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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 5 – 30/10/2019

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CSKA – Olympiacos

A duel between two Final Four regulars in the last years will have an un expected side due to things happening on both sides. CSKA Moscow (4-0) is one of the last two undefeated teams in the league but lost one of its main players, 2019 Final Four MVP Will Clyburn, for the season with ACL injury. On the other side, Olympiacos Piraeus (1-3) added two new names to the team over the weekend: Willie Reed and Taylor Rochestie, and that added to the recent change on the bench means that the Reds will need some time to offer their best version. Reed and Rochestie have not travelled to Moscow for the game.

CSKA will have to adjust to missing one of its key players for the rest of the season. However, the hosts have a deep roster with resources for all situations, and they currently are the best offense in the league (89.0 ppg.). They also stand in front of the Reds in almost all the main stats categories except for free throws, so despite such a big absence, CSKA still has the tools to come out of this duel victorious, especially at home.

Olympiacos is having one of the toughest trips of the season at a very convulsed moment. After two losses, two new players have arrived to help the team, but a visit to CSKA does not seem the best occasion for a test drive aside from the fact that neither player will travel to Moscow to make his debut. The calendar is unforgiving, but the Reds’ legendary fighting spirit remains untouched. Defense must be the key focus for the guests, as CSKA’s percentages indicate that mistakes behind almost always hit the net for the hosts. Reed and Rochestie will be motivated to show that they can contribute, so if they manage to give a little spark to the rest of the team, do not count Olympiacos out of this duel.

Willie Reed and Taylor Rochestie, the new signings, did not travel to Moscow for the game.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-10.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/10/2019, 10:00 CET, could have changed)

Zalgiris – Zenit

In-form Zalgiris Kaunas will seek its third straight win when it hosts Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The Lithuanian champs bested LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in Round 4 thanks to tremendous defense and strong outside shooting. Zenit comes off a home loss against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in which its 15 turnovers hurt the team, however, Zenit won on the road at Olympiacos Piraeus the week before.

Zalgiris has allowed the second-fewest points in the league this season (71.0 ppg.) and Zenit’s 71.0 points scored are among the fewest in the league. Defense is always important for Zalgiris, but this time the focus must be on the bigs since four of Zenit’s top five scorers are on its frontline.

Zenit’s 25 three-pointers attempted per game are above the league average, but its 31.0% accuracy from downtown is far below average. With proven marksmen like Andrew Albicy, Austin Hollins and Evgeny Voronov, Zenit can turn any game on its head by knocking down a higher percentage of triples than it has been recently.

basketball prediction Tip: No Bet

Maccabi – Fenerbahce

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv will look for its third straight home win when it hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Wednesday. The Israeli champs have held opponents to 66.0 points at home this season, but face a Fenerbahce team that has won three straight against Maccabi. Turkish national team player Scottie Wilbekin led Maccabi with 14 points in its ROund 4 win over Valencia Basket. Fenerbahce came up short 87-74 at AX Armani Exchange Milan. The good news was the return of Joffrey Lauvergne, who started alongside Jan Vesely and posted 14 points and 8 rebounds in 22 minutes.

Maccabi has been dominant in the paint thanks to the play of Tarik Black, Othello Hunter and co. Maccabi not only leads the league in two-point accuracy at 61.4%, but has held opponents to a league-low 38.2%. Maccabi is among the league leaders in rebounding (37.3 rpg.), too. Fenerbahce is strong inside with reigning EuroLeague MVP Jan Vesely as well as Joffrey Lauvergne, who was sharp in his season debut last week, but if Maccabi can retain its dominance inside it will be tough to beat.

Last season Fenerbahce was among the most efficient offensive teams in basketball, but its struggles to start the new campaign have seen it post only 73.5 points on 49.0% two-point shooting and 35.6% three-point shooting. However, with the additions of Nando De Colo and Derrick Williams to that roster, it is only a matter of time before Fenerbahce begins racking up the points again. Could it be this week?

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 2.10 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/10/2019, 10:00 CET, could have changed)

Bayern – Real

Two sports giants meet again – on a basketball court. Both teams come off respective losses, which adds more anticipation to this showdown. Bayern lost at home against Khimki Moscow Region and Anadolu Efes Istanbul stopped Real at the Sinan Erdem Dome. Maodo Lo (13 ppg.) has been Bayern’s top scorer until now, followed by Nihad Dedovic (12.8) and Greg Monroe (12.3). Anthony Randolph (11.8 ppg.), Jordan Mickey (10.3 ppg.) and Facu Campazzo (9.5 ppg., 5.3 apg.) have led Real so far in this 2019-20 EuroLeague campaign.

