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Euroleague Preview & Injury list – Match Day 6

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With the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings starting to take shape, Round 6 will see the continent’s finest battling to improve their positions with a series of tantalising match-ups including the reigning champion facing an age-old challenger at home.

Thursday’s action tips off in Russia, where Unics Kazan (1-4) will look for its first home victory against visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (2-3). Unics ranks third in offensive rebounding (13.8 per game), but will want to improve its offensive fluidity after averaging a league-low 14.8 assists so far. Zvezda has the second-best defense with just 72.2 points allowed per game, but is also the lowest in scoring, with an average of just 70.6 points.

Darussafaka Dogus (3-2) is another team in search of a first home win as it welcomes Brose Bamberg (2-3) to Istanbul. The hosts will want to turn around their league-worst rebounding numbers (27.4 per game) but maintain the defensive hustle that has them making the second-most steals, 8.6 per game. All five of visiting Brose Bamberg games so far have been settled by four points or less, thanks in part to the league’s third-best three-point shooting conversion rate (39.8%). But the German team is ranked dead last in offensive rebounds (7.4 per game).

In the Game of the Week, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (3-2) will attempt to use its status as the league’s best shot-blocking team (4.8 per game) to stem the flood of offense from visiting Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (2-3), which ranks fourth in scoring, averaging 86.6 points thanks to the league’s second-best true shooting conversion rate (53.3%). Panathinaikos will also seek to maintain the ball-handling efficiency that has it committing just 9.8 turnovers per game, the lowest rate in the league.

Two teams whose fortunes have been moving in different directions meet as EA7 Emporio Armani Milan (2-3) looks to end a run of three straight losses against visiting hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul (2-3), which has won its last two. Despite its recent defeats, Milan has suffered no problems on offense, ranking second in scoring with an average of 90.6 points per game, while Efes has based its improvement on dominating the boards, ranking joint-second in total rebounds (38.8 per game) and first in offensive rebounds (15.8 per game).

Finally on Thursday, FC Barcelona Lassa (3-2) faces visiting Zalgiris Kaunas (1-4) and the coach who helped the hosts win their first EuroLeague title, Sarunas Jasikevicius. Barcelona is the second-lowest scoring team in the league with 72.6 points per game, with Zalgiris only slightly better at 75.2 on average. But Barcelona also has the top overall defense, allowing just 71 points on average, partly thanks to topping the league with a league-best 9.2 steals per game. Zalgiris, meanwhile, ranks joint-second in rebounds, with 38.8 per game, but has committed more turnovers than anyone else (15.8).

On Friday, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (0-5) will aim for its first victory of the season with a visit from OIympiacos Piraeus (3-2). Allowing a league-high 97 points per game, Galatasaray’s need for defensive improvement is paramount, and the Turkish team will also have to contend with a powerful Olympiacos team which leads the league in rebounds (39.8 per game) – a category in which the host ranks next-to-last (29.8).

A highlight of this round comes in Moscow, where the last two EuroLeague champions and the two top-rated teams so far this season, CSKA Moscow (5-0) and Real Madrid (4-1), resume their 53-year-old rivalry. Real Madrid boasts the highest team performance index rating with an average of 104.6 per game, closely followed by unbeaten champion CSKA at 103 per game. CSKA is also the league’s leading scorer, averaging 92.4 points, and has dished more assists than any other team (21.4). Madrid is the league’s most accurate two-point shooting team, converting 58.4%, and ranks second in defensive rebounding (27).

And finally, a repeat of last season’s semi-final sees Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (3-2) welcome Fenerbahce Istanbul (4-1). Turnovers could prove crucial, with Baskonia ranked second-worst in that category after conceding an average of 15, while Fenerbahce are second-best with 11.4 per game. And there’s a similar disparity in free-throw effectiveness: the visitor ranks second after converting 83.7% of its tries, and Baskonia are next-to-last after connecting on just 68.6% of foul shots.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Tuesday matches

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The Euroleague continues with a double-round week and the battle for the playoffs heating up. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up.

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Fenerbahce – Olympiacos

Tuesday’s action kicks off with third-placed Fenerbahce (13-8) hosting co-leader Olympiacos (14-7). The Round 13 matchup between the teams was a rout, with Olympiacos winning 94-67 thanks to 21 points from Sasha Vezenkov. In that first game, the Greek club blitzed for 31 points in the first quarter, thus Fenerbahce will have to be ready to contend from the outset, especially after a sluggish start in last week’s loss against ASVEL.

