UEFA Champions League best bets for first legs of the quarterfinals

Karim Benzema has scored in seven straight games. Getty

After an international break and one quick league weekend, the UEFA Champions League returns with the first legs of the quarterfinals this week and the second legs the following week.

PSG was the biggest loser of the quarterfinal draw, with title odds rising from +550 to +800 after getting Bayern Munich in the quarters and the prospect of Manchester City in the semifinals.

Chelsea was the biggest winner, as the Blues moved from the fifth title favorite (+800) to the third choice (+500) after drawing the weakest remaining club (Porto).

Here we go with my picks for the first legs: