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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 4 – 24/10/2019

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Zenit – Panathinaikos

Coming off its first-ever EuroLeague victory, Zenit now returns to its home floor where it welcomes Panathinaikos in Round 4 opener for the first time. While Zenit bounced back last week from losses in opening two rounds, Panathinaikos arrives in St Petersburg after back-to-back one-point losses.

After allowing 85.0 points per game after two rounds, Zenit had a big defensive performance last week, holding Olympiacos to just 68 points despite the game going into overtime. That’s especially important until Zenit finds a better offensive rhythm. The team is yet to score more than 65 points in regulation time, and it will need to get the offensive going if it wants to improve its chances to register its second EuroLeague win.

The Greens have done a solid job in each of their first three games this season, but then they allowed 29 points in the fourth quarter of each of their first two games to start the season. Panathinaikos also could not hold on despite grabbing momentum and opening a 7-point lead with 6 minutes to go last week. To get back on the winning track, Panathinaikos will need to finish the games better and keep the level of play up until the final buzzer.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 157.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 24/10/2019, 11:15 CET, could have changed)

Anadolu Efes – Real Madrid

Two teams that reached the 2019 Final Four go head to head in the early stage of the new season as Efes hosts Real at Sinan Erdem Dome. Both teams hold 2-1 record going into this clash, but with Efes having a good momentum having won its last two games, while Real suffered a road loss against Zalgiris last week.

Efes offense is yet to click the way it has worked the entire last season. The biggest difference has been Efes making 9.0 triples per game on just 31.4% three-point accuracy. James Anderson, Chris Singleton, Krunoslav Simon, and Micic are a combined 10-for-44 from long range, a mere 22.7%. Despite those struggles, Efes still has two fins this season, but a likely improvement in the three-point shooting will be needed from these players against Real.

Real has been the best defensive rebounding team last season, but not as much in the first three rounds this campaign. The team is pulling down 21.0 per game, which ranks 15th this season and is 6 fewer rebounds than what Real averaged last season. Meanwhile, the team is allowing opponents to grab slightly more offensive rebounds than a year ago. It has helped the opposition put up 82.7 points per game so far against Los Blancos this season. Real will need to find more stops on defense against Efes if it wants to register its first road win of this season.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 24/10/2019, 11:15 CET, could have changed)

Maccabi – Valencia

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will look to remain undefeated at home when it hosts Valencia Basket, which is seeking its first win of the season. Maccabi notched its first victory last week by defeating Crvena Zvezda mts Belgarde 84-69 after overtime. The starting backcourt of Scottie Wilbekin and Nate Wolters combined for 31 points for Maccabi. Valencia came up short against EuroLeague runner-up Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78-83 despite a 22-point effort by Bojan Dubljevic. These teams last met two seasons ago and traded regular-season home wins.

the Maccabi offense has been fairly consistent so far this season with between 83 and 85 points in each game. However, when it played its best defense last week in holding Crvena Zvezda to 69 points is when the Israeli champs finally got their first win. Valencia has scored the second-fewest points in the league so far this season (70.7 ppg.), so it’s a good opportunity for Maccabi to focus on defense again. Another weakness for Maccabi to address is offensive rebounds; its 8.0 per game are fewest in the league and a few extra easy baskets of possessions could make the difference.

There is no shortage of excellent three-point marksmen on this Valencia roster, but so far the team has struggled from downtown; its 26.7% three-point accuracy is last in the EuroLeague. Alberto Abalde (14.3%), Bojan Dubljevic (12.5%) and Vanja Marinkovic (20%) are all struggling so far, but if Valencia turns that around and the threes start to fall, this game will look much different.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-10.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 24/10/2019, 11:15 CET, could have changed)

Bayern – Khimki

Coming off one of its best-ever offensive performances in the EuroLeague, Bayern will try to keep its perfect home record intact when it welcomes Khimki Mosco Region. Dating back to last season, Bayern has won seven of its last eight home games in the competition, including a 104-63 thrashing of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne last week. Going into this clash, both teams hold 2-1 records, and for both teams, the only loss so far came on the road against CSKA Moscow.

Away from the spotlight, Bayern had been playing good defensively so far this season. By holding opponents to 68.7 points per game, Bayern is the only team in the league allowing below 70 points, and on the home floor that averages drop to 63.5. Bayern has done a great job so far forcing a low-percentage shooting from its opponents, and the team will need to continue that trend against Alexey Shved and the rest of a dangerous shooting Khimki squad.

