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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 2 – More home wins?

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Six more sets of home fans will get to see their favorite teams in action in their own arenas for the first time this Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in Round 2. The schedule is highlighted by the earliest meeting this century between the two teams with the most continental titles, respectively, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow. The only fans that still will not see their heroes up close after two rounds are those of champions Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Both are looking for first victories in their second consecutive games on the road, while Khimki Moscow Region and Olympiacos Piraeus try to stay perfect in second games at home. The eight games are evenly split between Thursday and Friday. Here’s a closer look.

Friday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Two unbeaten teams raise the curtain on Friday in the Russian capital as Zalgiris (1-0) visits Khimk (1-0). When last they met there, two years ago, Khimki set a club record with 111 points. The hosts boast star power in Alexey Shved and newcomer Thomas Robinson. Zalgiris will have to counter with a team effort led by veteran Paulius Jankunas, going against his old team. Zalgiris newcomers Brandon Davies and Vasilije Misic need to avoid foul trouble for the visitors to match Khimki’s depth, which includes versatile Malcolm Thomas and ace passer Stefan Markovic, among others.

Tip: Over 153.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Crvena Zvezda vs. Barcelona

Zvezda (0-1) hosts Barcelona (1-0) for the first time this century at a home of giant-killings, Aleksandar Nikolic Hall. Barcelona blasted off with 98 points in a home win last week, while Zvezda had a shot in the air for a road upset, but missed. A battle in the paint between Zvezda veterans Milko Bjelica and Pero Antic going against visiting duo Kevin Seraphin and Adrien Moermann will be key. Shooters Taylor Rochestie and James Feldeine will give the hosts hope, but must defend passers Thomas Heurtel and Phil Pressey, too, to make the most of the home-court advantage.

Tip: 1 at 3.50 with bet365

Olympiacos vs. Unicaja Malaga

Olympiacos (1-0) stays home to try to stay undefeated against scrappy visitor Unicaja (1-0) in a battle of two teams that love to rebound. The Reds were admirably strong in their opener despite injuries to Vassilis Spanoulis and Kim Tillie as Georgios Printezis and Dimitrios Agravanis stepped up big. Unicaja had a true team effort with only one player scoring in double figures to beat Fenerbahce in a defensive battle. Both teams relied on 16 offensive rebounds for those wins, so whichever can keep that going will have the edge.

Tip: Under 144.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Valencia vs. Anadolu Efes

A first victory is the reward as Valencia (0-1) and Efes (0-1) square off for the first time in almost seven years. Visiting coach Velimir Perasovic will challenge the team he won a 7DAYS EuroCup title with, but there will be little room for emotion as each team reaches for the win column. Eric Green leads Valencia’s charge against Efes perimeter threats Errick McCollum and Rick Ledo. Bryant Dunston must stand up for the visitors against the big duo of Bojan Dubljevic and Tibor Pleiss for the hosts.

Tip: 2 (+7.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Thursday’s matches

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Baskonia

Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv will be hopping as Maccabi FOX (1-0) returns from an encouraging road win to host Baskonia on Thursday. This will be their 25th game since 2002 and Baskonia (0-1) holds a slight 11-13 edge. All eyes will be on Pierre Jackson, the Round 1 MVP, who will face Baskonia’s Marcelinho Huertas in a marquee matchup. Look for Johannes Voigtmann, Tornike Shengelia and Iliman Diop to try to improve on Baskonia’s rebounding while going against Alex Tyus and Artsiom Parakhouski of Maccabi.

Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Panathinaikos vs. Brose Bamberg

Two ambitious teams seek a first victory as Panathinaikos (0-1) welcomes Bamberg (0-1) to Athens. The Greens have dominated Bamberg 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home over the years. Both teams collapsed late in Round 1, giving up 33 points each in the fourth quarter of blowout losses. Team leaders Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos and Nikos Zisis of Bamberg will be called on to rally their troops in this one. Chris Singleton seldom has two quiet games in a row for the hosts, while Bamberg’s largely new group will need to summon chemistry to challenge on the road before a great Panathinaikos crowd.

Tip: Over 151.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Olimpia Milano vs. Fenerbahce

A first win is up for grabs between Milan (0-1), in its home opener, and Fenerbahce (1-0), playing on the road again. This relatively new rivalry favors the visitors (7-10) who have beaten Milan six meetings in a row. Milan saw good signs from newcomers Andrew Goudelock, Vladimir Micov, Arturas Gudaitis and Dairis Bertans in an opening-round loss. Undermanned Fenerbahce fell by a point away despite leaders Kostas Sloukas, Luigi Datome and Jan Vesely doing their jobs. Nicolo Melli returns to face his original club to try to help the champs get on track sooner rather than later.

Tip: Over 152.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow

One of world basketball’s oldest and greatest rivalries is the Game of the Week as CSKA (1-0) visits Madrid (1-0) for what is their earliest meeting this century. All eyes will be on Sergio Rodriguez, the new CSKA point guard who was 2014 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP and 2015 champion with Madrid. This is his first game against his old team, and he will match up with teen marvel Luka Doncic, who got off to a hot start as Madrid won away last week. The firepower never ends for either side, with Gustavo Ayon and Anthony Randolph dominating inside for Madrid, while Nando De Colo and Will Clyburn do so on the perimeter for CSKA. A fascinating duel is in store from which only one team can remain unbeaten.

Tip: 2 (+2.5) at 1.90 with bet365

 



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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.

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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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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.

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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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