Bayern’s shot selection and ball circulation have it ranked second in three-point shooting accuracy (42.0%) this season. Bayern is last in three-point shot attempts (17.3 per game), however. Bayern has managed to rebound well defensively (25.5 per game) and block shots (3.5 bpg.) to get its transition game going. Bayern needs Monroe and Danilo Barthel to stop Tavares and Mickey down low, as well as relying on Petteri Koponen, Vladimir Lucic and Dedovic to use their experience at both wings. A sellout crowd at Audi Dome will provide non-stop support.

First and foremost, Real needs to improve its two-point shooting percentage. Los Blancos rank 15th overall at 46.9%. Even when Real is shooting well from downtown (39.8%), it needs to score in the paint through Randolph, Tavares, Mickey and Gabriel Deck to balance its offense. As always, dominating the defensive boards will lead to easy transition points. It will be very important to set the right game tempo through Campazzo and Sergio Llull. If Real powers the boards and plays at the right pace, it will be main favorite to win, even on the road.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 158.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/10/2019, 10:00 CET, could have changed)

Barcelona – Valencia

It’s an all-Spanish duel to start the first double feature week of the season as undefeated FC Barcelona (4-0) welcomes winless Valencia Basket (0-4). Both teams are in opposite places right now. Barcelona’s star-studded roster has already proven that it knows how to win big and how to suffer to win, as the team just gets better with each game. On the other hand, Valencia will need a win fast in order to leave the last place in the standings, because the calendar is relentless.

Barcelona did not start the season with 4 straight wins since 2014-15, and it seems determined to stay on the winning path. The fact that it plays against a winless team might make it seem easier: Valencia is the only team in the league averaging less than 70 points (68.8 ppg.), Barca leads the league in rebounds (39.8 rpg.) and the hosts basically outdo Valencia in every aspect of the game. However, the guests will react sooner or later, and the fact that they know Barcelona well and that their trip will be short, could make Palau Blaugrana a great place for an ambush, so the hosts better stay focused like they showed in the first four games.

Everything looks dark at the moment for Valencia. They are the only winless team in the league, they have the weakest offense and they face one of the undefeated co-leaders. Coach Jaume Ponsarnau has a daunting task ahead of him, but Valencia is a team with resources. Only two players are averaging points in double digits – Dubljevic and Jordan Loyd – so it will need other players like Maurice Ndour, Quino Colom or Vanja Marinkovic to get more involved and bring those scoring numbers up as soon as possible.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+9.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/10/2019, 10:00 CET, could have changed)

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The Euroleague continues with round 21 containing a clasico in Spain and a massive derby in Belgrade. None of the rest of the games though will be an easy task for the favourites. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Real Madrid – Barcelona

El Clasico’s latest round is a must-see battle between two of the co-leaders of Euroleague. Barcelona (13-7) has won three straight road games, as well as achieved a thrilling triumph at Palau Blaugrana in Round 2 when Sergio Llull missed an attempted game-winner at the buzzer. Real (13-7) will be looking to rebound from a bad showing at Olympiacos last week, and will need on another dominant performance from Walter Tavares to control the paint in what will undoubtedly be a rough contest.

Over 160.5 at 1.90

Alba Berlin – Valencia

Valencia (10-10) will aim to make it four wins in a row when it travels to ALBA Berlin (6-14) for a rematch of the EuroCup Finals from 2010 and 2019. Valencia has been plagued by injury issues recently, but important creator Chris Jones is now available, and new signing Shannon Evans, who leads the Spanish League in scoring this season, might make his debut. ALBA will look to former Valencia forward Luka Sikma for inspiration as it looks to rebound from successive losses and rekindle its fading playoff aspirations.

2 (+3.5) at 1.90

Asvel Villerbaunne – Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce (13-7) hopes to keep its share of top place with a win over ASVEL (7-13), which is searching for its first home win in four games. The Turkish titan’s three-game winning streak has been fueled by big man Johnathan Motley, who has averaged 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in that span. The struggle for inside supremacy between Motley and ASVEL’s Youssoupha Fall, who has scored in double figures in four straight games, will be crucial.

2 (-3.5) at 1.90

Monaco – Milano

Monaco (12-8) will look to add to the misery for Milan (6-14), which has plummeted to the bottom of the rankings with four successive losses. The home team has won the last seven games involving Monaco, including a Round 15 loss to Milan in Italy. Ettore Messina’s men overcame a 17-point deficit in that game by launching a 19-0 run in the last session, so Monaco coach Sasa Obradovic won’t need to encourage his players to compete for the full 40 minutes this time.

Over 154.5 at 1.90

Panathinaikos – Zalgiris

Zalgiris (12-8) visits struggling Panathinaikos (7-13) in pursuit of its fifth straight victory. Last week’s comeback triumph over Zvezda was secured by Edgaras Ulanovas, who can always be counted on to perform as Zalgiris’ emotional leader. But, maybe more than any other club, the Lithuanians rely on teamwork rather than individual brilliance, especially with a defence that has allowed just 76.2 points per game, the league’s second-lowest mark.

