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Khimki Moscow – Gran Canaria

Two teams that need a win as soon as possible clash when winless Khimki hosts Gran Canaria in Round 5. Khimki comes off a one-point loss to AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan despite Jordan Mickey’s 26 points and 7 rebounds. Granca also lost at home to CSKA as Clevin Hannah’s 17 points were not enough. This game is important for both sides, because after four rounds, both are in dire need of wins, especially the hosts. A single success could be a stepping stone to bigger and better things in the weeks to come.

The only thing that Khimki seems to be missing is that little bit of luck, that last basket that gives it the first win. So far, the team has the second-weakest defense in the competition, but it lost two straight games by a single point, so in no way is the team struggling. The only thing missing is the win. Of course, if Shved, who has scored in double digits in his last 38 straight games, Gill and Mickey maintain their numbers, Khimki will have half the job done. The only thing is that Jenkins, Markovic and Thomas step up and give the final push that their team needs. That, and crashing the boards with more intensity to improve on its league-low 26.5 rebounds per game.

Gran Canaria has a big problem in its 97.8 points allowed per game for the weakest defense in the league. If you receive that many points every game, adding wins becomes something short of a miracle, so the first step that the newcomers have to make is adjusting to make that number go down fast. The numbers on offense are not bad, so Hannah, Evans and Strawberry are doing a good job in offense. The main goal will be pressing the ball hard on defense and that will, also, bring in more fluid offense if done right.

Tip: 1 (-8.5) at 1.92 with Novibet
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Buducnost – Panathinaikos

Winless Buducnost welcomes Panathinaikos to the capital of Montenegro on Friday. The hosts were roughed up last week by the defending champs 89-55 despite 13 points from Nemanja Gordic. Panathinaikos also suffered a tough home loss to Zalgiris 83-87. Nick Calathes’ 22 points were not enough for the Greens. The teams are on opposite ends of the offensive spectrum; Buduscnost is last in scoring (64.3 ppg.) and two-point shooting (40.7%), while Panathinaikos is fourth in both scoring (88.3 ppg.) and two-point accuracy (58.9%).

Buducnost has yet to win this season and one can see why: it is last in the league in scoring (64.3 ppg.), more than 10 points away from the second-lowest scoring team. The hosts will need to increase those numbers fast if they want chances to win games in the EuroLeague. The problem is that four players – Early Clark, Alen Omic, Gordic and Jackson – combine for almost 42 points out of those 64. Buducnost needs more players to step up and start contributing.

Panathinaikos boasts the fourth-best offense in the league, but also the third-weakest defense. The Greens will have to return to their traditionally strong defense to fare better. Against Buducnost it can be a bit easier because the opponent has the lowest scoring average in the league, but that is no guarantee either. The connection between Calathes and Keith Langford with players in the paint like James Gist and Stephane Lasme will remain a major weapon for the visitors in this game.

Tip: 1 (+9.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Zalgiris – Real Madrid

Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Real Madrid will try to keep its perfect season intact when it visits Zalgiris Kaunas. It’s a clash of two teams that played at the 2018 Final Four, and one where Zalgiris will be looking for its first home win of the season after it previously lost to KRILOBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Fenerbahce Istanbul. However, Zalgiris got a big boost of confidence last week and is coming off its first-ever road win against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, a game where it dominated the rebounds and saw Brandon Davies lead the way with 18 points.

Zalgiris had been sitting in the cellar of league’s rebounding department until Round 4, but the road overtime win against Panathinaikos last week showed what kind of magic dominance on the boards can be for the team. Last week Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius’s men set the league’s season-high with 46 rebounds and it led Zalgiris to a win in a place it never won before in club history. And it was a team effort, too, with Aaron White and Nate Wolters contributing greatly and setting their respective career-highs. To break another bad losing streak in consecutive weeks, Zalgiris might need another similar rebounding performance.

The defending champs enter the game posting a league-high 96.5 points per contest, having not scored fewer than 89 points in any game. Madrid will certainly try to play the high-tempo basketball that it fancies and have point guards Sergio Llull and Facundo Campazzo keep the pace and the rhythm to their team’s liking. With Madrid also allowing a league-low 78 points per game and Zalgiris averaging 13 points fewer per game, uptempo basketball seems like Madrid’s recipe for success.