1 (-2.5) at 1.90

Milano – Baskonia

Following a dramatic overtime victory over defending champion Efes in which Darius Thompson set a new EuroLeague season high with 16 assists, playoff-chasing Baskonia (12-9) will attempt to keep its offence going with a trip to free-falling Milan (6-15). The Italian squad has slid to the bottom of the standings after losing five consecutive games, and after conceding 101 points to Monaco last week, Ettore Messina’s men will need a significant defensive improvement to limit Baskonia’s dynamic offence.

1 at 1.86

Valencia – Bayern

Valencia (11-10) and Bayern (9-12) meet off on Spain’s east coast, both with four wins in their past five games, as they try to maintain their march towards the playoffs. Valencia will almost certainly give shooter Shannon Evans his debut, although captain Bojan Dubljevic will almost certainly miss out due to injury. Augustine Rubit, the January MVP, will be expected to put up another good performance for Bayern, who has scored at least 13 points in each of the last seven games.

Over 161.5 at 1.90

Partizan – Villeurbanne

ASVEL (8-13) will look to build on their fantastic triumph over Fenerbahce last week when they go to Partizan (10-11), who is also on a high after a thrilling victory in the Belgrade derby. ASVEL’s newly recruited point guard Dee Bost will aim to continue his excellent start with his new club, while the host has its own backcourt ace in Dante Exum, who has double-digit scoring in the last nine games.

1 (6.5) at 1.90

Barcelona – Maccabi

Barcelona (13-8) must reclaim Palau Blaugrana’s status as a fortress after losing three of its past four home games, and it is also determined to avenge last week’s El Clásico overtime setback. Despite only two road wins this season, visiting Maccabi (11-10) is clinging to a spot in the top eight, but a victory by 8 points or more on Tuesday would be extremely significant in securing the head-to-head edge between the teams.

Over 160.5 at 2.60

Virtus Bologna – Crvena Zvezda

In Tuesday’s final game, two direct rivals just outside the playoffs meet as Virtus (9-12) hosts Zvezda (10-11). Virtus must improve his ball-handling skills after averaging a league-high 14.4 turnovers per game. It will be critical to maximise possessions against a Zvezda club that specialises on defence, allowing an average of 77.6 points per game. Zvezda won the first meeting between the teams in December and may be able to claim crucial head-to-head advantage this week.

Winning margin 3-way: Any Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.65

(All prices correct at 31/01/2023, 08:10 CET, subject to change)

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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 21 and the teams know exactly what they need to get into the play off spots. So, let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Crvena Zvezda – Partizan

The EuroLeague’s devotion will be on full show at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall as Zvezda (10-10) and Partizan (9-11) battle in a key Belgrade derby. Zvezda won the December match thanks to a dramatic game-winning goal from Nemanja Nedovic. Both teams have been inconsistent recently, but none of that will matter when they meet in a battle when anything can happen and maximum intensity is certain. Another victory for Zvezda would secure a potentially lucrative tie-break advantage and effectively give them a three-game lead over their local rivals.

3-way Winning Margin – Other Result (1-5 points) at 2.60

Olympiacos – Maccabi

After downing Real Madrid in perhaps its best performance of the season last week, Olympiacos (13-7) will attempt to maintain its lead by defeating a Maccabi (11-9) squad that needs a rare away victory to stay in the playoffs. With a 59.0% conversion percentage, the Reds are the most accurate two-point shooting club in the competition, but they may struggle to get to the basket against a Maccabi side that ranks second in blocked shots at 3.7 per game.

1 (-7.5) at 1.87

Baskonia – Anadolu Efes

Baskonia (11-9) will look to snap a four-game losing streak against reigning champion Efes (10-10), who is still reeling from last week’s home setback to Bayern. Long-range shooting accuracy will be critical: Baskonia leads the league with 10.8 three-point attempts per game, barely ahead of Efes’ 10.6. The shootout between Markus Howard and former Baskonia star Shane Larkin, in particular, might prove decisive.

Over 165.5 at 1.95

Bayern – Virtus Bologna

There is still a lot of work to be done if Bayern (8-12) or Virtus (9-11) wish to make the playoffs, but both got off to a promising start with tough wins last week. One of them will get more impetus if he or she wins this week’s final tipoff in Munich. The sides’ first EuroLeague meeting, in Round 2, was a hard-fought 66-63 victory for Virtus, but this might be a more offensive fight with Milos Teodosic in excellent form for the visitors and veteran big man Othello Hunter unexpectedly becoming a three-point marksman for Bayern.

2 at 2.25

(All prices correct at 26/01/2023, 21:15 CET, subject to change)

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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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