Khimki has entered the season having problems with player injuries, and coach Rimas Kurtinaitis has been forced to use shortened rotation. In such circumstances, only nine different players have scored a basket through three games, and only five are scoring more than 6.5 points per game. Facing one of the league’s best defenses to start the season, Khimki will need more players to step up on the offense, and take the load off Shved’s shoulders.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 161.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 24/10/2019, 11:15 CET, could have changed)

Crvena Zvezda – Barcelona

FC Barcelona will try to keep its perfect record intact when it visits Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in the legendary Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in the Serbian capital. Zvezda is coming off a tough overtime loss in Tel Aviv and goes back to protecting its home floor behind support of what will surely be a packed gym against undefeated Barcelona, which has won its first three games of the season by an average margin of 17.6 points.

It is not a secret that fans give Zvezda a massive boost of energy when the team is playing on the home floor, and it will be of great importance in this game, too. Barcelona is not only unbeaten, but as deep and talented as any team in the competition, and Zvezda will need any edge it can get. Using high energy from the start, and taking care of its defensive glass – Zvezda allows the fewest 8.0 offensive rebounds per game – will be keys for Zvezda to develop its transition game, and increase its chances in this contest.

With so many great scorers throughout its roster, it will be crucial for Barcelona to set the rhythm and pace of the game to its liking. Barcelona has had very few offensive issues early in the season, ranking third in scoring (88.0 ppg.) and third in assists (21.7 apg.). When the team led by Nikola Mirotic gets that offense going, it is hard to stop. This will be a tough test for Barcelona in the early part of the season, and the one they would love to pass with flying colors.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+6.0) at 1.83 with bet365
(Price correct at 24/10/2019, 11:15 CET, could have changed)

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have now completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Panathinaikos – Milan

On Thursday at OAKA stadium in Athens, Panathinaikos (5-6) hosts Milan (3-8), two teams with recent trends in opposition, square off. Four of the Greens’ previous five games have ended in victories, including three straight at home. Milan has lost seven straight games mainly due to injuries, tying its worst losing streak in the EuroLeague this century.

Panathinaikos’ recent victories saw them allow 67 and 58 points, which are season highs for the team’s defence under head coach Dejan Radonjic. In each of those contests, five or more shooters connected on three-pointers, enabling the Greens move up to seventh place (38.0%) in three-point shooting efficiency. The big guns for Panathinaikos are Dwayne Bacon (18.5 ppg) and Derrick Williams (15.7), and if either player is at their best, this club can compete on the hishest level. Watch out if they are both.

The inability to rebound has been a problem for both sides. No team has outrebounded opponents less times than Panathinaikos (38.1 rpg.). Milan is the next team in that category with 37.5 rpg., but has only done it once in 11 games. Both sides have done a good job of guarding their own boards, but they have not contributed much on offence. Because of this, Panathinaikos and Milan have both allowed  more offensive rebounds than they have managed to grab on their own offensive glass. We chose a high-scoring game here with that in mind.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 152.5 at 2.00

Alba Berlin – Fenerbahce

In an intriguing matchup in the German capital, Fenerbahce (9-2) faces off against ALBA Berlin (3-8). ALBA has lost its last eight games after a 3-0 start. Fenerbahce remains in first place after last week’s home loss to Real Madrid. The last two times ALBA has visited Berlin, it has defeated Fenerbahce.

ALBA lifts its offensive by relying on its passing game. With 21.5 assists per game, Israel Gonzalez’s squad leads the EuroLeague. This year, Luke Sikma has averaged 6.4 assists per game as ALBA’s primary offensive conduit. To increase their chances of winning this game, the German champions must involve their numerous shooters, particularly Maodo Lo and Gabriele Procida. ALBA must stop Calathes and Hazer from controlling the game’s tempo on defence.

It will be difficult for Alba to win, but the handicap might not be covered.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90

Maccabi – Valencia

Maccabi hosts Valencia in a matchup of two teams that are on the outside looking toward the playoff zone. Despite losing two straight games, Maccabi (5-6) has been one of the best teams at home this season, going 5-1 when playing at Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Valencia (5-6) just defeated Partizan in overtime and has a 3-2 winning road record this year.

Maccabi’s go-to player Lorenzo Brown (18.1 ppg, 6.5 apg) might have more support this week as Baldwin (15.6 ppg) and Hilliard are anticipated to return after missing Friday’s setback in Munich. Adams made a commendable transition, setting a personal best with 21 points in his debut EuroLeague game, and may be entitled to a bigger role moving ahead.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.90

Partizan – Crvena Zvezda

In front of a sold-out crowd of 16,745 spectators at Stark Arena in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, Partizan (4-7) plays Crvena Zvezda (5-6) in one of the fiercest cross-town rivalries in sports.