Tip: Race to 20 points – Zalgiris at 2.20 with bet365
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Milano – Anadolu Efes

The final game in Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season brings us to the fashion capital, where AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul. It’s a clash of teams in good form, each with 3-1 records and the only defeats coming at the hands of Final Four teams from last season. Milan edged Khimki Moscow Region in its last game, while Efes came from behind to beat Fenerbahce in the Istanbul derby. The teams are both among the top in the league in scoring – Milan is fifth and Efes sixth with 86.8 and 85.8 points per game, respectively, but Milan (36.5 rpg.) is among the better rebounding teams and Efes (29.3 rpg.) ranks near the bottom.

So far this season, Milan has held its opponents to 49.7% shooting on two-pointers, which is the third-lowest number in the league. However, too many of those missed shots wind up in the other teams’ hands; Milan has allowed 13.3 offensive rebounds, which is the second-most of any team this season. If Milan can lock down the boards and deny Efes second chances, it will be in a much better position to win this game.

Despite the presences of Dunston and Tibor Pleiss at center, Efes has allowed opposing teams to make 61.9% of their two-point shots, which is the third highest in the league. Moreover, Efes’s opponents have averaged 8.8 steals per game, many of which turn into easy baskets at the other end. Milan has guards who like to penetrate and powerful weapons inside, so Efes must improve its interior defense and take good care of the ball to improve its chances in this game.

Efes’ Rodrigue Beubois is questionable for the game against Milan.

Tip: Over 165.5 at 1.92 with Novibet
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

  • CSKA holds a 21-16 advantage in the EuroLeague against Panathinaikos.

These Turkish Airlines EuroLeague superpowers meet again. CSKA Moscow (7-5) and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (3-9) combine for 14 continental crowns. CSKA has won its last two games after losing four of its previous five. Will Clyburn (16.0 ppg.) is its top scorer, followed by Toko Shengelia (15.1 ppg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (11.4 ppg.). Panathinaikos comes off a win that stopped a five-game losing streak. Daryl Macon Jr. (16.4 ppg.), Georgios Papagiannis (8.8 ppg., 7.9 rpg.) and Ioannis Papapetrou (12.1 ppg.) are its pillars this season. This is a rematch of the 2007 and 2009 EuroLeague championship games.

basketball prediction  Tip: CSKA Under 86.5 at 1.80 with bet365

Fenerbahce – Monaco

  • This is the first official meeting between the two clubs.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul hosts AS Monaco on Thursday in a game between two teams coming off Round 12 heartbreakers and looking to end losing streaks. Fenerbahce (3-9) has lost four in a row, including an 84-89 decision at Anadolu Efes Istanbul last week after leading by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter. Marial Shayok scored a personal best 18 points in defeat. Monaco (5-7) has lost its last three games. On Friday, it was felled by French league foe LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, 84-85, on a desperation three at the buzzer. Paris Lee scored a career-high 20 points in the losing effort. This game marks the first meeting between the sides.

basketball prediction  Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.86 with bet365

Zalgiris – Baskonia

  • Baskonia has a 14-10 lead in EuroLeague games against Zalgiris.

Last-placed Zalgiris Kaunas will try to move up in the standings when it hosts Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz on Thursday evening. Zalgiris (2-10) had won back-to-back games – its first victories of the season – in Rounds 9 and 10 before getting spanked by 23 points in Barcelona last week. Tau Webster had his best game since joining Zalgiris with 13 points and 4 assists in the loss. Baskonia (4-8) has lost six of its last seven games, including a 60-88 drubbing at the hands of Real Madrid last week. Simone Fontecchio showed signs of breaking out of a slump with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The game is the only time this season that Baskonia’s two Lithuanian players, Rokas Giedraitis and Tadas Sedekerskis, will get to play in their homeland.

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Bayern – Villeurbanne

  • The home team has won each of the four games between these two teams.