Winning margin 3-way: Any Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.60

(All prices correct at 25/01/2023, 23:00 CET, subject to change)

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The Euroleague action for 2023 continues non-stop. We are already in round 19, therefore in the second half of the regular season. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Anadolu Efes – Bayern

Shane Larkin’s return to fitness has given defending champion Efes (10-9) an extra dimension as it looks to cement its spot in the top eight by defeating visiting Bayern (7-12) after an outstanding win in Barcelona last week. The German squad has lost five straight away games, but overcame Efes 81-78 in November in Munich. On that occasion, offensive rebounding was crucial, with Bayern grabbing 18, so Efes will be determined to play with more physicality this time around.

Over 156.5 at 1.90

Zalgiris – Crvena Zvezda

At the Final Four venue, Zalgirio Arena, a duel between two of this season’s most interesting dark horses will take place, with Zalgiris (11-8) trying to make it four wins in a row and Zvezda (10-9) looking to build on last week’s devastating win over Monaco. Zvezda now leads the series after a four-point home win against Zalgiris a month ago, thanks to Luca Vildoza’s career-high 27 points. Now, Zvezda must overcome a Zalgiris defence that allowed only 61 points in last week’s victory in Milan.

1 (-2.5) at 1.90

Olympiacos – Real Madrid

After taking full ownership of first place with a pair of road wins last week, Real (13-6) will look to maintain that position as it travels to Piraeus to face second-place Olympiacos (12-7) in a playoff-style matchup. These are also the competition’s top two scoring clubs, with Olympiacos (85.2 points per game) edging Real (84.4), and everything leads to another spectacular battle between two European titans. Olympiacos already won 87-89 in Madrid in October on the strength of a spectacular game-winning shot by Kostas Sloukas.

Real Madrid Under 79.5 at 1.83

Milano – Asvel Villeurbanne

Two bottom-of-the-standings teams whose playoff ambitions require a huge boost meet in Milan (6-13) as Milan welcomes ASVEL (6-13). The hosts are on a three-game losing streak, while ASVEL has lost five in a row due to injury issues. Because these are the league’s two lowest-scoring clubs (Milan 69.6 points per game; ASVEL 74.4), the winner should be determined by which team can find more offensive fluency.

1/1 at 1.80

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The Euroleague action for 2023 continues non-stop. We are already in round 19, therefore in the second half of the regular season. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

Yes, these are the best Euro League basketball tips you can possible find and appear under each mini game preview.

Fenerbahce – Monaco

Two of the four clubs tied for second meet to kick off the week in style, with Fenerbahce (12-7) welcoming Monaco (12-7). The Turkish squad, which has won two games in a row, will be hoping that big man Johnathan Motley can keep up his excellent form after winning the Round 19 MVP award. Monaco is coming off its worst performance of the season, a 24-point loss to Zvezda, and must re-ignite an attack that has scored only 60 and 68 points in the last two games.

Over 161.5 at 1.90

Maccabi – Alba Berlin

Maccabi (10-9), with the competition’s joint-best home record (8-1), will aim to extend that – and also stay in the playoffs – with a visit from ALBA (6-13), which saw its three-game winning streak ended last week with a tough loss to Real Madrid. Both teams will attempt to dominate the boards: Maccabi leads the league in offensive rebounding with 12.5 per game, while ALBA, which has won only one of its previous eight games in Tel Aviv, is third with 11.7.

Maccabi Over 88.5 at 2.10

Baskonia – Barcelona

In a Spanish derby with everything on the line, Baskonia (11-8) will try to halt a two-game losing streak against Barcelona (12-7), who has a point to prove after last week’s home setback to Efes. Baskonia, which has won six straight at home, will be hoping to have long-range shooting specialist Markus Howard return from injury, while Barcelona will be hoping to see point guard Tomas Satoransky return to give more order to an offence that has been uneven in recent weeks.

2 at 1.75

Virtus Bologna – Panathinaikos

After snapping a six-game losing streak with a spirited win against Maccabi last week, Panathinaikos (7-12) looks to continue its upward trajectory with a trip to Virtus (8-11). Virtus, who lost both games at home during the double-round week, will look to improve its defence after conceding 87 and 85 points respectively. Panathinaikos will be hoping that Paris Lee continues to shine in the backcourt after scoring 21 points in their last game.

2 (+5.5) at 1.90

Valencia – Partizan

Valencia (9-10) hosts Partizan (9-10) in a clash of direct rivals just outside the playoffs. Valencia has overcome many injury absences to win three of its last four home games, but its patched-up team will need to produce a good defensive performance to contain one of the league’s most dangerous attackers. Partizan is seventh in two-point shooting accuracy (56.2%) and fourth in three-point shooting accuracy (37.8%), and has scored at least 83 points in each of the last four games.

1 at 1.86

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