Partizan enters the game in need of a victory after suffering back-to-back losses in which it scored at least 96 points but allowed more than 100 to its opponents, giving it the league’s worst defence (88.1 oppg.). Although Partizan attempts fewer long-range shots than 15 other teams, they are aggressive enough to rank second in both free throw success (16.9) and accuracy at the foul line (84.2%), where they are first in three-point efficiency (39.8%). Punter (15.9 ppg), Nunnally (11.2) and Exum (11.2) will likely handle the ball inside, followed by Lessort (12.7) and LeDay (13.9) on the outside. However, what they all do defensively may have a greater impact.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 83.5 at 1.83

Real Madrid – Monaco

Real Madrid (8-3) and Monaco (8-3) will face off against one another at the WiZink Center. Real is on a six-game winning streak following its lone home loss to Virtus Bologna in Round 5. After losing four straight meetings, the most recent coming at home in double OT, 84-90, last season, Monaco has won its previous two contests and is prepared to battle for its first-ever win over Los Blancos.

Real is crucial to getting the ball moving in transition since it leads the league in defensive rebounding (26.7 drpg.) and is second in blocked shots (4.0 bpg.). Connecting with Tavares and Poirier should be crucial in this game because Real ranks third in two-point shooting (58.5% 2FG) and has a size advantage in the paint at the “5” position. Abalde, Williams-Goos, and Hanga should all be utilised while playing a high-scoring club in order to halt Mike James.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 163.5 at 1.88

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Cvena Zvezda – Virtus Bologna

Friday night’s early tipoff at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall features a matchup between Crvena Zvezda (4-6) and Virtus Bologna (4-6), both of which are in same wins but different states of form.

Zvezda has won its previous three EuroLeague games after hiring Dusko Ivanovic as their head coach, defeating ASVEL Villeurbanne, ALBA Berlin, and Maccabi. Both point guard Vildoza and fellow guard Nedovic, who previously played for Coach Ivanovic at Baskonia, have begun to have a bigger influence. Curiously, only two players reached double digits in points in the victory over Maccabi: Nedovic had 12 and Martin had 11. Zvezda will probably have to work hard for every point it scores when facing a strong defence like Virtus, which has the fourth-best ranking in the EuroLeague on this end of the floor.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.15

Fenerbahce – Real Madrid

Both teams are in good shape going into their matchup at Ulker Sports and Event Hall: Fenerbahce (9-1) has just lost one game all season while Real Madrid (7-3) has won five consecutive.

Fenerbahce made a number of roster adjustments during the offseason, including the hiring of Dimitris Itoudis as the new head coach, and ever since, the team has been on fire. In addition to having the greatest record in the EuroLeague this season, Fenerbahce also has the second-highest ratings on attack and defence. Injury has kept Pierre out of the previous two games for Fenerbahce, but Hayes-Davis has filled in admirably. In two contests, Hayes-Davis actually led the club in scoring with 21 points against Monaco and 22 points at EA7 Milan. Due to an injury, Wilbekin will miss the Real Madrid game, but Los Blancos have already seen how much trouble they can cause when Hayes-Davis, Calathes, Motley, and Guduric are on the field.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+1.5) at 1.95

Zalgiris – Panathinaikos

At Zalgirio Arena, Zalgiris (6-4) will play host to Panathinaikos (4-6), who has a 4-6 record and is coming off back-to-back victories in the EuroLeague double-round week.

Zalgiris is now 4-0 this season overall at Zalgirio Arena and has won four of its previous five games. Zalgiris are a very dangerous possibility in this year’s EuroLeague thanks to the never-say-die spirit that first-year head coach Maksvytis has fostered in his players. Evans, Smits, and club captain Ulanovas, who have all contributed significantly over the past few games, will be motivated to keep Zalgiris’s home winning streak intact when Panathinaikos visits.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Bayern Munich – Maccabi

When it hosts Maccabi, Bayern Munich will try to get back on track. Before losing by one point in Monaco last week, Bayern (3-7) had won three of its previous four games. After losing in a thrilling match to Crvena Zvezda on Thursday in Belgrade, Maccabi (5-5) is still looking for its first road victory of the year. Additionally, Maccabi’s most recent victory in Munich was in March 2019.

Two former Bayern stars will travel back to Munich for the game. In 2021, Baldwin helped Bayern to within one shot of the Final Four, and Hilliard led Bayern in scoring last season with 13.7 points per game. Together, they and Lorenzo Brown form a lethal Maccabi backcourt. Baldwin (15.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) ranks second on the squad in both categories, while Brown (16.3 ppg) leads Maccabi in both. Brown is also tied for third in the league in assists (6.4 apg).

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.25

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The action in the Euroleague continues. We have almost completed the first third of the regular season and we can predict with more confidence on european basketball matches today. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games:

Our EuroLeague basketball tips appear under each mini game preview.