FC Bayern Munich will seek its third straight home win when it hosts feisty LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne on Thursday. Bayern (5-7) came up short 77-74 last week in Moscow despite 28 points from Darrun Hilliard, but has a winning record at home and knows how important turning Audi Dome into a fortress is for its playoff hopes. ASVEL (7-5) edged AS Monaco on a mid-court heave at the buzzer by William Howard in Round 12 to end a three-game losing streak. Coach TJ Parker’s squad is 3-2 on the road this season. This will be the fifth meeting between the sides; the home team has won the previous four by double digits each time.

basketball prediction  Tip: 2 (+7.5) at 1.86 with bet365

Real Madrid – Maccabi

  • Real leads the all-time series 38-24 and holds an 18-11 advantage in games this century.

It is the most repeated showdown in European competition. Real Madrid (10-2) and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (7-5) face each other for the 63rd time. Real has a 38-24 record against Maccabi and beat the Israeli champion in the 1980 EuroLeague championship game. Maccabi avenged that loss in the 2014 final. Real is on a five-game winning streak. Walter Tavares (12.6 ppg., 7.1 rpg., 1.7 bpg.), Guerschon Yabusele (12.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg.) and Vincent Poirier (7.6 ppg., 6.4 rpg.) are leading the team this season. Scottie Wilbekin (14.8 ppg.), James Nunnally (13.4 ppg.) and Ante Zizic (12.8 ppg.) are Maccabi’s top scorers.

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Crvena Zvezda – Unics Kazan

  • The record between these two clubs is 1-1 from the season 2016-17.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade will look to assert its home-court advantage when UNICS Kazan, led by former Zvezda playmaker Lorenzo Brown, comes to the Serbian capital for a Friday night clash. Zvezda (4-7) lost twice on the road in the two-round week, but is 3-1 at home this season. UNICS (6-5) has struggled thus far on the road with just one win in five games. However, Coach Perasovic’s men have won three straight games, including an 85-71 victory over ALBA Berlin on Friday, in which Lorenzo Brown erupted for 21 points and 9 assists to earn MVP of the Round honors. The playmaker made his EuroLeague debut with Zvezda in 2019-20 and this will be his first time back in front of fans since he left.

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Monaco – Villeurbanne

  • This is the first-ever official meeting between the two clubs.

The two giants of French basketball meet on Friday when AS Monaco hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. These clubs have won every French championship since 2017. Both teams are coming off tough weeks and looking to put an end to their respective slides. Monaco (5-6) has lost its last two games, both times by double-digit margins. However, those games were on the road – in Tel Aviv and Istanbul. Monaco is 4-1 at home this season. ASVEL (6-5) has lost three in a row, including two home games last week by double-digit margins. ASVEL is 2-2 on the road so far this season. This will be the teams’ first meeting on the continental stage since the 1975 Korac Cup.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 159.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Milano – Olympiacos

  • Olympiacos leads 14-7 in games between these sides this century.

AX Armani Exchange Milan will put its perfect home record on the line on Friday against Olympiacos Piraeus, which is winless on the road thus far. Milan (8-3) comes off a tough two-round week in which it lost twice in Russia to fall out of a share of first place. However, it will be comfortable back at Mediolanum Forum, where the team is 6-0 this season – including wins over all three of last season’s other Final Four teams. Olympiacos (7-4) split its games last week, faltering late at Anadolu Efes Istanbul before jumping on Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv early to win at home. The Reds are 0-4 on the road so far this season. These teams have split their last eight meetings and the home team has won the last four.

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Barcelona – Zalgiris

  • Barcelona has dominated this series, holding a 24-5 lead this century, including 5 straight wins in the last games.

Two teams from opposite ends of the standings meet when FC Barcelona hosts Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday. The game will see Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and players Brandon Davies, Nigel Hayes-Davis and Rokas Jokubaitis face their former team. Barcelona has won three games in a row and is tied for first place with a 9-2 record. Zalgiris is tied for last at 2-9, but won twice last week, besting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul at home. That said, the Lithuanian champs are winless on the road in six tries this season – and have lost 12 straight road games dating back to last season. Barcelona is 5-0 at home this season and has won the last meetings with Zalgiris.

