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Euroleague Final Game Preview & Tips – Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce

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There are so many storylines for the matchup between Fenerbahce and Real Madrid in the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday night. Fenerbahce looks to join the small club of teams to successfully defend the EuroLeague title. Madrid, the winningest team in EuroLeague history, looks to capture its 10th crown. A win would be magical for Serbian native Zeljko Obradovic; it would be his 10th individual EuroLeague title and complete a circle that started when he led a club from Belgrade, Partizan, to the championship in Istanbul. This season he tries to take a club from Istanbul to glory in Serbia. A Madrid win would cap an unreal year for 2017 EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull, who missed nearly all of the season after suffering a torn ACL, but worked hard to come back in the playoffs and already played a big role in the semifinal. So much at stake between two championship-worthy teams.

Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce

The championship game is a matchup between two great teams with completely different styles. Madrid boasts the second-ranked offense in the league with 85.9 points per game, while Fenerbahce has the top-ranked defense with just 75.9 points allowed per game.

In essence, Madrid has more-impressive numbers because it plays at a faster pace with Luka Doncic, Sergio Llull and Facu Campazzo all pushing the ball. However, Fenerbahce is nearly as efficient on offense and can get up and down too with Brad Wanamaker, Ali Muhammed and Kostas Sloukas. Likewise, Fenerbahce can play lockdown defense with Jan Vesely and Jason Thompson in the middle, forward Nicolo Melli and Nikola Kalinic providing physicality and James Nunnally and Luigi Datome stifling opposing swingman.

On the other hand, Walter Tavares, Anthony Randolph and Gustavo Ayon give Madrid great size in the paint, Felipe Reyes adds the muscle and Rudy Fernandez and Jeffrey Taylor are players no attacker is pleased to see facing him. Both teams are deep; 11 different Madrid players scored in the semifinal and 11 different Fenerbahce players played at least eight minutes in their game. There are no favorites, just two competitors worthy of the title, but only one can be the 2018 EuroLeague champion.

Tip: 1 at 2.10 with Novibet
(Price correct at 20/05/2018, 09:15UK)

Euroleague Basketball Tips

DateLeagueEventPickTypeOddsBookieBet+/-
20/05/2018EL - F4Real Madrid v Fenerbahce1Pre2.10
(20/04/2018 at 09.20)
novibet30
18/05/2018EL - F4CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid2 (+3.5)Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet365100+90
18/05/2018EL - F4Fenerbahce v ZalgirisOver 155.5Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet36550-50

Friday’s semi finals

Fenerbahce vs Zalgiris

Master meets apprentice when Fenerbahce Coach Zeljko Obradovic goes up against Zalgiris play-caller Sarunas Jasikevicius, who won the EuroLeague title as a player under Obradovic with Panathinaikos in 2009. The progression of dark horse Zalgiris to the Final Four has been one of the biggest surprises in the EuroLeague in recent seasons, but the Lithuanian champion absolutely deserves to be in Belgrade after an outstanding campaign which included regular season wins against top-four finishers Fenerbahce, CSKA, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, and then a 3-1 playoffs victory against Olympiacos. Brandon Davies was named April’s MVP after an outstanding playoff series and his battle in the paint with Jan Vesely will be a key. Backcourt supremacy will also be crucial, with Kevin Pangos averaging 2.2 three-pointers and 6.0 assists per game while Kostas Sloukas set a new playoffs record with 36 assists in four games (9.0 per game).

Tip: Over 155.5 with bet365
(Price correct at 18/05/2018, 09:30UK)

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid

Expect a high-scoring and exciting shoot-out between this season’s two highest-scoring teams, with CSKA mustering 89.2 points per game and Madrid 85.7. Los Blancos’ challenge received an enormous boost in the playoffs as last season’s MVP Sergio Llull made a successful return from injury and Madrid will hope to further strengthen its backcourt by welcoming back Facundo Campazzo after he missed the playoffs with a knee injury. CSKA also has injury concerns with Nando De Colo and Kyle Hines targeting a Final Four return after spells on the sidelines. Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 82-69 victory when the teams met in Spain in Round 2, but CSKA – which will have Sergio Rodriguez and Othello Hunter going up after their former team – gained revenge with a 93-87 victory in Moscow in Round 21. Despite both teams being perennial title contenders, this is their first meaningful Final Four meeting this century.

Tip: 2 (+3.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 18/05/2018, 09:30UK)

 

Source: euroleague.net

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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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.

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

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

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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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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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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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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