Alba Berlin – Barcelona

On Thursday night, Round 11 will feature a matchup between two teams at different ends of the spectrum as ALBA Berlin (3-7) hosts Barcelona (7-3). The 13th meeting between these two clubs in the EuroLeague this century will take place, with Barca winning 11 of the previous 12. Despite Jaleen Smith’s 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in a Round 10 loss to Olympiacos, ALBA has lost seven straight games since going 3-0 to open the season. With Jan Vesely scoring 18 points, Barcelona has won five of its previous six games, including its most recent victory over Baskonia, 96-84.

Few people would disagree that the reality is what it appears to be on paper. With the exception of turnovers and shooting percentages across the board, ALBA outperforms Barcelona in all significant statistical categories. Although they continue to lead the league in total rebounds (37.2) and assists (22.0), the hosts’ recent success has not been reflected in victories. The third-best league defence will force ALBA to put their offensive fireworks to the test. ALBA will also need to play tight on defence and work to reduce the 81.9 points it gives up per game. In order to try and end ALBA’s losing streak, players like Blatt, Olinde, and Sikma will have to stand up and help Smith in seizing the reins.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 160.5 at 1.90

Anadolu Efes – Olympiacos

At Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, Anadolu Efes (5-5) takes on Olympiacos (7-3) in a highly anticipated matchup. For the first time since the EuroLeague semifinals of last year, the teams square off. In that match, Vasilije Micic’s buzzer-beating three-pointer helped Efes defeat Olympiacos 74-77. Efes ultimately won the EuroLeague championship. Kostas Sloukas’ game-winning shot helped Olympiacos defeat Efes 87-85 in overtime earlier in the 2021–22 campaign. Expect a fantastic game with all the big characters still on their respective teams.

Efes is now on a three-game winning streak and may be in its finest shape of the year. Micic (18.2 ppg, 6.4 apg, 21.7) and Clyburn (20.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 22.3 PIR) have been the team’s leaders thus far this season, respectively placing first and second in terms of minutes played per game. In recent games, Efes has displayed a more diversified approach: Pleiss scored 13 points against EA7 Milan in Round 9, and Beaubois scored 19 points and had a PIR of 30 against Virtus Bologna in Round 10. With only 14.7 assists per night, Efes is tied for 15th in the league, thus there is room for growth during the season.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.95

Asvel Villeurbanne – Monaco

The Astroaballe will host the rematch between ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-7) and Monaco, two very familiar teams (7-3). Last season, these groups exchanged wins on the road in the EuroLeague. After Monaco defeated ASVEL 75-100 shortly after, ASVEL narrowly defeated Monaco 84-85 on a long buzzer-beating triple by Howard. Both teams advanced to the French League finals, when ASVEL defeated Monaco with a score of 3-2 after a tense playoff series.

Currently on a five-game losing streak in the EuroLeague, ASVEL is having trouble. Its primary pillars up until this point have been De Colo (12.3 ppg., 53.1% 3FG, 3.7 apg., 14.0 PIR), Mathews (10.8 ppg.), and Fall (10.5 ppg., 65.1% 2FG, 7.6 rpg., 14.4 PIR). Since ASVEL has only shot two points at 45.4% of its last five games, attacking the rim for simple baskets should be a priority for ASVEL when facing a run-and-gun team.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.87

Baskonia – Milano

Baskonia (5-5) welcomes EA7 Milan (7-3) in what should be an intriguing tactical matchup. Despite the fact that their initial encounter took place in 2009, this is their 22nd rendezvous. With a record of 11-10 against Baskonia, Milan won both of their meetings last year: 64-78 at Buesa Arena and 89-78 at Mediolanum Forum. Be prepared for a fierce basketball match.

Baskonia recently suffered a road setback to Barcelona but has played well at home this year, going 4-1 with Olympiacos Piraeus being the lone defeat. The home team leader in scoring (99.2 ppg) and PIR (113.2) is Baskonia, who also shoots the ball well (62.7% 2FG, 44.2% 2FG) and averages about 10 more points per game than any other team. Few teams can win at Buesa Arena if Baskonia maintains its regular home game numbers and plays at full throttle.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.90

Partizan – Valencia

When Partizan (4-6) hosts Valencia, there will be a match between two teams with the same record (4-6). LeDay put up a performance of 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, but Partizan’s trip to Spain last week ended in a defeat to Real Madrid. Although Valencia lost to Zalgiris at home, 76-80, despite Chris Jones’ 19 points and 7 assists, they also lost to Real previous week. Partizan and Valencia will be playing one other for the first time ever in the EuroLeague.

Partizan will use this as one of its main weapons against Valencia because it leads the league in three-point shooting accuracy at 41.1%. To increase their average of 14.7 assists, the hosts must watch the visitors’ aggressive defence (7.1 spg.) and work to improve ball circulation. Valencia ranks bottom in average blocks (1.3), thus there may be a chance for the hosts to earn their fifth victory in the paint.

basketball prediction Tip: Partizan Over 85.5 at 1.83

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