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CSKA Moscow – Bayern

  • Bayern has won only one of eight games against CSKA this century, but it was their last meeting in Moscow.

Two teams in the middle of the pack will clash in Round 12’s first game when CSKA Moscow hosts FC Bayern Munich. CSKA (6-5) split its games in the two-round week, finishing it with a 74-80 road win at Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in which Johannes Voigtmann and Will Clyburn scored 16 points apiece. Bayern (5-6) won both games last week at home; it bested Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul by 8 points behind 22 points from Vladimir Lucic and then beat Panathinaikos OPAP Athens by 3 with Darrun Hilliard scoring 20. The game will mark Hilliard’s first trip back to Moscow after spending the past two seasons with CSKA. Bayern center Othello Hunter also played two seasons for CSKA in the past and helped the team win the EuroLeague in 2019.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 155.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Fenerbahce – Anadolu Efes

  • The road team has won the last three games in the Istanbul derby. Fenerbahce is 11-5 up in the Euroleague.

The first Istanbul derby of the 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season will take place on Thursday when Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The game catches the two teams in opposite runs of form. While Fenerbahce (3-8) has lost three straight games, Efes (5-6) has reeled off three successive wins. Fenerbahce comes off an 86-75 loss at Zalgiris Kaunas in which Nando De Colo scored 17 points and dished 5 assists. Efes trounced AS Monaco 98-77 on Friday behind 17 points and a career-high 7 assists from Rodrigue Beaubois. The two teams last met in the Turkish League last month when Fenerbahce routed Efes 90-68 at home behind 17 points from Devin Booker. Their last three EuroLeague clashes have gone the way of the visitors, with Efes winning two of those.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-3.5) at 1.86 with bet365

Panathinaikos – Zenit

  • Zenit swept Panathinaikos last season. Panathinaikos did the same a year before that.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens looks to end a five-game slide when it hosts red-hot Zenit St Petersburg, which has won five in a row. Panathinaikos (2-9) came up short in Germany on Thursday against FC Bayern Munich despite 12 points and 6 assists from Daryl Macon Jr., who has been the Greens’ most dangerous offensive weapon this season. Zenit (8-3) outlasted AX Armani Exchange Milan in Round 11 behind 17 points from Jordan Mickey. Zenit head coach Xavi Pascual returns to the Greek capital, where he spent parts of three seasons as Panathinaikos coach between 2016 and 2018. Last season under Pascual, Zenit defeated Panathinaikos twice by an average margin of victory of 20.5 points.

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ALBA Berlin – Maccabi

  • Maccabi has a 13-1 record in games against ALBA this century.

ALBA Berlin will look to snap a three-game losing streak when the German champs host Israeli champion Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. ALBA (3-8) is 1-4 at home this season and lost its most recent home game by 27 points to Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Round 9. Maccabi (7-4) had won five in a row before dropping two of its last three. Both of those losses came on the road, where Maccabi is 2-3 this season. Maccabi comes off its worst loss of the season, a 17-point defeat at the hands of Olympiacos Piraeus. ALBA boasts two players who know Maccabi well; swingman Yovel Zoosman spent the past four seasons with the club and point guard Tamir Blatt, whose father David coached Maccabi to the 2014 EuroLeague title, spent the last three seasons with Maccabi’s archrival Hapoel Jerusalem.

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Baskonia – Real Madrid

  • Baskonia holds a 7-5 edge over Real in their head-to-head EuroLeague games.

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz comes off an eventful week and will now host Spanish League foe Real Madrid in its third straight home game. Baskonia (4-7) made a coaching change last week and it resulted in a Round 10 victory over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade before it suffered a narrow loss to CSKA Moscow in Round 11. With more time to introduce plans from Coach Never Spahija, Baskonia should be looking more dangerous from game to game. Real (9-2) has won four games in a row and is now tied for first place. Last week Los Blancos bested LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in France before topping Zvezda at home. These teams met most recently at the end of October in the Spanish League and Real strolled to a 65-83 road win courtesy of Vincent Poirier’s double-double. The same Poirier spent two seasons in Vitoria-Gasteiz and was a member of the All-EuroLeague Team in 2018-19 as a Baskonia player.

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