory over Italy, since anything less would have been a disappointment. Les Bleus now travel to Ireland, which will be eager to try to get into the win column, and it must not be a look-ahead game for France with England looming afterward. The French must take care of business vs Ireland in what will likely give us a better look at what France is.

Six Nations Championship Week 2 Fixture Odds

The second week of the 2021 Six Nations has England as a massive 36.5-point home favorite over Italy, while the tightest line comes from France as a slight 3.5-point favorite on the road against Ireland.

England vs Italy
Nation Spread Moneyline Total
England -35.5 (-120) N/A O 54.5 (-115)
Italy +35.5 (-110) +2500 U 54.5 (-115)
Draw N/A +3300

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Scotland vs Wales – Doddie Weir Cup
Nation Spread Moneyline
Scotland -5.5 (-110) -225
Wales +5.5 (-120) +190
Draw N/A +1900

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Ireland vs France
Nation Spread Moneyline
Ireland +3.5 (-120) +140
France -3.5 (-110) -160
Draw N/A +1800

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Rest of Six Nations Championship Odds

Will Any team win the Grand Slam?
Outcome Odds
Yes +200
No -275

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Will Any team win the Triple Crown?
Outcome Odds
Yes +175
No -230

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Grand Slam Winner
Outcome Odds
France +300
Scotland +1200
Wales +1400
No Winner -250

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

Triple Crown Winner
Outcome Odds
Scotland +275
Wales +600
No Winner -225

Odds as of February 11 at Bovada

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